Issue 52 | June 12, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."
- Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

Register Today for Resume E-Summit:
Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles

Presented by Melanie Lenci
and Marie Zimenoff
June 26, 2015


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associate
  • Visit Us at These Industry Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Special Report: Job Preparedness Indicator
  • Interviewing: The Right Way to Say Thanks After an Interview
  • Career Advancement: Five Habits of Top Athletes We Can Take to the Workplace
  • Technology: 7 Free Tools That’ll Help Anyone Become a Better Writer
  • Market Update: Do More Jobs Mean More Economic Security?
  • Productivity: 4 Types of Productivity Styles
  • Entrepreneurs: 8 Tips to the Perfect Blog Post
  • International Conference Scholarship Opportunity

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Academies' Certified Career Management Coach Internal/Corporate Program
  • Career Professional Marketing Webinar: How to Build Trust & Influence with Prospects
  • E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles
  • The Academies' Certified Brain-Based Success Coach Program

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles (June 26, 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern): Go beyond copying and pasting from the resume to writing LinkedIn profiles with personality! TORI Award-winning LinkedIn profile writer Melanie Lenci will join me for this E-Summit and share her samples and tips for creating profiles with personality.

The 30+ pages of handouts will include numerous samples, resources for designing profiles with visual appeal, questions for gathering content, and tools for managing the logistics of working with a client to input the data and understand the basics of LinkedIn. Melanie is also generously sharing her LinkedIn Connection Kit with attendees, a resource full of scripts your clients can use to be more effective in using LinkedIn as a tool for their job search and career management.

Join us to learn the latest trends in writing great LinkedIn profiles so your clients are found for the right opportunities and stand out among the 364 million LinkedIn users! Register today.

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATE

Laura Slawson, The Creative Edge, 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!


VISIT US AT THESE INDUSTRY 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.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

Special Report: Job Preparedness Indicator (Career Advisory Board)
The 2014 Job Preparedness Indicator is the fourth annual survey designed to identify gaps between candidates' reported skills and the skills employers seek to fill open positions. Read more about this gap to help your job seekers improve their outcomes.

Interviewing: The Right Way to Say Thanks After an Interview (Fast Company)
While there are many ways for your client to say “Thank you” after an interview, this article provides a few nuggets and new ideas, including a sample, for freshening up your clients’ approach.

Career Advancement: Five Habits of Top Athletes We Can Take to the Workplace (Leadership Now)
It is NBA Finals season, and the sports analogies abound! Even if you (or your clients) aren’t sports fans, these 5 simple habits are great reminders for leaders and aspiring leaders to increase their influence.

Technology: 7 Free Tools That’ll Help Anyone Become a Better Writer (The Muse)
Great resources for you or your clients to improve your writing and productivity by speeding up the editing process, spurring your creativity, and even connecting to publishing professionals.

Market Update: Do More Jobs Mean More Economic Security? (Journal Star)
The U.S. economy is realizing job growth, but this isn’t resulting in financial security for many people. This article shares data around job growth, sectors where hiring is surging, some good news regarding hourly wage growth, and data indicating where wages might be stagnating.

Productivity: 4 Types of Productivity Styles (99U)
There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to productivity. This article shares work strategies that align with cognitive styles and tools to help you be more productive in a way that suits your strengths and preferences.

Entrepreneurs: 8 Steps to the Perfect Blog Post (Inc.)
Marketing is all about content these days. This article provides eight tips for presenting content that will increase traffic and maximize engagement.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Asia Pacific Career Development Association has announced a scholarship for one free registration to their conference in Tokyo, Japan September 15-17, 2015. Applicants must be graduate students or have graduated within the last 2 years. Members of APCDA have generously donated to partially fund this scholarship. More information is available here.

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 John O’Connor, who renewed his Credentialed Career Manager distinction. John has dedicated many hours to professional development, shared his expertise through numerous volunteer and publishing efforts, and recently earned CDI’s Certified Master Resume Writer credential. Thank you for your dedication to the careers industry, John!

Congratulations to Christopher Adelman, the latest career professional to earn his 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.

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 16, 2015: The Academies' Certified Career Management Coach Internal/Corporate Program. This 12-week program, conducted via tele-seminar/webinar, supports career coaches who work within an organization/business. The next cohort begins Tuesday, June 16th, from 2-4pm ET.

June 17, 2015: Career Professional Marketing Webinar: How to Build Trust & Influence with Prospects. This interactive webinar will focus on engaging with prospective coaching clients, walking you through the prospect-oriented webinar, "Three Steps to Finding the Perfect Fit Job" and the accompanying "Career Insights Profiles." The webinar will be held from 2-3pm ET.

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.

June 30, 2015: The Academies' Certified Brain-Based Success Coach Program. This 10-week program, conducted via tele-seminar/webinar, supports all coaches who have clients that remain stuck, stalled, or unhappy with their progress. The next cohort begins Tuesday, June 30th, from 4:30-6:00pm ET.

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

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