Issue 96 | May 20, 2016


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it."
– John Churton Collins, Literary Critic

Get the Recording
Resume & Profile E-Summit:
Making Mid-Level Managers Shine

Presented by Marie Zimenoff & Louise Kursmark


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Get the Recording! Resume & Profile E-Summit: Making Mid-Level Managers Shine
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Video: Being an Entrepreneur is About More than Just Business
  • Networking: How to Network When You Hate Small Talk
  • Career: How to Know if Joining a Startup is Right for You
  • Social Media: 5 Tactics to Promote Your Venture on LinkedIn Without Spending a Buck
  • Young Entrepreneurs: Four Tips for Millennials on Being Their Own Boss
  • Branding: Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger!
  • CTL Entrepreneurship Resources

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program
  • Master-E-Session: How to Build Your Credibility & Business Through Speaking
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with the Board

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Get the Recording! Resume & Profile E-Summit: Making Mid-Level Managers Shine

If you missed it, go back and grab the recording of this heralded E-Summit! Marie Zimenoff and Louise Kursmark provide tools you can use across a broad spectrum of professionals in middle-management positions – pulling out accomplishments, creating modern formats that quickly communicate them, and weaving in personality to differentiate them from every other mid-level manager vying for the same position.

During this 2-hour, content-packed session, you will learn how to: 

  • Gather content even when the candidate struggles to come up with accomplishments. 
  • Market the candidate to take a step up into executive-level roles.
  • Position candidates to refine their focus when changing industries or functions.
  • Highlight advancement and continued learning even when a candidate has been at the same job for years.
  • Handle career gaps caused by recent layoffs, stagnant career paths, and even backward career trajectory.

The handouts include 20+ sample resumes and LinkedIn profiles from a wide variety of roles and levels, including:

  • Candidates who want to move from corporate to non-profit or government settings and vice versa.
  • Candidates who feel marginalized and ready to take a step up.
  • Candidates who face career challenges: layoff, stagnant career path, backward career trajectory, and return to work.
  • Entrepreneurs who are targeting middle-management positions at larger companies.
  • Candidates who are seeking to shift focus while remaining in a management role.
  • Mid-career professionals who want to move from individual contributor to manager.

The handout also includes resources, questionnaires, and tools to build your confidence in differentiating these candidates from the growing competition.

Get the recording now.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition
CTL and RWA CEO Marie Zimenoff will be presenting "Career Development Programs: Beyond the Theories, Bigger Than the Individual," at the upcoming ATD conference in Denver, CO, on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 am. If you are planning to attend, let her know! She'd love to meet up with you and will be there for the duration of the conference as she's also volunteering in the career center.

NAWDP 2016 Annual Conference
CTL Board Member Ruth Pankratz will be presenting two workshops at the NAWDP conference in Orlando, FL, on May 26: "Accelerate Job Search Results Using LinkedIn" at 10:30 am and "Certifications & Training: The Now, The New, and The Next" at 1:45 pm. Stop by and say hello to Ruth!

2016 NCDA Global Career Development Conference
Marie and Ruth will present a pre-conference session, "Building a Career Practice that Enhances Well-Being for You and Your Clients," at the NCDA conference on June 29 at 1:30 pm. They will also be leading a roundtable, "Capturing a Search for Meaning in Powerful Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles with Personality," on June 30 at 12:45 pm. Please let Marie know if you'll be there as she's always excited to see fellow NCDA goers (this will be her 10th NCDA conference!).

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com, so that I can share them with everyone!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Video: Being an Entrepreneur is About More than Just Business (Inc.)
Why do we love being entrepreneurs? It's a way to define yourself, make an impact on the world ... and more, as reflected in the stories of these entrepreneurs.

Networking: How to Network When You Hate Small Talk (Inc.)
Whether you are in business for yourself or trying to advance your career, you are going to conferences or networking to build your visibility. This article shares tips for making these events easier, more enjoyable, and more valuable.

Career: How to Know if Joining a Startup is Right for You (Harvard Business Review)
These questions and tips are spot on for individual professionals considering working for a startup and can also provide good points to ponder if you are considering starting a business in the careers industry while you work at a university or government agency.

Social Media: 5 Tactics to Promote Your Venture on LinkedIn Without Spending a Buck (iamwire)
LinkedIn is a crowded place to market your business these days. This article provides tips for making the most of LinkedIn for your business – without spending a dime!

Young Entrepreneurs: Four Tips for Millennials on Being Their Own Boss (The Globe and Mail)
A growing trend among Millennials and Gen Z is the desire to strike out on their own. This article shares practical tips for them to be successful in planning and taking the first steps in becoming a young entrepreneur.

Branding: Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger! (Executive Career Brand)
This fun article by Master Resume Writer Meg Guiseppi reminds career professionals and candidates about the dangers of copying content in 7 timely tips.

CTL Entrepreneurship Resources:
Pricing & Packaging Master-E-Session
Entrepreneurial Excellence Training

Be on the Lookout: Associates, 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 the opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Get the Recording!
E-Summit: Making Mid-Level 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 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. Get the recording now.

June 8, 2016, 1:00 pm Eastern
Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Read more here.

June 10, 2016, Noon Eastern
Master-E-Session: How to Build Your Credibility & Business Through Speaking

Whether you are in business or speaking within your organization, this Master-E-Session will provide tips and strategies for providing a captivating presentation that demonstrates your expertise – helping you advance your career, build your business, and increase participation in your services! Speaking expert Denise Hedges will join us for this content-packed session. We'll share secrets for planning, executing, marketing, and pricing your speaking engagements for the best business results. Learn more and register.

June 13, 2016, Noon Eastern
CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board

In this CTL Associate Call, we'll be talking about work-life balance with CTL Board Member Michelle Carroll as we prepare to head into the summer months. 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.

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)

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& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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