Issue 119 | October 28, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
- Raymond Hull, Canadian Playwright and Lecturer

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

  • Resume Writing Academy Comprehensive Profile Writing Course
  • Registration Opens for Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • International View: LinkedIn Under Attack in Russia: What's Next?
  • Workplace Trends: Are Short-Term Jobs the New Normal?
  • Advancement: Why You Secretly Think You Work Harder Than All Your Colleagues
  • Career Management: Have You Managed Your Career Well?
  • Interviewing: 29 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview
  • Job Search: Land a Better Job Faster: How to Find the Best Company Fit

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials & Industry Recognition
  • Colleagues Publishes 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

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.

Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

Registration Now Open for Career Jam!

In 2015 we brought a new name and new features to one of our favorite events of the year, Global Career Brainstorming Day.

On December 9, 2016, Career Jam will offer an intense, energizing, enjoyable day to learn, share, and build a network that includes some of the brightest, most interesting people we know – career professionals!

Who attends Career Jam?

Career Coaches, Counselors & Consultants, Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writers, College & University Career Development Professionals, Military & Government Career Transition Specialists, Workforce Development Personnel, Outplacement Consultants, Executive Recruiters, Employment Technology, Job Board & Social Media Experts

Register Today! In-person events are limited to 12 registrations and virtual events to 15 registrations for maximum participation.

What is Career Jam?

An opportunity for you to participate in learning, exploration, and discovery of best practices and emerging trends within the careers industry. A facilitator will guide each group of career colleagues through a discussion outline while encouraging dynamic conversations on a variety of topics, from career marketing and job search, to career management, employment trends, and more!

In-person events will be held in DC Metro, London, New York, San Francisco, and Stamford. Watch for announcements for more locations soon! Registration is $109 ($89 for CTL Associates) and includes lunch.

Virtual events will be held for the following areas: Australia & New Zealand, Europe, North America – Pacific, North America – Eastern. Registration is $87 ($67 for CTL Associates).

See the virtual and in-person event schedules.

CTL Associates receive great benefits, including discounts on all CTL-sponsored events. Log in to access your discount. Want to get in on the opportunities? Become a CTL Associate today!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

International View: LinkedIn Under Attack in Russia: What's Next (Moscow Times)
LinkedIn's security issues are claimed as the reason a Moscow city court is ruling November 10 on whether or not it will uphold a lower court's decision to block the social media. Read this article for more on the fate of LinkedIn and other social media in Russia.

Workplace Trends: Are Short-Term Jobs the New Normal? (CBC Radio)
Are full-time jobs being replaced with part-time jobs? Political leaders and journalists disagree about the future of jobs for young people in Canada and around the world. The article also consults a career counselor and provides good information about the evolution of employment.

Advancement: Why You Secretly Think You Work Harder Than All Your Colleagues (Fast Company)
It is possible that you are pulling more than your own weight in the workplace or at home, but there's a pretty good chance you aren't. Read this article to find out how your brain makes a martyr of you.

Career Management: Have You Managed Your Career Well? (U.S. News)
We know that our clients need to be deliberate about how they manage their careers to be in a position where they have options and can make decisions with confidence. This article provides a few practical tips for assessing career management and taking control over career destiny.

Interviewing: 29 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview (Business Insider)
In case you missed this article going around on social media, it is a must read! Read on for great questions any candidate can ask when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?"

Job Search: Land a Better Job Faster: How to Find the Best Company Fit (Career Confidante Radio)
Debra Feldman joined CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff on Career Confidante radio last week and shared a step-by-step process for job seekers to identify and qualify companies that would be a great fit for their next position. Listen in and share with your job seekers!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

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

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS & INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Congratulations to Maike Henning on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to mastering resume strategy, writing, and design, and developed your writing to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you, Maike!

Diane Hudson was honored to receive the NRWA HERO Award at the NRWA conference in September, for providing expertise to the career coaching and resume writing industry. Diane was also honored to be on the front cover of Women of Distinction magazine, where she provided a strong article on the value career coaches and resume writers provide for career management and job search, heightening awareness of the career coaching industry to the public. Kudos to you, Diane, and thank you for all you do for the careers industry!

COLLEAGUE PUBLISHES BOOK

Anne Marie Segal published a book this month on interviewing called Master the Interview. Congratulations on your hard work, Anne Marie!

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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