Issue 91 | April 15, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."
– Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

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

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Trends: Job Hunting in the Digital Age
  • Job Sites: The 5 Best Job Sites to Post Your Open Positions
  • International: 7 Tips for Getting a Job Abroad
  • Recent Graduates: A Brighter Job Market, for Some
  • Networking: 6 Habits of the Best Conversationalists

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

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

Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market
If you missed it, you can still get the recording!

Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group, and I shared tools to set the foundation for a job search plan, design a new visual for job search, and our new blueprint for establishing high-quality relationships that advance a candidate’s career.

Attendees loved our practical systems you can implement to walk 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!

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

Trends: Job Hunting in the Digital Age (The New York Times)
Technology has changed job search and employers are increasingly experimenting with more sophisticated systems. This article shares some of those trends and practical tips for job seekers to stand out in this new job search.

Job Sites: The 5 Best Job Sites to Post Your Open Positions (Business.com)
As we discussed in this week’s Master-E-Session, making job boards less of your candidate’s search is key. This article shares where they should focus their efforts to cut down their time and effort applying to open positions.

International: 7 Tips for Getting a Job Abroad (Hult News)
If your candidates are looking to find work in a country different than their current residence, this article is a must read with seven practical tips from proven success of Hult’s MBA students.

Recent Graduates: A Brighter Job Market, for Some (NY Times)
The job outlook has “brightened considerably” for the class of 2015 and economists are upbeat about prospects for this year’s graduates. Read this article for the details and the variations students in different fields of study can expect to experience.

Networking: Six Habits of the Best Conversationalists (Fast Company)
Job search today relies heavily on “networking” – our candidates’ ability to build and maintain relationships. This article provides actionable advice for excelling in doing just that!

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.

COLLEAGUE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIAL

Congratulations to Meghan Godorov on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked diligently to improve your understanding and implementation of resume strategy, writing, and design. Kudos to you!

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 & Materials
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! Get the recording & resources.

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 tool set 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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