Issue 62 | August 28, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you."
- Author Unknown


Careers Industry Entrepreneurs:
An Event Just for You
The No-Brainer Way to Grow Your Practice with LinkedIn

Thursday, September 2:00–3:30 PM EDT
Details & Registration


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Videos: Unconventional Presentation Tips to Wow Your Audience
  • Market Trends: 11 Best-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs in the US
  • Infographic Trends: Recruiters ... Wake Up!
  • Wage Trends: Despite Talent Squeeze, Base Pay Rises Only Modestly
  • Resume Writing: 10 Grammar Crimes You're Probably Committing
  • Social Media Recruiting: Screening Candidates Through Social Media
  • Careers Business Marketing: 3 Ways to Add Bling to Your Blog

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Increasing Outcomes with Tough Clients
  • The No-Brainer Way to Grow Your Practice with LinkedIn
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Resume Writing Academy (RWA) Certification Program

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The No-Brainer Way to Grow Your Practice with LinkedIn (September 10, 2015)
Join Eric Langley as he shares how to use LinkedIn to grow your career practice in this live, interactive step-by-step training. This webinar is specifically designed to help career development professionals find, connect, and communicate with people like your best clients. Register today

CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board (September 21, 2015; 12–12:45pm ET)
CTL Associates ... Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate.

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. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here!

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

The Career Thought Leaders 2016 Conference (March 30April 1, 2016). Join Career Thought Leaders, Resume Writing Academy, and The Academies for the premier training event for professionals in the careers industry. Early registration is open and more program details will be available in the coming weeks. Details and Registration

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
 

Videos: Unconventional Presentation Tips to Wow Your Audience (LinkedIn SlideShare Blog)
These three videos go beyond the basic public speaking advice, sharing tips the pros have learned from giving countless presentations over the years.

Market Trends: 11 Best-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs in the US (Insider Monkey)
There are many reasons a professional might not be interested in the nine-to-five white-collar jobs that many of our clients hold. These blue-collar jobs are in demand and require shorter, less expensive vocational training – which might make them a great option for youth or career changers!

Infographic: Recruiters ... Wake Up! (Qualigence International)
If more than 60% of candidates are willing to hear about a new role, why is it so difficult to find and retain top talent? This graphic shares the disconnect between recruiters and candidates, similar to what Gerry Crispin shared in April at the CTL virtual conference.

Wage Trends: Despite Talent Squeeze, Base Pay Rises Only Modestly (Recruiting Trends)
Lower increases are the "new normal" in base salary increases, according to The Hay Group, so companies are looking for new ways to address the top issue on the minds of CEOs: human capital.

Resume Writing: 10 Grammar Crimes You're Probably Committing (Grammarly)
Some of these are ones you know and love, a few might make you think! Just for fun, you might also check out what employers reveal as the biggest resume blunders.

Social Media Recruiting: Screening Candidates Through Social Media (Recruiting Trends)
What is going on in the legal world in relation to social media recruiting? This article shares what legal experts are recommending for recruiters as they use social media to source and screen candidates.

Careers Business Marketing: 3 Ways to Add Bling to Your Blog (Forbes)
If you are looking for new ways to engage readers on your website/blog, this article shares a few quick ideas to consider and tools that will help you make a stand-out resource for your ideal clients. Bonus: Here is a great article on setting up a social media calendar to make sure you're maximizing traffic!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES
 

Please email your kudos to me (marie@careerthoughtleaders.com) so that I can share them with everyone!

COLLEAGUES PUBLISH NEW CAREERS INDUSTRY RESEARCH

S. Gayle Baugh and Sherry E. Sullivan have just released volume 2 in the Research in Careers series. The volume focuses on the search for authenticity in one's career, an area where there has been interest in the popular press but little academic research. The volume includes 8 articles by 18 experts in our field and can be purchased here.

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Alissa Thornton, the latest career professional to earn her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to take your writing to new heights and will bring even more value to your candidates. Kudos to you!

Debra Ann Matthews has earned her Certified Advance Resume Writer (CARW). In addition, Debra Ann has had recent success with a post on LinkedIn, receiving nearly 1900 views and 12 comments! This came on the heels of her election to The National Resume Writers' Association 2016 Board as Director of Industry, Workforce/Military/Community Career Services. Congratulations on all your success, Debra Ann.

Congratulations to Paula Asinof who renewed her Credentialed Career Manager (CCM) distinction, demonstrating her leadership, expertise, and dedication to service in the careers industry. Thank you for your continued work to advance your knowledge and the industry, Paula!

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:

September 8, 2015: Increasing Outcomes with Tough Clients
This 6-session virtual program facilitated by thought leader and author Elisabeth Sanders-Park offers a 6-step framework, fresh perspective, and practical approaches to increase the immediate and long-term outcomes for clients with major employment barriers.

September 10, 2015: The No-Brainer Way to Grow Your Practice with LinkedIn
Join Eric Langley as he shares how to use LinkedIn to grow your career practice in this live, interactive step-by-step training. This webinar is specifically designed to help career development professionals find, connect, and communicate with people like your best clients.

September 21, 2015: CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board (12–12:45pm ET)
CTL Associates ... Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate.

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

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

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