Issue 110 | August 26, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"We discover greatness within once we learn to cultivate and celebrate it in others."
- Brendon Burchard, American Motivational Author

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live
  • Join CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff on These Webinars
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
  • Resume Writing Training – ACRW Group Class

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Recruiter Perspective: Talent Wars: Candidates Strike Back
  • Career Success: The Art of Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
  • Leadership: How to Navigate Your Career with Intent
  • Social Media: 3 Annoying Things that Happen on LinkedIn
  • Workforce Trends: Cisco to Lay Off 5,500 Workers
  • Job Search: How to Get Found, Get Read, and Get Called Using LinkedIn

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
  • Be Influential and Indispensable: Building Your Brand on LinkedIn
  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
  • Resume Writing Training – ACRW Group Class

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live

Are you up on the latest trends in resume writing and social media profile development? Do you wonder which writing certification might be the best for taking your writing to the next level, marketing your business, or becoming known as an expert in the field?

Join Resume Writing Academy CEO & Lead Trainer Marie Zimenoff on Friday, September 9 at Noon Eastern for a 1-hour webinar to get a quick update on the latest resume trends and learn about the upcoming Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) and Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) programs that start September 30, 2016, and November 4, 2016.

The Resume Writing Academy's training programs are the only comprehensive, strategically focused program guaranteed to teach you how to write career documents that will increase earning power for your clients and propel your career forward.

What makes RWA different? In addition to class-based training (live or on-demand), you complete 6 hands-on projects per certification program, formatting and writing resumes, cover letters, and social media profiles. You receive detailed feedback from our team of expert writers on each project to truly learn the concepts and create stronger documents.

Read more about the certification programs here.

Whether you're a beginning writer who wants to learn the art of resume writing, or an experienced writer who wants to strengthen the breadth and depth of your expertise, this personalized approach delivers.

JOIN THIS FREE SESSION TO LEARN MORE

CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff Presenting Webinars for Colleagues & Job Seekers

We welcome you to join CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff as she presents webinars in the upcoming months. If you missed it, you can get the recording of "Using the Resume Development Process as a Career Counseling/Coaching Tool." This event is hosted by CEUonestop.

On September 19, 2016, at 2 pm Eastern, Marie will present "Be Influential and Indispensable: Building Your Brand on LinkedIn." This event is hosted by ATD and you can learn more here.

Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success

Join Master Resume Writer Jan Melnik and Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff Friday, September 16 at Noon Eastern as they dive deep into resume and LinkedIn profile strategies that will transform the way you write for career change clients!

When professionals of any age, job level, industry, and job function make a career change, they face the challenge of helping future employers connect the dots. In this session, Jan and Marie will help you go beyond the fluff of "transferrable skills" to communicate your candidate's value and help them land interviews.

This E-Summit will provide tools you can use to improve outcomes – including questions to gather great content, inspiration to write strong accomplishments, examples to freshen up your formats, and much more! As usual, we'll share handouts with tools, resources, and plentiful resume and LinkedIn profile samples to challenge your status quo. Attendees will receive 2 CEUs.

Learn more and register.

Resume Writing Training – ACRW Group Class

The Resume Writing Academy's resume writing training is the only comprehensive, strategically focused program guaranteed to teach you how to write career documents that will increase earning power for your clients and propel your career forward.

Next Live Webcast Class Starts Friday, September 3 from Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern.

What Does RWA Involve?

  • 5 classes on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letter and LinkedIn profile writing, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
  • 6 hands-on projects formatting and writing resumes and cover letters, PLUS individualized feedback to hone your skills

What Do You Get With RWA?

  • Hundreds of pages of handouts and samples of resumes, cover letters, e-notes, LinkedIn profiles, and more
  • 100-page resume e-book
  • 50-page cover letter e-book
  • 5 videos demonstrating best-in-class formatting and presentation techniques
  • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL
  • Subcontract writing positions with other resume companies — a great way to gain additional experience while making money (these projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume)
  • Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility

Learn more and register for the live webcast class.

 

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Recruiter Perspective: Talent Wars: Candidates Strike Back (Recruiting Daily)
This is an amusing take on the evolution of recruiting and candidate interaction over the last decade. If your candidates want to get into the head of a recruiter, this is a must read.

Career Success: The Art of Resolving Conflict in the Workplace (The Wichita Eagle)
Working in a close business relationship can be both delicate and confusing. In this article, the author provides 15 practical tips for resolving potential conflicts in a positive and constructive direction.

Leadership: How to Navigate Your Career with Intent (The Globe and Mail)
People don't ascend to leadership positions by accident. This article provides a clear roadmap the author followed – a little more than ambition and good old-fashioned hard work.

Social Media: 3 Annoying Things that Happen on LinkedIn (Pay Scale)
LinkedIn is supposed to be a professional network, but we all know those users who cross the line. Read this article for what you can do to deal with a few of the annoyances, including invitations from strangers, spam, and requests for recommendations from strangers.

Workforce Trends: Cisco to Lay Off 5,500 Workers (Reuters)
If you have clients who work for Cisco or intend to, they'll want to keep up to date on the pending changes and possible additional cuts by the end of the year.

Job Search: How to Get Found, Get Read, and Get Called Using LinkedIn (Career Confidante Radio)
On the last episode of Career Confidante Radio, CTL Associate Jewell Bracy DeMaio shared her secrets for job seekers to stand out on LinkedIn. CTL Associates can take advantage of your opportunity to join as a promoted guest. If you didn't receive the email with details this week, let Marie know.

CTL Associates: 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!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2016 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

September 9, 2016, Noon Eastern
Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live

Are you up on the latest trends in resume writing and social media profile development? Do you wonder which writing certification might be the best for taking your writing to the next level, marketing your business, or becoming known as an expert in the field? Join Resume Writing Academy CEO & Lead Trainer Marie Zimenoff on Friday, September 9 at Noon Eastern for a 1-hour webinar to get a quick update on the latest resume trends and learn about the upcoming Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) and Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) programs that start September 30, 2016, and November 4, 2016.

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.

September 19, 2016, 2pm ET
Be Influential and Indispensable: Building Your Brand on LinkedIn

You work every day to advance your career – to stand out in your job, separate your business from the competition, or outshine other candidates for a new position. Do you understand how to build your brand and use LinkedIn to position yourself for these opportunities? In this webcast, personal branding expert Marie Zimenoff will provide tools for you to unearth your ability to achieve your career goals, communicate the story of your value to those who need to know it, and use LinkedIn as a tool to build your brand in just a few minutes every day. Join us to learn how to identify your value, communicate your brand, and use LinkedIn to be influential, indispensable, and happy at work! Learn more here.

September 30, 2016, Noon ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Training & Certification

Master the art of resume writing through hands-on training! RWA is the first comprehensive, strategically focused training program, guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes. For beginning writers who want to learn the art of resume writing and experienced writers who want to strengthen the breadth and depth of their expertise. Both a live webclass and self-paced option available. Learn more here.

October 4, 2016, 1pm ET
Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Read more here.

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

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