Issue 111 | September 2, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one that finds the gold."
- Author Unknown

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live
  • Career Planning & Adult Development Journal Editions
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
  • Resume Writing Training – ACRW Group Class

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Technology: Looking for a New Job? These Free Apps Can Help
  • Workplace Productivity: If You Work from Home, Do This Every Day
  • Business: Price Wars: What to Do if Your Competitors Reduce the Price
  • Workplace Trends: Amazon is Piloting Teams with a 30-hour Workweek
  • Social Media: 5 Best LinkedIn Recommendation Writing Tips
  • Resume Impact: How to Extract Your Key Differentiators

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
  • 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
  • Spencer (Skip) Niles: The Action-Oriented Hope Model of Career Development
  • Resume Writing Training – ACRW Group Class
  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

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

Career Planning & Adult Development Journal Editions

The Fall 2016 edition of the Career Planning & Adult Development Journal, titled Job Search 6.0, features articles by many of our Career Thought Leader Associates. The articles address what has changed in job search today, including social media, gamification, resumes, and more! Also check out the Summer edition that featured many of our colleagues in articles covering SEO and online reputation management.

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!

 

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 30, 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

Technology: Looking for a New Job? These Free Apps Can Help (The New York Times)
If candidates are applying to jobs using their smartphone, these apps can help. Familiar names like Monster and Indeed top the list that includes a few new options like Switch and Jobr.

Workplace Productivity: If You Work from Home, Do This Every Day (Entrepreneur)
If you work from home in the careers business or work with candidates who do (or want to), this must-read article shares research on how to increase your productivity ... by not working! And, to round out this discussion, here is an article that lists the top jobs to work remotely.

Business: Price Wars: What to Do if Your Competitors Reduce the Price (Ecwid)
"If there is no competition, there is no business." Every business has competition, even the careers business. This article walks you through dealing with a price war. If you want more specific resources on the topic, check out the Pricing & Packaging Master-E-Session CTL did earlier this year.

Workplace Trends: Amazon is Piloting Teams with a 30-hour Workweek (The Washington Post)
Will this new experiment by Amazon improve their employer brand? Will it "break the taboo associated with reduced hours"? Those remain to be seen, but this pilot program is definitely making a splash.

Social Media: 5 Best LinkedIn Recommendation Writing Tips (Anne Pryor on LinkedIn)
LinkedIn recommendations are one of the best ways to build credibility for your candidate's brand. The problem? Most of the time they are generic, not outstanding. The tips in this article are sure to help your candidates guide their colleagues to write authentic, impactful recommendations.

Resume Impact: How to Extract Your Key Differentiators (Career Confidante Radio)
Jan Melnik joins CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff to discuss how you can extract and write accomplishments that differentiate your candidates from the crowd. Learn more from Jan and Marie, with plenty of samples and resources, by attending Resume Writing Academy's upcoming E-Summit.

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. Register here.

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 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! Register here.

September 27, 2016, Noon ET
Spencer (Skip) Niles: The Action-Oriented Hope Model of Career Development

Having a sense of hope is critical to positive career and educational planning. Without it, there is no reason to expect anyone to become actively engaged in the planning process. Hope, however, is necessary but insufficient for focused planning. There are macro-steps related to the career self-management process that drive effective planning. This webinar introduces participants to this model, provides interventions connected to each step, and offers a case study for applying the model with a career counseling client. 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. Register 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. Learn 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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