Issue 48 | April 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"It's not always that we need to do more, but rather that we need to focus on less." (Nathan W. Morris, Author & Personal Financial Expert)

Register Today For CTL Conference – Live, Video-Streaming or Recorded Guiding Clients to Meet 21st Century Recruiting & Hiring Standards: Learning from the Candidate Experience (Data, Influencers & Experiences from 165,000 Job Seekers) April 17, 2015

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium
  • Resume Writing Academy Certification
  • Welcome New CTL Associates
  • Come Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

THE LATEST CAREER & EMPLOYMENT INFOGRAPHICS & VIDEOS

  • How to Create Ten Fabulous Infographics in PowerPoint
  • How to Train Your Brain to Innovate
  • 10 Things a Graduate Thinks in Their First Interview
  • Almost Everyone Has Made at Least One of These Networking Mistakes

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • The Benefits of Being a Brand Ambassador
  • How 2 Words Can Make or Break a Job Interview
  • What Really Happens When You Submit a Resume Online
  • 12 Things You Must Never Reveal About Yourself at Work
  • Strategies for Students Trying to Land a Summer Internship
  • 20 Smart and Compelling Interview Questions to Ask Employers
  • Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios for College Students
  • Networking Tips for Introverts
  • 5 Tips for Recruiting a Headhunter
  • The Secret to Getting a Job May Be Not Looking for One
  • A Headhunter's Tell-All Guide to Avoiding Career Suicide
  • Going Back to Work After Raising a Family: Job-Hunting Strategies for Moms

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential
  • Book, Media Coverage & Business Anniversaries

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2015 Career Thought Leaders Conference
  • The Academies' Certified MBA/University Career Coach Program
  • The Academies' Certified Tough Transition Career Coach (CTTCC) Program
  • The Academies' Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS) Program
  • Resume Writing Academy Certification Program

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS WITH MARIE, LOUISE & WENDY

2015 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium Guiding Clients to Meet 21st Century Recruiting & Hiring Standards: Learning from the Candidate Experience (Data, Influencers & Experiences from 165,000 Job Seekers) Presenter: Gerry Crispin, CareerXRoads (April 17, 2015)

Join Wendy, Louise, and I for this data-packed presentation! Register to join us live in College Park, MD, listen to Gerry Crispin live via video-stream, or get the recording and materials. For those of you who join us live, we are looking forward to a great networking luncheon and an afternoon of colleague-to-colleague discussions. Register Today!

The Agenda:

Gerry's presentation is based on his extensive research in 2014 in which 175 companies shared their recruitment and hiring practices. He asked 165,000 candidates, 80% of whom were NOT hired, about their experience in researching, applying, interviewing, and onboarding for a specific position. The resulting fire hose of data has been published and is being shared by Gerry at conference presentations and universities worldwide. We are honored to be able to bring this quality of presenter and information to you.

How to Attend:

Option #1: Live streaming video of Gerry's presentation on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 10am to 12pm Eastern. Enjoy the program from the comforts of your office anywhere in the world! Join us for a facilitated TweetChat after the program using #CTLConf. Registration: $49 for program, materials, and recording. (CTL Associates: See your recent emails from Marie for your discount code.) Option #2: Join us for the live presentation, followed by a luncheon and a full afternoon of colleague-to-colleague discussion, networking, and collaboration. Discussions will be facilitated by CTL board members and other thought leaders on a host of topics including career management, coaching, resume and LI profile writing, job search, interviewing, career center management, social media, entrepreneurship, pricing, and more. Registration: $179 for full-day program, luncheon, materials, and recording. (CTL Associates: See your recent emails from Marie for your discount code.) Actions to Take:

Register for the on-campus or live streaming video option.

Reserve your hotel room if you're joining us live. Room block closes April 3!

Tune in on April 17 for a great event!

Resume Writing Academy Certification (RWA) Program (May 21, 2015)

RWA is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program, guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes. Whether you're a beginning resume writer who wants to learn the art of resume writing, or an experienced writer who wants to move your skills from good to great, RWA is your solution! Register Today!

