Planning is well under way for the 2017 Career Thought Leader Conference in Baltimore, MD, from April 18 to 20, 2017. You can view the preliminary agenda and provide input for selection of the pre-conference workshops on the CTL website!
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!
Communication Skills:Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date (Entrepreneur) It is easy for our clients to get complacent about grammar when they are writing that quick email or text to a recruiter, coworker, or boss. This article explains how this mistake can influence our career advancement and provides a few practical tips for catching grammar errors.
Technology:6 Apps to Use During Your Job Search (The Ladders) This list includes some apps you might be familiar with and a few new to the market that might be useful for your job seekers in preparing for interviews, managing their networking, and more.
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!
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.
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.
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.