Issue 82 | January 29, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher



Mindset. Mastery. Momentum.

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

The careers industry is changing more rapidly now than ever! Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy will help you stay ahead of the curve with three days of connecting, learning, and exceptional value at the Career Thought Leaders conference, March 30 to April 1, 2016, at the Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Conference Question of the Week: When is the deadline to nominate someone for the conference scholarship?

Thanks to an anonymous donor – a long-time careers industry member and advocate of continuing education in the field – Career Thought Leaders is able to offer a very special opportunity to attend the CTL Conference: a scholarship for a full registration fee to attend the conference. Nominations for the scholarship are due by Monday, February 1.

Click here to learn more about who is eligible and how the scholarship works.

Ready to invest in your professional development? Reserve your seat today.


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associates

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Video – Interview Humor: Jimmy Fallon Interviews Hillary Clinton for President
  • Millennial Careers: Generation Uphill
  • Job Search: When You Should Tell Your Boss You're Looking for a New Job
  • Career Advancement: The 8 Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year
  • Resumes: What Your Tenure at a Company Says About You, According to a Recruiter
  • Content Marketing: 12 Recipes for Writing Insanely Popular Blog Posts

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Releases New Book

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Pricing & Packaging Career Services
  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
  • Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) Program
  • E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS 2016 CONFERENCE
March 30 to April 1, 2016
The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO

Here are a few highlights of the topics and speakers (view all the details by clicking on the links below for each day):

Coaching Day –Retrain Your Brain (Susan Whitcomb), Seismic Shifts for You & Your Clients (Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park), Tools for the Journey (Kristin Sherry), Career Management & Social Media (Linda Van Valkenburgh), and workshops on working with executives (Beth B. Kennedy), international clients (Ruth Winden), students and recent graduates (Ellen Bartkowiak), and work-life balance (Michelle Carroll).

Business Day – Dream It & You Can Be It (Marie Zimenoff), Marketing & Business Planning (Ruth Pankratz), Brainiac Branding (Susan Whitcomb & Deb Dib), Online Business Strategy (Vaneese Johnson), Building Relationships (Don Overcash, Sandler Sales), and workshops on SEO, pre-retirement/retirement planning (Jan Melnik & Lorraine Beaman), telling your story, and more.

Special topics for career professionals from organizations including marketing and engaging participation in career services, helping candidates tell their stories, and more!

Writing Day – Branding & Social Media (Loretta Peters), Packaging Portfolios with Personality (Melanie Lenci), Intensive Writing Workshops (Jan Melnik, Louise Kursmark, Marie Zimenoff, and Stephen Van Vreede), Lunch with a Recruiter, The Future of Work (Alexandra Levit and Rich Feller), and workshops on writing for social media (Mantooth Marketing), writing for corporate audiences (Charlotte Weeks), and round tables with the top writing experts on specialty topics like finance, executives, healthcare, and more!

Reserve your seat at the careers industry's top event today!

MASTER-E-SESSION: PRICING & PACKAGING YOUR CAREER SERVICES
Thursday, February 4, Noon Eastern
(listen live or to the recording)

Building a fulfilling, profitable practice in the careers industry requires not just great skill in resume writing, social media strategy, or career coaching. It also requires an understanding of your target audience, marketing methods, and sales techniques.

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.

Registration is $45 for CTL Associates; $55 for non-associates and includes the 90-minute webinar and handouts packed full of tools to help you grow your confidence and your revenue.

Details & Registration

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES!

Welcome to our newest CTL Associate:

Maike Hennig, Perfiles Profesionales (Spain)

CTL Associates enjoy a portfolio of benefits including invitations for various writing, coaching, and publishing opportunities; quarterly brainstorming calls with the CTL Advisory Board; savings on CTL events; publishing opportunities in the CTL Article Library; and more. NO RENEWALS EVER! A lifetime registration of $399!

Want to get in on these opportunities? Become a CTL Associate today!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Video – Interview Humor: Jimmy Fallon Interviews Hillary Clinton for President (Time)
Interviews are difficult for all of us, it turns out, even Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. Regardless of political views, this is a fun video and reminds our clients that they are not alone in their struggle with interview angst.

Millennial Careers: Generation Uphill (Economist)
The print version of the Economist this month includes a long section on the challenges Millennials face in life and their careers. This online article shares an overview of the report that takes a global look at education and employment of young professionals. You might also enjoy this infographic created by the Notre Dame College Online.

Job Search: When You Should Tell Your Boss You're Looking for a New Job (Fast Company)
This question seems to be coming up more often as my client base is increasingly filled with those who are underemployed, not unemployed. This article goes through the risks and benefits of telling your boss and provides language for breaking the news.

Career Advancement: The 8 Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year (Harvard Business Review)
Chances are that if you or your clients set New Year's resolutions, they are already faltering. This article suggests self-assessments to help focus your improvement efforts for the year by identifying your gaps and providing more clarity around actions.

Resumes: What Your Tenure at a Company Says About You, According to a Recruiter (The Muse)
What does a recruiter think when a professional has moved jobs every year? Is looking after 6 months? This article shares a recruiter's perspectives on these issues and suggestions for addressing them.

Content Marketing: 12 Recipes for Writing Insanely Popular Blog Posts (SmartBlogger)
If you are using content marketing (blogging) to promote your career business, this is a must-read! These tips will help you make the most of your blogging time and provide inspiration for your next post.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

We'd love to share your good news! Please send any announcements you'd like included in the CTL Career Happy Hour to Marie at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com.

COLLEAGUE RELEASES NEW BOOK

Congratulations to Suzanne Travers, Founder of Career Game Changer, who has recently released a book to aid people in job search! She is also offering an opportunity for coaches to showcase their specialties in a job search resource directory. Get more information here.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2016 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

February 4, 2016: Pricing & Packaging Career Services (Thursday, Noon ET)
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. Read more here.

February 16, 2016: Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
(Tuesdays, 12–1:30pm ET)
Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Read more here.

February 17, 2016: Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) Program (Wednesdays, 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 beginning October 15. Read more here.

March 4, 2016: E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found (Friday, Noon ET)
In this E-Summit, ATS expert Dr. Cheryl Minnick will join Marie Zimenoff in sharing straightforward, effective strategies for building resumes that are both beautiful and able to pass through applicant tracking systems (ATS)! We'll also share strategies for writing LinkedIn profiles that provide a punch, with search engine optimization (SEO) to show up in recruiter search and personality to keep their attention. Learn more and register. Read more here.

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)

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