Issue 85 | February 19, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."
- Seth Godin



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 are helping 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.

Conference Question of the Week: What fun activities are going on at the CLT Conference?

On Wednesday evening, Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, will be joining us for an early release party for his new book, Born for This! The first 100 registrants for the conference get exclusive benefits for the event, including a free advance copy of the book, priority seating, priority access to the book signing, and more! Register for the conference today to reserve your advance copy.

Thursday night, conference attendees will have the opportunity to see the comedy show, "Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursday," at the Garner Galleria Theatre in Denver. The theatre is just minutes away from our conference, located in the block adjacent to the Curtis Hotel. This promises to be a wonderful evening of laughter! Space is filling up – register today for your ticket.


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Workforce Trends: America Has Near Record 5.6 Million Job Openings
  • Social Media: How to Publish on LinkedIn Pulse B2B Thought Leadership
  • Career Advancement: Career Advancement You Can Do Over Lunch
  • Career Stability: The Most Defensible Thing You Can Do for Your Career
  • Job Search: Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference
  • Job Market: After Years of Layoffs, Airlines are Hiring

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Career Thought Leader Conference

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

The premier conference in the careers industry is less than two months away! Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy some fun in Denver (home to the future Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos). 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 tough transitions, executives, healthcare, and more!

Reserve your seat at the careers industry's top event today! CTL Associates get a 10% discount!

CTL Associates: Be on the lookout 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 opportunities? Join CTL today!

E-SUMMIT: ATS & SEO: NAVIGATING ALPHABET SOUP TO GET CLIENTS FOUND
Friday, March 4, 2016, Noon-2pm ET

Things are evolving quickly in the world of applicant tracking systems and online search! Although we know job search is most effective when candidates network around these systems, many of them will apply online or hope to be found by recruiters on LinkedIn. Are the resumes and profiles you write or coach them to create getting through the system?

In this E-Summit, ATS expert Dr. Cheryl Minnick will share her wealth of knowledge gained from working in ATS and with hundreds of students as they submit their online applications. I'll also share the latest on SEO and LinkedIn search techniques recruiters are using, with samples that show you how to maximize findability while maintaining personality.

Find out more and register.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Workforce Trends: America Has Near Record 5.6 Million Job Openings (CNN Money)
What's behind the job gap in America? This article shares data that sheds some light and also details possible ramifications of this gap to the economy, and eventually jobs.

Social Media: How to Publish on LinkedIn Pulse B2B Thought Leadership (B2C Community)
LinkedIn Pulse has been around for a while. Whether you are using it yet or not, this article will help you understand why you should publish on Pulse, how to use it, and how to make sure your content gets noticed.

Career Advancement: Career Advancement You Can Do Over Lunch (Forbes)
It can be tempting to work through lunch, but here are a few more productive ways to spend your midday meal while advancing your career.

Career Stability: The Most Defensible Thing You Can Do for Your Career (99u)
Professionals can fall into the trap of building their networking within their current company. However, the most powerful weapon for stability in their career may lie outside the walls of their current employer and this article shares why.

Job Search: Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference (Inc.)
A bad reference can haunt a career for years and keep an individual from achieving their potential. This article shares 5 practical ways to overcome that bad reference.

Job Market: After Years of Layoffs, Airlines are Hiring (The Dallas Morning News)
After eliminating more than 150,000 jobs in the decade after 9/11, airlines are hiring again! They've added 13,000 full-time workers in the past year with American and Southwest leading the way. This article shares the details of where the trend has been and where it's headed.

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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.

March 14, 2016: CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board (Monday, Noon ET)
In this CTL Associate Call, we'll be giving you a little taste of what CTL Conference attendees will experience in setting goals and creating action plans, and we'd love to hear what works for you!

The call is open to all CTL Associates. Grab a pen or your favorite note-taking app and get ready to dial in! 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.

March 30 to April 1, 2016: Career Thought Leader Conference
Denver, CO

The careers industry is changing more rapidly now than ever! Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are helping 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. Learn more here.

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

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

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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