"There is no such thing as failure, there's just giving up too soon."
- Jonas Salk, virologist, medical researcher
- Last Call for Demographics Survey
- Finding the Right Job or Career for Individuals with Asperger's/Autism August 17
- Academy Certified Profile Writer Course Starts August 20
- CTL Associate News & Opportunities
- Careers & Neurodiversity: Young People on the Autism Spectrum & Work
- Job Search: Lost Your Job Due to COVID-19? Artificial Intelligence Could Be Your Best Friend in Finding a New One
- Leadership: What's Your Leadership Origin Story?
- Social Branding: Three Tactics for Building Brand Authority on Social Media
- Remote Work: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid When Remote Working and How to Correct Them
- Hiring for Diversity: AI Recruiting Tools Aim to Reduce Bias in the Hiring Process
- Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
CTL & RWA Events
- Finding the Right Job or Career for Individuals with Asperger's/Autism
- Trend Tuesday Live
- Branding Community Conversation
- Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
- Resume & Profile Certification Community Conversation
- Resume & Profile Strategies for Career Launch in a Pandemic
- Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
- Digital Branding Strategist Certification
CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS
Last Call: Demographic Survey
Please take a few minutes and help us learn more about our community! Watch your email or find the link to the survey at these locations: coach certification students, RWA students/graduates, strategists, and CTL Associates.
August 17 | 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.
August 20 | 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 20 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can share them with everyone!
RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
Careers & Neurodiversity: Young People on the Autism Spectrum & Work (Hippocratic Post)
This article talks about a program out of Australia that is helping young people on the autism spectrum think differently about their careers. Join our webinar on Monday with Barbara Bissonnette to learn strategies you can use with individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles.
Job Search: Lost Your Job Due to COVID-19? Artificial Intelligence Could Be Your Best Friend in Finding a New One (Daily Journal Online)
Companies have been using AI in hiring for a few years, and now job applicants can discover the power of AI to help them in their search. This article introduces a few new companies that are making AI work for job seekers, too!
Leadership: What's Your Leadership Origin Story? (Harvard Business Review)
The idea of storytelling in marketing and branding has become more popular over the last few years and, as leaders today struggle to connect virtually to teams and lead through crisis, examining and sharing their origin story can help them be more effective. This article shares research around how leaders can tell their stories and why they matter.
Social Branding: Three Tactics for Building Brand Authority on Social Media (PR Daily)
With the increased use of social media, more noise means we need a strategy to stand out. This article shares data you and your clients can use to build visibility and credibility online.
Remote Work: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid When Remote Working and How to Correct Them (Forbes)
This article shares a plethora of data around working from home trends and why they might be problematic for us and our clients... with strategies for how to adjust!
Hiring for Diversity: AI Recruiting Tools Aim to Reduce Bias in the Hiring Process (IEEE)
This article shares information about how new technologies are attempting to eliminate the human bias from the hiring process. You can see a bit more about how AI is being used in the hiring process in our latest series of live videos!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES
Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
Congratulations to Tyre Robinson, Mayra Martinez, and Catherine Claeys, who earned the Certified Personal Branding Strategist credential from Career Thought Leaders. They now have the Reach Personal Branding tools and sharpened coaching skills to help clients be happier and more successful at work!
Congratulations to Mir Garvy and Laura Slawson, the latest career professionals to earn their Master Resume Writer (MRW) credential from Career Thought Leaders. They have demonstrated expertise in strategy, design, and writing effective resumes and earned one of the world's most elite credentials. Kudos to you both!
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)
UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Visit the 2020 Calendar of Events
for all CTL and RWA events this year.
CTL & RWA EVENTS
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 18, 2020 | 4:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Trend Tuesday Live
Join us live every Tuesday at 4pm ET to talk about the latest trends in career services, leadership development, and all things career. We'll be sharing some of the insights from the latest trends white paper based on our annual Career Jam event. You'll also get updated on the very latest in the industry and trends in job search, LinkedIn, branding, resume writing, coaching, business development, and more. RSVP to get weekly reminders.
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.
August 20, 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 26, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM US ET
Resume & Profile Certification Community Conversation
Join your fellow RWA certification community colleagues (ACRWs, ACPWs, ACCSs, & MRWs) in a conversation about what's new in the industry. We'll be talking about outdated advice in resumes, how clients can fill the gap, and more. Learn more and register today.
September 10, 2020 | 12:00PM-2:00PM US ET
Resume & Profile Strategies for Career Launch in a Pandemic
Students and early careerists launching their careers today need current strategies for marketing their experience, credentials, and education to compete in the post-COVID market. In this session, we'll explore strategies for marketing their virtual internships, volunteer experiences, rescinded opportunities, social activism, and more! Learn more and register.
September 15, 2020 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Increase your confidence, help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy comprehensive resume writing training and certification program is celebrating its 30th class of teaching strategy, modern formatting in Word, and much more through training and personalized feedback! The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.
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
FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)