CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board: Working With Gen Z and Millennials
Resume & Profile E-Summit: How to Make Non-linear Careers Shine: Writing for Challenging Client Situations
Social Branding Analyst Certification
CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium
Partner & Associate Events
Career Conversation #2: Mentoring to Build Your Confidence
Career Conversation #3: Build Your Confidence by Negotiating for What You Want
CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
NEW RESOURCE FOR CAREER COLLEAGUES: The Essential Guide to Career Certifications
Compiled by career colleague Paula Brand, this electronic publication features 50+ career industry credentials. Each entry includes the certification name and area of focus, a verified link to the training provider's website, costs involved, program length, eligibility criteria, and renewal requirements.
RESUME & PROFILE E-SUMMIT: How to Make Non-Linear Careers Shine: Writing for Challenging Client Situations
March 16, 2018, Noon to 2 pm ET All Registrants Receive Lifetime Access to Recording
At heart, every resume writing challenge is the same: to take what we know about each client and present it in a way that is interesting, aligned with current objectives, and relevant to a future employer.
But we all know that some resume writing projects are more difficult than others. They require us to think differently, come up with new ideas and formats, and be creative in presenting a background that doesn't fit the mold.
Writing these resumes challenges each of us to showcase all that is positive about a client and downplay the negative while meeting the employer's expectations. It's a balancing act that great resume writers know how to do well.
In this E-Summit, Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff will share tips and tricks for helping any candidate shine based on her experience helping ex-offenders transition to the workforce, working with military bases, teaching resume classes in the workforce center, and guiding resume development for students at a nonprofit retraining center.
You will walk away with strategies, samples, and new ideas for dealing with those client situations – so you feel confident and well-prepared to help many different clients dealing with diverse challenges. For example:
Hopping from one job to another – whether by choice, industry downturn, or poor performance.
Returning to work – whether that absence relates to raising children, recovering from an illness, being incarcerated, or any other factor that took your client out of the workforce.
Exiting the military – and pursuing civilian jobs that may or may not relate to military experience.
Career services staff at workforce centers, nonprofits, community colleges, and military bases where we have delivered this training rave about these strategies – many they have never heard before – and now you can learn them, too!
In addition to tips, techniques, and strategies, you'll receive a valuable portfolio of resume samples PLUS an opportunity to brainstorm around your own challenging client scenarios.
SOCIAL BRANDING ANALYST CERTIFICATION: Regular Registration Closes March 16
Leadership, career, and branding coaches have a growing opportunity to help clients expand their thought-leadership, build and nurture their network, and achieve their goals.
By providing a proven process and social media plan, coaches also have an opportunity to deliver a long-term value proposition with confidence in the value they deliver and land more of their ideal clients.
Are you ready to differentiate yourself in the marketplace and transform your clients' social brands?
In the Social Branding Analyst certification program, coaches will learn real-world strategies and get new tools to help clients craft an integrated social media strategy built around the differentiation, power, and value of a personal brand.
You'll walk away ready to
Overcome client overwhelm by clarifying social media goals aligned with their brand
Transform social media results through development of consistent messaging
Attract your client's target audience with a strategy informed by research and best practices
Communicate your unique value to achieve your career or business development goals
We've made the program more robust … meaning more value for you, including:
Lifetime access to use the 360Reach survey with clients by becoming a 360Reach Analyst (a $397 value).
Coaching plans to guide clients in using any of the top social media channels (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
Case studies and resources for working with entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, job seekers, and more!
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
CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff will present at the Asia Pacific Career Development Association Conference in Beijing, China, May 15–19, 2018. Her presentation, "Be Influential, Indispensable, and Incredibly Happy at Work: The Power of Branding!" will be on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 5:20 pm. More details.
CTL Board Member Susan Chritton and Marie Zimenoff will present "How to Write a Bio that Connects" at the NCDA Conference in Phoenix, AZ, June 21–23, 2018. The session will be in the first group of Presentation Series, Thursday, June 21 from 3:50 to 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
Job Search:Are You Using #ONO for Your Job Search? (ATD)
If you direct clients on how to use LinkedIn for job search, here is an interesting trend to help job seekers indicate they are open to new opportunities.
Hiring Trends:4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Affects Hiring (WV Public Broadcasting)
What does falling unemployment mean for hiring trends? This article offers some insight into those trends and how they impact job seekers.
Kudos to Tracy Hartman for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) credential. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the hard work!
In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will lead a discussion about best practices for coaching, writing, and personal branding work with Generation Z and Millennials! 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. 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.
Some resume writing projects are more difficult than others. They require us to think differently, come up with new ideas and formats, and be creative in presenting a background that doesn't fit the mold. Writing these resumes challenges us to showcase all that is positive about a client and downplay the negative while meeting employers' expectations. In this E-Summit, Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff will share tips and tricks for helping any candidate shine based on her experience helping ex-offenders transition to the workforce, working with military bases, teaching resume classes at the workforce center, and guiding resume development for students at a nonprofit retraining center. Register now.
This innovative certification gives you everything you need to coach your client in creating and executing a social branding strategy to expand their thought-leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. The result: your clients gain competitive advantage and increase their influence and confidence. They expand their brand community. They increase their performance and reach their goals. Register now.
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.
A lot is said about the benefits of mentoring, but many professional women don't make the time to find a mentor or to find someone else to mentor. Women need to support and encourage each other so that we all move forward. Mentoring is one way to do this. Paula Brand and Ruth Winden will discuss the benefits of mentoring and how to make mentoring work for your career. Register now.
Negotiating what you are worth can be intimidating, but it must be done and it is a task that cannot be delegated. The good news is that a successful negotiation will increase your confidence. Whether you are negotiating a job offer, asking for a raise or making the case for a promotion, the process is similar. Paula Brand and Ruth Winden will discuss strategies to prepare you to negotiate for what you are worth. Register now.