Issue 137 | March 10, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist and Poet

Conference Professional Development Institute Registration Fee Increases
March 13

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Professional Development Institutes at the 2017 CTL Conference
  • videoBIO, Discussion Tables, Networking at the 2017 CTL Conference
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities: Join Us for the Associate Call Monday

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Hiring Trends: A Different Perspective on Digital Interviewing
  • Personal Branding: How to Use Video on LinkedIn
  • Career Exploration: 4 Steps to Finding Your Career Fit
  • Interviewing: 5 Common Interview Responses That Can Be Interpreted 2 Ways
  • Workforce Trends: The 16 Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

CTL Events

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Master-E-Session: Coaching Fundamentals
  • Career Transition Coach Training
  • Career Thought Leader Conference & Symposium

Associate & Partner Events

  • Vera Chapman: Job Search Strategies for International Students in Especially Challenging Times
  • Transitioning Clients: Helping Them Transform Interests Into Jobs
  • Susan Chritton: Personal Branding – It's No Longer An Option!

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Professional Development Institutes at the 2017 CTL Conference & Symposium

Transform your career services and writing or grow your business through 2-hour professional development institutes on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Registration prices increase on March 13.

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!

See the full session descriptions and presenter bios!

Coaching & Writing Sessions:

  1. Writing Resumes & Social Media Profiles for New Graduates & Young Professionals – Jan Melnik & Catherine Craig
  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

Registration prices increase Monday!

videoBIO, Colleague Discussion Tables & Networking at the 2017 CTL Conference

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
April 18–20, 2017
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videoBIO to Share Updates on Recruiting Technology & Offer Onsite Video Services

We know the importance of video in building brands for our candidates and our own career advancement. The CEO of videoBio, Catharine Fennell, is going to join us to share how video is infiltrating the hiring process, give insight into the rising use of these technologies, and provide practical tips we can share with candidates.

Participants will also have an exclusive opportunity to do an in-person shoot of a video for their own marketing purposes. If you've been dragging your feet on incorporating video, this will be an amazing opportunity!

Learn more about the videoBIO opportunity.


Colleague Discussion Tables

On Wednesday and Thursday during the conference, colleagues will have an opportunity to share, learn, and increase their retention during colleague discussion tables. Meet thought leaders in a small-group setting, network, and learn! Topics include:

The Gamification of the Careers Industry – Dr. Rich Feller
Building Your Career Business – Wendy Enelow
Modernizing Your Resumes – Louise Kursmark
Recruiter Preferences Data Deep Dive – Kimberley Schneiderman
Social Recruiting Deep Dive – Shally Steckerl
Creating a Brand that is Bold, Big & Bad – Vanesse Johnson
Leadership Coaching Trends – Eleanor Bedford
Diversify Your Practice With Multiple Profit Centers – Jan Melnik
Outplacement Services Trends – Laura Labovich
Personal Brand Strategies for Leaders – Susan Chritton
Quasi-Resume to 3D Brand Story: Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile – Deb Dib

Learn more and register for the CTL Conference.


Networking at the CTL Conference

We are bringing back the much-anticipated Harbor Spirit Dinner Cruise! Highlights of the evening include a delicious dinner buffet and non-alcoholic beverages along with a complimentary glass of wine or beer included with your ticket purchase, plus availability of cocktails and other beverages via a full cash bar. You can purchase a cruise ticket when you register for the conference or separately.

Learn more about the conference evening activities.

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

Join the CTL Associate Call Monday, March 13

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.

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

Hiring Trends: A Different Perspective on Digital Interviewing (Catharine Fennell on LinkedIn)
Digital interviewing poses many challenges for candidates, from preparation to dealing with their fear of the technology. Use of asynchronous digital interviews is on the rise and this article shares some positive outcomes of these interviews in the hiring process. Catharine will be sharing more about digital interviews at the CTL Conference next month!

Personal Branding: How to Use Video on LinkedIn (Social Media Examiner)
We've been hearing about the importance of video in personal branding for years ... and it is finally going to catch up with us! If you've been trying to figure out how to incorporate video more to build an engaging personal brand, this is a must-read.

Career Exploration: 4 Steps to Finding Your Career Fit (EOS)
Finding a career where our skills and motivations meet is difficult enough. Add in the challenge of understanding job availability, and the challenge seems insurmountable. Although this article is specific to geology and geophysics careers, it provides an excellent framework for career exploration in any field.

Interviewing: 5 Common Interview Responses that Can Be Interpreted 2 Ways (Forbes)
When candidates ask questions of a hiring manager, they often are not sure what to do with the responses. This article walks through how to interpret employer answers to frequently asked questions.

Workforce Trends: The 16 Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S. (CNBC)
Salary is a chief concern for 68% of job seekers. Each of these roles has a median annual base salary of more than $100,000 ... you might be surprised at which field dominates the list (hint: it's not software development and IT!).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Please email your kudos to me (marie@careerthoughtleaders.com) so that I can share them with everyone!

COLLEAGUES EARN & RENEW PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Robin Ogden on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. Through your commitment to learning and applying new resume strategy, writing, and design concepts, you have become one of the top writers in the field. Keep up the great work, Robin!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

CTL EVENTS

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.

March 23, 2017, Noon ET
Master-E-Session: Coaching 101: Skills, Assessments & More for Smoother Transitions

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 the coaching process – including coaching agreements, assessments, and coaching skills – for increased confidence, improved outcomes with candidates, and new business opportunities for private practitioners. Learn more and register.

March 30, 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.

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 and watch for more information. CTL Associates, log in to get your discounts.

ASSOCIATE & PARTNER EVENTS

March 23, 2017, Noon ET
Vera Chapman: Job Search Strategies for International Students in Especially Challenging Times

International students face significant challenges and uncertainties in gaining employment within the United States - especially in light of recent legislative action. Vera will review some strategies for success for these students in the US. Learn more and register.

March 24, 2017, Noon ET
Transitioning Clients: Helping Them Transform Interests Into Jobs

This workshop will give you tools to help clients thoroughly explore different career options that emerge after they take a self-assessment and/or identify the factors that matter to them in an ideal job. For Career Coaches and Career Counselors who want to learn new ways to guide students, young adults or mid-career professionals to build lives they love supported by work they enjoy. Participant materials include a practitioner's guide and reproducible worksheets. Day-long session will be held in Boston. Learn more and register.

March 30, 2017, Noon ET
Susan Chritton: Personal Branding – It's No Longer An Option!

Building a personal brand helps you create a clear and concise reputation as you enter or expand in the workforce. Learn the best strategies to move your career forward from the author of Personal Branding for Dummies. Learn more and register.

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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