Issue 59 | August 7, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings."
- Author Unknown


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 10


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Communication: You’re Probably Falling for These 3 Big Myths
  • International Careers: Advice for Would-Be Expats to Qatar
  • Advancement: How to Recover from a Huge Mistake at Work
  • Leadership: You’re Already More Persuasive than You Think
  • Industry Trends: Public-Sector Hiring Rates Improve Across U.S.
  • Job Search: 4 Job Search Excuses That Just Don’t Cut It
  • Self-Marketing: How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk
  • Resume Writing Competition Opportunity

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Academies' Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach Program (CELDC)
  • Personal Branding for Coaches & Consultants
  • Certified Transition Interview Coach (CTIC)
  • The Academies' CELDC P.L.U.S

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Resume Writing Academy Certification (RWA) Program (September 25, 2015)

RWA is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program, guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes. Whether you're a beginning resume writer who wants to learn the art of resume writing or an experienced writer who wants to move your skills from good to great, RWA is your solution! Register Today!

For more information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associates:

Susan Barens, Careergent Ltd. Company
Irma Rojas, Resume Secrets Online

CTL Associates: Emails go out to all of our CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out! You'll receive invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities.

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 CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

The National Resume Writers' Conference 2015
Marie will be sharing writing secrets for the “hard to employ” at The NRWA conference in Charlotte, NC, in September. Stop by the Resume Writing Academy booth and introduce yourself!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS
 

Communication: You’re Probably Falling for These 3 Big Myths (Business Insider)
A professor of social interaction debunks three communication myths that might be steering you and your clients wrong in dialogue – including how often you should say your conversation partner’s name.

International: Advice for Would-Be Expats to Qatar (Beata Staszkow on LinkedIn)
Beata shares key points of consideration for your clients considering an international move to Qatar, a hot destination for expat activity.

Advancement: How to Recover from a Huge Mistake at Work (The Muse)
No one is perfect. If you are working with a client who has made a mistake at work in their quest to advance, this article provides simple, proven steps for managing the blunder.

Leadership: You’re Already More Persuasive than You Think (Harvard Business Review)
Now there is data to back up something you’ve always suspected – the power of asking! The disconnect between expectations and reality is troublesome for our clients’ careers and the companies where they work.

Industry Trends: Public-Sector Hiring Rates Improve Across U.S. (The PEW Charitable Trusts)
After years of cuts, cities and states are hiring again. Public employment, desired by many of our job seekers, is back on the climb based on data from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence.

Job Search: 4 Job Search Excuses That Just Don’t Cut It (U.S. News on Aol Jobs)
The discouraging, long process of job search can elicit many excuses from clients. Here are a few common phrases we hear and great suggestions for reframing the experience.

Self-Marketing: How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk (99U)
This may be one of the more challenging activities all of us must do at some point to achieve our career goals. This article provides a few key considerations to “sell yourself” without annoying those around us.

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

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

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

August 12, 2015: Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach Program (CELDC)
For those who work with executives and leaders, this 12-week program will equip you to coach them in areas that will benefit them and their teams. Plus, this niche proves over and over to be the most lucrative market for coaches. Begins Wednesday, August 12, 4-6pm ET.

August 12, 2015: Personal Branding for Coaches & Consultants
Learn about personal branding! Take your practice to the next level. Help your clients. Increase your success! Join Personal Branding Guru, William Arruda, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm-ET-US for a fun, lively, content-packed session all about personal branding.

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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