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Issue 290 | March 19, 2020


"Lovely days don't come to you. You should walk to them."
Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī, 13th-century Persian poet

From Preparation to Negotiation: Coaching Clients to Peak Interview Performance
March 23, 12:00-1:30PM US ET
With Elizabeth Craig & Karen James Chopra
Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • From Preparation to Negotiation: Coaching Clients to Peak Interview Performance
  • Upcoming Conference Appearances
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career Change: How to Market Yourself to a New Industry
  • Job Search: How Do You Continue a Job Search During a Pandemic?
  • Brand Building: Why (and How) to Pitch Your Content Using LinkedIn
  • Remote Work: 3 Ways to Find Remote Work Opportunities on LinkedIn
  • Resilience: How Murphy's Law Shaped My Career

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Launch New Brands

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • From Preparation to Negotiation: Coaching Clients to Peak Interview Performance
  • Digital Branding Strategist Certification (April 2020)
  • Academy Certified Career Storyteller Class

Partner Events

  • Training from the BACK of the Room

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

MAR 23 | From Preparation to Negotiation: Coaching Clients to Peak Interview Performance

We want our clients to have the confidence to be their best selves in an interview – to feel prepared, show up with professionalism, stand out from other candidates, and capitalize on the opportunity to negotiate their top salary.

In this 90-minute session, career industry leaders Elizabeth Craig and Karen James Chopra will share coaching tools you can use to guide clients throughout the interview preparation process.

Participants will walk away with tools to coach clients to their peak interview performance, including:

  • A coach approach to go beneath the surface and adjust mindset
  • Processes and checklists to guide preparation and ensure professional presence
  • Tips for performance in phone, video, and in-person interviews
  • An outline for creating a rarely used but always effective portable proof portfolio
  • Proven scripts for gracefully handling salary questions during interviews

If you are looking to launch interviewing coaching services or refresh your approach with a few new tools, this session is for you!

Registration includes access to the live session – Monday, March 23, from 12:00 to 1:30PM US ET – plus lifetime access to the recording, handouts, and tools.

Learn More & Register

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Conference Appearances

Marie Zimenoff, CEO of CTL, is the closing keynote for the Society for Technical Communication Conference & Expo (now virtual!).

Career Thought Leaders will once again be a sponsor of the National Career Development Association Conference in Minneapolis, MN, June 29 – July 2, 2020. Marie will be presenting a pre-conference session on June 29th and a session during the presentation series (breakouts). If you are attending or in the area, please connect ahead of time to let Marie know and find a time to meet.

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

  • Get the details on our new "Touch Base Tuesdays" to help restock your energy so you can better serve your clients during these uncertain times
  • View the recording of the March 9 CTL Associate Call to join in the discussion around our career longevity as career service providers with the introduction of AI and large service providers
  • Promotion Opportunity: Share Your Expertise on The Career Confidante Radio (50,000 listeners and growing!).

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!

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Career Change: How to Market Yourself to a New Industry (Forbes)
When your clients are marketing themselves to a new industry, they still need to prove they are the most compelling hire. This article shares five ways you can reposition your client to look like a fit in the new industry.

Job Search: How Do You Continue a Job Search During a Pandemic? (Thrive Global)
During this unprecedented time, your job seekers may be wondering how they can keep moving in their job search. This article provides practical tips they can use to manage their search.

Brand Building: Why (and How) to Pitch Your Content Using LinkedIn (The Web Writer Spotlight)
As you use the methods in this article for yourself and your clients, consider how the steps can be applied with warm contacts as well as cold emails, as described. If you are looking to increase the reach of your content, consider these tips!

Remote Work: 3 Ways to Find Remote Work Opportunities on LinkedIn (Forbes)
We know that remote work isn't a fad or just a sign of the times … its been growing in popularity for a while! Now that it's front and center, more clients are looking for remote jobs. This article describes how LinkedIn has a way for them to find those opportunities – beyond putting "remote" in the location field while using their job search function.

Resilience (Video): How Murphy's Law Shaped My Career (Doing It Right!)
One of our Master Personal Branding Strategists, Valerie Sokolosky, invited CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff to share tips on surviving when everything that can go wrong does.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Launch New Brands

Kudos to Kelly Gadzinski on the launch of her new business, Prep Your Interview, created to help individuals build the skills and confidence they need to nail the interview and land the job. We're excited to see you using your talents to help job seekers get their dream jobs.

Congratulations to Maureen Farmer on the introduction of her new corporate identity, Westgate Executive Branding & Career Consulting. After more than eight years as Word Right, a boutique writing and HR consultancy, her business has evolved into a full-service boutique executive branding and career consulting practice.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2020 Calendar of Events
for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

March 23, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:30PM US ET
From Preparation to Negotiation: Coaching Clients to Peak Interview Performance

We want our clients to have the confidence to be their best selves in an interview – to feel prepared, show up with professionalism, stand out from other candidates, and capitalize on the opportunity to negotiate their top salary. In this 90-minute session, career industry leaders Elizabeth Craig and Karen James Chopra will share coaching tools you can use to guide clients throughout the interview preparation process. If you are looking to launch interviewing coaching services or refresh your approach with a few new tools, this session is for you! Registration includes access to the live session – Monday, March 23, from 12:00 to 1:30PM US ET – plus lifetime access to the recording, handouts, and tools. Learn more and register.

April 20-22, 2020 | 8:00AM-5:00PM US PT
Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

As we are gaining so much new information daily about COVID-19, the board has decided to wait and gather all the information we can to make a decision about the conference – go forward, move online, postpone, or other options – by March 23, 2020. You will receive a notice regarding the decision on March 24, 2020.

April 30, 2020 | 8:00AM-9:30AM US ET
Digital Branding Strategist Certification (April 2020)

This innovative certification (formerly the Certified Social Branding Analyst) 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. Learn more and register.

May 12, 2020 | Academy Certified Career Storyteller

If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you! In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client's target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more. Learn more and register.

PARTNER EVENTS

March 19-20, 2020 | 8:30AM-4:30PM US ET
Training from the BACK of the Room

This is great training for teachers, trainers, and coaches! Crafted by Sharon Bowman, based on current brain science, and delivered by Career Thought Leader Elisabeth Sanders-Park, it takes your training to an advanced level. Whether you lead workshops, facilitate small groups, or work one-on-one, seasoned and newer practitioners will get a fresh perspective, practical approaches, and proven tools that improve your training immediately and forever. Fills quickly. Early bird and CTL discount (code: CTL$300) available. Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM EDT each day. Learn more & register.

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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 Branding Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Digital Branding Strategist (CDBS)
360Reach Analyst

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