Issue 53 | June 19, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Although we are responsible for our own happiness, having a friend who opens more doors than we close is truly one of life's greatest blessings."
- Author Unknown


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
  • Visit Us at These Industry Events

RECRUITING TRENDS FOR CAREER PROS

  • Mobile-Friendly Recruiting: The New Craze
  • The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting "Job Jumpers" is Dumb
  • The 3 Questions One CEO Hopes to Hear from Every Interviewee
  • 10 Most Revealing Interview Questions for Job Candidates
  • Companies are Chasing the Wrong Hires

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Networking: How to Introduce Yourself When You're Unemployed
  • Social Media: Finding Your Next Opportunity with Twitter
  • Entrepreneurs: How to Take Vacation When You're a Freelancer
  • Career Advancement: The Link Between Vacation and Promotion
  • Workforce Trends: Virgin Group Expands Paid Leave for Dads
  • International Conference Scholarship Opportunity

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential
  • Publication

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • E-Summit: Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles
  • The Academies' Certified Brain-Based Success Coach Program
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence

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 write 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.
This E-Summit is all new content created to provide the latest trends and specific strategies for writing profiles that stand out among the 364+ million LinkedIn users.

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 making and maximizing LinkedIn connections.

E-Summits are easy to attend - live or recorded:

LIVE WEBCAST: Friday, June 26, 2015, 12 noon to 2 pm US Eastern time.

RECORDING: MP3 audio recording - listen any time you want and as often as you want (everyone who registers will have access to the recording).

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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.

RECRUITING TRENDS FOR CAREER PROS
 

Mobile-Friendly Recruiting: The New Craze (Recruiting Trends)
Mobile-friendly recruiting is the new hot topic in the recruiting world. This article shares what recruiters are focusing on as they move to mobile and a note about how new Federal Trade Commission law might impact texting in search. Great insights for directing your candidates' search strategies!

The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting "Job Jumpers" is Dumb (ERE Media)
Finally! Recruiters are starting to talk about this issue. This article provides data on the percentage of employers still concerned about "jumping" and the data on how common it has become. It also provides great ammunition for a "job jumper" to share the benefits of their background.

The 3 Questions One CEO Hopes to Hear from Every Interviewee (Business Insider)
These questions are not all new, and it is always valuable for us as careers industry professionals to validate what we share with job seekers based on input of those who do the hiring.

10 Most Revealing Interview Questions for Job Candidates (Spark Hire)
Here are 10 questions hiring managers are asking in interviews today (a few new ones!). Are your clients prepared to answer them?

Companies are Chasing the Wrong Hires (The Wall Street Journal)
Word is out: people who are actively looking for work may make better employees than those you chase! This article shares that the favor for "passive candidates" may be shifting and provides a few tools your job seekers need to know about if they are employed but looking.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

Networking: How to Introduce Yourself When You're Unemployed (Careerealism)
If you are looking for great ways to help your client network while they are unemployed, this article provides four approaches that will start the conversation off on a great note.

Social Media: Finding Your Next Opportunity with Twitter (Huff Post)
Many candidates and career professionals alike are overwhelmed by Twitter. This article shares a few simple ways you can direct your clients in using Twitter in their search.

Entrepreneurs: How to Take Vacation When You're a Freelancer (About Careers)
For you or your clients! Tips on how to enjoy those mysterious things known as "weekends" and "holidays."

Career Advancement: The Link Between Taking Vacation and Promotion (Harvard Business Review)
I guess it is a summer theme, and this is a great article for your clients who consistently talk themselves into working 80+ hours per week to earn that promotion. The data this article shares would argue the opposite.

Workforce Trends: Virgin Group Expands Paid Leave for Dads (CNN Money)
Good news moms and dads: the trends may be moving in your favor. For a few years the talk around retaining talent has been about increased leave and flexibility. It looks like at least one company is walking the walk.

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 CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Emily Kapit, the latest career professional to earn her Master Resume Writer (MRW) credential from Career Thought Leaders. Emily has demonstrated her expertise as a true master of the art of resume writing by earning one of the world's most elite credentials. Congratulations, Emily!

Congratulations to Barbara Schreiber on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard, Barbara, and become a great writer. Kudos to you!

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 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 Eastern.

July 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2015: Entrepreneurial Excellence. Succeeding in the career industry business means more than being a great writer, career coach, counselor, or consultant. During these 8 hours, we will build and strengthen your business skills so you can be more confident, purposeful, organized, and profitable in your business and life. ACRWs and CTL Associates check your email for your discount code!

CTL Associates: Be on the lookout for other emails from CTL too! You'll receive 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!

We also 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.

Get in on these opportunities by becoming a CTL Associate today!

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

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