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Master Career Coach & Interview Skills Coach
Advertising / Media / Communications Specialist

“I am a pathfinder and guide. Every objective can be mapped to ultimate success.” — Deborah Carroll

The work of launching careers for college students and new college grads is Deborah’s passion.

Before Priority Candidates, Deborah worked with Lesley and the Early Stage Careers team as an interview skills coach. Prior to that, she was with MediaLink, a global group of industry experts in the media, marketing, advertising, entertainment and technology sectors. She built their Retained Executive Search business. Deborah successfully recruited for clients ranging from AT&T and GE to Maker Studios, Twitter, Machinima, Funny or Die, The Guardian and scores more.

Prior to MediaLink, Deborah was Vice President, Executive Recruitment & Talent Management for WPP, the global marketing and communications company. Deborah worked across WPP’s operating companies in North America. Deborah was Chief Talent Officer for Chemistry, the bespoke WPP agency formed for Johnson & Johnson. She also acted in a leadership capacity for the WPP MBA Fellowship, a highly competitive and esteemed international program.

In her career, Deborah has identified and recruited talent in consumer products, management consulting, worldwide financial services, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, healthcare, as well as domestic energy (gas, electric, nuclear).

Prior to WPP, Deborah worked for the global executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. There she recruited for Boards of Directors, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers across global brands.

After the 9/11 attack Deborah took a hiatus from the corporate world and spent three years as a New York City Teaching Fellow. That is another story…

Deborah holds her Masters’ from Columbia University with honors in Organizational Design. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. She has been a Speaker in the Harvard Business School’s Webinar Series: “Interviewing Tips.”

I wanted to send a quick note to say thank you SO much for all of the time and hard work that you did to help our daughter. She is SO excited about her summer internship. It was definitely a reality shock to see how much competition she faced as a sophomore. She could not have done it without you.

Parent of College Student
Employed by an Advertising Agency