Issue 124 | December 9, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
– John Buchan, Politician and Writer

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • CTL Associate Call & Exclusive Opportunities
  • Registration for the CTL Conference is Open!
  • End of Year Sale

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Interviewing: How to Survive Your Group Interview
  • Social Media: Introducing Conversation Starters to Make Messaging Easier
  • Job Trends: LinkedIn Ranks the Most Popular Jobs for 2016 College Graduates
  • Market Trends: These Professionals Are Excited About the Rise of Workplace Robots
  • Career Planning: Think Strategically About Your Career Development

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with the CTL Board
  • 2017 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

CTL Associate Call & Exclusive Opportunities

In the 4th quarter CTL Associate Call on Monday, December 12, the 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.

In case you missed them in your email, CTL Associates can also log on to the CTL website, click on "Associates" in the menu at the top, and find new exclusive publishing opportunities outlined there in addition to other Associate benefits.

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!

2017 Career Thought Leader Conference & Symposium: Turning Hiring Manager Secrets Into Career Successes

Registration is open for the 2017 Career Thought Leader Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 18–20. Tuesday, April 18, will be a day full of in-depth professional development institutes to build your skills in coaching, resume and profile writing, and business development. Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, will feature recruiting specialists, hiring managers, and HR technology gurus sharing insights to inform our practices and help us better guide clients toward job search success.

Mark the dates on your calendar, watch for more information, and register before the price increases on January 18! CTL Associates, log in to get your discounts.

End-of-Year Sale!

Get our training at the best price of the year. If you are looking for resources to build your business or get fresh ideas for your writing, these deals are for you!

Purchase all 5 Recorded Master-E-Sessions for $219 or $179 for CTL Associates (become an Associate for a one-time investment of $399).

CTL Master-E-Sessions are 90-minute training sessions that include handouts packed full of resources! The recordings of all sessions are available and include access to all the resources. This year, topics included:

Purchase the Resume & Profile Writing E-Summit Bundle, 17 sessions with nearly 1000 pages of samples and resources PLUS 34 hours of training, for $399 (a value of $1000+).

Resume Writing Academy E-Summits are training sessions that dive deep into specific resume topics. Session recordings are available and include access to handouts with 30+ pages of samples for each E-Summit. This year, topics included:

2015's topics included Executive Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Technical Resumes & Graduating Student Resumes ... AND you get 11 more!

These deals end on December 31!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Interviewing: How to Survive Your Group Interview (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Is your client prepared to walk into a group interview (with multiple candidates) or a panel interview (with multiple interviewers)? This article shares some great tips with a welcomed sense of humor.

Social Media: Introducing Conversation Starters to Make Messaging Easier (LinkedIn)
Ah, LinkedIn, at it again making things "easier" for users. As career professionals, we know that these features can be great when a client knows the appropriate time and situation to use them! Heads up on this new feature and the opportunity for you to coach your candidates on its appropriate use.

Job Trends: LinkedIn Ranks the Most Popular Jobs for 2016 College Graduates (Chron)
This slideshow takes you through the 10 jobs that are most popular among 2016 college graduates. If you keep clicking, you also get the U.S. News & World Report "best jobs without a college degree" (although most of them do require a two-year degree).

Market Trends: These Professionals Are Excited About the Rise of Workplace Robots (Entrepreneur)
One of the top career trend topics for the past few years has been the rise of automation and its replacement of jobs. This article takes a refreshing positive spin on the issue. Worth the read!

Career Planning: Think Strategically About Your Career Development (Harvard Business Review)
The end of the year is a popular time for people to reflect on their career. Share this article with your clients – a gift of four practical steps they can take to position themselves for long-term growth.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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.

April 18–20, 2017
Career Thought Leader Conference & Symposium

Registration is open for the 2017 Career Thought Leader Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 18–20. Tuesday, April 18, will be a day full of in-depth professional development institutes to build your skills in coaching, resume and profile writing, and business development. Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, will feature recruiting specialist, hiring managers, and HR technology gurus sharing insights to inform our practices and help us better guide clients toward job search success.

Mark the dates on your calendar, watch for more information, and register before the price increases on January 18! CTL Associates log in to get your discounts.

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)

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