City Career Coach In the News
Moments with Meg
workers tell how they quit jobs, CNN, 8-11-10
interview warning: Tell me about yourself only partly
means it, by Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star,
Perceive Little Opportunity,
WSJ Career Journal, 5-16-10
Job Hunting, Honesty Is Still the Best Policy,
WSJ Career Journal, 4-25-10
In: The 24/7 work week, (614) Magazine, Columbus,
Layoffs: Surprising Success Stories in Recession, Yahoo!
Hot Jobs, by Claudine Benmar of PayScale.com
on Having a Positive Job Interview, Employment Digest,
Kansas City Fox-TV morning news, 2007-2008:
-- Network at Holiday Parties
Career Coach -- How to Seal the Deal
Career Coach: How to Ace Your Job Interview a
Returning to Work, Tips from Career Coach
Life After Layoff, Tips from KC Career Coach
out Online to Land the Job, Yahoo!
Hot Jobs, 2007
to Look for a New Job in 2007, Kansas City Live,
KSHB-TV, 12-20-06 (Windows Media File)
Quit a Job Gracefully, WSJ Career Journal, 5-3-05
"Switching Jobs Poses New Problems," WSJ Career Journal,
Two Offers Takes Special Skills, WSJ Career
Went Badly: Stay Cool and Find a Fix, WSJ Career Journal,
Knocks, and It Pays a Lot Better, WSJ Career Journal,
How to Explain a Short Stint on Your Resume to Interviewers,
WSJ Career Journal, 11-10-06
Plead Your Case and Get Results, Herald News, 7-11-05
the Resume, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine,
March 2005. Reporter Jessalynn Brinkmeyer quotes Meg on using weblogs
for job searches. (Subscription website.)
the Rat Race Energizes Many Workers, The Kansas City Star,
1-15-05. Front page story by reporter Diane Stafford based on interviews
with Megs former clients. (Free subscription.)
Look the Part, Get the Job," The Kansas City Star,
6-24-08. FYI section front page story by feature writer Lisa Gutierrez.
Careers interviews Meg about career
Entrepreneur Awarded Distinguished Professional Credential
City, MO - December 9, 2004 - Meg Montford of Abilities Enhanced
has completed a rigorous training and evaluation process to earn
her "Master Certified Career Coach" designation. The MCCC is the
first credential of its kind for career coaching professionals.
It verifies professional expertise in career development, actual
coaching experience, and coaching competency as defined by professional
coaching industry standards.
Master Certified Career Coach is the highest credential awarded
by Career Coach Institute, the world's premier virtual career coach
training organization. Based upon a tiered certification process,
it involves two years of virtual and onsite study, a major contribution
to the careers industry profession, and 1000 hours of providing
career coaching to clients. Montford is the first graduate to earn
the elite distinction among several hundred students and graduates
of the institute founded by Marcia Bench, a nationally respected
author, coach, and expert in the job and career development field.
is also certified as a Fellow Practitioner through the Institute
of Career Certification International. She is a monthly columnist
for the Association of Coaching and Consulting Professionals on
the Web. She has been featured in local television reports on career
coaching, and quoted in several publications including The Wall
Street Journal, The Kansas City Star, and Diversity, Inc. She facilitates
Greater Kansas City ExecuNet executive networking events. She serves
in local and national leadership roles in the Association of Career
Professionals International. She is a graduate of Corporate Coach
University and a member of the International Coach Federation, International
Association of Coaches, Career Masters Institute, and The Central
and president of Abilities Enhanced (www.abilitiesenhanced.com),
Montford has been active in the career management field since 1986.
Before starting her own business in 1999, she worked for both profit
and nonprofit organizations in recruiting, career consulting, and
Names Meg Montford as Facilitator of Local Executive Networking
City, MO - December 15, 2003 - ExecuNet,
the leading Internet-based center for executive career management,
announced that it will sponsor executive networking meetings on
the third Thursday of every month in the Greater Kansas City Area.
