We are your source for career consultations specifically geared for professionals in the golf industry. Founded in 2003, Career Advantage is a career consulting firm based in Lawrence, Kansas. Our golf team includes Carol D. Rau, PHR, Paige E Marett, and Diane C. Haist. We have partnered with GCSAA since 2005 to provide exceptional career services for GCSAA and its members including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and portfolios – all for a discounted rate for GCSAA members. We also have experience working with PGA Professionals, Club Managers, and Club Owners.

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, Speaker, and Writer with winning strategies in resume building, interview preparation, portfolio consulting, and career coaching for professionals in the golf industry.

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. Since 2005, she has provided career consulting services for GCSAA and its members including resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, portfolio consulting, and career coaching. Rau founded Career Advantage in 2003 and thrives on assisting golf industry 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 where she was a member of the Women’s Golf Team. Carol has served on several Boards of Directors in the Lawrence, Kansas community including her local club as former President and Greens Chair. She 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.