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Issue 298 | May 14, 2020


"If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits."
Don Ward, Late Canadian Hockey Player

Academy Certified Resume Writer – Federal
Starts May 22
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Certified Personal Branding Strategist
May 29 & June 12
Early Registration Ends May 21

Join the College Fridays Series
Live Presentations & Colleague Discussions
Every Friday in May & June

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Academy Certified Resume Writer – Federal
  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist
  • College Fridays Presentations & Discussions
  • Career Thought Leaders Symposium Postponed
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career Change: Should You Change Careers Because of the Pandemic
  • Apprenticeships: Top 5 Apprenticeship Trends to Expect After COVID-19
  • College to Career: Graduating Into a Recession – How to Avoid a Career-long Setback
  • Emotional Intelligence: 5 Typical Mistakes Socially Intelligent People Avoid Making
  • Digital Branding: How to Bring Your Bio to Life & Attract Clients

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program
  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
  • CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia USA)

Partner Events

  • Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model to Make Informed Career Decisions
  • Introduction to Brain-Based Coaching: Leveraging Neuroscience for Greater Impact with Your Coaching Clients

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

May 22 |Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program (ACRW-Federal)

Guide your clients in navigating the twists and turns of federal job search through training and feedback on your work!

More than 2 million people work for the federal government, not including the Postal Service or active-duty military members. The vast majority – about 79% – work outside the D.C. region.

Do you want to help your clients access an opportunity to serve their country while gaining employment with strong benefits, stability, and a reliable schedule?

Do you want to be confident you can help clients work through the government hiring process?

If so, read on to learn more about Resume Writing Academy's Federal Resume Writer Certification program!

Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS (USAJOBS.gov) and most postings require that applicants apply through the system. It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients.

The program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process.

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May 21 | Certified Personal Branding Strategist Program Early Registration Closes

Are you ready to finally have the tools and confidence you need to:

  • lead clients through more transformational engagements?
  • articulate a unique value proposition to stand out in a crowded coaching market (and help clients stand out from their peers)?
  • have a repeatable process and structure so you can focus on each client and know every client will get outstanding results?
  • attract more ideal clients and make more money with a done-for-you, customizable personal branding strategy business?

If so, then it's time to become a Certified Personal Branding Strategist!

After the CPBS program, you'll sound and feel like an expert, exiting the spiral of constantly hunting new clients at a low price point with your new, long-term value proposition that converts your ideal clients.

In the Certified Personal Branding Strategist program, you will learn the Reach Personal Branding, a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand.

Plus, you'll earn 18 ICF CCEs, including 7 core competency CCEs!

Early registration closes May 21.

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May 15 to June 27| College Fridays Discussion

After hearing from so many on college campuses right now who are working with students and graduates, we decided to start a weekly event where you can listen to colleagues or recruiters and connect for collaboration with peers.

On May 15, we'll be live at 12:00 US ET with more guests, sharing about what students can do to be more successful in their job search!

If you have an idea, resource, or speaker you'd like to suggest, please email Marie at marie[at]careerthoughtleaders.com.

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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 "Touch Base Thursdays" sessions running through June 27 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.

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: Should You Change Careers Because of the Pandemic (Forbes)
If you are working with clients who are considering a career change, this is a comprehensive look at some of the questions you can explore with them around why or why not that career change is a good idea in 2020.

Apprenticeships: Top 5 Apprenticeship Trends to Expect After COVID-19 (feNews UK)
The rise of apprenticeships has been a trend we've been watching for a while and this article outlines how those will shift in 2020.

College to Career: Graduating Into a Recession – How to Avoid a Career-long Setback (The Virginia-Pilot)
This article offers research-backed advice for students to suffer from lower earnings and fewer advancement opportunities they face as they graduate and launch their careers.

Emotional Intelligence: 5 Typical Mistakes Socially Intelligent People Avoid Making (The Ladders)
Moving to a virtual workplace has increased the importance of social and emotional intelligence and created additional challenges interacting with others. This article shares practical advice on how to improve our interactions.

Digital Branding: How to Bring Your Bio to Life & Attract Clients (CTL Video with Susan Chritton)
How do you stand out when a client is reading your online bio? In this video, Susan Chritton and Marie Zimenoff go through the building blocks of creating a bio that connects to your target audience and moves them to act.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Congratulations to Becky Eason, Angela Watts, and Carolyn Kleiman who earned 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!

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

May 22, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM US ET
Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program

In this certification and training program, you will learn how to help clients access an opportunity to serve their country while gaining employment with strong benefits, stability, and a reliable schedule. Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS (USAJOBS.gov) and most postings require that applicants apply through the system. Federal resume writers must understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients. This program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process. Learn more and register.

May 29, 2020 | 11:00AM-4:00PM US ET
Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class

Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology, a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. This methodology is the future of career management and the foundation for expanding professional and personal success. 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!

PARTNER EVENTS

June 9, 6, and 23, 2020 | 1:00PM-2:30PM US ET
Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model to Make Informed Career Decisions

Earn CEU's and refine your approach to working with teens and young adults as you help them in the career exploration and decision-making process. Learn about the viewpoints of those who make up Gen Z and the Millennial generation. Discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on career planning. Robin Roman Wright, Career & Leadership Coach, will be teaching this 4.5-hour webinar. Learn more and register.

June 11, 18, and 25, 2020 | 10:00AM-12:00PM US ET
Introduction to Brain-Based Coaching: Leveraging Neuroscience for Greater Impact with Your Coaching Clients

Join ICF-Coach, Joan Runnheim Olson, to explore the latest insights into how the brain works and how to apply neuroscience in real-time with your coaching clients. Whether you're new to coaching or are an experienced coach, you and your clients will benefit from understanding how to make the brain work better to increase desired positive outcomes. You will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques to facilitate positive change with your clients and for yourself through improved thinking. Learn more and register.

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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