Issue 129 | January 13, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"A great flame follows a little spark."
– Dante Aligheieri, Late Middle Ages Italian Poet

Resume & Profile E-Summit:
Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Design to Win Interviews

January 20, Noon to 2 pm Eastern

Recruiter Research, 15+ New Samples, Step-by-Step Design Tips

DETAILS & REGISTRATION


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Early Registration for the 2017 CTL Conference Ends Jan. 18
  • Professional Development Institutes at the 2017 CTL Conference
  • Write Better & Faster: 2 Upcoming Events
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • HR Perspective: Here's Exactly What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume
  • Writing Trends: 4 Cover Letter Trends for 2017
  • Resume Trends: Add Some Novelty to Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile
  • Job Search: Looking for a Job? Don't Tell LinkedIn
  • Career Programs: Working Their Way to Independence
  • Global Trends: The Countries Where Jobs Remain Unfilled the Longest

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Distinctive Design to Win Interviews
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
  • Dean DeGroot: Bully-Proofing the Workplace for Client Career Success
  • 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

Early Registration for the 2017 CTL Conference Ends January 18

Turning Hiring Manager Secrets Into Career Successes
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
April 18–20, 2017
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As career services providers, coaches, and resume writers, we often wonder what a hiring manager looks for in an interview, what a recruiter wants in a resume, or what our candidate can do to earn a promotion.

The CTL Conference April 18–20 in Baltimore, Maryland, will be an opportunity for career professionals to learn from recruiters, hiring managers, and talent development professionals – the people who have a direct impact on our candidate's job search and career advancement goals!

On Wednesday, April 19, recruiters Martin Burns and Shally Steckerl will speak about trends in recruiting, social media sourcing, and how candidates can use social media to connect with recruiters during their search. You will also have an opportunity to hear from a panel of hiring professionals and connect with your career colleagues on practitioner trends.

Martin Burns is Strategic Consulting Leader for HireClix, a consumer advertising agency with a focus on recruitment. A long-time practitioner and corporate recruiting leader, he combines significant expertise in strategy, technology, and marketing. His career has included leading, as well as consulting with, recruitment for some of the world's most significant brands. Before making the move to HireClix, he led talent acquisition technology transformation for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Prior to PwC, he led global recruitment for Mobiquity, a mobile services firm with offices on 4 continents.

Shally Steckerl is a pioneer in talent sourcing. He builds enterprise recruiting engines for Fortune 500 brands to help them find unfindable talent. Shally is sought out by these companies to teach them how to source talent in innovative ways. His background includes serving as a talent sourcing advisor and trainer for Johnson Controls, Akamai Technologies, Netflix, GE, Starwood Hotels, and many more. He was also an internal corporate recruiter for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Motorola, and others before becoming a consultant.

The much anticipated dinner cruise will be Wednesday night! More details to come.

On Thursday, April 20, we'll hear from career thought leaders and recruiters on topics including personal branding, job search, resume writing, leadership development, and career advancement with short trend presentations and colleague discussions. Speakers include Susan Chritton, Kimberly Schneiderman, Deb Dib, Marie Zimenoff, and more!

Learn more and register for the CTL Conference.

CTL Associates, log in for your discount. Want to get in on the opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

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

Transform your career services and writing or grow your business through 2-hour professional development institutes on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

You can choose up to 4 of the 8 in-depth sessions to custom-build a professional development experience that meets your needs, whether you are attending the full conference or just joining us for the day!

Learn more and register.

Coaching & Writing Sessions:

  1. Writing Resumes & Social Media Profiles for New Graduates & Young Professionals – Jan Melnik
  2. Coaching Millennials: Strategies, Tools & Resources for Career Management – Michelle Carroll
  3. Coaching for Un-Retirement: Bringing Purpose to Work – Dr. Rich Feller
  4. Writing for Managers & Executives: New Ideas, Fresh Resume Formats & Creative Online Career Marketing Strategies – Jan Melnik & Marie Zimenoff

Business Development Sessions:

  1. Developing Your Business Brand Story – Vaneese Johnson
  2. Beyond Clients: How to Create Products and Programs to Grow Your Business – Vaneese Johnson & Marie Zimenoff
  3. Secrets of a Scalable, Fast-Growth Career Practice: How to Leverage Technology to Grow Your Business – Laura Labovich
  4. Time to Transform: Working On Your Business Instead of In It – Linda Van Valkenburgh

Learn more and register.

