Issue 90 | April 8, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames."
– Rumi, 13th Century Persian Poet


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • CTL 2016 Conference
  • Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Resume Trends: When Resumes Are Made "Whiter" to Please Potential Employers
  • Infographic: 18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile
  • Global Workforce Trends: Randstad Sourceright Explores Changing Global Workforce in Talent Trends Report
  • Career Transition Trends: Apprenticeships: "College Without the Debt"
  • Technology Trends: The Future of Work
  • Job Trends: Colleges Drill Down on Job-Listing Terms

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
  • Colleagues Release New Publications

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market
  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Program
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • E-Summit: Making Mid-Managers Shine

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

2016 Career Thought Leaders Conference

See some of the great insights your colleagues gained from the CTL Conference last week on our Conference Highlights page!

2017 Career Thought Leaders Conference

Reserve April 18–20, 2017, on your calendars now for the CTL Conference at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. We'll be interacting with hiring managers, learning hiring trends, and applying those to the work we do with candidates every day. Watch for more information and registration options coming soon!

Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market
April 12, 2016, Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern

Job seekers often struggle with putting all the possible job search tools together into a plan that they can execute, track, evaluate, and perfect to see measurable progress. With the number of applications increasing for each open position, they need tools and structure to see light at the end of the tunnel in what can be an unforgiving process.

In this Master-E-Session, job search expert Laura Labovich and I will be unveiling a new tool to transform your job search coaching!

Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group, and I are partnering to share tools to create this structure – from setting the foundation of a job search plan, to designing a new visual for job search, and our new blueprint for establishing high-quality relationships that advance a candidate's career.

You'll walk away with systems you can implement to guide a client through the job search, including:

  • Processes to define the candidate's job aim quickly while building a strong job search foundation.
  • Samples of visuals – marketing plans, networking resumes, and more – to conceptualize the job search plan with your candidate and communicate it to their network.
  • Tools for researching target companies and creating a more tangible, practical job search strategy.
  • Quick tips for working with recruiters and optimizing time on job boards so job seekers can spend more time on other job search activities.
  • Our new tool that will make networking more practical, trackable, and strategic for your candidates and get them away from trying to win the networking lottery.
  • Resources and tips for networking online and in person – going beyond talk to move a job seeker closer to the influencers that will interview them for positions.

If you are looking to increase your confidence and improve results for your job search clients, this session is for you!

Register today to join us live or get the recording and all the resources.

Entrepreneurial Excellence 4-Part Webinar Series
April 19 & 26; May 3 & 10

Looking to grow your business in 2016? There is still time to join us for this live, 8-hour webinar program. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with colleagues who are struggling with the same concerns. Receive resources and guidance in:

  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Pricing, Packaging, Profitability & Money Management
  • Sales & Customer Relationship Management
  • Managing Your Business & Boosting Your Confidence
  • And much more!

ACRWs, check your email for your discount code; CTL Associates, log in for special pricing. Learn more and register.

Be on the Lookout: Watch 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 these opportunities? Become a CTL Associate today!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Resume Trends: When Resumes Are Made "Whiter" to Please Potential Employers (The Atlantic)
What happens when minority applicants alter their names or experiences? This article reveals some discouraging truths about workplace diversity that are important for candidates and career professionals to understand.

Infographic: 18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Entrepreneur)
This article shares insights on LinkedIn profiles and usage to stand out. For instance, listing your skills makes your profile 13 times more likely to be viewed. This is a great visual for candidates looking for a few quick tips to improve their profile.

Global Workforce Trends: Randstad Sourceright Explores Changing Global Workforce in Talent Trends Report (Market Wired)
The "2016 Talent Trends Report" provides insights on what the top talent and business leaders around the world see as the challenges they face in recruiting, engaging, and hiring talent. How can you help your candidate position themselves as a solution?

Career Transition Trends: Apprenticeships: "College Without the Debt" (USA Today)
Good news for many, this article shares that training budgets are slowly being replenished and the "skills gap" has employers trying to new strategies (or using time-tested ones) to find employees for hard-to-fill positions.

Technology Trends: The Future of Work (Strategy+Business)
This article offers a counter-perspective to the many articles threatening that technology is taking over many jobs, sharing that many areas are poised for disintermediation and the demand for jobs completed by actual humans seems to be rising.

Job Trends: Colleges Drill Down on Job-Listing Terms (The Wall Street Journal)
A team at Northeastern University is working to identify the skills and credentials that are in highest demand using job openings. Read more about the issues they're finding and what they recommend for job seekers to keep up.

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 Bethany Arakaki for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach credential! You have dedicated yourself to learning and integrating new practical tools into your practice to improve outcomes for your students. Keep up the hard work!

Kudos to Mary Soroko for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach credential! You have put great effort into enhancing your robust program for students and created a foundation sure to move candidates toward finding fulfilling work faster. Congratulations to you!

Congratulations to Cynthia Funkhouser for earning her Certified Career Transition Coach credential! You have expanded your practice and will provide even more value for your candidates with your dedication to continuing your professional development. Kudos!

COLLEAGUES RELEASE NEW PUBLICATIONS

Congratulations to Lene Øveland Berge on releasing her new book, Uncover. Position. Thrive: Your Guide to Job Search & Career Growth. You've put in long hours to get this far and we can't wait to see the book in press! Check out the book here.

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.

April 12, 2016, Noon Eastern
Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market

In this webinar, Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group, and Marie Zimenoff partner to share tools to create structures that lead to job search success – from setting the foundation of a job search plan to designing a new visual for job search and our new blueprint for establishing high-quality relationships that advance a candidate's career. Join us as we unveil a new tool to transform your job search coaching! Learn more and register.

April 13, 2016, Noon Eastern
Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Program

The Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC) program offers a structured approach to job search planning, networking, and proactive search, enhancing your ability to move candidates into new jobs quickly. Grow your confidence and your toolset for helping job seekers focus their search, create a job search plan, network, and land interviews for their target positions! 6 sessions starting Wednesday, April 13, from Noon to 1:30 pm Eastern (or listen to the recordings). Learn more and register.

April 19, 2016, Noon Eastern
Entrepreneurial Excellence

Succeeding in the career industry business means more than being a great writer, career coach, counselor, or consultant. During these 8 hours, we will build and strengthen your business skills so you can be more confident, purposeful, organized, and profitable in your business and life. Join us for all 4 sessions April 19 & 26 and May 3 & 10. ACRWs, check your email for your discount code; CTL Associates, log in for special pricing. Learn more and register.

May 13, 2016, Noon Eastern
E-Summit: Making Mid-Managers Shine

Mid-level managers make up a large part of the workforce. They also face some of the steepest competition and frequent job change. Unfortunately, they can get lost in the shuffle. Our job as resume writers? Help them stand out! In this E-Summit, Marie Zimenoff and Louise Kursmark will provide tools you can use across a broad spectrum of professionals in mid-management positions – pulling out accomplishments, creating modern formats that quickly communicate them, and weaving in personality to differentiate them from every other mid-manager vying for the same position. Learn more and register.

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

2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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