Hosted and facilitated by Meg Montford, Business & Career Coach
of Abilities Enhanced, a local career coaching services firm, the
meetings are designed to provide executives with an opportunity
to exchange insight and experience with peers.
to both ExecuNet members and non-members, the first session will
be held January 15, 2004, and feature a seminar led by Leigh Branham,
Management Consultant, titled "Negotiation Tune-Up Clinic." Branham
is the author of the book, "Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business."
a structured networking program, and professional resume reviews
are included. At the event, participants may exchange career management
and job search ideas and experiences.
more information, contact Montford at email@example.com.
is the leader in providing career management services to $100,000+
executives and senior-level professionals. It is the "first source"
that executive and corporate recruiters use to find top executive
talent. Founded in 1988, ExecuNet posts more than 30,000 executive
jobs annually; provides information on salaries and market trends;
and publishes three newsletters covering the latest tips, tactics,
strategies, and resources for executive job search, career management,
and member networking.
Career Coach Chosen by Monster.com
City, MO, August 4, 2001 - Meg Montford, President of Abilities
Enhanced, was recently selected to provide career coaching services
for the Monster.com "Job Good. Life Good." May sweepstakes winner.
The Monster.com "Job Good. Life Good." Sweepstakes ran from May
3 to May 31, 2001. There were approximately 73,540 entrants vying
for a Grand Prize drawing that gave one winner a cash payment of
$50,000 and a year's worth of Career Coaching sessions.
will coach the winner by phone on issues related to career development,
resume writing, and job interviewing. The winner, Paul Martin of
Kentucky, also won the cash prize from Monster.com.
coaching is a client-driven process," said Montford. "It is somewhat
similar in practice to coaching sports, with the goal being career
success for the individual."
Montford, a Credentialed Career Master and Certified Professional
Resume Writer, has been providing job search related services since
1986. She founded her own global career change management service
in 1999 to assist individuals in career transition worldwide via
her website at www.abilitiesenhanced.com. She is a member of the
International Coach Federation, International Association of Career
Management Professionals, Career Masters Institute, Professional
Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, and National Resume
Resume Writer Wins Three "Best Resume" Competitions at International
Conference of Professional Resume Writers
City, MO, August 31, 2000 - Meg Montford, President, Abilities Enhanced,
was named winner in three of eight resume writing categories at
international competition sponsored by the Professional Association
of Resume Writers. According to Mark Berkowitz, Chair of the PARW
Certification Board, "Ms. Montford's 3-award accomplishment is unprecedented
in the 10-year history of our organization of 700 members."
annual competition, open to all resume writers who attended the
Association's international convention in Toronto, Ontario, August
16-19, gives resume writers the chance to pit their work against
other professionals and be judged by a review team of their peers.
won awards for resumes submitted in Executive, Sales/Marketing and
Information Technology categories. Montford, a Certified Professional
Resume Writer, provides resume writing, career transition coaching
and job search related services to clients globally via her web
site, phone and fax. She was a 1999 PARW Best Resume Contest Winner.
Her resume and cover letter samples are nationally published in
two career industry books. She serves as Online Resume Expert for
SOSHotels.com. She is a Credentialed Career Master through Career
Entrepreneur Awarded Distinguished Professional Credential
City, MO, April 21, 2000 - Meg Montford of Abilities Enhanced has
completed a rigorous evaluation process to earn her "Credentialed
Career Master" designation. The CCM is the first credential of its
kind for career and employment professionals, verifying their professional
expertise, their commitment to continuing education and their dedication
through pro bono work.
Certified Career Master credential is awarded by the Career Masters
Institute, the first-ever, Internet-based networking and training
organization for professionals across the entire spectrum of the
careers industry - resume writing, recruitment, outplacement, career
coaching, career counseling, testing and assessment, college/university
placement, military/government transition and corporate human resources.
a Professional Resume Writer and Career Transition Coach, was named
1999 Best Resume Contest Winner at the Professional Association
of Resume Writers (PARW) annual convention in Colorado Springs,
Colorado. She was recently selected as Resume Expert for SOSHotels.com.,
a locally based online recruiter for the hospitality industry. She
is a founding member of the Kansas City Resume Writers Alliance,
a local group of four independent resume writers who offer the most
comprehensive resume writing and career transition services available
to the Greater Kansas City population. Besides PARW, Montford is
a member of the National Association of Resume Writers, Association
of Job Search Trainers, The Central Exchange and Kansas City Express
Network of American Business Women's Association. She operates her
resume career service in south Kansas City, providing most services
via Internet, phone and Fax.
and president of Abilities Enhanced, Montford has been active in
the career management field since 1986. Before starting her own
business, she worked for both profit and nonprofit organizations
developing jobs and directly placing individuals.