Write Better & Faster: 2 Upcoming Events

A strong resume doesn't just provide your candidates something to submit with their application – it transforms how they see themselves, gives them confidence, and sets the foundation for their search.

Join Resume Writing Academy in January to take your writing to the next level!

January 20, 2017 • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Distinctive Design to Win Interviews
You've been asking for new designs and instruction on creating them, so we're delivering! In this Resume & Profile E-Summit, you will see new formats for designing modern resumes that have instant visual appeal and pass through applicant tracking systems – with step-by-step instruction. In addition to the usual E-Summit deliverables of a 2-hour training and samples, we'll be providing short videos that walk you through creating stunning, structurally sound documents. Learn more and register.

January 26, 2017 • Resume Writing Academy Flagship Training Program and ACRW Certification
If you want to take your writing to the next level, join the industry's first and most comprehensive training program! You'll learn how to make strategic decisions to position your candidate, design documents using Microsoft Word, write powerful accomplishments, and much more. Unlike any other program, you'll receive individualized feedback on 5 writing assignments (plus formatting and grammar assignments). Best of all, there aren't any memberships to pay for! Learn more.

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

CTL Associates be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:

  • Publishing books, blogs, and more for an international professional association
  • Sharing your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)

Log in and view the Associates page for the details!

Want to get in on the opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

HR Perspective: Here's Exactly What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume (USNews)
Another great reminder of what recruiters are looking for when they skim a resume. We'll be hearing more research on this from Dr. Cheryl Minnick during the upcoming Resume & Profile E-Summit (and showing you how to create formats that catch recruiters' attention!).

Cover Letter Trends: 4 Cover Letter Trends for 2017 (Louise Kursmark on LinkedIn)
Cover letters are still important, and they are evolving! Louise shares key trends for modern cover letters (e-notes), including that grammar is still important, writing tight is critical, and more.

Resume Trends: Add Some Novelty to Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile (The Career Confidante Radio)
On one of my favorite episodes of The Career Confidante Radio, Melanie Lenci joins to talk about getting out of your writing rut – beyond the mundane and expected – to engage hiring managers in actually reading your resumes and LinkedIn profiles. We'd love to help you challenge yourself as you complete your ACRW or ACPW assignments!

Job Search: Looking for a Job? Don't Tell LinkedIn (Forbes)
Should your candidate put that they are "Looking for New Opportunities" or "Seeking the Next Challenge" on their LinkedIn profile? Here's one argument for not announcing job seeker status for you and your candidates to consider as you decide.

Career Programs: Working Their Way to Independence (NationSwell)
This article shares details and results from a program in New York that assists victims of domestic violence. Worth the read if you're looking to create a program or want an uplifting story about the positive impact of career assistance.

Global Trends: The Countries Where Jobs Remain Unfilled the Longest (Forbes)
This quick graphic shows you what countries have the largest percentage of jobs that are still open after 60 days. Fascinating!

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 Cathleen Garner on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have demonstrated mastery of resume strategy, writing, and design to bring even more value to your clients. Great work!

Congratulations to Marison Velazquez on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have proven your commitment to learning and developing your writing to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2017 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

January 20, 2017, Noon ET
Resume & Profile E-Summit: Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Distinctive Design to Win Interviews

You've been asking for new designs and instruction on creating them, so we're delivering! In this Resume & Profile E-Summit, you will see new formats for designing modern resumes that have instant visual appeal and pass through applicant tracking systems – with step-by-step instruction. In addition to the usual E-Summit deliverables of a 2-hour training and samples, we'll provide short videos that walk you through creating stunning, structurally sound documents. 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 into practice and truly learn the art of resume writing. Learn more and register.

February 7, 2017, Noon ET
Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Learn more and register.

February 10, 2017, Noon 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.

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.

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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