Issue 120 | November 4, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The future is purchased by the present."
- Dr. Samuel Johnson, 18th Century English Poet

Resume & Profile E-Summit:
Expand Your Horizons: Writing for International Audiences

November 22, Noon to 2 pm Eastern

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Registration for Career Jam is Open: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Writing: The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Scannable Content
  • Business: How to Elevate Your Content Marketing in 7 Steps
  • International View: Skilled Immigrants Struggle to Find Jobs as Government Plans to Welcome More
  • Advancement: 3 Things to Remember When Looking for a Side Hustle
  • Job Search: The Biggest Application Misconception
  • Career Management: What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Course
  • Dean DeGroot: Bully-Proofing the Workplace for Client Career Success
  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Expanding Your Horizons: Writing For International Audiences
  • Herky Cutler: Non-Traditional Assessment Tools That Rock!
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

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 Boston, DC Metro, Honolulu, London, New York, San Francisco, and Stamford. Watch for announcement of 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 Central Time, 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

Writing: The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Scannable Content (Quicksprout)
Whether you are writing a LinkedIn profile, website, resume, or cover letter, writing for today's instant gratification culture requires a certain style of writing. Read on for 8 quick tips to getting your content read.

Business: How to Elevate Your Content Marketing in 7 Steps (Forbes)
If you or your clients are trying to build a business or professional brand through content marketing, this is a must read!

International View: Skilled Immigrants Struggle to Find Jobs as Government Plans to Welcome More (CBC News)
Immigrants to many countries face this issue. Canada is looking to educate employers that this is discrimination. Interesting read!

Advancement: 3 Things to Remember When Looking for a Side Hustle (Forbes)
If your client is having trouble moving their career forward, they might consider a "side hustle." This article shares how to use working on the side to accelerate your career advancement.

Job Search: The Biggest Application Misconception (Memphis News Daily)
Every time I think we've educated job seekers enough to know that applying online isn't enough, I hear it pop up again. Share this article with your job seekers who are wondering why they aren't getting any traction.

Career Management: What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You (Inc.)
When Deb Westcott presented on Coaching for Emotional Intelligence, she talked about the importance of body language and eye contact in particular. This article shares the science around why eye contact is important and how to fix it.

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

Congratulations to Lori Jazvac for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) credential. You are an excellent coach who is dedicated to expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the hard work!

Congratulations to Brenda Cunningham for earning her Credentialed Career Manager distinction. Brenda has dedicated many hours to professional development and shared her expertise through numerous volunteer and publishing efforts. Thank you for your dedication to the careers industry, Brenda!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2016 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

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 18, 2016, 1 am ET
Dean DeGroot: Bully-Proofing the Workplace for Client Career Success

Numerous studies report that over 25% of employees are bullied at some point in their work life, and nearly 50% will witness bullying. This webinar will define bullying, provide guidance for employees who deal with daily fear from workplace bullying, and share approaches with counselors who work with them. Specific interventions to use in the job search and on-the-job will be discussed. 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 8, 2016, Noon ET
Herky Cutler: Non-Traditional Assessment Tools That Rock!

Your webinar presenter will share with you four tools that are free for you to use in your work. They have proven to be very successful in engaging clients and helping practitioners get a much deeper understanding of what their clients value, what their interests are, and what they are passionate about. Participants will learn how to use these 4 non-traditional assessment tools involving music, photography, self-examination of strengths, and visioning. 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. Learn more and register.

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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