Issue 138 | March 17, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Without promotion, something terrible happens... Nothing."
– P.T. Barnum, 19th Century politician, & Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus

CTL Master-E-Session: Skills, Assessments & More for Career & Leadership Coaches

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CTL Conference Hotel Room Rate Ends TODAY

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Career Coach Training Opportunities March 23rd and 30th
  • CTL Conference Updates: Hotel Deadline TODAY & Colleague Discussion Tables
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career Planning: How to Financially Prepare for a Career Change
  • Personal Branding: LinkedIn Changed How It Features Posts and Forgot to Tell Everyone
  • Career Change: 3 Keys to a Successful Midlife Career Change
  • Career Advancement: Google Exec Shares His No. 1 Strategy for Mapping Out Your Career
  • Workforce Trends: Hong Kong HR Professional Calls Job-Hoppers "Rubbish"

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

CTL Events

  • 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

Career Coach Training Upcoming Events

March 23 – CTL Master-E-Session, Coaching 101: Skills, Assessments & More for Career & Leadership Coaches

Increase your confidence, improve client outcomes, and build your practice!

In this Master-E-Session, Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders, will be sharing tools for improving your processes. You'll walk away with practical resources, including coaching agreements, information on assessments and activities, and ideas for improving your coaching skills.

You'll walk away with the tools to:

  • Conceptualize career decision-making and career advancement to better structure your coaching process.
  • Be more effective as a coach by following the coaching process in each session and refreshing your coaching skills.
  • Select and integrate assessments and activities that deepen awareness for career decision-making, job search, and leadership development.
  • Make coaching more actionable and outcomes more tangible.

If you are new to creating your coaching practice or wanting to be more effective in creating client transformation, this session is for you! As always with our training, you'll walk away with practical ways to transform your practice, including self-assessments, resources, coaching questions, and more.

Don't miss it! Master-E-Sessions are easy to attend - live or recorded:

LIVE WEBCAST: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12 noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern time

RECORDING: Webinar (audio and video) recording - view any time you want and as often as you want

REGISTRATION: $45 – CTL Associates; $55 – General Registration (includes webcast, all samples and handouts, and recording)

Register Today

March 30 – Certified Career Transition Coach Training Program & Certification

Grow your confidence and improve candidate outcomes through 9 hours of training and guidance in integrating the concepts into your independent coaching practice, workforce center coaching and workshops, or college career services.

Modules and topics include:

  • Foundational coaching skills for success and career change frameworks.
  • Tools for helping candidates articulate career needs, skills, interests, and more without formal assessments.
  • Processes for structured career research and decision-making while considering trade-offs of career options.
  • Strategies for coaching individuals through career change barriers and fears with resources for bridging the gap into a new career.
  • Practical, hands-on exercises and case studies to increase your comprehension and implement what you learn as you go.
  • Tips for guiding career changers through job search, resume writing, and interviewing for success.

The program is 6 Thursdays from Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern Time starting Thursday, March 30th.

Learn More & Register

Conference News

Conference Hotel Deadline

The Discounted Hotel Rate Ends TODAY March 17, 2017

The Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor is available at the discounted rate or $155 plus tax until March 17, 2017. You can book your room for the hotel and 3 days before or after using this link: Book your room at the group rate of $155+ today.

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:

Wednesday

  • Social Recruiting Deep Dive – Shally Steckerl
  • Diversify Your Practice With Multiple Profit Centers – Jan Melnik
  • Outplacement Services Trends – Laura Labovich
  • Personal Brand Strategies for Leaders – Susan Chritton
  • Redefining Work-Life Balance for Your Career – Michelle Carroll
  • Modernizing Your Resumes – Louise Kursmark

Thursday

  • The Gamification of the Careers Industry – Dr. Rich Feller
  • Building Your Career Business – Wendy Enelow
  • Recruiter Preferences Data Deep Dive – Kimberley Schneiderman
  • Creating a Brand that is Bold, Big & Bad – Vaneese Johnson
  • Leadership Coaching Trends – Eleanor Bedford
  • Quasi-Resume to 3D Brand Story: Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile – Deb Dib

Learn more and register for the CTL Conference

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

CTL Associates receive discounts on the Master-E-Sessions, conference, and more! Log in and view the Associates page for 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

Career Change: How to Financially Prepare for a Career Change (Forbes)
When clients are considering a career change, the reality of cash flow can often hinder the process. This article provides practical advice for managing finances during a career transition.

Social Branding: LinkedIn Changed How It Features Posts and Forgot to Tell Everyone (Inc.)
If you are promoting your LinkedIn long-form posts using Twitter, this is a must-read! The change happened a few months ago, but it is a little-known promotional tool, so we wanted to share it again.

Career Change: 3 Keys to a Successful Midlife Career Change (The Motley Fool)
Making a career change at any age is hard. When you've advanced in your profession and have obligations like a mortgage and kids, it is downright scary. This article shares 3 steps that mitigate the risk of transitioning to a new career. If you want more tools and processes to help clients make this change, join us for the Certified Career Transition Coach program.

Career Advancement: Google Exec Shares His No. 1 Strategy for Mapping Out Your Career (CNBC)
This one question helped this executive guide his career strategy and prioritize job opportunities. It also demonstrates the power of great coaching questions!

Workforce Trends: Hong Kong HR Professional Calls Job-Hoppers "Rubbish" (Human Resources)
This fascinating article shares several different perspectives from hiring managers regarding short-term positions, providing insights our clients can use as they craft their stories about why they chose to make transitions.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN & RENEW PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Barbara Deters 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. Keep up the great work, Barbara!

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)
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 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.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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