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associates:

Lene Øveland Berge, Be You Jennifer Fishberg, Career Karma Cherie Heid, Competitive Edge Resume Service David Hosmer, Cascading Coaching Maureen Huffer Landis, Purdue University Bob Janitz, Janitz.com Rondi Johnson, Santa Ana College Rana Kabbara, BOLD Solutions Provider Myriam-Rose Kohn, JEDA Enterprises Scott Kukowski, Technology Career Coach Jennifer Landon, University of New Hampshire-Manchester Amy Leighton Jan Mead, CareerMatters Juliet Murphy, Juliet Murphy Career Development Wilma Nachsin, Life Working, LLC S. Baxter Patterson, CareerPro360 Nancy Rosenberg, A2Z Resumes Anne Marie Segal, Segal Coaching Anne Steen, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Elaine Sullivan, Boston University School of Management Virginia Swisher, Problem Solving Consultants Charlotte Weeks, Weeks Career Services, Inc. Cyndi Wineineger, The Wineinger Company, LLC

CTL Library: We invite you to contribute your articles to the CTL Library which is reserved exclusively for CTL Associates. To publish have your article published, submit it to Lisa Oliver at lisa@careerthoughtleaders.com.

Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all of our CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!

Want to get in on the opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

COME VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Annual Conference Stop by and see us at the NAWDP conference in Las Vegas May 4-6, 2015! We will be in booth #103 throughout the conference and Marie will be presenting the Top 5 Baby Boomer Personal Branding Mistakes on May 6 at 1:45 pm.

THE LATEST CAREER & EMPLOYMENT INFOGRAPHICS
 

How to Create Ten Fabulous Infographics in PowerPoint (HubSpot) Easily create slick infographics that you can share on your blog, social media channels, or as downloadable offers on your website, courtesy of HubSpot.

How to Train Your Brain to Innovate (SME Insider) Sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike is definitely the best way to solve a problem - said no one, ever. If you want to innovate, you have to be willing to work harder and smarter. Here are some great tips to get you in the right frame of mind.

10 Things a Graduate Thinks in Their First Interview (Undercover Recruiter) The first interview new graduates have are interesting, and most certainly awkward. Use these 10 short video clips to break the ice when teaching your graduating students about interviewing, or view them yourself for a good laugh!

Almost Everyone Has Made at Least One of These Networking Mistakes (The Muse) Whether your client is looking for a job, trying to advance their career, or just trying to improve their networking, they might be getting carried away with their networking efforts. This infographic shares seven networking personality types they should avoid.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

The Benefits of Being a Brand Ambassador (Fortune) Build your personal brand at work by being an ambassador for your company, writes Debbie Messemer, managing partner at KPMG. "Learn as much as you can about your company and its product. Then, find ways to share your knowledge." This article provides great tools for your clients who are focused on long-term career success.

How 2 Words Can Make or Break a Job Interview (Fortune) Job candidates should examine how many times they use the words "we" and "I" during interviews, suggests Avention CEO, Steve Pogorzelski. When asked about successes, Pogorzelski says candidates who say "we" a lot are obviously team players, but when talking about failures, candidates who say "I" more often are those who know how to take responsibility. Great food for thought for coaching clients!

What Really Happens When You Submit a Resume Online (YouTern) You find your dream job online. You know you're a perfect fit for this company. You submit a carefully crafted resume exactly as requested. Now, the magic happens… right? Well, maybe not. Read this article to learn more about "how robots find humans."

12 Things You Must Never Reveal About Yourself At Work (Forbes) You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. There are great insights in this article for all types of clients!

Strategies for Students Trying to Land a Summer Internship (WSJ) Students should be using their college career offices now to hunt for a summer internship, writes Michelle Perry Higgins, a financial planner at California Financial Advisors. Her suggestions will be great reinforcement for what you are teaching your students.

20 Smart and Compelling Job Interview Questions to Ask Employers (LinkedIn Pulse: Catherine Adenle) Interviews can feel like interrogations, but they are meant to be a fact-finding conversation between a job seeker and potential employer. This article provides job seekers with great questions they can ask to change the tone of the interview and be more successful.

Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios for College Students (Career Enlightenment) This time of year, college students are starting to feel the overwhelm of the opportunities they will have to explore. They are feeling the need to present themselves to potential employers and make a good first impression. This article outlines online tools that will help them create game-changing documents.

Networking Tips for Introverts (About Careers) Career networking can be a special challenge for introverts. Here are tips and strategies for successful networking for introverts, "loners" and "shy people."

