Issue 106 | July 29, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"You don’t need to create a masterpiece every day. You need to get some oil on the canvas every day."
Brendon Burchard, American Motivational Author

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • ACPW & ACRW Bundle Discount Ends August 1
  • Welcome New CTL Associate

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Infographic: 10 Powerful Habits of Ultra Successful People
  • Leadership: How to Create Meetings Worth Attending
  • Business Development: 5 LinkedIn Company Page Tips for Beginners
  • Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Compelling Article Introduction
  • Interviewing: 5 Signs Your Interview is Fake Because They’ve Already Hired Someone
  • International Job Trends: Brexit Could Leave UK with a "Double Whammy" on Jobs

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • How to Find Work and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life
  • Feed the Media Webinar Series for Resume Writers & Career Coaches
  • 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 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!

Learn more about the certifications and get started today!

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATE

Kevin Tucker, CoachKevinTucker.com, California

Be on the Lookout: Watch 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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Infographic: 10 Powerful Habits of Ultra Successful People (LifeHack)
This infographic helps you get in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals – with resources on where to start to implement each one!

Leadership: How to Create Meetings Worth Attending (Colorado Biz)
Whether your client is a new manager or senior leader, they will appreciate these practical tips for running meetings that are mindful, not mind-numbing.

Business Development: 5 LinkedIn Company Page Tips for Beginners (Add This)
If you are considering a company page for your careers industry business (or adding revenue by writing company pages for client companies), these 5 simple steps are a great way to get started.

Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Compelling Article Introduction (Quicksprout)
Writing articles can be a great way for careers industry professionals and their clients to build their brand. Following these tips can help you make sure those articles are actually read from start to finish.

Interviewing: 5 Signs Your Interview is Fake Because They’ve Already Hired Someone (Forbes)
It happens every day – a company brings in external candidates to interview for a position already ear-marked for an internal candidate. This article will help your candidate determine if this might be happening to them.

International Job Trends: Brexit Could Leave UK with a "Double Whammy" on Jobs (Fresh Business Thinking)
British job seekers started looking abroad after the Brexit vote. This article shares where they are looking – a potential opportunity for careers industry professionals to help them make the move!

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 9, 2016, 11am Eastern
Feed the Media Webinar Series for Resume Writers & Career Coaches

Get insights from a reporter, magazine editor, TV producer, and PR professional on how resume writers and career coaches can get themselves featured on television, in newspapers, magazines, and online media as a free or low-cost way to attract your ideal clients. This webinar series will include two individual training calls and one bonus Q&A call for those who have registered for both training calls. You can choose to register for either or both training calls. Learn more and register.

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

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