Issue 66 | September 25, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR

"We have a tendency to want the other person to be a finished product while we give ourselves the grace to evolve."
- Mark Twain


Register Today for the Resume E-Summit
Writing Resumes that Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge

Presented by Gala Jackson, Dr. Cheryl Minnick & Marie Zimenoff

Thursday, October 1, 2015


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associate

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Job Search Trends: Using Social Media to Attract Potential Employers
  • Market Trends: Why a College Degree is Still Worth It
  • Leadership: First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work
  • Advancement: 5 Great Ways to Hack Your Career
  • Interviewing: How Job Hunters Should Prep for the New Interviews
  • Social Media: 3 Tips for the Optimal LinkedIn Background Image
  • Career: 15 Sports Business Executives Offer Advice for Class of 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Receive Industry Awards

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume Writing Academy (RWA) Certification Program
  • Certified Career Management Coach Entrepreneur
  • Resume E-Summit: Writing Resumes that Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge
  • Certifed Career Transition Coach
  • Career Coaching for Government Employees

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Resume E-Summit: Writing Resumes that Give Graduating Students a Competitive Edge (October 1, 2015; 12–2:00pm ET)
Learn how to gather content from minimal experience, position a non-traditional student in a new field, and create resumes that will position your graduating students to compete in today’s job market. Millennial resume and career experts Gala Jackson and Dr. Cheryl Minnick will be joining Marie to share strategies for uncovering relevant experience to build content-rich documents.

The 30+ pages of handouts will include numerous samples, specific techniques for gathering information, and writing and formatting strategies. The session will specifically address students without experience, students with internship or practicum experiences, and non-traditional students transitioning to new fields. You will also learn a few tricks for applicant tracking systems (ATS) specifically for this audience, the trends in virtual resumes for this age group, and how infographic resumes fit into the picture. Register today!

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our newest CTL Associate:

Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru LLC

CTL Library: We 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.

Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with 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!

Want to get in on the above opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

For more information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Job Search Trends: Using Social Media to Attract Potential Employers (CareerCloud)
Attracting potential employers through social media is critical for any job seeker. Your Millennial clients are already using these sites. Here are a few tips on how they can put them to work for their job search.

Market Trends: Why a College Degree is Still Worth It (About Money)
If your candidates are starting to feel down about their loan debt or wonder if the 4 years (or 5–6) in school are worth it, this is a great read with financial research that proves the value of their degree.

Leadership: First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work (Harvard Business Review)
New leaders are increasingly looking for coaching to help them succeed. If you’re working with one of them, here is a great article to share to help them avoid a common pitfall for new leaders.

Advancement: 5 Great Ways to Hack Your Career (B2BMarketing)
Clients of all ages are always looking for specific actions and skills that will help them advance their careers. This article shares 5 great tips for advancement – for Millennial clients and beyond!

Interviewing: How Job Hunters Should Prep for the New Interviews (Next Avenue)
From phone interviews to video interviews and more, this article shares tips for interview success in an easy-to-read style your Millennial clients will love!

Social Media: 3 Tips for the Optimal LinkedIn Background Image (Business 2 Community)
This article shares specific information and screen shots for creating a profile background that can help you and your clients stand out from the crowd.

Career: 15 Sports Business Executives Offer Advice for Class of 2016 (Forbes)
“What career advice do you have for members of the Class of 2016 who want to obtain a job in sports?” That was the question posed to these executives. The advice, however, goes way beyond the world of sports.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

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

COLLEAGUES RECEIVE INDUSTRY AWARDS

Congratulations to Bridget Weide Brooks who was honored with the “Our Industry Hero” award from The National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA). Bridget has given so much to our industry through her resources and programs, and certainly deserved this recognition. Thank you for all you do Bridget!

Congratulations to Ruth Pankratz, Michelle Robin, Barbara Safani, and Sandra Ingemansen on their recognition by The NRWA as one of the top four resume writers in the business with the Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Resumes (ROAR) award. These writers met The NRWA’s specific criteria for great writing, readability, design, and strategy to earn this prestigious recognition.

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 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 resumes for new graduates. Register today.

October 15, 2015: Certified Career Transition Coach (12–1:30pm ET)
For those who work with adults making challenging career transitions. This program will provide tools for guiding a client through career change when traditional assessments leave a large gap between ideal and real. Get the tools you need to help clients determine a path that capitalizes on their existing experience. 6 weeks starting October 15. 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. Click here to learn more!

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

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