Issue 263 | August 29, 2019


"Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." – Liz Smith

Academy Certified Resume Writer
Training & Certification Class Starts September 12
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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Academy Certified Resume Writer
  • Join Us in Person at These Upcoming Events
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Job Search: This is the Right Way to Reply to a Recruiter Message on LinkedIn
  • Hiring Trends: How Measuring Soft Skills Leads to Brilliant Conversations Between Employers and Job Seekers
  • Advancement: Infographic: How to Handle Negative Feedback
  • Writing: 10 Powerful Phrases to Include in a Cover Letter
  • Work-Life Balance: Top CEOs Share Their Tips for Achieving Metter Work-life Balance

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer (Webinar Class)
  • CTL European Colleague Meeting at ICF (Prague)
  • CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia, USA)

Partner Events

  • Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model to Make Informed Career Decisions
  • The European Career Services Event
  • International Coach Federation Converge (Prague)

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

September 12 | Resume Writing Training & Certification: ACRW Group Class

Career professionals like you come to Resume Writing Academy because they want confidence that every resume they write will win clients interviews. They want to be confident in answering candidate concerns about the resume strategy that will work best for them ... to be the expert who stands out from the sea of resume advice.

Graduates tell us that RWA gives them the confidence and results they desire.

That they transformed their writing and built their confidence through repeated feedback on their work.

That they continue to grow through our free, lifetime community resources like quarterly community calls and access to experts during office hours and one-on-one calls.

Do you want the confidence to charge what you are worth for your work?

Do you want to be the expert your career services team needs to improve job placement?

If so, read on to learn more about the ACRW program starting September 12.

RWA's certification program provides grammar, formatting, and writing assignments carefully crafted to test your command of strategy, design, and writing.

Our team of experienced writers give you personalized feedback on every assignment, answer class/client project questions, and continue this support after graduation.

PLUS – no membership is required, and certification is built into the program. You'll work hard on each assignment, rewrite a few, and earn your certification at the end – no test to take or separate fee to pay.

What Does the ACRW Program Involve?

  • 5 webclasses on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letters and e-notes, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
  • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills in strategy, writing, and formatting
  • 3 additional resume and letter writing projects to practice writing for specific industries (with the same in-depth, personalized feedback!)

What Resources Does the ACRW Program Include?

  • Hundreds of pages of handouts and resume, cover letter, and e-note samples
  • 100-page resume e-book
  • 50-page cover letter e-book
  • 8 videos demonstrating best-in-class, ATS-friendly Word formatting techniques
  • Personalized feedback on your assignments and continued support after graduation
  • Lifetime access to community discussions, office hours, and one-on-one support
  • PLUS – subcontract opportunities that pay $100 to $400 per resume and leads for publishing, speaking, and other project work
  • NOTE: We do not guarantee employment but continually provide leads from companies who need great resume writers TODAY!

Questions? Schedule a time to talk with Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff about the program.

Learn More & Register for the Live Webcast Class

Upcoming Conference Appearances – Join Us Live

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 on Wednesday, October 23. This event is open to all interested coaches (you do not have to be an Associate or attending Converge to join us). Learn more and RSVP for this limited-space hosted luncheon: https://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/event-3538811!

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

Job Search: This is the Right Way to Reply to a Recruiter Message on LinkedIn (Fast Company)
The economy and job market are strong and it's likely your clients are receiving messages from recruiters via LinkedIn. This article shares how they can respond to make a good first impression and maintain the relationship even if the opportunity isn't a good fit right now.

Hiring Trends: How Measuring Soft Skills Leads to Brilliant Conversations Between Employers and Job Seekers (Forbes)
The shift to hiring for skills is in full swing and companies are searching for ways to hire for soft skills as they are more willing than ever to train. Keeping a pulse on the skills employers are trying to measure is key as we coach clients in developing and marketing their soft skills.

Advancement: Infographic: How to Handle Negative Feedback (TechRepublic)
Getting negative feedback is challenging … whether it is our client getting feedback at work or us getting feedback from a boss or a client. This article shares steps to handle negative feedback better and apply it to improve performance moving forward.

Writing: 10 Powerful Phrases to Include in a Cover Letter (The HR Digest)
Clients often struggle with what to say in a cover letter to make the connection with the reader. Although you might not love every one of these phrases, they provide an excellent starting place for your clients (or your next letter or article on the subject).

Work-Life Balance: Top CEOs Share Their Tips for Achieving Metter Work-life Balance (Ladders)
"Many of us are familiar with the challenge of 'living to work' versus 'working to live.'" Read this article for tips from CEOs on how they've been able to create what they define as work-life balance.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential

Congratulations to Charmaine Pocek and Seth Butler who earned the Academy Certified Resume Writer credential from Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to perfect your writing, improve your strategy, and join a community of elite writers across the globe. We are thrilled to have you both in the ACRW community!

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

September 9, 2019 | 12:00-1:00PM 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 how to help clients "recession-proof" their careers and how we can position our businesses and careers to thrive no matter what 2020 brings.

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.

September 12, 2019 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer Training & Certification

Increase your confidence, help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy comprehensive resume writing training and certification program teaches you strategy, modern formatting in Word, and much more through training and feedback on your work! 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.

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

Connect with your career colleagues in Prague! If you are attending the ICF Converge event (or just want to connect), join your colleagues for a luncheon and discussion event on Wednesday, October 23. This event is open to all interested coaches (you don't have to be a CTL Associate or be attending Converge to join us). Learn more and RSVP for this limited-space hosted luncheon.

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

September 24, October 1 & October 8, 2019
Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model to Make Informed Career Decisions

Earn CEU's and refine your approach to working with millennials as you help them in the career exploration and decision-making process. Robin Roman Wright, Career & Leadership Coach, will be teaching this 4.5-hour webinar. Learn more and register.

October 9–10, 2019
The European Career Services Event

Join fellow European career service leaders to discuss the future of work, including the recruitment of graduates, case studies from colleagues, and discussion of how artificial intelligence and machine learning can bridge education and employment. If you are a career service leader and interested in attending, you can register your interest here.

October 23–26, 2019
International Coach Federation Converge

Join coaches from around the world at this global event designed to strengthen connections and offer cutting-edge learning opportunities. Among the three days of learning, you can hear from Career Thought Leader Board Members and Personal Branding Strategists including Marie Zimenoff, Susan Chritton, William Arruda, and Amalia Sterescu! Learn more here.

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