Issue 250 | May 30, 2019


"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning." – William Arthur Ward, 20th Century American Author

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

  • Networking: Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier
  • Leadership: Here's Why Introverts Pass Up Leadership Opportunities at Work – And How They Can Start Taking the Lead
  • LinkedIn for Business: 7 Tips to Help You Sell More Using LinkedIn
  • Career: A Few Times When a Pay Cut is a Great Idea
  • Productivity: Most Productive People: The Things They Do Every Day

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
  • CPBS Refresher
  • Personal & Social Branding Update
  • International Career Colleague Discussion
  • Career Thought Leaders European Colleague Meeting at ICF (Prague)
  • Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Partner Events

  • 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

Networking: Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Inc.)
Many people experience networking conversations as predictable, awkward, and exhausting. These conversations matter for our personal wellbeing and we can be happier by having more genuine conversations. Let this article show you the way.

Leadership: Here's Why Introverts Pass Up Leadership Opportunities at Work – And How They Can Start Taking the Lead (Ladders)
Is your introverted client holding back from going for it at work? This article shares the science behind why they may fail to emerge as leaders and what they can do to take a bigger role in the workplace.

LinkedIn for Business: 7 Tips to Help You Sell More Using LinkedIn (CEO World Magazine)
LinkedIn has quickly become one of the best channels for building a business-to-business sales pipeline. It is also a place to attract consumers of career services. This article offers practical tips for generating "sales" – for entrepreneur or business owner clients, your business, or job seekers.

Career: A Few Times When a Pay Cut is a Great Idea (Standard Media)
Taking a pay cut can feel like a step back in many ways for our clients. As this article points out, there are times when this step back may actually be a step forward.

Productivity: Most Productive People: The Things They Do Every Day (Ladders)
Summer can be an excellent time to work on new habits in our daily routines, and this article gives simple tips. The challenge for most of us is to execute them consistently!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Olen Juarez-Lim, Matthew Denley, Helen Wu, Jacqueline Peros, Kate Williamson, Melissa Orpen-Tux, Lisa McDonald, and Maria Kalogera, 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 Monty Marsolf, the latest career professional to earn the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to learn new strategies, improve your writing, and become even more effective at helping your clients. Thank you for the work you do with those who have served their country. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!

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.

June 20, 2019 | 11:00AM-1:30PM US ET
CPBS Refresh - New Tools, Coaching Skills & More

Susan Chritton, longtime instructor of the Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) program, and Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders, have been updating and adding tools to the CPBS for the past few years. All CPBS graduates are invited to see what's new and get the new tools and resources!

In this 2-hour session we'll cover the new coaching tools and processes shared in the program, including: an intake form to create a coaching agreement; a process document to guide coaching agreements and bolster prospect conversations; coaching questions for extract elements (values, strengths, target audience); process and questions for crafting 3D branded bios; tools to improve networking mindset and execution; and additional coaching processes for professional image (Exude phase).

The session will include 2 hours of instruction (ICF credits pending) and an additional 30 minutes for discussion and questions for those interested in staying on the line. Register here.

August 1, 2019 | 11:00AM-12:00PM US ET
Personal & Social Branding Update

Join Master Personal Brand Strategists Susan Chritton, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff for a fun, lively, content-packed session about personal and social branding! We’ll be talking about how video, visuals, digital leadership, and career management are influencing changes in branding. Free to attend. Learn more and register.

August 19, 2019 | 12:00-1:00PM PARIS TIME
International Career Colleague Discussion

Join career colleagues from Europe and beyond to discuss trends in education and how they are impacting career services. CTL Board Members Ruth Winden (UK) and Maike Hennig (Spain) will share information and lead a discussion around portfolio careers and the gig economy. RSVP 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

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.

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