Issue 104 | July 15, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
– William Feather, 20th Century American Writer and Publisher

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Leadership: How to Become a Brain-Friendly Leader
  • Entrepreneur: How I Overcame the "Responsibility Glitch"
  • Diversity: Autistic Workers Make Good Employees
  • Interviewing: 29 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview
  • Jobvite Infographic: Paid Parental Leave Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance: Everything You Need to Do – and Not Do – To Enjoy Your Vacation

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • How to Find Work – and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life
  • 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

Leadership: How to Become a Brain-Friendly Leader (a Magazine)
Did you know that American neuroscientists have discovered we have three brains? Read more about them and how to engage your multiple-brain powers to improve leadership.

Entrepreneur: How I Overcame the "Responsibility Glitch" (Colorado Biz)
A great read for careers industry business owners or clients who are considering starting their own business!

Diversity: Autistic Workers Make Good Employees (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
With the number of individuals on the Autism spectrum growing each year, this article offers great tips for career professionals working with clients who identify as autistic and how they offer unique value to employers.

Interviewing: 29 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview (Business Insider)
This article reminds us that interviewing is a two-way street and provides recommended questions for candidates to ask at the interview – a great resource for your interviewing clients!

Jobvite Infographic: Paid Parental Leave Benefits (Jobvite)
An interesting graphic showing an overview of the state of paid parental leave in the US and why employers can't afford not to offer it.

Work-Life Balance: Everything You Need to Do – and Not Do – To Enjoy Your Vacation (Entrepreneur)
If you are looking forward to a vacation this summer, this article shares a few tips for making it worth the effort!

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 29, 2016, Noon Eastern
How to Find Work - and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life

In the workplace of the 21st Century, corporate loyalty is essentially dead. We are all freelancers – always having to hustle for the next project, the next gig, the next client. Often we are surprised when, at a moment's notice, we find ourselves in the unhappy position of looking for our next job. This webinar will help prepare you, your students, clients, and other job seekers to navigate this new world, including how to define, articulate – and then market – a personal brand. Register 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)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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