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Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark

Thought Leadership Advisory Council

Michelle M. Carroll, MCDP,
GCDF-I, CCMC, Carroll Career Consultants, LLC


Jan Melnik, M.A., MRW, CPRW, CCM, Absolute Advantage

Stephen Van Vreede, MBA, ACRW, CPRW, CSSBB,

Ruth Winden, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, Careers Enhanced

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Welcome to Career Thought Leaders Consortium

to your global think tank of career industry thought leaders! Explore our blog and website for valuable information, expertise and innovation in career coaching, resume writing, job search, social media, online identity management, networking and scores of other topics related to lifelong employment and career fulfillment.

Targeted Research Gives Executive Job Seekers an Advantage over their Competition

What is the most effective executive job hunting strategy in today’s demanding market? The answer may surprise you. With so many job seekers searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack when it comes to finding the perfect position, ... Read more

It’s All About the Gratitude

When my children were little, I would take a holiday photo of them in festive clothes and cute poses so that friends and relatives could see how they had grown in the previous year.  Then I would write our names in the cards and address the envelopes.  People enjoyed receiving the photos.  I would see […] ... Read more

Who Says "No" Is Always Negative?

  A "no" is "always" taken as a negative. And it is "always" linked somehow to your self-esteem. We seem to live in a world that dislikes the word "no," so much so that we go to great lengths to avoid hearing it or using it or acknowledging it.   Yet, there it is anyway! Recently, I wrote about positive thinking and your career, and in that post, I talked about ... Read more

The Benefits of Career Coaching

Athletes engage coaches to assist them to win, why don’t you hire a career coach to assist YOU to win your dream job? Coaching brings a significant return on investment, boosting both performance and earnings. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned by the International Coach Federation found that coaching ... Read more

Unemployed? Five Jobseeking Tips to Get You Back into the Workplace

  Looking for work is the hardest job there is. Here are some tactics to help you stay positive and improve your prospects…       ... Read more

Excellent Resources from University Career Centers

I have gotten clients to do additional research about careers and the job market because I have found websites that they enjoy exploring. Many of our students like to read blogs and “believe” the advice they get from real students who have gone through the career search experience . Below you will find very user friendly websites from universities across the United States. If there is a * next to the name, it means that the first entry is a blog by students at that university.

List of resources at sample university career centers:

Colgate University

Columbia University

(Be sure to note the social media and job boards connected with each industry)

Harvard University*


UC Berkeley

University of Central Oklahoma*

University of Oregon*

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Get The Respect You Deserve

Leaders in every organization need to be taken seriously in order to command the respect of their employees and peers. Here are a few simple ways to be taken seriously. First of all, let people talk about themselves. According to Harvard research, when someone talks about themselves it stimulates ... Read more

Five Browser Tips To Make JibberJobber (and everthing) Better

Did you know you can now see recordings of our Focus Friday recordings?  One of my favorites was kind-of-but-not-really JibberJobber-related, where I share five browser tips.  You can see this one here.  You can see all Focus Friday’s I’ve been recording here. And, since I hate to watch a video that I could just see a summary list for, here are the five things I show in the video (times are estimates):         ... Read more

Have an interview coming up? Start here

I wrote an interview preparation guide for you, the executive who rarely has had to go through a formal interview process because in the past, the next steps of your career have usually shown up... Continue reading The post Have an interview coming up? Start here appeared first on Career Coaching for Career Transitions. ... Read more

Showing Appreciation—ISTP

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: Today’s type: ISTP. You probably like to do something for people rather than give them compliments. Hand out some praise. Some people need to hear your appreciation.   ... Read more