Issue 118 | October 21, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"A beautiful question is an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something."
- Warren Berger, American Journalist

Resume Writing Academy
Academy Certified Profile Writing

Training & Certification
Join us live starting November 4, Noon Eastern
or complete the self-paced program.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Get the Recording! Master-E-Session: Coaching for Career Advancement: Emotional Intelligence
  • Resume Writing Academy Comprehensive Profile Writing Course

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Job Search: Introducing Open Candidates on LinkedIn
  • HR Perspective: A Close Look at LinkedIn's "Open to New Opportunities"
  • Branding: Rethinking Endorsements So You Always Look Your Best
  • Resume Video: Stephen Colbert Helps President Obama Polish His Resume
  • Workplace Trends: The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in America

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Published in Industry Book

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Coaching Students in Career Exploration & Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Course
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Expanding Your Horizons: Writing For International Audiences
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Get the Recording! Master-E-Session: Coaching for Career Advancement: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining 58% of success in all types of jobs (Forbes). If we want to coach our clients to advance, we need tools that help them manage their emotions, behavior, and relationships.

In this webinar, Deborah Westcott, Founder and CEO of coachEQ, and Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders, will share coaching strategies to uncover blind spots that stall career growth and practical tools for increasing emotional intelligence.

You'll walk away with:

  • A framework you can use to discuss career planning and advancement with your clients.
  • Language for communicating the importance of EQ with potential clients or client companies.
  • Tools you can use immediately to improve your client's self-awareness and communication skills.
  • A better understanding of the four key areas of EQ and coaching strategies to address each area.

If you want to expand your career advancement coaching or need tools to address this critical key to catapulting your clients' career success, this Master-E-Session is for you!

Learn more and register.

Comprehensive LinkedIn Profile Writing Course

Savvy professionals know that advancing their career or finding a job today means having a great resume and social media profiles that use the right language to get found by their target audience while telling a story that hooks readers into initiating a connection.

If you want to write profiles that differentiate your candidates, join us starting November 4 for the industry's only comprehensive profile writing training program – and become an Academy Certified Profile Writer.

Live Fridays from Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern starting November 4, 2016, or listen to the recordings for the self-paced option.

What does the ACPW program entail?

  • 5 webinar classes on profile strategy, social media hiring trends, professional writing, stand-out profile formats, writing strategies for each profile type/section, and techniques to draw out great content from your candidates (LinkedIn®, Twitter®, Facebook®, and other social mediums are all included; the program is not endorsed by any of these)
  • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills
  • 3 independent learning projects creating profile content based on case studies to increase your mastery of the content

What do you get from the program?

  • Videos that show you how to manipulate profile sections and implement what you learn in class.
  • Hundreds of pages of handouts and sample profiles.
  • 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 today.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Job Search: Introducing Open Candidates on LinkedIn (LinkedIn)
Many of you have asked for a tutorial on how LinkedIn's new "Open Candidates" works. Here is the 48-second tutorial from LinkedIn! You might also want to read Brenda Bernstein's article that walks through it a bit slower here.

HR Perspective: A Close Look at LinkedIn's "Open to New Opportunities" (Recruiting Blogs)
What does a recruiter want you to know about this new LinkedIn functionality? This is a must-read for job seekers before using the new feature.

Branding: Rethinking Endorsements So You Always Look Your Best (LinkedIn)
LinkedIn is rethinking the endorsements feature to provide even more value. As many of us have struggled with their worth, we look forward to your feedback on these new abilities to feature endorsements and the new targeting of suggested endorsements.

Resume Video: Stephen Colbert Helps President Obama Polish His Resume (CBS)
Stephen helps the soon-to-be-former president with a mock job interview. A little humor for your Friday afternoon!

Workplace Trends: The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in America (Forbes)
Many of the fastest-growing jobs in America don't require a bachelor's degree, and many pay less than the median income in the U.S. Read more in this article based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Please email your kudos to me (marie@careerthoughtleaders.com) so that I can share them with everyone!

COLLEAGUES PUBLISHED IN INDUSTRY BOOK

Congratulations to Lakeisha Mathews, Dan Schwartz, Sheila Margolis, Alisa Cohn, Michelle Riklan, Marie Zimenoff, Laura Labovich, Lynne Williams, Thea Kelley, Jean Juchnowicz, Alan DeBack, Marilyn Feldstein, Vivian Blade, David Hosmer, Barbara Seifert, and Nicole Miller, who contributed to ATDs new publication, "Find Your Fit," edited by Sue Kaiden. Thank you, Sue, for all your work on this!

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.

November 2, 2016, Noon ET
Coaching Students in Career Exploration & Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers

This course is for secondary or postsecondary teachers, counselors, career coaches, or others supporting students in career exploration. You will learn how to partner with students to explore a variety of career pathways, including those nontraditional by gender. Your students will benefit by gaining fresh perspectives on career options, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence. Participants will walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to coach students on career exploration and expand student awareness of diverse career options. Read more here.

November 4, 2016, Noon ET
Academy Certified Profile Writer Course

You can become an expert in writing social media profiles – help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy offers the only comprehensive social media profile writing course to teach you the strategy behind writing profiles, the mechanics of formatting and manipulating profiles to match career strategy, and much more. The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.

November 22, 2016, Noon ET
Resume & Profile E-Summit: Expanding Your Horizons: Writing For International Audiences

It is no secret that the workforce is becoming more globally mobile every day. Are you prepared to help clients move seamlessly between continents? This E-Summit will provide samples and strategies for writers to position candidates for success in a global workforce. If you want to expand the opportunities for your clients (and for your business!), this is a webinar you won't want to miss! Learn more and register.

December 9, 2016, Global Locations & Virtual Events
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next

Formerly Global Career Brainstorming Day, Career Jam is back for its 7th year! We're adding even more resources for attendees, post-event press, and the same great peer-to-peer conversations and learning. Be part of the thought leadership group forecasting the new and the next in the careers industry, get published in our annual white paper, and learn and share with your peers at this one-of-a-kind event.

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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