We are your source for career advice for professionals seeking to stand out and win in highly competitive industries. Founded in 2003, Career Advantage is a career consulting firm based in Lawrence, Kansas. Our team includes Carol D. Rau, PHR, Paige E. Marett, and Diane C. Haist. For over ten years, we have partnered with clients to provide exceptional career services including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and portfolios.

We have a proven ability to help clients use career documents to stand out, win, and attain career goals. We look forward to working with you and wish you all the best in advancing your career!

Carol D. Rau, PHR

Career Consultant

Career Consultant and Speaker with winning strategies in resume building, interview preparation, portfolio consulting, and career coaching.

Carol D. Rau, PHR is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with over twenty years of experience in recruiting, career coaching, resume building, public speaking and Human Resources consulting. Rau founded Career Advantage in 2003 and thrives on helping professionals to stand out among job candidates, conduct winning job searches, and ultimately advance their careers. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communications from the University of Kansas. Carol has served on several Boards of Directors in the Lawrence, Kansas community, and enjoys golfing and cheering for the Jayhawks with her husband and two sons.

Paige E. Marett

Career Consultant

Career Consultant and writer with a strong background in client relations and environmental science.

Paige E. Marett is a professional writer and consultant with over ten years of business experience in environmental science project management, client relations, environmental sampling, and regulatory compliance. She offers clients in the golf industry an audience-focused approach to creating winning career messaging and documents. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas. Paige has served in school leadership and support roles throughout her children’s education, and spends most of her off work time at baseball parks and other sporting venues watching her son and daughters compete in various activities and enjoying life with her husband.

Ruth Pierce, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Career Consultant

Coach, Speaker, and Author with a passion for helping clients to soar towards their potential both professionally and relationally.

Ruth Pierce, SPHR, SHRM-SCP holds a Master’s in Human Resource Management and is certified by both SHRM and HRCI. Her 20-year career in human resources includes training and recruiting at the manager/director level. She recently published her first book, Time to Fly, about her personal growth journey. She coaches others, helping them to replace healthy behaviors emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. She enjoys life with her husband, living on a small lake in Kansas.