Issue 50 | May, 29 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love." (Mokokoma Mokhonoana, South African Philosopher and Social Critic)

Register Today for Resume E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles Presented by Melanie Lenci, Award-Winning LinkedIn Profile Writer and Marie Zimenoff, Master Personal Branding Strategist June 26, 2015

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • The E-Bridge Goes Weekly
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associates
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

THE LATEST CAREER & EMPLOYMENT INFOGRAPHICS & VIDEOS

  • What’s Your Career Personality Type?
  • Acing the Interview: How to Score that New Job
  • The Art of the Sound Bite
  • Recruiters Use Big Data to Identify Job Hunters

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Hostage Negotiator Offers Tips for Getting a Raise
  • How to Be an Indispensable Force in the Workplace
  • 6 Design Tips for Marketers
  • “Leading Up”: Being a Values-Based Leader at Any Level
  • Could Personality Tests Replace Interviews?
  • 20 Essential Twitter Rules
  • Write Your Emails Backwards for Better Responses
  • These Are the New Rules of Work
  • 4 Times Your Good Intentions Are Annoying Your Boss
  • How Your Coworkers Can Help You Succeed

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential
  • Congrats on the New Job & Presentation

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

THE E-BRIDGE GOES WEEKLY

For years, the E-Bridge has been your resource for the latest intelligence in the careers industry and tools you can share with your clients or use to improve your craft. CTL wants to make it easier for you to access these resources by providing a smaller number of them weekly! This will also mean fewer marketing emails for our events and more opportunities for you to share your successes with the group.

Don’t forget to share your news with Marie by emailing marie@careerthoughtleaders.com.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles (June 26, 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern): LinkedIn dominates today’s job search and personal branding landscape. This E-Summit will provide the latest trends in writing great LinkedIn profiles so that our clients are found for the right opportunities and stand out among the 364 million LinkedIn users! Register Today.

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associate:

Matthew Liptak, Resume by Recruiter, LLC

Why Become an Associate? We invite you to contribute your articles to the CTL Library which is reserved exclusively for CTL Associates. Emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities 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!

VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Conference Appearances:

National Career Development Association Global Conference Stop by and see us at the National Career Development Association in Denver! 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
 

What’s Your Career Personality Type? How can you choose the career that’s right for you? This fun infographic walks you through understanding the 6 main types of careers as determined by John Holland. A fun tool for explaining this one aspect of career decision making to your clients!

Acing the Interview: How to Score that New Job How can your client stand out in today’s stiff competition for each opportunity? This infographic takes them through a 4-step process for success!

The Art of the Sound Bite Anyone seeking to persuade others, stand out from the crowd, and be remembered will benefit from watching this short video on how to create powerful sound bites.

Recruiters Use Big Data to Identify Job Hunters Recruiters are using “big data” tools to know when people are likely to leave their current job – even if the decision is still months away. Watch the video and read the article to learn how this new software analyzes workers’ online behavior.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

Hostage Negotiator Offers Tips for Getting a Raise Practical negotiation tips from a former hostage negotiator are sure to offer value and a new perspective for you and your job seekers.

How to Be an Indispensable Force in the Workplace Becoming indispensable helps add value to our career, whether we are looking to advance or want to be the most attractive candidate for a new job. This article offers 4 ways to become the kind of indispensable, top talent that all employers and hiring managers are looking for.

6 Design Tips for Marketers Whether you are working on your own website or want to create resumes with better visual appeal, this article provides valuable tips on typography, white space, design elements, and more!

“Leading Up”: Being a Values-Based Leader at Any Level Anyone at any level can be a leader. This article will help you explain “leading up” to your clients and provides tips for positively influencing a boss or senior management, along with real-life examples.

Could Personality Tests Replace Interviews? Can you decide if someone is a high performer of low performer based on a test? The company in this article is attempting to do just that.

20 Essential Twitter Rules The do’s and don’ts of Twitter are changing, and this article provides a “code of conduct” for you and your clients to be the best version of yourself online.

Write Your Emails Backwards for Better Responses We all know that people have less time and more information. So how do you ensure that your emails are read and spur action by the reader? Learn to write them backwards!

These Are the New Rules of Work “Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere...” We’ve read many articles on the future of work, and this one offers a new perspective and is applicable and actionable for your executive coaching clients.

4 Times Your Good Intentions Are Totally Annoying Your Boss Sometimes our client’s noble intentions to further the company’s goals (and their career) might do more harm than good. This article outlines 4 ways they might be making their way onto their boss’ bad side.

How Your Coworkers Can Help You Succeed If your client’s goal is advancement, this article will provide tools for them in developing relationships that can transform their career.

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 Marvin Adams who renewed his Credentialed Career Manager distinction, demonstrating his leadership, expertise, and dedication to service in the careers industry. Kudos to you, Marvin!

Congratulations to Siti Williams, 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 a talented resume writer.

NEW JOB & PRESENTATIONS

Our best wishes to Kimberly Schneiderman as she starts her new position as Practice Development Manager for RiseSmart! How exciting to be starting a new chapter in your career. Congratulations!

Joan Runnheim Olson, Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC, presented “Gender Tune-Up: Shifting Nontraditional Recruitment & Retention into High Gear” at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia on April 24, 2015. Joan shared strategies designed to increase gender diversity in classes and programs that prepare students for a nontraditional career.

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:

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 9, 2015: Certified Resume Development Coach Program. Branding trends and hiring practices change quickly! This certification is for careers industry professionals that work within workforce, nonprofit, or other organizations and coach individuals in developing resumes. When you don’t have the luxury of time to write for a client, how do you help them maximize their results? This program will provide coaching skills, resume-building tools, and resources for you to guide them in creating effective career marketing documents.

June 9, 2015: Advanced Job Search Coaching Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. This program combines application of job search best practices, ICF core competencies, and coaching techniques. You will dig deep into all 11 ICF core competencies. Coaching demos and coaching practice will expand your job search coaching skills.

June 15, 2015: World Business and Executive Coach Summit I hope some of you were able to attend the WBECS free Pre-Summit sessions. If you want more practical tools for building your coaching practice and accelerating your success, check out the full Summit sessions. Early bird pricing ends June 4.

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! Sign up for the live or recorded E-Summit and 30+ pages of handouts, including samples and resources.

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