Issue 173 | December 1, 2017

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
– Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

End-of-Year Sale
Give Yourself the Gifts of Confidence & Credibility

With Top-Selling Business, Coaching & Writing Training

Coaching | Business Development | Writing


  • End-of-Year Sale
  • Join us for the 2018 Symposium in Madrid
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Workforce Trends: 10 Skills Workers Will Need in 2020
  • Career: Up-Level Your Career by Up-Leveling Those Around You
  • Leadership: 10 CEOs and Top Executives Reveal Their Best Leadership Secrets
  • Hiring Trends: Robots Come to Job Search: AI-Powered Head Hunters Disrupt Recruitment Industry
  • Job Search: Is the Business Card Dead? 16 Experts Share Their Thoughts


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
  • Colleague Published in Industry Journal


CTL & RWA Events

  • Career Thought Leader Associate Call
  • CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium

Partner & Associate Events

  • Training from the BACK of the Room


End-of-Year Sale

Get our training at the best price of the year. If you are looking for resources to build your business or get fresh ideas for your writing or coaching, this deal is for you!

Get $40 off the popular Certified Career Transition Coach or Certified Hidden Job Market Coach programs.

Get $20 off the Coaching Master-E-Session Bundle, including Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market, Coaching for Career Advancement: Emotional Intelligence, and Coaching 101: Skills, Assessments, and more for Career and Leadership Coaches.

Learn More & Get the Discounts Before December 31

Get $30 off the Resume Writing Academy E-Summit Bundle, 15+ sessions with nearly 1000 pages of samples and resources PLUS 34 hours of training, for $429 $399 (a value of $1000+). E-Summits are training sessions that dive deep into specific resume topics. Session recordings are available and include access to handouts with 30+ pages of samples for each E-Summit.

Get $100 off the industry-leading Academy Certified Resume Writer or Academy Certified Profile Writer programs or $200 off the Certification Bundle.

Learn More & Get the Discounts Before December 31

Business Development
Get $40 off the Grow Your Business Bundle, including 12+ hours of sessions, materials, and insights. Topics include pricing and packaging, sales, marketing, presentation skills, storytelling, and much more!

Learn More & Get the Discounts Before December 31

These deals end on December 31!

MAY 1 | Join Us in Madrid: 2018 Career Thought Leader Symposium

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!

Register today.


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

  • RSVP for the CTL Associate Call December 11, 2017
  • 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!


Workforce Trends: 10 Skills Workers Will Need in 2020 (Human Resources)
This article details the skills that will be needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what the top industries and jobs will be in 2020.

Career: Up-Level Your Career By Up-Leveling Those Around You (Forbes)
Read this piece for practical advice in adding new people to your circle of influence – networking, finding a mentor or sponsor, or forming other relationships can help your career.

Leadership: 10 CEOs and Top Executives Reveal Their Best Leadership Secrets (Business Insider)
A fun article with vignettes from top leaders about the hard work it takes to become an effective leader.

Hiring Trends: Robots Come to Job Search: AI-Powered Head Hunters Disrupt Recruitment Industry (Forbes)
Machine learning excels at matching and is infiltrating the recruiting realm through a new platform ... a recommendation engine. A fascinating read!

Job Search: Is the Business Card Dead? 16 Experts Share Their Thoughts (Forbes)
A business card has historically been important to exchange information and provided a way to display your style. Is the physical card retro, still relevant, or a waste of paper?



Congratulations to Hien Anh Nguyen, Roberta Carlucci, Alexis Currie, Jodie Jensen, Michael Gralla, Valerie McCormick, Laura Johnson, and Juliette Jain who earned the Certified Personal Brand Strategist credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now among an elite group of strategists who use the industry-leading Reach Personal Branding process to help clients extract, express, and exude their brand!

Congratulations to Marietta Gentles Crawford, Licelot Pantaleon, Grace Thomas, Jill Fahlgren, Alexis Buhrman, Hien Anh Nguyen, Roberta Carlucci, Sylvia Jenkins, Silvia Herraez, Robin Schlinger, Ali Hunter, Kymberli Speight, Michelle Scheibner, Apolline Venema, and Kylie Chown who earned the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential from Career Thought Leaders. They now lead the pack in guiding clients to create a stand-out social brand based on the Reach Personal Branding process!

Kudos to Trista Neubauer, the latest career professional to earn her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to improving your writing and adding more value for your clients. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community, Trista!


Roleta Fowler Vasquez, CPRW, CEIP of reviewed the book, Getting a Social Media Job for Dummies (by Brooks Briz and David Rose, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA. 358 pages). The review appears in the "Career Development Network Journal," Fall 2017, Volume 33, Number 3, ISSN 0736-1920, editor M. Kirkbride.

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at 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


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


December 11, 2017
CTL Associate Call: Your 2018 Growth Plan

In this CTL Associate Call, the CTL Board will lead a discussion about how you can plan to grow your business and career in 2018! 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. Get ready to start the new year off on the right foot!

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.

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. Learn more here.


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.



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