Issue 54 | June 26, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The grass is greener where you water it." - Author Unknown

Did You Miss It? Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles Presented by Melanie Lenci and Marie Zimenoff Get the Recording

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Visit Us at These Industry Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Infographic: Hiring Trends of 2015
  • Technology: The Rise of "Speed Listening"
  • Video: Is Fear Stopping You From Going After What You Want?
  • Coaching: How to Silence Your Irrationally Harsh Inner Critic
  • Job Search: Getting a Job After You Have Been Fired
  • Industry Trend: IT Needs Revamping to Attract & Retain Millennials
  • Entrepreneurs & Leaders: 6,000 Reasons You Need to be a Better Speaker
  • Interviewing: Companies are Extending the Interview Process
  • International Conference Scholarship Opportunity

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential
  • Congrats on the Publication

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Writing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles (Get the Recording): Go beyond copying and pasting from the resume to write LinkedIn profiles with personality! TORI award-winning LinkedIn profile writer Melanie Lenci will joined me for this E-Summit and shared her samples and tips for creating profiles with personality in what ended up as 60+ pages of handouts!

Here's what your colleagues thought . . . "Wow! Marie wasn't kidding when she assured me this class would add significant value since the previous one I attended. Congrats!"

"That was so inspiring! I learned a lot and am excited to get busy writing more LinkedIn profiles."

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

RECORDING: MP3 audio recording - listen any time you want and as often as you want; you also get the handouts and all the freebies!

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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! July 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2015

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

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

  • CTL and RWA will be exhibitors, so I'll be at booth #18 most of the day Tuesday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 1.
  • I will be speaking about branding on July 1 at 10:20 am in the Mineral D room on Level 3.
  • 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

Infographic: Hiring Trends of 2015 (Jobvite) Great quick graphic on the state of the jobs economy and industries that are particularly hot right now.

Technology: The Rise of "Speed Listening" (The Atlantic) Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t put down that book? As if we’re not doing everything fast enough, now there is a trend coming out of Silicon Valley spurred by the audiobook of Elon Musk’s biography. It was just released in May ... put it on your list to read (or listen to at chipmunk speed!).

Video: Is Fear Stopping You From Going After What You Want? (Entrepreneur Online) "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality." Sound like any of your clients? Let Jim Carey - yes the same Jim Carey who we all know and love - tell them for you!

Coaching: How to Silence Your Irrationally Harsh Inner Critic (99U) If your client’s internal monologue is a "rabbit hole of unreasonable negativity and self-berating," they probably aren’t achieving their career goals. Here are three tips to help them shift that self-talk.

Job Search: Getting A Job After You Have Been Fired (Career Tool Belt) Alison Doyle shares 13 steps for your clients to bounce back after losing their job. These tips can help them avoid pitfalls, counteract negative perceptions, and create a plan for moving forward.

Industry Trend: IT Needs Revamping to Attract & Retain Millennials (Recruiting Trends) This article shares great data around the trend in the IT industry to more mobile/remote work, with 60% of IT leaders planning to invest in mobile technologies. Great news for all professionals looking for flexibility in the workplace and for your IT, cloud computing, security, and knowledge transfer clients!

Entrepreneurs & Leaders: 6,000 Reasons You Need to be a Better Speaker (MinuteHack) Thankfully, this is not a list of 6,000 items! It is one simple trick that will help you be a more engaging speaker in front of an audience who is processing more than 6,000 pieces of information a day.

Interviewing: Companies are Extending the Interview Process (Washington Post) The length of the interview process has nearly doubled in four years, as has the use of background checks. Although not great news, this is great data for your candidates who are getting restless while in the depths of the interviewing process.

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!

COLLEAGUE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Barbara Schreiber, the latest career professional to earn her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to bring even more value to your candidates. Kudos to you!

PRESTIGIOUS PUBLICATION

Congratulations to Diane Kohler for her recent article published in Career Developments magazine published through the National Career Development Association. The article, titled "Helping Staff Navigate Career Development & Change: A Model from Higher Education," provides great food for thought in building career development programs in organizations.

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:

Get the Recording: 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 recorded E-Summit and 60+ 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!

July 23, 2015: Certified Transition Interview Coach (CTIC). Join your colleagues for 6 weeks of training specifically developed for those who coach clients in preparing for interviews. The program provides processes, tools, and strategies for working with job seekers from diverse backgrounds, including military transition, ex-offenders, new graduates, and entry- to mid-level professionals. The next group class starts Thursday, July 23rd, at 1 pm Eastern.

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!

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