Issue 100 | June 17, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"There is no WiFi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection."
– Author Unknown

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Get the Recording: Master-E-Session on Speaking
  • CTL Announces New Member Benefit
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Workforce Trends: Jobless Claims in US Unexpectedly Fall
  • Business: How to Quickly Earn Trust with Business Contacts
  • Networking: Three Scientifically Proven Steps for Talking with Strangers
  • Career Coaching Video: Don't Follow Your Passion
  • Social Media: LinkedIn CEO: Here's Why I Sold the Company to Microsoft
  • Job Search: Five Characteristics of Sought-After Job Seekers

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Playbook for Teens – STE@M™ Mentoring Program
  • Veterans Career Transition and Advancement: Eliminating the Threat from Predatory Educational Institutions
  • Coaching Students in Career Exploration and Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Get the Recorded Master-E-Session: How to Build Your Credibility & Business Through Speaking

"This is the training I have been looking for for several years! I see what I have not done well in my marketing and what I can do going forward to have much more fun to bring in workshop training business!!!!" – Speaking for Business & Credibility Master-E-Session Participant

You can attract clients and make money from speaking! You may have missed the live session, but you still have an opportunity to get the Master-E-Session recording and tools PLUS the eBook and additional audio training offered by our guest speaker.

Purchase the Recording

Speaking expert Denise Hedges joins CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff for this content-packed session giving you tips and tools to:

  • Determine what types of speaking engagements will be best for you.
  • Define or refine your speaking topic list and overall brand as a speaker.
  • Market yourself as a speaker on a website, printed materials, social media, and more, including building a media kit.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations that captivate an audience, engage participation, and build your credibility.
  • Turn speaking engagements into action – whether that is a complimentary consultation to get more business, more speaking engagements, on-site product sales, more participation in your career center's programs, and much more!

Get strategies for marketing and delivering captivating presentations that demonstrate your expertise – helping you advance your career, build your business, and increase participation in your services.

Purchase the Recording

A NEW PERK JUST FOR ASSOCIATES!

This past Wednesday, CTL Associates received an email about a new perk just for Associates: a "Business Discount" with Office Depot. Associates can now access deep discounts, especially on print and copy services. For my presentation at the ATD conference a few weeks ago, for instance, 600 color impressions were less than $150!!!

Read more and download your purchasing card using the links in the email or in the CTL Associate area of the website today (you must be logged in). If you print for presentations (a good practice for effective speaking), this discount alone could pay for your membership in no time! If you have trouble logging in, please let us know.

Not an Associate? Join today for a $399 lifetime fee.

VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 NCDA Global Career Development Conference

Marie Zimenoff (CEO – CTL and RWA) and CTL Board Member Ruth Pankratz will be presenting a pre-conference session, "Building a Career Practice that Enhances Well-Being for You and Your Clients," at the NCDA conference on June 29 at 1:30 pm. They will also be leading a roundtable, "Capturing a Search for Meaning in Powerful Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles with Personality," on June 30 at 12:45 pm. Please let Marie know if you'll be there as she's always excited to see fellow NCDA goers (this will be her 10th NCDA conference!).

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Workforce Trends: Jobless Claims in US Unexpectedly Fall (Bloomberg)
Unemployment claims have dropped to their lowest since October 2000. Of course, there are still unemployed job seekers in need and a few other concerns the article outlines, but this is good news!

Business: How to Quickly Earn Trust with Business Contacts (Inc.)
One of the keys to success in business growth, as shared by Don Overcash at the CTL Conference this year, is to become a trusted advisor. This article shares a few important tips for gaining trust quickly with many different audiences.

Networking: Three Scientifically Proven Steps for Talking with Strangers (Fast Company)
"Scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think"... contradicting one of our client's main fears and excuses for not networking! This article provides practical strategies for them to improve their small talk.

Career Coaching Video: Don't Follow Your Passion (Mike Rowe on YouTube)
In his well-wishes to new graduates, Mike Rowe takes a different approach to career decision-making. It is a thought-provoking challenge to the new focus on passion in career choice.

Social Media: LinkedIn CEO: Here's Why I Sold the Company to Microsoft (Time)
If you haven't heard the big news, LinkedIn has been sold!! In this article, Jeff Weiner shares the inside scoop on the sale. Watch for more to come as the sale impacts job seekers and career industry professionals!

Job Search: Five Characteristics of Sought-After Job Seekers (Forbes)
We've all worked with that job seeker who seems stuck, unable to get traction in their search despite all their best efforts. This article offers five considerations for how they might transform their search and their first impression.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Ashley Bragger on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to mastering resume strategy, writing, and design and developed your craft to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you, Ashley!

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2016 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

June 21, 2016, 1:00 pm Pacific
Playbook for Teens – STE@M™ Mentoring Program

Join Cari Vinci to learn about an innovative, award-winning toolkit designed for 8-12th grade girls to increase their interest & success in STEM careers. The Playbook was created in response to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Industry employer outcry about the lack of women and diversity in STEM careers. The STE@M™ Mentoring program uniquely combines proven education and business best practices. The curriculum blends inspiration, research, learning, fun, STEM career planning and team building. The program can be delivered one-on-one, in groups or in school. Learn more here.

June 23, 2016, 1:00 pm Eastern
Veterans Career Transition and Advancement: Eliminating the Threat from Predatory Educational Institutions

As the popularity of the Post 9/11 GI Bill has increased among veterans, some schools have seen it as a way to bolster their enrollment and revenue. Targeted and predatory recruiting of service members and veterans by some schools began to draw the ire of many in higher education, as well as the government officials who created the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Military-connected students began complaining about being duped into using all of their benefits on education programs they were unable to complete at certain schools. This webinar will inform those who address career issues with military veterans about higher education compliance considerations impacting military-connected students. Register here.

July 19, 2016, Noon Eastern
Coaching Students in Career Exploration and Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers

This course is for secondary or postsecondary teachers, counselors, career coaches, or others supporting students in career exploration. You will learn how to partner with students to explore a variety of career pathways, including those nontraditional by gender. Your students will benefit by gaining fresh perspectives on career options, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence. Participants will walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to coach students on career exploration and expand student awareness of diverse career options. Read more here.

CTL Associates: Be on the lookout for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all of our CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!

Want to get in on the opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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