Issue 102 | July 1, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."
– Mignon McLaughlin, American Journalist and Author

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • ACPW & ACRW Bundle Discount Ends August 1

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Leadership: What It's Like to Lead the Smithsonian
  • Social Media: 5 Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market
  • HR Perspective: 10 Ways You Can Use Your Cover Letter to Stand Out
  • Workplace Trends: 7 Fortune 500 Jobs That Seem Too Good to Be True
  • Career Advancement: The Dangers of Being Too Hard on Yourself

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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Leadership: What It's Like to Lead the Smithsonian (The Washington Post)
One of the best ways to grow as a leader is to learn by example. In this article, the secretary of the Smithsonian, David Skorton, shares his leadership lessons and style. Worth the read!

Social Media: 5 Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market (Huffington Post)
If your job search clients are wondering why they aren't hearing back, it might be their online reputation. This article shares some of the data around how recruiters are using social media and quick tips for cleaning up an online brand – including completing and aligning profiles.

HR Perspective: 10 Ways You Can Use Your Cover Letter to Stand Out (The Muse)
While not all hiring managers read a cover letter, others consider it to be one of the most important elements of an application. This article shares what potential employers want to see in a top-notch cover letter.

Workplace Trends: 7 Fortune 500 Jobs That Seem Too Good to Be True (Fortune)
Read about some of the most unique and surprising jobs within Fortune 500 companies, from styling doll hair to playing with toys all day!

Career Advancement: The Dangers of Being Too Hard on Yourself (99U)
Self-compassion and self-esteem are both important for your career success. This article explains the difference and how you can choose an approach to deal with stress and improve your performance.

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!

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

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
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