Issue 75 | December 4, 2015


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
- Helen Keller, writer and activist

E-SUMMIT:
MASTER TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING RESUMES & LINKEDIN PROFILES

Presenters: Ruth Pankratz & Marie Zimenoff

December 11, 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern
DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Join us for an in-depth training on overcoming the challenges technology professionals face in creating resumes that speak to business value, differentiate them from their peers, and win interviews for their target positions. You’ll walk away with tools to gather better information, be more confident in handling their technology keyword overload, and write stand-out documents and profiles.

The handouts include 25+ sample resumes from a variety of roles and levels within engineering and technology. We’ll also be sharing sample LinkedIn profiles and discussing specific strategies for these clients to attract the right attention online.

Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Application Strategies: 25 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get Picked for an Interview
  • Media in Resumes: Resume Makeover: How to Add Multimedia
  • Executive Resumes: 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You’re Making Right Now
  • Technology: Matchmaking Seen as Potential Game Changer in Job Search Market
  • Recruiter Perspective: 6 Important Questions a Resume Alone Can’t Answer
  • Infographics: 4 Templates for Infographic Resumes
  • Comic Relief (Video): The Resume Angel Can Help You Get That Job

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Resume E-Summit: Writing & Understanding Technology & Engineering Resumes
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board: The Now & The New in Technology

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

RESUME E-SUMMIT: WRITING & UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING RESUMES

December 11, 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern

From the entry-level network engineer, database administrator, and engineering technician, to the CIO and engineering manager, this E-Summit will provide strategies every resume writer can use to give technical professionals a competitive edge.

As always with our E-Summits, the handouts include 25+ sample resumes from a wide variety of roles and levels, resources, and tools to build your confidence in constructing effective technical resumes.

E-Summits are easy to attend - live or recorded:

LIVE WEBCAST: Friday, December 11, 2015, 12 noon to 2 pm US Eastern time

RECORDING: MP3 audio recording - listen any time you want and as often as you want

Registration: $69.00 (includes webcast, all samples and handouts, and recording)

Details & Registration

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS 2016 CONFERENCE

March 30 to April 1, 2016
The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO

CTL and the Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals three days of connecting, learning, and exceptional value!

View the agendas for sessions covering coaching, business development (with a track for those from organizations), and writing (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and more!).

Early registration ends January 15, 2016! Reserve your seat today.

CTL Associates receive special discounts on programs like these. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here!

VOTE FOR THE 2016 RESUME E-SUMMIT TOPICS

Use the link below to vote on the next four topics you'd like to see covered in our 2016 E-Summits!

2016 Resume E-Summit Topic Poll

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Application Strategies: 25 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get Picked for an Interview (About Jobs)
If you or your clients are wondering where their application is falling short, this article can serve as a checklist for their application and resume strategies.

Media in Resumes: Resume Makeover: How to Add Multimedia (CIO)
Multimedia in resumes can provide a competitive edge to our clients, and it can also get in their way. How do you help a client determine where that line is? This article offers great food for thought!

Executive Resumes: 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You’re Making Right Now (Laura Smith-Proulx on LinkedIn)
From length to language and focus, Laura does a wonderful job of providing quick tips for tightening up your executive resumes.

Technology: Matchmaking Seen as Potential Game Changer in Job Search Market (Reuters)
Is eHarmony going to be the next player in a new version of the applicant tracking system world? As the world of big data shifts recruiting and HR, this is definitely something to keep your eye on.

Recruiter Perspective: 6 Important Questions a Resume Alone Can’t Answer (Qualigence International)
This article provides insight about other information hiring managers are recruiters need from our clients. How can you help your client address these six questions in their resume, cover letter, or on social media?

Infographics: 4 Templates for Infographic Resumes (Career Sherpa)
When an infographic resume meets your clients needs, it doesn't mean that they (or you) have to be a technology guru to make it happen. This article shares 4 simple platforms for creating infographic resumes. You might also check out this resource that shares the hiring manager perspective on infographic resumes.

Comic Relief (Video): The Resume Angel Can Help You Get That Job (Fast Company)
If you are looking for a laugh and for something that your clients might actually watch/read, this video provides pretty sound advice with a big helping of fun!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2015/2016 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year. Here's what's coming up:

December 11, 2015: Resume E-Summit - Writing & Understanding Technology & Engineering Resumes
Don't let technical resumes scare you! You don't have to be a genius to help technology and engineering gurus write an effective resume. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, these professions have strong potential for growth, creating opportunities for writers and their clients. From the entry-level network engineer or database administrator to a CIO, this E-Summit will provide strategies every resume writer can use to give this technical group of professionals a competitive edge. Attend live or listen to the recording.

December 14, 2015: CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board: The Now & The New in Technology
CTL Associates ... Watch for an email 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.

VOTE FOR THE 2016 RESUME E-SUMMIT TOPICS

Use the link below to vote on the next four topics you'd like to see covered in our 2016 E-Summits!

2016 Resume E-Summit Topic Poll

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

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

2015/2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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