Issue 152 | June 30, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision."
– Peter F. Drucker, Management Consultant, Educator & Author

Writing Mastery Open Call July 19
Best Practices for Writing Social Media Profiles

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Writing Mastery Open Call: Best Practices for Writing Social Media Profiles
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Training Program
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Open Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Branding: LinkedIn's Most-Maligned Feature is About to Become Your New Favorite Tool
  • Job Search: Job Hopping? LinkedIn Lets You Know Who Saw Your Profile
  • Reputation: 5 Best Reputation Management Tools of 2017
  • Time Management: 7 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills
  • Future-Proofing: How to Keep Your Personal Brand Marketable

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Writing Mastery Open Call: Social Media Profile Best Practices
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Course
  • Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class
  • Social Branding Analyst Certification
  • Mark Your Calendar to Join Us in Madrid

Partner & Associate Events

  • Training from the Back of the Room
  • Coaching Students in Career Exploration & Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

JUL 19 | Writing Mastery Open Call: Social Media Profile Best Practices

LinkedIn's user interface keeps changing and we know companies and individuals are using a wider variety of platforms to connect with, research, and screen our clients.

How do you write social media profiles that stand out from the crowd? What are emerging as new best practices in content, voice, and design?

Join Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff and fellow writers on Wednesday, July 19, at Noon Eastern for a 1-hour open call to discuss the most effective strategies for writing social media profiles.

We will share best practices and then open the call for you to ask questions and share your strategies. Please come ready to contribute and ask questions!

In the last 15 minutes of the call, we'll share about the upcoming Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) program that starts August 3, 2017, and answer your questions about the program.

Learn more and register.

AUG 3 | Comprehensive LinkedIn Profile Writing Course

Savvy professionals know that advancing their career or finding a job today means having a great resume and social media profiles that use the right language to get found by their target audience while telling a story that hooks readers into initiating a connection.

If you want to write profiles that differentiate your candidates, join us starting August 3rd for the industry's only comprehensive profile writing training program – and become an Academy Certified Profile Writer.

Live Thursdays from Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern or listen to the recordings for the self-paced option.

What does the ACPW program entail?

  • 5 webinar classes on profile strategy, social media hiring trends, professional writing, stand-out profile formats, writing strategies for each profile type/section, and techniques to draw out great content from your candidates (LinkedIn®, Twitter®, Facebook®, and other social mediums are all included; the program is not endorsed by any of these)
  • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills
  • 3 independent learning projects creating profile content based on case studies to increase your mastery of the content

What do you get from the program?

  • Videos that show you how to manipulate profile sections and implement what you learn in class
  • Hundreds of pages of handouts and sample profiles.
  • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL.
  • Subcontract writing positions with other resume companies – a great way to gain additional experience while making money(!). These projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume.

Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility.

Learn more and register.

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • Share your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)
  • Deadline is July 7 to get published in the upcoming Special Report on Building Your Brand Visibility

CTL Associates receive discounts on the Master-E-Sessions, conferences, 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!

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

ICF Converge | Washington, DC

CTL Board Member Susan Chritton will join Marie in running a "Development Lab" at ICF Converge on August 25, 2017, where they will help coaches from around the world clarify their personal brand and create bios to build their coaching practices. If you're planning to attend Converge, watch for more information on how you can join!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Branding: LinkedIn's Most-Maligned Feature is About to Become Your New Favorite Tool (Inc.)
These changes to the LinkedIn newsfeed, this article claims, are likely to be "game-changers" for the platform. Time will tell, but in the meantime, this is a must read!

Job Search: Job Hopping? LinkedIn Lets You Know Who Saw Your Profile (LinkedIn)
On the way from LinkedIn … the "Search Appearances" feature! They haven't said much about if it will be for paid accounts only, so we'll keep you updated. This article talks about it a bit more.

Reputation: 5 Best Reputation Management Tools of 2017 (B2C)
Managing your online reputation is more important than ever … and more difficult when social media now changes overnight. Many of these are new to me!

Time Management: 7 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills (Glassdoor)
Summer challenges our time management skills as we balance family and work. These quick tips will be helpful this summer and as we go into the busy fall.

Future-Proofing: How to Keep Your Personal Brand Marketable (Career Confidante Radio)
Listen as Marietta Gentles Crawford talks about how to future-proof your client's brand, speed job search, improve opportunities for promotion, and be happier at work!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Debra Boggs, Faye Katz, Ana Kolodzinski, Murray Mann, Debra Mastic, Ryan Mickley, Melissa Orpen-Tuz, Kristine Pierce, Thomas Powner, Sherry Sullivan, Aurore Sun, Charles Timmins, Linda Van Valkenburgh, and Ruth Winden who earned the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential. You are all at the top of the field in knowing how to help clients use LinkedIn to build their brand!

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 & RWA EVENTS

July 19, 2017, Noon ET
Writing Mastery Open Call: Social Media Profile Best Practices

LinkedIn's user interface keeps changing, and we know companies and individuals are using a wider variety of platforms to connect with, research, and screen our clients. How do you write social media profiles that stand out from the crowd? What are emerging as new best practices in content, voice, and design? Join fellow writers and Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff on Wednesday, July 19, at Noon Eastern for a 1-hour open call to discuss best practices for writing social media profiles. We will share best practices and then open the call for you to ask questions and share your strategies. Please come ready to share and ask questions! In the last 15 minutes of the call, we'll share about the upcoming Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) program that starts August 3, 2017, and answer your questions about the program. Learn more and register.

August 3, 2017, Noon ET
Academy Certified Profile Writer Course

You can become an expert in writing social media profiles – help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy offers the only comprehensive social media profile writing course to teach you the strategy behind writing profiles, the mechanics of formatting and manipulating profiles to match career strategy, and much more. The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.

August 29, 2017, 10 am ET
Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class

Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology – a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. Developed by William Arruda and proven with thousands of clients and participants, this methodology is the future of career management and essential to expanding professional and personal success. You will earn 3 certifications: 360Reach Certified Analyst, Certified Personal Brand Strategist, and Social Branding Certified Analyst. Learn more and register.

October 23, 2017, Noon ET
Social Branding Analyst Certification

Unlike most LinkedIn training, our program is built on a platform of personal branding and provides context so coaches can help their clients build an efficient, integrated social media strategy. This innovative certification gives you everything you need to help your clients build stellar LinkedIn profiles and use LinkedIn to expand their thought leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. We've integrated secrets and tips for maximizing the value of LinkedIn and share advice you won't find elsewhere. Learn more and register.

May 1-3, 2018
CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium Goes to Spain

Mark your calendars now and start planning an international excursion ... our annual exclusive, in-person professional development opportunity (conference) is going global! Career colleagues from Europe are excited to host us in Madrid, Spain, for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium, Thrive: Helping Professionals Navigate a Global, Virtual & Gig Workforce. We'll be planning a group flight and providing a 10-pay registration option so you can spread out your expenses.

ASSOCIATE & PARTNER EVENTS

July 19-20, 2017, 11:30 am ET
Training from the Back of the Room | San Francisco, CA

Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. Explore the most current "cognitive neuroscience" about effective instruction – how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge. Discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. Learn more and register.

July 27, 2017, Noon ET
Coaching Students in Career Exploration & Expanding Awareness of Nontraditional Careers

This course is for secondary or postsecondary teachers, counselors, career coaches, or others supporting students in career exploration. You will learn how to partner with students to explore a variety of career pathways, including those nontraditional by gender. Your students will benefit by gaining fresh perspectives on career options, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence. Participants will walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to coach students on career exploration and expand student awareness of diverse career options. Learn more and register.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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