Issue 101 | June 24, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"When you want to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department uses water."
– Author Unknown

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • ACPW & ACRW Bundle Discount Ends August 1
  • A New Face at CTL
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Business: How to Build a Startup: One Board at a Time, Be Yourself, Get Plants
  • Advancement: 6 Ways to Disagree with Senior Management
  • Interview Humor: The Terrors and Perils of the Dreaded Job Interview
  • Resumes: How to Extract Your Key Differentiators
  • Workplace Trends: Growth in U.S. Bioscience Industry

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Coaching Students in Career Exploration and Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers
  • Master-E-Session: Building Your Social Brand (It's More Than LinkedIn)
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

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

ACPW & ACRW BUNDLE DISCOUNT ENDS AUG. 1

In April, Resume Writing Academy launched the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) program providing comprehensive training in writing social media profiles that help clients capture hiring manager attention and initiate a connection. We also have continued to update the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) program, adding the latest information on branding, ATS resumes, and modern formats.

Both programs offer connections to lucrative writing opportunities, hands-on experience and personalized feedback from expert writers.

Writers who are interested in becoming the best in the field have the opportunity to take both programs through our certification bundle – with an $800 savings through August 1, 2016!

Learn more about the certifications and get started today!

A NEW FACE AT CTL

Those of you who attended the Career Thought Leader Conference in Denver were let in on a little secret … that CTL has been expecting an addition to the team! CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff welcomed Raylan John Zimenoff, on June 17, 2016 (6 lbs, 14 oz, 20.5 inches, for those of you who want the details).

Thank you to all who've sent your warm wishes. Follow us on Facebook to "meet" him and get regular inspiration and information from CTL!

VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 NCDA Global Career Development Conference

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. She 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.

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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Business: How to Build a Startup: One Board at a Time, Be Yourself, Get Plants (Eric J. Heels)
Whether you are starting your business in the careers industry or have been in business a while, this article offers a fun perspective on what it takes to be successful.

Advancement: 6 Ways to Disagree with Senior Management (Harvard Business Review)
Innovative thinking is often cited as qualities leaders seek in employees. However, we know that these new ideas need to be communicated effectively. This article shares great tips for disagreeing with someone who is senior to you "without having your head handed to you."

Interview Humor: The Terrors and Perils of the Dreaded Job Interview (RadoTimes)
A series laying to bare the perils of real-life job interviews will be airing starting next month. Described as a cross between The Apprentice and First dates, the show will be a "fixed-rig" format that uses concealed cameras to catch people in the raw. Should be interesting!

Resumes (Audio): How to Extract Your Key Differentiators (Career Confidante Radio)
Resume experts Jan Melnik and Marie Zimenoff share strategies for candidates to "toot their own horn" and distinguish themselves in their line of work.

Workplace Trends: Growth in U.S. Bioscience Industry (GEN News)
Good news for our science-minded clients! The U.S. bioscience industry is growing, according to a report from the 2016 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention. Research, testing, and medical laboratories show the highest job growth of the five segments studied.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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.

August 18, 2016, Noon Eastern
Master-E-Session: Building Your Social Brand (It's More Than LinkedIn)

Having a strong social media presence is about more than just a great LinkedIn profile. As career professionals, we help our clients overcome their fears about using social media and understand how the tools provide value throughout their career. Do we, as career professionals, walk the walk? Do we understand how to use social media in a holistic manner or do we stick with the platform we're comfortable with? Social media expert Marietta Gaines Crawford will join CTL Director Marie Zimenoff in sharing strategies and tools you can use to break out of your social media rut, overcome your fears and overwhelm, and help your clients do the same! Learn more & register.

CTL Associates log in for your discount price. Not an Associate? Join today for a $399 lifetime fee.

September 12, 2016, Noon Eastern
CTL Associate Call: Career Change, Management & Advancement

In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be sharing new trends and best practices for helping clients manage career change and development. The call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. Grab your schoolbooks and get ready to dial in!

CTL Associates: Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.

September 16, 2016, Noon Eastern
Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success

When professionals look to make a career change, they face a unique challenge in helping their future employers connect the dots. As writers, we can help them translate their experience and go beyond the fluff of "transferrable skills" to communicate their value for future positions. This E-Summit will provide tools you can use to improve outcomes for a broad spectrum of professionals making a career change – from gathering great information and writing strong accomplishments, to using formats and LinkedIn profile strategies that highlight relevant experience, skills, and value without raising red flags. Learn more here.

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

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

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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