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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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You’re as Young as You Feel

Being in the market for a new job means you’re being judged. Your grooming, your wardrobe, your posture and your energy level will all be scrutinized as recruiters size you up for your next job. Fair or not, it’s part of your total package. “Your image is critical to success, and it’s not hard to make a big difference,” she says. “You don’t have to look trendy; in fact, it’s probably not a good idea to try. But you can look pulled together and current at any age.” Being current means making sure your hairstyle, jewelry and accessories, eyeglasses and clothing reflect current or timeless styles. Parenteau says that it doesn’t necessarily require a large investment to make an impact... ... Read more

LinkedIn Profile Pictures – Giving Off the Wrong Signals

I hate my LinkedIn profile picture. There are very few pictures of me that I do like and, in that respect, I guess that I’m no different from anyone else. Still, having a profile photo is better than not having one at all. Statistics show that your profile is 7 times more likely to be viewed if you have a picture… But there’s having a profile photo and then there’s cheating... ... Read more

Let’s Get Rid of Your Sunday Blues

I have to confess that I did not complete my OWN dare last week? What was the dare? To initiate a thoughtful or provoking conversation within one LinkedIn Group. I’m not ashamed. There is no ... Read more

Lose the Obnoxious Roommate in Your Head

Lose the obnoxious roommate in your head who leads you to self doubt and lack of confidence. Fail forward and take a risk because you can control your actions and thrive. ... Read more

Your Working Life Podcast with Robyn Hatcher

Robyn Hatcher is passionate about transforming the way individuals communicate and express themselves through her firm: SpeakEtc. ... Read more

Present Ideas to Your Boss With Confidence

Pitching a new idea to your boss does not have to be daunting or intimidating. Some practical tips from eHow magazine will help you ... Read more

Day 34 of 100 Days to Career Clarity

Whom do you envy right now careerwise? List at least 3 people and get specific about what you envy about them.   ... Read more

Handling Job Search Stress to find Your New Career

When a rejection letter shows up in your inbox or mailbox, it can be very disheartening. Its ok to feel bad for a day or two and to take your mind of the rejection, but you need to continue to ... Read more

How to Use Job Postings to Create a Strong Resume

I’ve often mentioned here the importance of reading job postings. They describe the hard and soft skills, experience, and accomplishments that companies want to see in any resume from a job applicant. Keywords like   ... Read more

Resume Writing Skills and Understanding Communication Styles Help in Any Career

Knowing what to have in your resume and what to avoid is very important. Many times what to avoid is just as important as the content. Showing potential employers you have a vast amount of experience without looking like a ... Read more