Issue 88 | March 11, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Talk about things that matter to people who care."
- Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker



Mindset. Mastery. Momentum.

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

Conference Question of the Week: When is the deadline to register for the conference?

TODAY, Friday, March 11
is the deadline to register for the CTL Conference!

Register Today!


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associates

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Recruiting Trends: Is Gamification the Next Big Thing in Recruiting?
  • Resumes: Here’s Exactly What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume
  • Millennials: Everything We Know About Millennials is Wrong
  • Social Media: How to Network on Twitter – Without Looking Like a Creep
  • Career Advancement: 8 Surefire Signs You’re on the Path to Becoming a Real Leader
  • Salary Negotiation: A New Tool Helps Tackle Tricky Salary Negotiations

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Get the Recording! ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Positivity for Enhanced Career Success
  • Career Thought Leader Conference

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

E-SUMMIT: ATS & SEO: NAVIGATING ALPHABET SOUP TO GET CLIENTS FOUND
Get the Recording

You can still get the recording of ATS expert Dr. Cheryl Minnick sharing her wealth of knowledge gained from working in ATS and with hundreds of students as they submit their online applications. You’ll also get the latest on SEO and LinkedIn search techniques recruiters are using to find candidates online.

This E-Summit answered so many common questions about applicant tracking systems and LinkedIn SEO, like:

  • What file types (.doc, .docx, PDF) will ATS read?
  • What formatting enhancements (bold, italics, text boxes, tables) work in ATS?
  • Does the overall resume format (chronological, hybrid, functional) matter in ATS?
  • Do keywords count more in certain sections of the LinkedIn profile?
  • Will credentials after a candidate's name hurt them in a resume or on LinkedIn?
  • And much more!

Get the Recording

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

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. REGISTER NOW!

The premier conference in the careers industry is in 3 weeks! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy some fun in Denver. 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 organization 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, 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. CTL Associates get a 10% discount!

WELCOME NEW CTL ASSOCIATES!

Welcome to our newest CTL Associates:

Jessica Hernandez, Great Resumes Fast, Florida
Sharri Harmel, Key Career Consulting, Massachusetts

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!

CTL Associates: Be on the lookout. Emails go out to our Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Recruiting Technology: Is Gamification the Next Big Thing in Recruiting? (Fast Company)
Your candidates might find that their next job application requires overcoming virtual challenges, winning points for speed and correct answers. Read this article about how a few companies have taken avoiding “bots” to a whole new level.

Resumes: Here’s Exactly What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume (U.S. News)
This article shares exactly what hiring managers want to find in your resume, including how to include specifics about the job posting, keywords, and signs of motivation.

Millennials: Everything We Know About Millennials is Wrong (Gild)
The Millennial generation has been criticized for years and this article shares how the censure is almost always wrong. Read more about these misconceptions!

Social Media: How to Network on Twitter – Without Looking Like a Creep (Forbes)
“If you’re mainly using Twitter to keep tabs on the Kardashians, you’re missing out on lots of opportunity.” This article will walk you through a timeline of making contact with key players in your industry.

Career Advancement: 8 Surefire Signs You’re on the Path to Becoming a Real Leader (The Muse)
A manager doesn’t always tell a direct report he or she is a rising leader. Here are some signs that your company may believe in you and your potential for growth.

Salary Negotiation: A New Tool Helps Tackle Tricky Salary Negotiations (Fast Company)
A big data platform, Paysa, is providing market insight for employees to better prepare to negotiate for a raise or compensation package. Read about their mission to shed light on a “shadowy” aspect of the workplace.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

I would love to share your good news! Please email your kudos to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so I can include them in the next Happy Hour.

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Tammy Shoup on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself, worked hard, and grasped concepts quickly to prove yourself a “best-in-class” writer. Well done!

Kudos to Deb Welke on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have demonstrated mastery of resume strategy, writing, and design to bring even more value to your clients. Great work!

Congratulations to Ashton Jeffries on earning his Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have proven your commitment to learning and developing your writing to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you!

Congratulations to Wendi Weiner for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach credential! You have dedicated yourself to learning and expanding your services with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the hard work!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

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

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Get the Recording for RWA's Last E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found
ATS expert Dr. Cheryl Minnick joined Marie Zimenoff in sharing straightforward, effective strategies for building resumes that are both beautiful and able to pass through applicant tracking systems (ATS)! We 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. Get the recording!

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 24, 2016: Positivity for Enhanced Career Success
(Thursday, Noon ET)

Germaine to the process of career counseling is helping individuals, despite their circumstances, gain the clarity, resources, and strategies to make smooth transitions to their next endeavors in life. At times, it can be easy to feel disempowered, stressed and discouraged by the multitude of issues that arise. Yet, the career practitioner’s own mindset and well-being is an important aspect of the client’s journey. Drawing from the theoretical framework of Alfred Adler and other leaders in the positive psychology arena, participants who register for this webinar will learn practical tips and tools to construct their own recipe for maintaining positivity and wellness. Learn more and register here.

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

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. REGISTER NOW!

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.

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

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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