Issue 49 | May 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
(Seth Godin, American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker)



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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume Writing Academy Certification
  • Welcome New CTL Associates
  • Come Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

THE LATEST CAREER & EMPLOYMENT INFOGRAPHICS & VIDEOS

  • How to Source Talent on LinkedIn
  • 25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics
  • The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette
  • What Hiring Managers See When They Review Resumes

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary
  • Making Difficult Conversations Look Effortless
  • Networking Intelligently in an Over-connected World
  • Why Texting is the New Email in the Hiring Process
  • 4 Questions to Ask When Perfecting Your Personal Brand
  • Enchant Your Network with the LinkedIn Connected App
  • Rethink the Questions You’re Asking in an Interview
  • Tips for Longtime Employees Testing the Job Market
  • How to Boost Salary throughout Your Career
  • 10 Low-Cost Options for Customized Leadership Development
  • Manage Change in a Hyper-Changing World
  • US Manufacturing Faces a Two-Million-Worker Shortage Over the Next Decade

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
  • Awards & Media Coverage

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume Writing Academy Certification Program
  • Certified Career Management Coach Program
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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!

CTL Conference attendees – use the discount code in your handouts.

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associates:

Mashaal Ahmed, DC Career Coach
Ronda Ansted, Be the Change Career Consulting
Katherine (Kit) Kammer, Kammer & Associates, Inc.
Matthew Liptak, Resume by Recruiter, LLC

CTL Library: We invite you to contribute your articles to the CTL Library which is reserved exclusively for CTL Associates. To 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 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Annual 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.

National Career Development Association Global Conference When the National Career Development Association comes to Denver in June, we’ll be there, too! CTL will be an exhibitor and Marie will be speaking about branding on July 1 at 10:20 am. CTL board member Michelle Carroll will also be speaking on July 1 at 1:00 pm and on July 2 at 8:30 am.

THE LATEST CAREER & EMPLOYMENT INFOGRAPHICS & VIDEOS
 

How to Source Top Talent on LinkedIn (Under Cover Recruiter)
We know LinkedIn is a go-to resource for recruiters, but how exactly do they go about doing this? This article shares the latest on recruiter tactics for searching on LinkedIn that you can use to better guide your clients in using it for their search.

25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary
Okay, so this isn’t an infographic, but it does share data on why infographics work and tips for making infographics you (or your clients) create more effective.

The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette
Are you following the unwritten rules of LinkedIn? This article shares 20 guidelines to direct your activity, including daily dos and don’ts, posting frequency, group posts, and more!

What Hiring Managers See When They Review Resumes
We all know that hiring managers spend just six seconds looking at a resume. This video can show you and your clients exactly what they’re looking at in that short time.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary
First impressions have gone digital and LinkedIn is the showcase of your career and marketing your experience. This article by William Arruda walks your or your clients through writing a great Summary.

Making Difficult Conversations Look Effortless
Whether it’s dealing with clients or helping clients have these conversations at work, this article provides a simple process for having those difficult talks. You’ll learn a few tricks for not alienating the other person and how to listen even if you don’t like what you hear.

Networking Intelligently in an Over-connected World
If you are using social media to network, or coaching your clients to do so, this article is for you. The interview provides great sound bites for shifting our networking focus to navigate the noise in an over-connected world to find purpose and meaning.

Why Texting is the New Email in the Hiring Process
During the CTL Conference, Gerry Crispin hinted at the declining use of email by recruiters. This article provides some data around the switch and how recruiters are using mobile/texting throughout the process with candidates.

4 Questions to Ask When Perfecting Your Personal Brand
Personal branding can be a bit of a mystery to our clients. Here is a great article with 4 questions to help you or your clients start to formulate how they want to make that first impression both on and offline.

Enchant Your Network with the LinkedIn Connected App
It’s here – the new LinkedIn Connected app. This article walks you through the benefits and key ways to use it to gain an advantage in building and maintaining your LinkedIn network.

Rethink the Questions You’re Asking in an Interview
The questions your clients ask in an interview can be setting them apart or helping them blend in to the crowd. This article provides a few great suggestions for questions that will help them stand out while getting the information they need to make the right decision.

Tips for Longtime Employees Testing the Job Market
Professionals who have been at the same job many years tend to underestimate their accomplishments and can actually experience the same issues as “job hoppers” in today’s market. This article provides tips for those job seekers to communicate their experience and show they are ready to learn.

How to Boost Salary throughout Your Career
This is a great article for those of you working with millennials with tips for helping them avoid salary stagnation and maximize their earnings throughout their careers.

10 Low-Cost Options for Customized Leadership Development
Leaders are getting harder to find, per data from WorkplaceTrends.com. According to The New York Times, top leaders are debating the ability to learn leadership in the classroom. So what is your client to do? This article outlines a few different ways they can build those leadership skills, and their resume.

Manage Change in a Hyper-Changing World
One of the most desired leadership traits, the ability manage change, requires a leader to understand that change itself has changed. This article walks through some of the more significant trends in management to teach leaders how to navigate today’s world of accelerated change and relentless competition.

US Manufacturing Faces a Two-Million-Worker Shortage Over the Next Decade
The United States faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled due to the skills gap, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES
 

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

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Nancy McDonald for earning your Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You did stellar work in the program and have taken your writing to a new level. Kudos to you, Nancy!

Chris Bardwell also deserves a big congratulations! She has demonstrated the necessary competencies and experience in Career Management to earn Career Management Fellow (CMF) certification from the Institute of Career Certification International.

AWARDS & MEDIA COVERAGE

Congratulations to all our colleagues recently recognized by the Maryland Career Development Association. The awards included:

  • Maryland New Directions' Career Focus Program - Organization Award
  • Mrs. Michelle Carroll - Outstanding Career Professional Award
  • Mr. Mark Thorn - Corporate Sponsor Award
  • Mr. Niel Carey - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mr. Bruce Wahlgren - President's Award
  • Mrs. Maria Schaffer - Diversity Award

All were well-deserved and we are honored to recognize their selfless service and dedication to the career development field. 

Kudos to John O’Connor, Louise Kursmark, and Melanie Lenci who were mentioned in a Forbes article following the CTL Conference. Thanks to Nancy Collamer and Wendy Enelow for getting the word out! If you missed it, you can read the article here.

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:

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! Read more and register.

May 26 & 28, 2015: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) Program.

June 8, 2015: CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board: The Now & The New in Entrepreneurship & Business Building. CTL Associates: Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.

June 26, 2015: E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles.There’s no doubt that LinkedIn dominates today’s job search landscape. As such, it’s critically important that we stay abreast of constant changes that impact how we write great LinkedIn profiles so our clients are found by the right people for the right opportunities! For the live or recorded E-Summit and 30+ pages of handouts, including samples and resources, sign up here.

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