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Issue 292 | April 2, 2020


"Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think."
David Foster Wallace, late American writer and university professor

Digital Branding Strategist Program
Starts April 30
Learn More & Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Digital Branding Strategist
  • Career Thought Leaders Symposium Postponed
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Job Search: Who's Hiring During the Pandemic?
  • Leadership: 9 Ways Crisis Makes You a Better Leader
  • Digital Branding: Twitter Provides a Month of Daily Tweet Prompts for Brands
  • Branding: 16 Easy Ways to Network, Connect with Clients & Build Brand While Social Distancing
  • Career: There's Never Been a Better Time to Build a "Protean Career"

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Digital Branding Strategist Certification
  • Certified Career Storyteller Program
  • CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia USA)

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

APR 30 | Digital Branding Strategist Training Program

Building a digital brand is no longer a "nice-to-have," it is a necessary step to building a sustainable business, advancing a career, and quickly transitioning in the global world of work.

Digital branding for job search has also become more complex, with 66% of recruiters looking at Facebook, 25% sourcing or screening through Instagram, and technologies that scan all online activity to score candidates on personality traits.

In the Digital Branding Strategist certification program, you get new tools to help clients craft an integrated social media strategy built around the differentiation, power, and value of a personal brand.

You'll walk away with processes and coaching tools to:

  • Overcome the mental anguish that makes clients insecure about increasing their online visibility
  • Stop stressing about becoming an "influencer" and start attracting the right followers to achieve your goals
  • Stand out from the crowd and build a digital brand that's unique, memorable, and authentic
  • See tangible results, like increased qualified leads for business, jobs, speaking engagements, and more
  • Stop worrying about what to post and when and develop a consistent process that leads to engagement and visibility

You get done-for-you tools to implement with clients (and yourself!) right away:

  • Coaching plans to guide clients in using any of the top social media channels (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Resources for working with entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, job seekers, and more

Plus, one-on-one support, an interactive program, and a community of career and branding professionals who share the latest on social platforms to keep you one step ahead of clients!

Learn More & Register

A NOTE ABOUT THE CTL SYMPOSIUM: NOW NOVEMBER 9-11, 2020

Save the date! We've postponed the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium to November 9–11, 2020. We'll be at the same location: The Notary in downtown Philadelphia. We can't wait to see you all in person and dive deeper into improving our tools for guiding clients through these turbulent times. Registration will be up again in the next week!

Upcoming Conference Appearances

Marie Zimenoff, CEO of CTL, is the closing keynote on May 20th for the Society for Technical Communication Conference & Expo – now online. If you or someone you know will be attending, please say a virtual "hello" during the session!

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 ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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" sessions running throughout April to help refresh your energy to better serve your clients during these uncertain times. Note: these sessions are also open to the graduates of CTL & RWA certification programs. See your classroom and/or student resources page for the information or email Marie.
  • 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

Job Search: Who's Hiring During the Pandemic (Career Thought Leaders)
After seeing multiple posts about resources for job seekers to find open positions, we decided to start a forum on the CTL website. This will allow career pros to share resources and have a single repository for finding and sharing resources for open positions. If you have something to add, you can log in and add it if you are a CTL Associate or program graduate, or email us and we'll add it!

Leadership: 9 Ways Crisis Makes You a Better Leader (Forbes)
This article provides a thin silver lining for leaders struggling through managing their companies and careers during crises and sparks ideas about how they might tell the story of their new skills after the current crisis.

Digital Branding: Twitter Provides a Month of Daily Tweet Prompts for Brands (Social Media Today)
Even if you aren't on Twitter, this article shares ideas to populate your social media (or blog) for improved consistency. There's also another article on what to share on LinkedIn. If you are looking to take your LinkedIn and other digital branding knowledge to the next level, join us for the next Digital Branding Strategist class!

Branding: 16 Easy Ways to Network, Connect with Clients & Build Brand While Social Distancing (JD Supra)
although written for entrepreneurs, this article's tips are great for clients, leaders, and beyond. There's no reason to let social distancing hurt relationships … in fact, it could improve them!

Career: There's Never Been a Better Time to Build a "Protean Career" (Quartz at Work)
There have been many conversations about the new "shape" of careers now that we know the idea of a career ladder is dead. This article shares a fresh perspective on how careers will adjust to the dynamic economic forces.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Kudos to Lynn Levy on earning the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) 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!

Congratulations to Natalie Yun who earned the Academy Certified Resume Writer credential from Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to perfect your writing, improve your strategy, and design effective documents. Welcome to this group of elite writers across the globe. We are thrilled to have you 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 Branding Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Digital Branding Strategist (CDBS)
360Reach Analyst

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

CTL & RWA EVENTS

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 | 12:00PM-1:30PM US ET
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.

November 9-11, 2020 | 8:00AM-5:00PM US PT
Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Save the date! We've postponed the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium to November 9-11, 2020. We can't wait to see you all in person and dive deeper into improving our tools for guiding clients through these turbulent times. Registration will be up again in the next week!

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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