Issue 56 | July 17, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR

"Coasting only happens when you are going downhill."
- Mike Rayburn, one of the youngest inductees into the Speaker Hall of Fame



There’s nothing like seeing you in person...
The Career Thought Leaders Conference is Back!

March 30 – April 1, 2016 (No Fooling!)
The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO

Mark Your Calendars to Join Us
Registration will Open August 1


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Technology: Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Helps Veterans with PTSD
  • Job Search: 4 Creative Ways to Get Employers’ Attention
  • LinkedIn: The Best Way to Request & Receive Recommendations
  • Resumes: Top 15 Words to Include in Your Resume
  • Higher Ed: The Economic Value of College Majors
  • Advancement: 5 Tips for Advancing Your Career Over the Summer
  • Resume Writing Competition Opportunity

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • 10 Tips for Supporting a Globally Mobile Workforce
  • Certified Transition Interview Coach (CTIC)
  • The Academies' CELDC P.L.U.S

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Entrepreneurial Excellence 4-Part Webinar Series (Going on Now & On Demand)
There is still time to join us for this live 8-hour webinar program where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with colleagues who are struggling with the same concerns. You will receive resources and guidance in:

  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Pricing, Packaging, Profitability & Money Management
  • Sales & Customer Relationship Management
  • Managing Your Business & Boosting Your Confidence
  • And much more!

CTL Associates and Resume Writing Academy students and graduates be sure to use your discount codes! I emailed them to you, but if you can't find them, just send me a quick note: marie@resumewritingacademy.com.

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associate:

Susan Mason, Interview2work

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!

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

Alumni Career Services Network Conference
Stop by and see us at the Alumni Career Services Network summer conference in Philadelphia from July 26–28, 2015! CTL and RWA will be exhibitors and I will be speaking about career management for career professional on Tuesday, July 28.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

Technology: Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Helps Veterans with PTSD (Huffington Post)
This new job interview training program developed by a software company is inspired by an algorithm developed to deliver interview training to FBI agents. This technology is aimed to help veteran job seekers dealing with PTSD improve their interview skills.

Job Search: 4 Creative Ways to Get Employers’ Attention (U.S. News)
This article shares a few things your candidates might consider adding to the job application that could leave a positive and distinct fist impression.

LinkedIn: The Best Way to Request and Receive Recommendations (Forbes)
William Arruda shares his proven process for requesting and receiving recommendations on LinkedIn. Help your clients understand why they’re important and the correct protocol.

Resumes: Top 15 Words to Include in Your Resume (About Careers)
Allison Doyle shares data from a CareerBuilder survey that can guide your word choices as you write and help candidates understand hiring manager perception of these commonly used words.

Higher Ed: The Economic Value of College Majors (Georgetown University)
The newest report of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows how much college graduates earn by 15 major groups and 137 detailed major subgroups nationally and within each state.

Advancement: 5 Tips for Advancing Your Career Over the Summer (The Business Journals)
Summer can be a key time for your candidates in advancing their careers. This article shares tips for how they can use this time to reinvent themselves and rise above what has been holding them back.

Resume Writing Competition Opportunity: The National Resume Writers’ Association (The NRWA) has announced a new competition for resume writers. The competition closes on August 14.

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 Wendi Weiner, the newest Credentialed Career Manager! Wendi has demonstrated her mastery and dedication in the careers industry by earning multiple credentials, sharing her expertise through trainings and articles, and giving back to her local and professional community. Kudos to you, Wendi!

For more information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

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!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

Visit the 2015 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year. Here's what's coming up:

Happening Now: 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. Join us for all 4 sessions July 15, 17, 22 & 24. ACRWs and CTL Associates check your email for your discount code!

July 28/29: 10 Tips for Supporting a Globally Mobile Workforce
The Asian Pacific Career Development Association invites you to join them for a session with Dr. Roberta Neault who has travedl to 65+ countries and worked on 6 continents. She will talk about rethinking your approach to improve services to globally mobile workers.

August 13, 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, August 13th, at Noon Eastern.

August 20, 2015: The Academies' CELDC P.L.U.S
Learn to expand the client’s perspective and ability to think, feel, and act with greater clarity, certainty, and confidence by exposing the uniqueness of their creativity, vision, and strengths.

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

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