Issue 89 | March 18, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The best view comes after the hardest climb."
– Author unknown



Mindset. Mastery. Momentum.

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

Conference Question of the Week: What will the weather be like in Denver?

Good news for those of you joining us for the CTL conference – it will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s for the CTL conference at the end of the month! No need to pack your snow boots (yes, it is snowing now, that will be long gone). You will still want a warm jacket as it will be cool while you’re walking the famous 16th Street Mall in the evenings. We can’t wait to see you!

Register Today!


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Upcoming Programs & Events
  • Welcome New CTL Associates

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Market Trends: The Job Market for Senior Execs is Heating Up
  • International Interviewing Trend: When a Job Interview Turns into an Interrogation
  • Job Search: Seven Job-Search Tips You’ve Been Given that Aren’t Actually Useful
  • Just for Women: Top Five Career Websites for Women Job Seekers
  • Career Advancement: How to Build Connections While Volunteering
  • Business: The Entrepreneur's Toolkit: 41 Tools to Get Up and Running

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Positivity for Enhanced Career Success
  • 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 in less than 2 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. 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 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

Market Trends: The Job Market for Senior Execs is Heating Up (Fortune)
Continuing a trend that started in 2015, employers are looking to fill more senior management positions, and faster. If you work with individuals earning $150,000 to $250,000, read this article to learn more about how long they can expect their search to last and more.

International Interviewing Trend: When a Job Interview Turns into an Interrogation (Times of Israel)
In the US, polygraph tests in the workplace have been outlawed for 28 years. Although controversial, this is common practice for employers in Israel. If you work with international job seekers or those looking to go international, it is a fascinating read!

Job Search: Seven Job-Search Tips You’ve Been Given that Aren’t Actually Useful (Forbes)
If your job search clients are stuck believing job hunting myths, this is a great article to help dispel them. It goes through seven of the biggest job hunting fallacies and why they can safely discard them.

Just for Women: Top Five Career Websites for Women Job Seekers (Forbes)
Female job seekers may struggle to find resources that provide real insight into company cultures and the best opportunities to progress in their careers. This article provides a great list for women and men who value work/life balance and parental leave.

Career Advancement: How to Build Connections While Networking (CIO)
Volunteering can be a great way to build leadership skills and your network. This article gives practical advise for making connections naturally to advance your career or make a connection to a company you'd love to work for while you volunteer.

Business: The Entrepreneur's Toolkit: 41 Tools to Get Up and Running (Business2Community)
From starting up your business to marketing and operations, this article shares a wealth of resources you didn't even know you needed.

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 Ann Nowak on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have demonstrated mastery of resume strategy, writing, and design and developed your craft to be a leading writer in the field. Kudos to you!

Congratulations to Lene Øveland Berge for earning her Credentialed Career Manager distinction. Lene has dedicated many hours to professional development and shared her expertise through numerous volunteer and publishing effort. Thank you for your dedication to the careers industry, Lene!

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.

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)

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)

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