Issue 125 | December 16, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."
– Anne Lamott, American Novelist and Political Activist

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Professional Development Institutes Registration Open
  • Registration for the CTL Conference is Open!
  • End-of-Year Sale

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • LinkedIn: What is the Difference Between the Old Interface and the New?
  • Career Trends: Top Career Trends for 2017: Part 1
  • Job Search: Facebook and Google Invest More Deeply in Job Search
  • International Trends: Three Key Issues HR in Hong Kong Will Face in 2017
  • Job Trends: Outlook for Early 2017 Shows Good Job Still Hard to Find

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Writing Mastery Open Call: How to Write Tight
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
  • Master-E-Session: Coaching Fundamentals
  • Career Transition Coach Training
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Career Thought Leader Conference & Symposium

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Professional Development Institutes at the 2017 Career Thought Leader Conference & Symposium

Transform your career services and writing or grow your business through two-hour professional development institutes prior to the Career Thought Leaders Conference.

The subject matter for these institutes is based on your votes! And the winning topics are...

Coaching & Writing Topics:

  • Marketing Gen Z & Millennials: Resume Strategies for New Graduates and Young Professionals
  • From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Coaching Strategies for Gen Z & Millennial Job Search, Career Advancement, and Beyond
  • Coaching for Un-Retirement: Bringing Purpose to Work
  • Marketing Managers & Executives: New Ideas, New Resume Formats, and Creative Strategies for Online Career Marketing

Business Development Sessions:

  • Branding Your Business
  • Beyond Clients: How to Create Products and Programs to Grow Your Business
  • Secrets of a Scalable, Fast-Growth Career Practice: How to Leverage Technology to Grow Your Business
  • Time to Transform: Working On Your Business Instead of In It

You can choose to take one, two, three, or four of these eight in-depth sessions to custom-build a professional development experience that meets your career and business needs.

Learn more and register.

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.

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!

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

LinkedIn: What is the Difference Between the Old Interface and the New? (Viveka Von Rosen on LinkedIn)
LinkedIn has started rolling out its new user interface. In this article, Viveka outlines what the differences will be. If you don't have the new interface yet, make sure to backup your profile.

Career Trends: Top Career Trends for 2017: Part 1 (Marie Zimenoff LinkedIn)
This article shares five themes from thought leader discussions during Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next – including career professionals from diverse settings and recruiters.

Online Job Search: Facebook and Google Invest More Deeply in Job Search (SHRM)
In response to one of the trends discussed in the article above, Facebook and Google are readying themselves to help recruiters where LinkedIn starts to fall short. This article details what they're up to.

International Trends: Three Key Issues HR in Hong Kong Will Face in 2017 (HumanResources)
This article shares three key issues the Hong Kong labor market and HR professionals face, including cyber security, proposed legislation around standard working hours, and restructuring. An interesting read!

Job Trends: Outlook for Early 2017 Shows Good Job Still Hard to Find (CNBC)
ManpowerGroup's employment outlook survey predicts that the general trend of specialized positions going unfilled will continue and the best areas for hiring in 2017.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

January 11, 2017, Noon ET
Writing Mastery Open Call: How to Write Tight

Join our Academy Certified Resume and Profile Writers in discussing best practices to write tight for more modern resumes and LinkedIn profiles. The Resume Writing Academy will share best practices, facilitate sharing among writers among the call, and provide resources. Learn more and register.

January 26, 2017, Noon ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass

The ACRW training program is the only program that will transform your writing for more confidence, better candidate outcomes, and increase revenue. Through in-depth training and detailed feedback on 6 writing and formatting assignments, you put strategies to practice and truly learn the art of resume writing. Learn more and register.

March 2, 2017, Noon ET
Master-E-Session: Coaching Fundamentals

If you are new in creating your coaching practice or wanting to be more effective in creating client transformation, this session is for you! We'll be exploring best practices in each step of the coaching process for increased confidence, improved outcomes with candidates, and new business opportunities for private practitioners. Learn more and register.

March 9, 2017, Noon ET
Career Transition Coach Training

Do you wish you had processes to walk candidates through career exploration and transition? Join us for the Certified Career Transition Coach program. This training – used by practitioners in university, community college, workforce, and private practice settings – provides resources and processes and leads you through integrating them into your work so you can coach with more confidence and achieve better outcomes for candidates. Learn more and register.

March 13, 2017, Noon ET
CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board

In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be leading a discussion about the challenges and opportunities faced by those entering "un-retirement." 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. Take a break from your spring cleaning and dial in! 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)

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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