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The Now, The New & The Next in Careers

Issue 309 | July 30, 2020


"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
- Lin Yutang, 20th Century Chinese inventor, novelist, and philosopher

Academy Certified Profile Writer
Write Engaging, Search-Optimized Profiles!
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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Diversity & Inclusion Conversations
  • CLT/RWA Community Call August 10
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Course Starts August 13
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career & Health: How Much is Bad Sleep Hurting Your Career?
  • LinkedIn: How to Use LinkedIn's New OpentoWork Feature + Pros & Cons
  • Digital Branding: Nine Ways AI Will Reshape Recruiting
  • Leadership: The Necessity of Consciously Inclusive Leadership
  • Resume: Four Skills You Can Add to Your Resume that You've Learned from Working Remotely
  • Networking: Fifteen Alternatives to In-Person Networking

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • CLT & RWA Community Call
  • Supporting Students of Color as They Return to Campus
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
  • Finding the Right Job or Career for Individuals with Asperger's/Autism
  • Branding Community Conversation
  • Digital Branding Strategist Certification

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

Making Diversity & Inclusion Part of Our Culture

Get the recording for the CTL Community Call from July 13 AND share your interests via the DEI Interests & Demographic Survey. You can find the recording and the link to the survey at these links: coach certification students, RWA students/graduates, strategists, and CTL Associates.

Listen in to our latest LIVE video with Abby Locke here (available to all).

We welcome your suggestions for topics, speakers, and resources specific to diversity, equity, and inclusion in career services and in the workplace.

Please send any suggestions to Marie at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com or use this link to set up a time for us to chat: https://my.timetrade.com/book/B46DN

August 10 | CTL/RWA Community Call

In this Special CTL Community Call, our CTL Board and community members will be leading a discussion about how we can continue to serve clients and practice self-care during the pandemic.

The call is open to all CTL Associates and graduates of CTL and RWA programs (CCTC, CHJMC, ACRW, ACPW, ACCS, CPBS, CDBS) as a way to help you stay current, learn, and share some of your own wealth of information.

Resume Writing Academy students/grads check the ACRW Student Resources page for your registration code.

Learn More & Register

August 13 | Academy Certified Profile Writer Training Program

More than 80% of today's recruiters have used LinkedIn as their primary search tool for nearly 10 years. Jobvite 2018 data showed that Facebook and Instagram are increasingly used for recruiting and screening as well. Will recruiters find your candidate in their search results? What will they think when they find your candidates' profiles?

Software is being used to score your candidates' profiles on personality traits. Although we still need to coach clients to "clean up" their profiles (software is also looking for red-flag behavior like aggression), they need profiles that demonstrate who they are personally and professionally. They need content that adds value beyond the resume.

If you want to take your profile writing beyond copying and pasting the resume, understand how to optimize profiles for search, and join a community of professionals focused on staying on top of the latest trends, read more about the upcoming Academy Certified Profile Writer training program and certification starting August 13 from 3:30–5:00 pm ET. This is the 5th year we've offered the program and we're excited to share all that's new in social media profiles!

There are no renewals or membership required. Students and graduates get lifetime access to content updates, opportunities to join quarterly community calls, and discounts on RWA and CTL events.

Learn More & Register

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!

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 & Health: How Much is Bad Sleep Hurting Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)
This article details the importance of sleep in our career advancement and health. This was also the topic of the Career Confidante radio this week with guests who shared practical strategies to improve sleep!

LinkedIn: How to Use LinkedIn's New OpentoWork Feature + Pros & Cons (CTL Video)
Listen in as we go through how to use the new LinkedIn #OpentoWork feature and the data that inform our client's decisions around whether or not the feature is the best digital branding option for them.

Digital Branding: Nine Ways AI Will Reshape Recruiting (LinkedIn Talent Blog)
This isn't a surprise to our clients – AI is being used throughout the hiring process. What they might not have considered are the new ways that actively managing their digital brand can now play into their ability to "get found" by a company. Although an optimized profile is important, there is so much more they can do. Read this article for more and join Marie on the next CTL Facebook live to look at how some of this technology works!

Leadership: The Necessity of Consciously Inclusive Leadership (Forbes)
This article shares why inclusive leadership is important and actionable tips for leaders to lead more inclusively.

Resume: Four Skills You Can Add to Your Resume that You've Learned from Working Remotely (Business Insider)
If your clients have been working remotely for any period of time during the pandemic, this article provides ideas for skills to highlight in their resume. What has their increased skills in these areas led to in terms of business value?

Networking: Fifteen Alternatives to In-Person Networking (Forbes)
Although this article is focused on business owners, the strategies can also offer valuable insight for job seekers on networking during this time of physical distancing.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

Kudos to Alison Braga who earned the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. She is now among a growing group of coaches who've created more structured processes for job seekers to achieve their goals even faster!

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

August 10, 2020 | 4:00-5:00PM US ET
CLT & RWA Community Call

In this Special CTL Community Call, our CTL Board and community members will be leading a discussion about how we can continue to serve clients and practice self-care during the pandemic. The call is open to all CTL Associates and graduates of CTL and RWA programs (CCTC, CHJMC, ACRW, ACPW, ACCS, CPBS, CDBS) as a way to help you stay current, learn, and share some of your own wealth of information. Resume Writing Academy students/grads check the ACRW Student Resources page for your registration code. RSVP today.

August 11, 2020 | 2:00PM-3:30PM US ET
Supporting Students of Color as They Return to Campus

College students will return to our campuses soon and they will arrive with a lot on their minds. We are still in a pandemic and processing racial injustices in our country. This health crisis and social movement have impacted students, in particular students of color, in many ways. As you prepare to welcome them back to campus, have you thought about how these issues will influence their career plans? In this webinar, you will learn the challenges students of color are facing related to these issues and their career preparation. You also will receive ideas for programs and services you can provide to support them. Learn more and register today.

August 13, 2020 | 3:30PM-5:00PM US ET
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

This is the first comprehensive, strategically focused, intensive 3- month training program guaranteed to teach you how to write, format, and structure your client's social media profiles. Be an expert in a growing field and help candidates stand out with a consistent online brand. Learn more and register today.

August 17, 2020 | 2:00PM-3:30PM US ET
Finding the Right Job or Career for Individuals with Asperger's/Autism

Today, 35% of individuals on the autism spectrum attend college, yet an estimated 80-85% are under- or unemployed! This webinar offers practical strategies for guiding these students/clients to a manageable job or career. You will learn what Asperger's Syndrome/autism is, how it impacts adults, key communication, executive function and sensory challenges, why occupational choices should not be based on interests, and four steps to finding the right job match. The presenter shares insight developed during 14 years of coaching individuals with Asperger's/autism. Content is for professionals who assist individuals seeking competitive (not sheltered or heavily supported) employment. Learn more and register today.

August 19, 2020 | 9:00AM-10:00AM US ET
Branding Community Conversation

In this Branding Community Conversation, join your CPBS, CDBS, and 360Reach colleagues to share and learn together. Stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. Come ready to share (this will not be a lecture!). Learn more and register today.

October 1, 2020 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Digital Branding Strategist Certification (October 2020)

This innovative certification 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 today.

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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