5 Tips for Recruiting a Headhunter (U.S. News) The recruiting industry is thriving and headhunters are in demand. Read this article for insight about how recruiters find the candidates they want to work with and advice for getting your clients on recruiters' radar, straight from the source: David Schueneman, senior partner at CPS Inc., an Illinois-based recruiting company.

The Secret to Getting a Job May Be Not Looking for One (Bloomberg) Nearly three-quarters of people who change jobs weren't looking for one, new research finds. This article also shares new data about the percent of monthly hires that weren't advertised, and other critical information for job seekers in developing their search strategy.

A Headhunter's Tell-All Guide to Avoiding Career Suicide (Fortune) Mark Jaffe of recruiting powerhouse Wyatt & Jaffe has spent 30 years observing – and shaping – executive careers. His book reads as if he were coaching you on your next career move. This article gives the highlights, with great resume and interviewing feedback for you to share with clients.

Going Back to Work After Raising a Family: Job-Hunting Strategies for Moms (Brazen Careerist) Jumping back into the job market after you've been out for a while is scary. If you work with stay-at-home moms who are unsure of where to begin, this article provides great questions to ask to uncover their resume-worthy experience.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES
 

Please email your kudos to me (marie@careerthoughtleaders.com) so that I can share them with everyone!

COLLEAGUE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Melanie Brassfield, the latest career professional to earn her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You did a great job in the program and have become an outstanding resume writer. Stellar work, Melanie!

BOOK, MEDIA COVERAGE & BUSINESS ANNIVERSARIES

Scott Albert has released his first ever Career Talk Book, Career Talk: Networking 101, which contains a series of essays that provide practical tips job seekers can use today in order to generate more leads and secure employment. For more information about the book and related workforce development initiatives, please visit thealbertinstitute.com.

An updated version of The Essential Guide to Career Certification by Paula Brand and Shahrzad Arasteh has just been released for 2015. This new edition offers updated pricing, verified web links, and more credentials. For more information, see paulabrand.com/the-guide.

Lynn Higgison was interviewed by The Buzz magazine in Jacksonville with the feature article, "Oppurtunity is Knocking... Are You Listening?" posted on their website and the print version coming out in a few months. Congratulations Lynn!

Nancy Rosenberg celebrated 25 years in the business. Congratulations on achieving this impressive milestone Nancy!

For more information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Master Resume Writer (MRW) Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

Visit the 2015 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year. Here's what's coming up:

April 10, 2015: The Academies' Certified MBA/University Career Coach Program: This 33.75-hour program, conducted via teleseminar/webinar, supports MBA and University career services professionals in using a coach-approach so that students prioritize their career in the midst of challenging academic schedules, "own" their success, and embrace challenges or setbacks as opportunities to grow and thrive. The next class is scheduled Friday, April 10th, from10am-12pm Eastern.

April 17, 2015: 2015 Career Thought Leaders Conference. To truly serve our clients and give them the power to succeed in their job search and career, we need to know how candidates get noticed and how companies hire. Our presenter, Gerry Crispin, will be providing this essential information based on his research of hiring practices at 175 companies and the experience of 165,000 candidates. Join us for the full day on campus or for the 2-hour video-streaming event.

April 20, 2015: The Academies' Certified Tough Transition Career Coach (CTTCC) program. Featuring Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park, author of No One is Unemployable and The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job, you'll learn employer-focused strategies for "tough transitions" clients - those who are minimally motivated, along with little/wrong/unimpressive experience, employment gaps, under/over-educated, criminal records, disabilities, recent grads with no experience, veterans and existing military, and more! Due to Elisabeth's demanding schedule, this is the LAST TIME The Academies will be offering this 6-week training live! Mondays starting April 20th, 6pm-8pm Eastern.

April 23, 2015: The Academies' Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS) Program. New classes begins Thursday, April 23rd. 12-week intensive program, via teleconference. A sophisticated and systematic program that goes DEEP into the best practices of job search for mid- to senior-level candidates. Approved by the International Coach Federation for 24 CCEUs. Gain the confidence to offer job-search services and command top dollar for it!

May 21, 2015: Resume Writing Academy Certification (RWA) Program. RWA is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program, guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes. Whether you're a beginning resume writer who wants to learn the art of resume writing or an experienced writer who wants to move your skills from good to great, RWA is your solution!

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) & RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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