Planning is well under way for the 2017 Career Thought Leader Conference in Baltimore, MD, from April 15 to 17, 2016.
This year, the conference will bring hiring manager and recruiter intelligence to careers industry professionals – informing our practice and helping us better guide clients toward job search and career success.
You can view the preliminary agenda and provide input for selection of the pre-conference workshops on the CTL website. Give your input today – the poll closes on Sunday, July 24!
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 continue 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 and 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!
Workforce Policies:How the New Overtime Rule Will Impact Mobile Work (Entrepreneur) If you work with clients who work remotely, this article is a must-read. It shares a few predictions of how companies might respond to the new rule and suggestions on employee-friendly ways for companies to implement the rule instead.
Workplace Trends:Many Firms Will Boost Starting Salaries (Recruiting Trends) CareerBuilders' midyear job forecast shares hiring trends for the next six months and that 39% will offer higher starting salaries. Read the article for more data on salary and hiring trends.
Career Success:7 Behaviors of Successful People (Entrepreneur) The power of mindset in our success is often overlooked. This article shares seven ways successful people have a different mindset – things we can all do if we put our minds to it!
Interviewing:How to Negotiate Your First Salary (Fast Company) Starting out a new job on the right foot financially can be challenging – especially for new graduates. This article provides solid advice for anyone negotiating salary for a new job.
Networking:The Most Productive Way to Network (Inc.) Fewer than 20% of people follow up after a networking connection is made. This article shares a creative way to think about the problems this causes in our networking and solutions for "plugging the drain."
Communication:8 Great Tricks for Reading People's Body Language (The Globe and Mail) Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. This article shares eight tricks for becoming aware of and interpreting the 55% of our communication that comes from body language – a fascinating read!
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!
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.
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.