Issue 171 | November 17, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Whoever said, ‘If it ain't broke, don't fix it,' probably never heard of preventative maintenance."
– Steve Kasper, retired Canadian Hockey Player

TODAY: E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials
November 17, 2017, from Noon to 2 pm ET

Register Today

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

  • TODAY: E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials on November 17
  • Early Bird for Annual Symposium Ends TODAY, November 17
  • Career Jam Adds Locations in PA, HI, FL, MA & NJ
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Job Search Success: What Employers Want from Job References
  • Expert Resume Feature: Modernize Your CV, Demonstrate Your Value
  • Career: 7 Pieces of Valuable Career Advice That Might Surprise You
  • Social Media: LinkedIn Rolls Out Its Career Advice Mentoring Program To US, UK, and India
  • Negotiation: How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer in Just 1 Simple Sentence

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials
  • 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

TODAY! NOV 17 |E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials

"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

You spend hours working to craft a resume that sells your candidate's unique value. How do you help them manage external validation of their brand from colleagues, supervisors, and others in the form of references, recommendations, and testimonials?

In this E-Summit, Dr. Cheryl Minnick and Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff will walk you through the what, where, why, how, and when of references. You will learn the context behind how employers use references and what matters most for your clients in managing their Circle of Champions.

You'll walk away with:

  • An understanding of the different types of references and tips for candidates in choosing references.
  • Context and the backstory around how references are used by employers, what is "allowed" and what isn't, and what that means for your clients.
  • Tips on helping clients submit references or letters of recommendation.
  • Writing and formatting strategies for stand-out references lists and incorporating testimonials into other career documents.
  • Guidelines to help clients coach their references, including drafting recommendation letters or LinkedIn profile recommendations.
  • Questions that will improve the power of references lists, recommendations, and testimonials, no matter the format.

As always with our Resume & Profile E-Summits, you'll walk away with tools, resources, and pages of handouts with sample reference lists, recommendation letters, career documents that incorporate testimonials, LinkedIn recommendations, and more!

Register to attend live or get the recording (all who register get lifetime access to the E-Summit webinar recording and handouts).

Learn more and register NOW.

MAY 1 | Join Us in Madrid for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium
Early Registration Ends TODAY, 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.

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 TODAY, November 17

DEC 1 |Career Jam Adds Locations in PA, HI, FL, MA & NJ

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 Boston, DC Metro, Honolulu, Madison, New Jersey, 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 have 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:

  • 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

Job Search Success: What Employers Want from Job References (Monster)
Did you know that hiring managers surveyed said they remove 21% of candidates from consideration after speaking to their references? If you want to help your clients manage their references better, read this article or listen in to the latest E-Summit for in-depth tips!

Expert Resume Feature: Modernize Your CV, Demonstrate Your Value (Resume Writing Academy)
Employees are unhappy at work and feel like their career development opportunities (or time for them) are limited. This article shares ways managers can integrate development into everyday actions – great tips for those of you who are consulting with companies!

Career: 7 Pieces of Valuable Career Advice That Might Surprise You (PayScale)
Jobseekers with political science degrees or backgrounds in grassroots campaigning are emerging as highly desired by businesses, based on a monthly workforce report from LinkedIn.

Social Media: LinkedIn Rolls Out Its Career Advice Mentoring Program To US, UK, and India (TechCrunch)
Career Advice, LinkedIn's new product, is rolling out. Read this, then click on your profile and look for the Career Advice tab on your dashboard.

Negotiation: How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer in Just 1 Simple Sentence (Inc.)
An interesting approach – 12 magic words! This article will tell you what they are and why hiring managers love to hear them.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

CTL & RWA EVENTS

TODAY, November 17, 2017, Noon ET
E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials

You spend hours working to craft a resume that sells your candidate's unique value. How do you help them manage external validation of their brand from colleagues, supervisors, and others in the form of references, recommendations, and testimonials? In this E-Summit, you will walk through the what, where, why, how, and when of references. You will learn the context behind how employers use references and walk away with sample reference lists, recommendation letters, and new, creative uses for testimonials. Learn more and register.

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

December 6-7 | Irvine, CA
Training from the BACK of the Room

This is great training for teachers, trainers, and coaches! Crafted by Sharon Bowman, based on current brain science, and delivered by Elisabeth Sanders-Park, it takes your training to an advanced level. If you lead workshops, facilitate small groups, or work one-on-one, you will get a fresh perspective, practical approaches, and proven tools that improve your training immediately and forever. 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)

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

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Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
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