CTL 2010 – Wrapup with Wendy & Louise

In our final piece of audio from the Career Thought Leaders conference we chatted with Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark about their inaugural event for career coaches & resume writers. (download mp3)

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Robin’s Resumes – CTL 2010

We spoke with Robin Schlinger at the recent Career Thought Leaders conference and got her thoughts on the job market and resume writing. 9 min. (download mp3)

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Wayne Mitchell, Executive Recruiter – CTL 2010

We spoke to Wayne Mitchell an executive recruiter with Cabot Consultants to get his thoughts on the job market and job hunting…(download mp3) 10 min

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What are job seekers doing wrong? CTL 2010

We spoke with Jan Melnik a job search strategist, resume writer & career coach from Connecticut at the recent Career Thought Leaders conference. We asked her what are job seekers doing wrong today. Check out her answer in this 7 minute interview. (download mp3)

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Julie Walraven, Resume Writer – CTL 2010

We spoke with Julie Walraven of DesignResumes.com at the recent Career Thought Leader conference in Baltimore. (download mp3) 5 min

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Effective career management is not just having a great resume any more. The resume remains a key component but you need to take a proactive stance and integrate multiple other factors into your career search. Today, a resume needs to be filled with keywords and accomplishments and you need to develop an effective network to introduce you to potential career opportunities. Effective strategies will incorporate both a real life network as well as a social media strategy starting with a LinkedIn profile but expanding to Facebook and Twitter. I can help you understand these new ways of communicating and networking. I would love to share my career management knowledge and skills with you as you strive to reach your career dream.

Sheila Curran – Emerging Careers – CTL 2010

Whats an emerging career? Well Sheila Curran works with college students and grads helping them emerge into the workforce. We spoke with her at the recent Career Thought Leaders conference. Learn more about Sheila at https://curranoncareers.com/. Download MP3 (4 min) or play live:

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I am passionate about careers. I like to think about them, write about them and make career services work better for college students and graduates. Most of all, I want to promote strategies that enable professionals everywhere to find success in work they love.

Lois Gilbert, life of a resume writer – CTL 2010

Here’s a 7 minute interview with Lois Gilbert from theresumewordsmith.com from the Career Thought Leader conference. (download mp3)

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Mindy Thomas, Recruiter to Resume Writer – CTL 2010

Here’s our interview with Mindy Thomas from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference last week. Mindy talks about the biggest resume mistakes she sees and tells some job hunting stories about her clients.(download mp3)

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CTL 2010: the threshold generation

One of our first interviews from the Career Thought Leaders conference was Valli Swerdlow from VALLI Associates. She talks about the baby boomers 45-65 years old and how they have become the ‘threshold generation’ who cant afford to retire. (download mp3)

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She also points to an article, “Seven Mistakes That Keep Aging Boomers Unemployed” by MetLife Market Institute ’09

1.) I’ll just do what I did before.”

2.)”My experience speaks for itself. Lots of employers would be lucky to have me.”

3.)”I’ve always been successful, so why should things be different now?”

4.) I just need a job. I don’t have time for this touchy-feely stuff about what work means to me.”

5.) I’ll just use a recruiter or some career coaching to get another job.”

6.) I know the answer! I’ll become a consultant…. or maybe a security guard.”

7.) Of course I am good at computers. I have been working with Windows 98 for years.”

Pics from CTL 2010

We just got back from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference in Baltimore earlier this week. We’re still sifting through the many interviews we did so stay tuned. In the meantime here’s a few pics. For all the pictures check out our facebook page.