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Issue 302 | June 11, 2020

"The oldest, shortest words - Yes and No - are those which require the most thought."
Pythagoras, Ancient Greek Philosopher

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Colleague Discussion TODAY 6/12 

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Certified Personal Branding Strategist
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  • Actions Against Racism
  • College Fridays Discussion June 12
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Fighting Racism: Panel Discussion (Video)
  • College to Career: 6 Things to Boost Your Resume if Your Internship Was Canceled Due to COVID-19
  • Hiring Tech: Are You Interviewing Job Candidates Remotely Right Now? Then You Need to Know About this New Law
  • Job Search: How to Conduct a Successful Job Search When in a Negative Place
  • Let's Talk Bias: Let's Talk Bias Video Series


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials


CTL & RWA Events

  • College Fridays
  • Business Boost Summer League
  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist


Fighting to End Racial Injustice

Career Thought Leaders stands with our black colleagues in the fight to end racial injustice and will be prioritizing and deepening the conversation around diversity, bias, and how we address those topics in our work. Here are a few of the actions we're taking and how you can help:

- CTL sponsored 6 career pros to attend the Association for Coach Training Organizations conference which was focused on diversity issues. They will be sharing what they've learned with all of you in the next few months.

- We are creating a plan to continually address diversity issues and create space for challenging conversations and welcome your suggestions for topics and speakers.

- We are also pulling together resources specific to these issues in the workplace. Please send any suggestions to Marie at

Read our statement and view the link to more resources in the newsletter from last week.

June 12| 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.

Join us Friday, June 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm US ET, we'll have a Zoom conversation where Dr. Cheryl Minnick and Marie Zimenoff will share a few resources and then facilitate discussion amongst career services colleagues to fuel innovation and collaboration.

On June 18 (note Thursday!), we'll be live again 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

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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!

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


Fighting Racism: Panel Discussion (Video) (Simone Morris on YouTube)
There's a lot of talk right now about being an ally for the black community. In this video, Simone Morris and guests talk about racism and how white people can practice allyship.

College to Career: 6 Things to Boost Your Resume if Your Internship Was Canceled Due to COVID-19 (Fast Company)
If you are working with college students and graduates struggling to find work or other meaningful activities this summer, this is a must-share. We also shared a few resume samples and tips in Tuesday's Facebook Live session. Let's discuss what's working for your students in our colleague discussion tomorrow, June 12.

Hiring Tech: Are You Interviewing Job Candidates Remotely Right Now? Then You Need to Know About this New Law (National Law Review)
We've been talking about AI in hiring for some time, and now the use of the technology is starting to show up in regulations. This short video explains the new state law in Illinois and the implications for employers nationwide.

Job Search: How to Conduct a Successful Job Search When in a Negative Place (Forbes)
Job search is challenging for our clients without facing a pandemic and emotional responses to tragic racial injustice. This article shares a few tips that might be helpful in keeping them motivated. Check out the Who's Hiring During COVID site for a compilation of all the "who's hiring" lists.

Let's Talk Bias: Let's Talk Bias Video Series (Tayo Rockson on YouTube)
While there are actions we can take against racism and bias systemically, it is often said that change starts with us. This series of short videos and clear actions we can take to improve ourselves is a powerful start to our individual change toward racial equality.


Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Congratulations to Candace Alnaji 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!

Congratulations to Wendy Steele, Elizabeth Craig, Ruth Winden, Murray Mann, Diane Kinsella, Elizabeth Sanchez, Cynthia De La Garza, Irem Sefa Yayimlar, and Marilena Minucci who earned and renewed the Certified Digital Branding Strategist credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now leading the pack in guiding clients to create a stand-out social brand!

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


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


June 12, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM US ET
College Fridays Colleague Discussion

Join your college career services colleagues as Dr. Cheryl Minnick leads a discussion about job search for students, resources for career service providers, and the hot topics of micro-credentialing, micro-internships, and other ways students and recent graduates can move their careers forward this summer. RSVP to join us.

July 7, 2020 | 10:00-11:00AM US ET
Business Boost Summer League

This transformative program, created and led by Marie Zimenoff, is designed to take your business to new heights through key insights and group accountability. Each Business Boost Summer League session includes group coaching/consulting time for members to share challenges and receive input, focused training sessions specific to group member interests, and structured accountability (weekly, via email/messaging). Groups are limited to 8 individuals, so learn more and register today.

July 9, 2020 | 3:00-5:00PM US ET
Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class

Get the tools 1000s of coaches in 40+ countries are using to stand out in a crowded market ... and guide clients to do the same. 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. REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 30. Learn more and register.



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