Issue 115 | September 30, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
- Stephen Covey, American Educator, Author, Businessman

Live Class Starts TODAY, Sept. 30
Resume Writing Academy Training

Or start the self-paced class on your schedule.

The ultimate training bundle ends today! Purchase the Academy Certified Resume Writer and Academy Certified Profile Writer classes and get Entrepreneurial Excellence FREE!

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume Writing Training: ACRW Group Class
  • Career Coaching Business Opportunity

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Inspiration: 40 Under 40: The Lowest Moment of My Career
  • Technology: What LinkedIn's Economic Graph Brings to Microsoft, You & the World
  • Business: 5 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make and How to Avoid Them
  • Career Trends: The Surprising Benefits of a Mid-Career Break
  • Leadership: What Science Tells Us About Leadership
  • International Careers: How to Find a Career in Humanitarian and International Relief Work
  • Resume Trends: The Cover Letter Refuses to Die

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume Writing Training: ACRW Group Class
  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
  • Master-E-Session: Coaching Client for Career Advancement

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

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 TODAY, September 30, at 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.

Career Coaching Business Opportunity

The owner of College Grad Career Coaching, a national career coaching business targeted to recent college grads established in March of 2015, would like to sell this "business in a box," including its high SEO website CollegeGradCareerCoaching.com. Please contact Chris Posti at 724.344.1668 or chris@postiinc.com for details.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Inspiration: 40 Under 40: The Lowest Moment of My Career (Fortune)
If you or your clients are having one of those days where it feels like the obstacles to reach your goals just won't budge, take a break to read about the trials and tribulations this young group of leaders has overcome.

Technology: What LinkedIn's Economic Graph Brings to Microsoft, You & the World (CMS Wire)
LinkedIn has announced their plan to build the world's first economic graph. Profiling 3 billion workers to create digital representations of every company, institution, and job, the impact of this graph will be something to watch.

Business: 5 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make and How to Avoid Them (Forbes)
Although this article addresses freelancers, these are the same mistakes many new career industry business owners make. A must-read for business owners and those who work with clients who want to start their own businesses or join the growing pool of contract workers.

Career Trends: The Surprising Benefits of a Mid-Career Break (BBC)
A sabbatical used to be "career suicide." This article shares how the perception of sabbaticals is changing (with an international audience) and the potential benefits of taking a year off.

Leadership: What Science Tells Us About Leadership (Harvard Business Review)
Scientific study of leadership is well established, but key discoveries are unfamiliar to most people. This article outlines how many widely held beliefs about leadership are incongruent with the scientific evidence and details critical findings – including data about the importance of coaching interventions.

International Careers: How to Find a Career in Humanitarian and International Relief Work (The Guardian)
Professionals of all ages are more drawn to "meaningful work" today than ever before. This article shares some of the reality of the difficulty in breaking into international relief and practical steps to do so.

Resume Trends: The Cover Letter Refuses to Die (Bloomberg)
Every day we are asked by clients if they should include a cover letter with their resume. This article shares data on who is reading cover letters and feedback on why they are considered important by some employers. The challenge, of course, is knowing whether or not the target employer fits in one camp or the other!

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 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.

October 20, 2016, Noon ET
Master-E-Session: Coaching Clients for Career Advancement

The need and desire for coaching for growing. This applies not only to those who are job seeking or looking to make a career change, but to professionals at all levels looking to take charge of their careers. In this webinar, we'll share resources and tools for adding career advancement coaching to your practice. The content-packed session will cover strategies for new managers, new hires in various position levels, aspiring leaders, and those clients who just feel "stuck" in their current position. Register today.

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)

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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