Master-E-Session: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success with Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark
Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Online Profiles & Resumes
Academy Certified Profile Writer Course
International Careers Industry Trends Discussion
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
OCTOBER 26 | Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success
One-size-fits-all entrepreneurial advice doesn't work in an industry like ours, with many different pathways – entrepreneurial ladders – to take you to the top. Understanding your unique pathway and the business-building activities that will accelerate your climb is key to your entrepreneurial success.
Join this Master-E-Session where Career Thought Leaders founders Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark will help you uncover YOUR entrepreneurial ladder.
In this 75-minute webinar, we will …
Help you to determine YOUR ladder(s) so you can continue to move onward and upward.
Identify the core talents, characteristics, traits, skills, and experience of each ladder.
Introduce diverse pricing and profit-building strategies and structures and help you identify which are the best fit with your business vision and targeted clientele.
Teach critical lessons for building, managing, retaining, and leveraging your client relationships to the advantage of both you and your clients.
Help you identify opportunities to expand your revenues with new services and product offerings – no matter which ladder you're on.
The webinar will end with a full Q&A session, so you can get answers to some of your most challenging business issues.
OCTOBER 26 | Early Bird Registration Ends for CTL Professional Development Symposium
We are excited to announce the speaker lineup for the CTL Professional Development Symposium in San Diego, CA, March 25-27, 2019. We will have three days together to rejuvenate your career and provide resources to do the same with your clients.
We will be at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, CA, with a private beach, smores by the pool (including an adult-only pool), and beautiful on-ocean views. The group rate of $169/night includes the hotel resort fee to access all these amenities!!
Meet Our Keynote Speaker
Paul Osincup | Leveraging Levity: Humor as a Strategy for Workplace Positivity
More than one-third of Americans experience chronic stress at work and 85% report not being happy at work. This high-energy, funny, and content-rich talk will explore both why and how to use humor as a tool for positivity, productivity, and success at work. Although it's packed full of actionable and research-based ideas for implementation in the work of symposium attendees and their clients, this talk is only appropriate for those who enjoy laughing.
Valerie Gordon | What's Your Story? Storytelling Strategies for Success
Valerie Gordon is an award-winning television producer, content creator and longtime storyteller. As the founder of Commander-in-She, Valerie offers keynote presentations, group workshops and personal and corporate strategizing to help clients harness the power of story.
A 10-time Emmy and 3-time Edward R. Murrow award winner, Valerie's television work has appeared on HBO Sports, CBS News, ESPN, Weekend Today and Lifetime.
Through Commander-in-She, Valerie uses the principles of storytelling to help audiences answer the question, "What's Your Story?" while putting their best brand forward. Her presentations focus on storytelling for career engagement and growth, networking and personal branding, harnessing a pesky internal narrator, building a cast of supporting characters at work and authoring a successful "next chapter."
William Arruda | The Future of Personal Branding: 9 Trends that will Impact Career Success
William is a personal branding pioneer, motivational speaker, founder of Reach Personal Branding and cofounder of CareerBlast.TV. He's also the bestselling author of the definitive books on executive branding: Ditch. Dare. Do! and Career Distinction.
He's passionate about how personal branding can inspire career-minded professionals to become indispensable, influential, and incredibly happy at work – and teaches clients (major global brands and 20% of the Fortune 100) to increase their success by infusing personal branding into their cultures.
He has the distinct privilege of having delivered more personal branding keynotes to more people, in more countries, than anyone on earth.
Wendy Enelow | Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success, Fulfillment & the Next Rung Up
Wendy has been an entrepreneur for almost 40 years – a resume writer, career coach, author, trainer, and founder of several organizations, including Career Thought Leaders, Resume Writing Academy, and Career Masters Institute.
When people ask what she's most proud of the answer is simple – the fact that she's generated her own paycheck for her entire professional life.
Colleagues refer to Wendy as a "serial" entrepreneur who builds ventures and then passes them along to others (e.g., Marie Zimenoff) who can take them to the next level. She's an "ideas" person and loves the allure of creating new ventures, services, products, and other client-centric offerings.
Marie Zimenoff | Designing Action: Transform Your Practice through Storytelling, Positivity & Action
On a mission to change the world through proactive career management, Marie Zimenoff has worked in corporate, workforce, corrections, university, and private practice settings, tirelessly pursuing the latest strategies and tools to achieve the best client outcomes in each setting.
Marie speaks to audiences nationwide on career topics and hosts a weekly radio show, The Career Confidante, to share career management, branding, job search, resume development, social media, and leadership expertise with professionals worldwide.
One cannot change the world single-handedly, so she is dedicated to developing career service providers, partnering with state and national associations, training workforce and university career staff on site, and designing programs as CEO of Career Thought Leaders Consortium and Resume Writing Academy.
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
Hiring Trends:Amazon Built an AI Tool to Hire People but Had to Shut it Down (Business Insider) Although companies are hoping AI will help them eliminate bias from the hiring process, Amazon found the opposite was happening in their system. This will be an important consideration as others build technologies that will continue to be used throughout the hiring process.
Interviewing:The Job Interview Secret No Recruiter Will Ever Reveal (Inc) A recent survey revealed that 70% of respondents have interviewed an applicant with no intention of hiring them. This article explores this data and what it means for your clients in job interviews.
Job Search:How to Make a Career Pivot at Any Age (Career Confidante Radio) Listen in as Mac Prichard joins the show to share tips for clients who are trying to change or advance their careers at any age!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES
COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS
Congratulations to Lorraine Lyman for earning the 360Reach Analyst credential. You have invested in learning how to incorporate external feedback into your clients' brands through the most widely used personal branding survey, 360Reach. Kudos to you for the work that you do!
Congratulations to Erin Kohl for earning the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACRW) credential. Your commitment to write creative, comprehensive LinkedIn profiles and add value with other social media profiles truly puts you and your candidates ahead of the curve. Keep up the great work!
One-size-fits-all entrepreneurial advice doesn't work in an industry like ours, with many different pathways — entrepreneurial ladders — to take you to the top. In this Master-E-Session hosted by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, you'll gain an understanding of your unique pathway and the business-building activities that will accelerate your climb to entrepreneurial success. Register now.
While there isn't any argument that professionals need to manage their online reputation throughout their career, there are plenty of conversations to have about how and where. Should they have an online portfolio? A website? Profiles on all the major social media platforms? Join this lively discussion by a panel of ACRWs and MRWs to explore what's next! Open to resume writers, coaches, and all other colleagues in the careers industry. RSVP today.
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.
After careers industry professionals from 12 countries gathered in Madrid for the CTL Symposium in May, there was great interest in gathering quarterly to discuss international career trends. Join us for the second exciting gathering of career professionals who are interested in and knowledgeable about international careers! Learn more and register.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early registration is open for our annual professional development event! We will be on one of the only private beaches in San Diego for 3 days of learning and connecting focused on rejuvenating our approaches, our professional growth, and our clients' careers. Learn more and register.
Do you help the unemployed, under-employed or unhappily employed to get jobs & start careers? This event is for you. Join nationally-recognized careers expert and author, Elisabeth Sanders-Park, for a day of powerful, practical, interactive training. You'll learn a 5-step process and proven tools to: Mobilize Motivation, Clarify Direction & Job Target, Prove Qualification, Overcoming Barriers, and Get to Decision-Makers... and do it well and quickly.