Issue 168 | October 27, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Hope awakens courage. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician."
– Karl Ludwig von Knebel, 18th Century German Poet

CTL Professional Development Symposium
May 1 – 3, 2018 in Madrid, Spain
Early Registration Ends Friday, November 17

Register Today

Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
December 1, 2017, Virtual & In-Person Events

Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Early Bird for Annual Symposium Ends November 17
  • Career Jam Registration Open
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Social Media: This LinkedIn Rival's Profiles Will Actually Show Your Whole Personality
  • Human Resources: Where's the VP of HR? The Changing Role – And Titles – Of Human Resources
  • Social Branding: Why Blogging Is Still Good for Your Career
  • Career Advancement: 5 Science-Backed Ways to Become More Popular & Work Better With Your Coworkers
  • Resume: Designing Resumes and Profiles

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
  • CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium

Partner & Associate Events

  • Training from the BACK of the Room

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

MAY 1 | Join Us in Madrid: Early Registration Ends November 17

Thrive: Helping Careerists Navigate a Global, Virtual & Gig Workforce
May 1 to 3, 2018
NH Nacional
Paseo Del Prado, 48, Madrid, Spain

Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are going abroad for three exciting days of global connecting, learning, and exceptional value.

The 2018 conference will be a true international symposium, with attendees joining from across the U.S., Europe, Australia, South America, and beyond.

For those traveling from the U.S., we've put together a group flight so you can enjoy the company of your career colleagues as you travel.

The original 15 seats on the group flight sold out!! We called the travel agent and added 5 more seats. We will also be coordinating ground transportation for the group to the hotel.

Flight Information

  • Saturday, 4/28, JFK to Madrid, Delta #410; Depart 7:35pm arrive Madrid 9:15am
  • Saturday, 5/05, Madrid to JFK, Delta #210; Depart 10:20am arrive JFK 12:33pm

Pricing & Payment Information
Current price including all taxes and fees $637.46. The taxes could change.

Only 4 seats left at this price! Reserve your seat today!

Do you have an up-to-date passport? The end of the year is a great time to renew or get your passport before the rush of the new year!

Early Registration Ends November 17

DEC 1 |Registration Open for Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

Career Jam, formerly Global Career Brainstorming Day, is your opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking event of career exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues.

Who attends Career Jam?
Career Coaches, Counselors & Consultants, Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writers, College & University Career Development Professionals, Military & Government Career Transition Specialists, Workforce Development Personnel, Outplacement Consultants, Executive Recruiters, Employment Technology, Job Board & Social Media Experts

Register today!

In-person events are limited to 12 registrations and virtual events are limited to 15 registrations for maximum participation.

PLEASE NOTE: All events start at 11:30 AM in their respective time zones (local time for the local events and 11:30 in the time zone you select for the virtual events).

What is Career Jam?
An opportunity for you to participate in learning, exploration, and discovery of best practices and emerging trends within the careers industry. A facilitator will guide each group of career colleagues through a discussion outline while encouraging dynamic conversations on a variety of topics, from career marketing and job search, to career management, employment trends, and more!

In-person events will be held in DC Metro, Honolulu, Madison, San Francisco, Stamford (New York), and West Palm Beach. Registration is $109 ($89 for CTL Associates) and includes lunch.

Virtual events will be held for the following areas: Australia & New Zealand, Europe, North America – Pacific, North America – Eastern. Registration is $87 ($74 for CTL Associates).

See the virtual and in-person event schedules.

Why attend Career Jam?
Beyond learning from and sharing with professionals across the industry, the outcomes from all these events will be compiled and published by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium in a white paper. The white paper will recognize the contributions of all Career Jam participants. In other words, you'll be published in a widely read industry document distributed to career professionals, media outlets, and job seekers by CTL.

Download the 2016 white paper to read the findings from last year's event.

Other benefits of attendance:

  • You get a rare opportunity to be engaged in setting and predicting trends in the careers industry.
  • You get focused time to sit with your peers and brainstorm best practices for your work in response to trends, making you more valuable to your clients.
  • You get published (without a lot of work)! You'll be listed as a contributing author to the annual white paper.
  • You receive a press release to share the white paper and earn further publicity in your local press.
  • You receive "tweets" you can use throughout the year to promote yourself as a thought leader, guide your content strategy, and more!

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:

  • Host a Career Jam in your city!
  • Share your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)

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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Social Media: This LinkedIn Rival's Profiles Will Actually Show Your Whole Personality (Mashable)
Will LinkedIn always be the top channel for professional online branding? Nothing is constant but change, and we are keeping our eye on other tools that might be helpful for your clients and ... perhaps, the next big thing. Check out this article on another upcoming platform!

Human Resources: Where's the VP of HR? The Changing Role – And Titles – Of Human Resources (HR Drive)
HR job titles are shifting, making it difficult for our clients who are trying to connect with positions and people in the field. A must-read!

Social Branding: Why Blogging Is Still Good for Your Career (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Is blogging dead? This article shares how they are still relevant – even in the academic realm – with tips that are helpful for any client.

Career Advancement: 5 Science-Backed Ways to Become More Popular & Work Better With Your Coworkers (Mic)
Research shows a few counterintuitive ways that worker productivity and teamwork can be improved and make your client the first choice for working on the next big project.

Resume: Designing Resumes and Profiles (Video)
In case you missed it, this in-depth video walks you through the best practices of modern resume and profile design!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Molly Walsh on earning her Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have stepped out to write profiles that connect with your client's audience and attract hiring managers. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to Kevin Kelley who earned the Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) credential. You are a strong coach and your dedication to expanding your skills and adding practical tools will improve outcomes for your clients. We're excited to have you in the careers community, Kevin!

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

December 1, 2017, 11:30 AM LOCAL TIME
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)

Career Jam is your opportunity to participate in exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues. We'll be adding new features and topics this year to keep the event fresh! Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate. If you'd like to host an event in your city, please contact Marie for more information. 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. Learn more here.

ASSOCIATE & PARTNER EVENTS

November 9-10 | Seattle WA
Training from the BACK of the Room

This is great training for trainers, teachers, coaches – anyone who wants to 'teach it quick and make it stick.' Crafted by expert Sharon Bowman based on current brain science, and delivered by CTL Founding Board Member Elisabeth Sanders-Park, this 2-day event takes your training to an advanced level! Fills quickly. Early bird and CTL discount (code: CTL$100) available. Learn more and register.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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