Issue 65 | September 18, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."
- Mark Twain


Writers: Learn Best Practices in Resume Writing
Earn Your ACRW

Live Class Starts Friday, September 25
The Resume Writing Academy Flagship Training


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Social Media: Picking the Best Picture for Your Social Media
  • Leadership: New Managers Need a Philosophy About How They’ll Lead
  • Writing: 17 Quick Tips to Get Your Cover Letter Noticed
  • Workforce Trends: Tech Workers Can Expect Largest Salary Hike
  • Interviewing: 9 Brain Teaser Questions for Tech Engineers
  • Career Management: Serena Williams Took a Break from Her Career – And So Can You
  • Resume Writing: Transitioning from Academia to Industry

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUE

  • Colleagues Publish Books and Articles
  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Resume Writing Academy (RWA) Certification Program
  • Certified Career Management Coach Entrepreneur
  • Resume E-Summit: Writing Resumes that Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge
  • Career Coaching for Government Employees

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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; 12–1:30pm ET)
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!

Resume E-Summit: Writing Resumes That Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge (October 1, 2015; 12–2:00pm ET)
Students graduating today are more diverse than ever. We’ll show you how to sell that traditional student with no work experience and how to position your non-traditional students to compete in the job market without starting over. Join us for another great session with plentiful samples to help you get creative with your new-graduate resumes. Register today!

For more information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

The National Resume Writers' Conference 2015 (September 16-18, 2015)
Last chance to catch us at the NRW Conference in Charlotte, NC! Marie will be sharing writing secrets for the "hard to employ" on Friday, September 18. Stop by the Resume Writing Academy booth and introduce yourself!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Social Media: Picking the Best Picture for Your Social Media (Donna Shannon on LinkedIn)
If you’ve been trying to help a client pick the perfect picture for their LinkedIn account, read this article! Donna shares tips and a website where you can get feedback on the photo and what it says about their brand.

Leadership: New Managers Need a Philosophy About How They’ll Lead (Harvard Business Review)
New managers can be more successful with a philosophy—a cohesive way of thinking about their role. This article talks about one of my favorite philosophies, servant leadership, which is all about inspiring trust. It is a must read for your new leaders!

Writing: 17 Quick Tips to Get Your Cover Letter Noticed (About Careers)
From white space and content to sending the letter to a hiring manager, this article walks through how to communicate your client’s qualifications and impress the hiring manager.

Workforce Trends: Tech Workers Can Expect Largest Salary Hike (Recruiting Trends)
What type of salary increase can your clients expect next year? The 2016 Salary Guide from Robert Half reports that starting salaries for all professional occupations are expected to increase 4.1% on average, with technology sector salaries jumping 5.3%. This article also provides a snapshot of how that will impact recruiting in the coming year.

Interviewing: 9 Brain Teaser Questions for Tech Engineers (Business Insider)
If you work with tech clients or want to challenge your own intelligence, this article suggests answers to some of the hardest brain teaser questions tech companies ask during interviews.

Career Management: Serena Williams Took a Break from Her Career – And So Can You (Fortune)
There are lessons women can learn from role models like Serena Williams and Marissa Mayer when they take time away from the traditional work world and are looking to return.

Resume Writing: Transitioning from Academia to Industry (Fast Company)
There seems to be a new trend for academics—teachers, researchers, PhDs—to be moving into industry. This article delivers tips to get them started by transforming their CV into a resume.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

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

COLLEAGUES PUBLISH BOOKS & ARTICLES

Congratulations to Marc Miller, who just published Personal Branding for Baby Boomers. This book breaks down the steps to building a great online reputation and is specifically tailored to those 50+ who find themselves job hunting or competing for work in today’s “LOOK AT ME!” business environment.

Kudos to David Hosmer, who responded to an opportunity shared with CTL Associates and was selected to write the ATD publication, “The Manager’s Guide to Employee Development,” which is now officially issued via ATD. Supporting its launch, he also wrote an ATD blog article, “Why Employee Development is Important.” Great work, David!

COLLEAGUE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Emily Wong, the latest career professional to earn her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to becoming one of the best writers in the industry and adding more value for your clients. Kudos to you!

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

September 25, 2015: Resume Writing Academy (RWA) Certification Program (12–1:30pm ET)
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! Read more and register.

September 29, 2015: Certified Career Management Coach Entrepreneur (11–1:00pm ET)
For those who want to set up their own career coaching business. Understand the entire process from getting clear on what career coaching is... all the way to seeing your clients land their dream job. 15 weeks beginning September 29th (Tuesdays 11am-1pm ET) or October 1st (Thursdays 3-5pm ET). Read more here.

October 1, 2015: Resume E-Summit: Writing Resumes that Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge (12–2:00pm ET)
Students graduating today are more diverse than ever. We’ll show you how to sell that traditional student with no work experience and how to position your non-traditional students to compete in the job market without starting over. Join us for another great session with plentiful samples to help you get creative with your new-graduate resumes. Register today.

October 27, 2015: Career Coaching for Government Employees (12–1:00pm ET)
If you work for a government entity, your career development needs differ from those in the private sector. Join us for a special members-only, Ask-a-Coach webcast with career coach Michelle Carroll. Michelle will answer common questions that she hears from government employees, as well as queries posed by you during this interactive webcast. Submit your questions when you register and come prepared with additional issues on the day of the session. Don't miss this unique opportunity for a group coaching session. Click here to learn more!

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