Issue 249 | May 23, 2019


“It is hard to fight an enemy who has an outpost in your head.” — Sally Kempton, master of meditation and yoga philosophy

Resume Writing Academy Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader
Friday, June 7, 12:00–1:00PM ET
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SAVE THE DATE!
April 20-22, 2020
CTL Professional Development Symposium
2020 Vision: Thriving in an
Uncertain World
Notary Philadelphia Downtown

Program Info & Conference Registration Coming Soon


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume Writing Academy Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader
  • Join Us in Person at These Upcoming Events
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Interviewing: How to Find Out Why You Didn't Get the Job
  • Social Media (Infographic): LinkedIn Publishes New Guide on What to Post on the Platform
  • Career Communications: 5 Perfect Opening Lines for Your Cover Letter
  • Career: Why You Should Try to Be a Little More Scarce
  • Hiring: How to Remove Hiring Bias Through Gamification

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Resume Writing Academy Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call
  • Career Thought Leaders European Colleague Meeting at ICF (Prague)
  • Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Partner Events

  • World Business and Executive Coaching Summit
  • The Art of Leadership

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

June 7 | Resume Writing Academy Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader

Modern readers have short attention spans. In fact, they rarely read – they skim, scroll, and swipe.

How do we write to increase readability and make sure a reader consumes more of the valuable content in a client's resume? How do we get them to keep scrolling through a LinkedIn profile?

Join this lively discussion and learn a few tips to improve your writing! Open to resume writers, coaches, and all other colleagues in the careers industry.

Register to attend live or view the recording.

Upcoming Conference Appearances – Join Us Live

Career Thought Leaders will once again be a sponsor of the National Career Development Association Conference in Houston, TX, June 27–29, 2019. If you are attending, stop by the vendor table (313) and see/meet Marie Zimenoff, CEO. If you are in the area, let her know ... she'd love to meet for a meal or cold treat!

Marie and Susan Chritton, Master Branding Strategist and Instructor for the Certified Personal Branding Strategist program, are honored to be selected as presenters at ICF Converge in Prague, October 23–26, 2019. The presentation will be on Thursday and Friday about writing bios and social media profiles to attract your ideal clients. We'll also be hosting an event for CTL colleagues on Wednesday, October 23. If you'd like to be involved in planning or be on the list for information, click here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTLEurope102019!

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

Want to get in on these 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

Interviewing: How to Find Out Why You Didn't Get the Job (Fast Company)
Whenever you are asking for feedback, a specific request is the best. This article details how to ask for that feedback from an interviewer when your candidate isn't selected for the position.

Social Media (Infographic): LinkedIn Publishes New Guide on What to Post on the Platform (Social Media Today)
LinkedIn is reporting record levels of engagement on the platform, but that doesn't mean that our clients (or us!) always know what to post. This infographic answers the seven most commonly asked questions about LinkedIn publishing, including what to post, how, hashtags, and more.

Career Communications: 5 Perfect Opening Lines for Your Cover Letter (Entrepreneur)
Looking for replacements for the tired opening line about where your client found the position? This article shares five ways your clients can better capture a reader's attention.

Career: Why You Should Try to Be a Little More Scarce (NY Times)
The articles about the career benefits of taking vacations are starting to surface for the summer season in the U.S. This article explains why vacation (and other ways of "playing hard to get") can benefit our careers – including a quote from 2018 conference keynote, John Lees!

Hiring: How to Remove Hiring Bias Through Gamification (The Next Web)
Gamification was one of the hot topics in both the 2017 and 2018 Career Jam events, and we're starting to see more talk of it in the hiring process. This article keeps us in anticipation of the desired result of hiring process changes – reduced bias – with the hope they are also considering how technology skills (linked to socioeconomic status) are embedded in the games.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Congratulations to Libby Calaby, Theodore Menounos, and Cheryl Stratigos, who earned and renewed the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now leading the pack in guiding clients to create a stand-out social brand based!

Kudos to Heather Starr and Paulina LoCicero, the latest career professionals to earn the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have both worked hard to perfect your writing, learn new strategies, and become even more effective at helping your clients and students launch their careers. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!

Congratulations to Tonia Derkos for earning the Certified Career Transition Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the good work!

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 Federal Resume Writer (ACRW-Federal)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2019 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

June 7, 2019 | 12-1PM US ET
Resume Writing Academy Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader

Modern readers have short attention spans. In fact, the rarely read – they skim, scroll, and swipe. How do we write to increase readability and make sure a reader consumes more of the valuable content in a client's resume? How do we get them to keep scrolling through a LinkedIn profile? Join this lively discussion and learn a few tips to improve your writing! Open to resume writers, coaches, and all other colleagues in the careers industry. Register to attend live or view the recording.

June 17, 2019 | 12-1PM US ET
CTL Associate Quarterly Call

Join your fellow forward-thinking colleagues and the CTL Board in an engaging conversation! 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. We'll be talking about job search and new ways your clients are finding success throughout the process.

CTL Associates ... Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. 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.

October 23, 2019 | Career Thought Leaders European Colleague Meeting at ICF (Prague)

If you are attending the ICF Converge event in Prague, make sure you plan to spend some time with your CTL colleagues Wednesday before the opening events! Leaders in career and branding coaching will be coming together to connect and share. If you'd like to share your input as we plan or stay tuned to plans, please submit your info here.

April 20–22, 2020 | Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Save the date for this annual opportunity to gather with Career Thought Leader colleagues! You won't want to miss Vision 2020: Thriving in an Uncertain World. More information and registration coming soon.

PARTNER EVENTS

May 28, 2019
World Business and Executive Coaching Summit

At this live, online summit you get to learn from over 40 of the most brilliant minds in the coaching profession. They share their best tools and strategies and even do live coaching demonstrations (which I have found to be especially valuable!). Register today.

June 20, 2019
The Art of Leadership

Join 1,500+ leaders and participate in a full day of world-class learning, networking, and inspiration. The Art of Leadership brings together the most respected names in thought leadership in an environment that inspires action. From world leaders, business icons, bestselling authors, academics and more, these powerful role models share their personal stories while shining a humanistic lens on many of the narratives and issues confronting leadership today. Register today.

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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