Your think tank for the now, the new, and the next in careers
Career Thought Leaders LinkedIn Group
Follow your Thought Leaders:

Executive Director

Board Members Emeritus

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

Media/Speaker Queries:
You're invited to click on each Career Thought Leader's name above for full contact info and to inquire about availability for interviews and speaking engagements.

CTL Bloggers:

Expert Voices in
Career Thought Leadership




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.

Bad News if You’re Hoping for a Counteroffer

Global staffing firm Robert Half recently conducted a survey on counteroffers “based on interviews with more than 2,200 CFOs at companies in more than 20 […] ... Read more

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

It’s almost like George Eliot was speaking straight to the late blooming entrepreneurs. Most of us reach a certain age and feel it’s too late to start chasing old fantasies and begin again. The wonderful thing about success is its impromptu character – it could happen at anytime time in life for the wildest of […] ... Read more

IT Project & Program Management Recruiters: Where Are They?

I know what you might be thinking: How hard is it to find recruiters who place for IT project and program management?     ... Read more

Why Hobbies Matter

We almost never use the term “hobby” anymore; it seems like an outdated concept, something for bored housewives in the 1950s. Indeed, the 1950s saw a boom in leisure activities. Three million women left the workforce after the troops returned from WWII, and machines like the vacuum cleaner, dishwasher and clothes dryers became widely available. What was a girl to do with all that spare time? For the most part, a hobby is something you do for love, regardless of how skilled you happen to be. But does what you do for fun matter to your career?
... Read more

Create Productivity in All Aspects of your Career

Regardless of your normal routine, sometimes it’s a great idea to get things going in a more productive direction. This can be as simple as taking a few minutes on Sunday night to write down priorities for the next week... ... Read more

Adzuna Job Market Report – June 2015

Class of 2015 graduates have 16% more jobs to choose from than last year. But advertised salaries fall to lowest in ten months. This year’s flood of graduates will have significantly more positions to choose from than last year’s university leavers, which has helped lift the number of total available vacancies to a new post-recession record, according to the latest ... Read more

Handy Networking Questions to Establish Rapport

Even if you’re an extrovert, it can be an unnerving experience to meet a new person, let alone a whole group. Breaking the ice with someone you don’t know is a necessary skill in this networking age, and is crucial to both your career and your personal life. Embrace this challenge and have fun getting to know what these people have to offer. I came across a blog post by Rebekah Radice with a list of no-fail questions to establish meaningful relationships on social media, and realized many of them would also work well in face-to-face networking settings. For example, you could ask someone “Do you like movies?” and then follow up with Rebekah’s, “What’s one movie you could watch over and over?” There are so many genres of movies I’m sure you’ll never hear the same answer twice! You’re sure to learn a lot about the person’s personality... ... Read more

Your Working Life with Frances Hesselbein

Frances Hesselbein co-authored and published an enhanced edition of Peter Drucker’s iconic book: “The Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today’s Leaders.” ... Read more

Your Working Life with Dr. Alexander Loyd

Dr. Alexander Loyd’s twelve-year search for a cure for his wife’s depression led to the discovery of The Healing Code’s system to heal the source of virtually any physical, emotional, success, or relational issue. ... Read more

Showcase the Sweet Spot in Your Career

Showcase your career sweet spot by identifying how your strengths can fill your company’s needs. ... Read more