Issue 123 | December 2, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction."
– Author Unknown


Friday, December 9

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Last Chance to Join Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • International Trends: Working Overseas: The Millennial Job Search
  • Job Search: The 10 Easiest and Hardest Cities for Finding a Job
  • Interviewing: Making a Joke Could Help You Land Your Next Job
  • Market Trends: Layoffs, Stress on Job Creation Are Sector Specific
  • Social Media: Senior Executives Use Facebook More Than LinkedIn When Seeking Thought Leadership
  • Writing: 33 Writing Tweaks That Will Turn You into a Copywriting Master

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Herky Cutler: Non-Traditional Assessment Tools That Rock!
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Last Chance to Join Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

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, and 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, Madison, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Stamford. Registration is $109 ($89 for CTL Associates) and includes lunch.

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

See the virtual and in-person event schedules.

CTL Associates log in to get your discounts.

Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all 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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

International Trends: Working Overseas: The Millennial Job Search (UniversityHerald)
According to Forbes, millennials prefer to move and work overseas. This article goes through practical steps for considering and striking out to find international opportunities.

Job Search: The 10 Easiest and Hardest Cities for Finding a Job (Forbes)
An easy-to-read slideshow shares the top 10 easiest cities for finding a job based on data from Indeed.com sharing the cities with the most job openings per capita.

Interviewing: Making a Joke Could Help You Land Your Next Job (The Independent)
A recent study by the Georgia Institute of Technology confirmed the importance of quickly building rapport with an interviewer using small talk. This article shares tips for developing those skills!

Market Trends: Layoffs, Stress on Job Creation Are Sector Specific (The Economic Times)
Placement consultants in India and from global job search companies share their outlook on the job market in India. If you are working with candidates interested in companies with operations in India, or just want to stay up on international job trends, read this.

Social Media: Senior Executives Use Facebook More Than LinkedIn When Seeking Thought Leadership (The Drum)
A new study reveals Facebook is the go-to platform for industry leaders seeking business advice. Does this mean the death of LinkedIn?

Writing: 33 Writing Tweaks That Will Turn You into a Copywriting Master (Quick Sprout)
These tips are great for copywriting for your website or writing a candidate's resume, LinkedIn profile, or more.

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 Alexis Currie on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to taking your resume strategy, writing, and design to the next level, and developed your craft to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you, Alexis!

Congratulations to Amy Schofield on earning the first Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) credential awarded from the Resume Writing Academy. Your determination to write creative, comprehensive LinkedIn profiles and experiment with other social media profiles for your candidates truly puts you and your candidates ahead of the curve! Keep up the great work.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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 and this one-of-a-kind event. Learn more and register.

December 12, 2016, Noon ET
CTL Quarterly Call: Trending for 2017 – Your Career!

In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be sharing a few nuggets from Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next. We'll also be talking about what this means for your career! The call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.

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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