Issue 103 | July 8, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop."
– Author Unknown

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Your Input Requested: CTL Conference
  • ACPW & ACRW Bundle Discount Ends August 1

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career Stability: 6 Ways to Check that Your Career Skills are Still Competitive
  • Early Career: How a Petition (and a Sense of Entitlement) Cost a Young Group of Interns Their Jobs
  • Communication Skills: Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date
  • Business: When it Comes to Tax Decisions for Startups, One Size Doesn't Fit All
  • Job Search: Working It Out: Using a Recruiter? What Job Seekers Should Know
  • Technology: 6 Apps to Use During Your Job Search

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • 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!

YOUR INPUT REQUESTED: CTL CONFERENCE

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!

Help Select the 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop Topics

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

Career Stability: 6 Ways to Check that Your Career Skills are Still Competitive (Fast Company)
If your clients are looking for stability in their career, this article will help them by providing practical ways to make sure they are taking charge of keeping their career skills current.

Early Career: How a Petition (and a Sense of Entitlement) Cost a Young Group of Interns Their Jobs (Inc.)
An interesting article on the importance of communication skills as demonstrated in the story of young interns disagreeing with company dress code. A must read for those working with young professionals!

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.

Business: When it Comes to Tax Decisions for Startups, One Size Doesn't Fit All (Colorado Biz)
This article outlines legal and tax considerations for new entrepreneurs (these are also great items for business owners to revisit occasionally as their businesses change!).

Job Search: Working It Out: Using a Recruiter? What Job Seekers Should Know (The Denver Post)
If your clients are wondering how to best work with a recruiter, this is a great resource – straight from a recruiter – without any sugar coating.

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!

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.

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)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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