Issue 80 | January 15, 2016


Think Tank for the Now, the New, and the Next in Careers

By now, you are well underway achieving your 2016 career, business, and personal development goals. One of the goals for Career Thought Leaders Consortium this year is to offer more programming to help you achieve those goals! Listed below, we’ve scheduled some great sessions to help you improve your business, coaching skills, and social media strategy.

Similarly, the Resume Writing Academy has exciting new programs in store for 2016. Many of you attended the 2015 E-Summits – Executive Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Graduating Student Resumes, and Technical/Engineering Resumes & Profiles. In 2016, all E-Summits will include content and samples for resumes and LinkedIn profiles, as both are critical to job seeker success. You can see the 2016 topics in the schedule below.



Mark Your Calendars for the Following Dates:

CTL Conference Early-Bird Deadline. TODAY, Friday, January 15, Midnight Pacific Time.
View the agendas for sessions covering coaching (career, executive, and more), business development (with a track for those from organizations), and writing (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and more). Early registration ends January 15 (price increases $50)! Reserve your seat today.

Pricing & Packaging Career Services. Thursday, February 4, Noon Eastern.
In this webinar, we'll share strategies for packaging resume, LinkedIn, and other writing services AND career, job search, and interview coaching for careers industry business owners. You'll walk away with step-by-step tools for filling your marketing funnel, communicating your services, and closing more sales. Register today.

E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found. Friday, March 4, Noon Eastern.
Marie Zimenoff and ATS expert Dr. Cheryl Minnick will share straightforward, effective strategies for building resumes that are both beautiful and able to pass through applicant tracking systems (ATS). We'll also provide tools for writing LinkedIn profiles with a punch, including search engine optimization (SEO) to show up in recruiter search and personality to keep their attention. Register today.

CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board. Monday, March 14, Noon Eastern.
CTL Associates are invited to join the board in this discussion about goal setting and creating action plans. These open calls for Associates are a great way to stay current, learn new tricks, and share your own wealth of information. Become an Associate or log in to register.

2016 CTL Conference. March 30 ­– April 1, Denver, CO.
View the agendas for sessions covering coaching (career, executive, and more), business development (with a track for those from organizations), and writing (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and more). Early registration ends January 15 (price increases $50)! Reserve your seat today.

Resume Writing Academy Training Program. Thursday, April 7, Noon Eastern.
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 strengthen the breadth and depth of your expertise, RWA is for you! Learn more about earning your ACRW.

Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market: Building Job Search Plans that Work. Tuesday, April 12, Noon Eastern.
Job search guru Laura Labovich will join CTL Director Marie Zimenoff to share strategies for creating a holistic job search plan, including tools and resources you can use tomorrow. You'll walk away with frameworks for structuring search and methods for going much beyond "do more networking" with your job search clients.

Entrepreneurial Excellence. Tuesday, April 19 – Tuesday, May 10, Noon Eastern.
To succeed in private practice, it's not enough to be a great resume writer, career coach, counselor, or consultant. You must also be a business strategist and marketer, superb salesperson, and exceptional customer relationship manager ... while also handling the intricacies of pricing, product development and delivery, time management, technology, online reputation management, and so much more.

E-Summit: Making Mid-Managers Shine. Friday, May 13, Noon Eastern.
Join resume masters Louise Kursmark and Marie Zimenoff to modernize your approach for marketing mid-managers and mid-level careerists. This session will provide tools you can use to pull out accomplishments, create modern resume formats that quickly communicate value, and weave personality into resumes and profiles that differentiate your client from every other mid-manager vying for the same position.

How to Build Your Business Through Speaking. Friday, June 10, Noon Eastern.
If you've tried speaking and didn't get the results you were hoping for, or have been thinking about speaking but not sure how to get started, this webinar is for you! We'll share secrets for planning, executing, marketing, and pricing your speaking engagements for the best business results.

CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board. Monday, June 13, Noon Eastern.
CTL Associates are invited to join the board in this discussion about balancing work, life, and business over the summer (and beyond). These open calls for Associates are a great way to stay current, learn new tricks, and share your own wealth of information.

Building Your Social Brand (It’s More Than LinkedIn!). Thursday, August 18, Noon Eastern.
Social media expert Marietta Gaines Crawford will join CTL Director Marie Zimenoff in sharing strategies and tools you can use to break out of your social media rut, overcome your fears and overwhelm, and help your clients do the same to broaden social media reach.

CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board. Monday, September 12, Noon Eastern.
CTL Associates are invited to join the board in this discussion about assisting clients in managing career change and development. These open calls for Associates are a great way to stay current, learn new tricks, and share your own wealth of information.

E-Summit: Positioning Clients for Career Change Success. Friday, September 16, Noon Eastern.
As writers, we can help career change clients translate their experience and go beyond the fluff of "transferrable skills" to communicate their value for future positions. This E-Summit will provide tools you can use to aid professionals making career change – from gathering great information and writing strong accomplishments, to using resume formats and LinkedIn profile strategies that highlight relevant experience, skills, and value without raising red flags.

Entrepreneurial Excellence. Monday, September 26 – Monday, October 24, Noon Eastern.
To succeed in private practice, it's not enough to be a great resume writer, career coach, counselor, or consultant. You must also be a business strategist and marketer, superb salesperson, and exceptional customer relationship manager ... while also handling the intricacies of pricing, product development and delivery, time management, technology, online reputation management, and so much more.

Resume Writing Academy Training Program. Friday, October 7, Noon Eastern.
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 strengthen the breadth and depth of your expertise, RWA is for you!

Coaching Clients for Career Advancement. Thursday, October 20, Noon Eastern.
In this webinar, we'll share resources and tools for adding career advancement coaching to your practice. The content-packed session will cover strategies for new managers, new hires in various position levels, aspiring leaders, and those clients who just feel "stuck" in their current position. 

E-Summit: Expanding Horizons: Writing for International Audiences. Thursday, November 17, Noon Eastern.
It is no secret that the workforce is becoming more globally mobile every day. Are you prepared to help clients move seamlessly between continents? This E-Summit will provide samples and strategies for writers to position candidates for success in a global workforce. If you want to expand the opportunities for you clients (and for your business!), this is a webinar you won't want to miss! 

Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day). Friday, December 9.
Global Career Brainstorming Day is your opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking event of career exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues. Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate. If you'd like to host an event in your city, please contact Marie for more information (marie@careerthoughtleaders.com).

CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board. Monday, December 12, Noon Eastern.
CTL Associates are invited to join the board in this discussion about initial reactions from Career Jam and what this means for careers industry professionals in 2017. These open calls for Associates are a great way to stay current, learn new tricks, and share your own wealth of information.

We look forward to “seeing” you at these events and hearing any suggestions you have for other opportunities to support you in achieving your 2016 goals.

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