Issue 113 | September 16, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Never hope for it more than you work for it."
- Sonja Teclai, Musical Artist

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

September 16, 2016, Noon Eastern
Attend Live or Listen to the Recording

Presented by
Jan Melnik, MRW & Marie Zimenoff, MRW

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
  • Resume Writing Training: ACRW Group Class

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Mindset: Mastering Change
  • Risk Taking: When to Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone
  • When to Move: 7 Signs it's Time for a Career Move
  • Video: Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling
  • Stepping Up: Don't Wait to Be Asked: Lead
  • Workplace Trends: 3 Workplace Trends that Could Affect Your Future Paycheck
  • Career Trends: How to Moonlight Without Losing Your Day Job

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • 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 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 (or register to get the recording) as they dive deep into resume and LinkedIn profile strategies that will transform the way you write for career change clients!

Through two hours of training and 60+ pages of sample resumes, letters, LinkedIn profiles, questions, and more, you will learn strategies for writing to address common career change challenges for today's mobile workforce, including:

  • Millennial candidates who change careers frequently and need help putting all the pieces together.
  • Baby Boomer candidates who want to down-size their career, find part-time work, or teach.
  • Candidates who have worked for institutions (government, military, or academia) and are now looking to transition into corporate positions.
  • Candidates who have worked for corporations and are looking to move into government or nonprofit work.
  • Candidates who are looking to transition their existing skill set into a new industry.
  • Candidates who are making a more significant shift and have gone back to school to aid in their career transition.
  • And more!

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!

The handout includes 20+ sample resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters plus resources, questionnaires, and tools to build your confidence in taking on projects for this growing candidate pool.

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

Mindset: Mastering Change (Huffington Post)
Change is constant, inevitable, and can feel relentless. This article shares tips for becoming a master of change instead of a victim of it.

Risk Taking: When to Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone (Harvard Business Review)
We all know the importance of stretching outside our comfort zone to learn and grow. But are there situations where it makes more sense to stay where we are? Yes, experts say. Read here for when and why.

When to Move: 7 Signs it's Time for a Career Move (Inc.)
The traditional idea of staying in one job, or even career, is rapidly changing. If your clients are struggling with when it is time to look for growth or a better opportunity, read this article for a few red flags you can share with them.

Video: Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling (Ted Talks)
Many professionals struggle with the idea of having a "purpose" or "calling." This video shares a different perspective that can normalize that experience and calm the frustration.

Stepping Up: Don't Wait to Be Asked: Lead (KelloggInsight)
If you want to increase your influence at work, this article shares a roadmap for doing so – from leading where you are, to researching and networking – in practical actions everyone can do today.

Workplace Trends: 3 Workplace Trends that Could Affect Your Future Paycheck (Levo League)
Pay transparency, more frequent reviews, and other changes in how employers handle salary issues are becoming reality. Are your clients seeing these trends? Are they everything the candidate hoped or is it a case of "be careful what you wish for"?

Career Trends: How to Moonlight Without Losing Your Day Job (Career Confidante Radio)
On this week's episode of Career Confidante Radio, CTL Associate John O'Connor shared insights about a new trend in careers – hybrid or portfolio careers – and how professionals can build hybrid careers while protecting their professional brands.

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 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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