Issue 332 | January 21, 2021

"You can only untie one knot at a time." -

At Career Thought Leaders, our mission has always been to bring the latest trends in the industry and the practical tips and tools you need to align your work with these trends.

The professional development symposium is all about the tips and tools, diving deep with experts like Susan Britton, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, Marietta Gentles Crawford, Deborah Westcott, Nickquolette Barrett, Ezra Singer, and more … will you join us?

Our board and speakers are crafting engaging sessions and ample opportunities for you to connect in small groups discussions with colleagues.

Register Today!

I look forward to seeing you there or at our other events throughout the year!

Interactive, Problem-Solving Session!
February 4, 2021

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Training & Certification Program
Starts February 11, 2021

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  • Resumes & Profiles for the COVID Era
  • ACRW Training & Certification Program
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Recruiting Trends: Europe’s Recruiters Adapt to COVID
  • Job Search: Coming Back
  • Job Trends: 15 In-Demand Jobs
  • Corporate Career: J.D. Power Certification
  • Personal Branding: Success in Digital Age
  • Education & Careers: Pioneering Reform in UK


CTL & RWA Events

  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
  • Trend Tuesday Live
  • Branding Community Conversation
  • Resumes & Profiles for the COVID Era
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Course
  • Certified Career Transition Coach
  • Annual Professional Development Symposium (Virtual!)

Help spread the word. Share this with a colleague who is passionate about being up to date on all things career!

Did you miss an issue of Career Trends Happy Hour?
Read all past editions online!

FEB 4 | Resumes & Profiles for the COVID Era: Gaps, Gigs & Other Unruly Work History

We're putting together a session with samples and expertise from our ACRW and MRW community! You'll learn strategies for dealing with gaps due to long-term unemployment, caring for sick family, and more, PLUS samples for gig workers and those who are freelancing during this time.

If you have other questions or suggestions you'd like us to address, please email!

FEB 11 | Resume Writing Training & Certification: ACRW Group Class

Career professionals like you come to Resume Writing Academy because they want confidence that every resume they write will win clients interviews. They want to be confident in answering candidate concerns about the resume strategy that will work best for them... to be the expert who stands out from the sea of resume advice.

Graduates tell us that RWA gives them the confidence and results they desire.

That they have transformed their writing and built their confidence through repeated feedback on their work.

That they continue to grow through our free, lifetime community resources like quarterly community calls and access to experts through office hours.

Do you want the confidence to charge what you are worth for your work?

Do you want to be the expert your career services team needs to improve job placement?

If so, click below to learn more about the ACRW program!


CTL Associates, be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:

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

Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!


Check out our products exclusively for career services professionals on topics like business development, resume- and profile-writing, coaching, and more!

Which one is your favorite? Reply and let me know!

If you share these on your social media, feel free to tag us and we'll help you start the conversation with your network. We're @careerTL or @workwithpurpose on Twitter and you can tag me (Marie Zimenoff) or Career Thought Leaders on LinkedIn!

Recruiting Trends: Zoom Lunch? Walk in the Park? Europe’s Recruiters Adapt to COVID (Reuters)

This article shares how interviewing is changing in Europe and how recruiters are working around restrictions, and also includes employment and earnings data for the region.

Read More

Job Search: How to Win the Job You Want: Coming Back (Career Confidante Radio)

Listen as Pulitzer Prize winner Fawn Germer shares insights gained from interviewing 300 experts about what helps someone restart their career – especially later in life.

Listen In

Job Trends: Jobs on the Rise: 15 Opportunities That Are in Demand (LinkedIn: Get Hired)

This article shares the roles experiencing the highest year-over-year growth between April and October 2020, grouped into 15 job areas with specific but related job titles. A treasure trove of research!

Read More

Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification

Groups Start March 11 and March 23, 2021

Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching

Click Here for Information and an Application

Corporate Career: J.D. Power Launches Career Development Certification (Rome News-Tribune)

This program by J.D. Power recognizes brands that provide exceptional onboarding, training, and career progression experiences to their employees. What a great way to honor the work career development and leadership development professionals are doing within companies! It may also mean more opportunities for career pros to partner with companies.

Read More

Personal Branding: The Key to Success in the Digital Age (USA Today)

One of the themes from the white paper this year is the focus of this article: maximizing your digital presence is essential today. This article nicely outlines the benefits you can share with your clients if you are offering digital branding strategy services. Want to start offering them? We can help!

Read More

Education & Careers: Pioneering Reforms to Boost Skills and Jobs (UK Department of Education)

This white paper sets out a blueprint for the Prime Minister’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee to ensure everyone has the skills they need to progress in their work, with a focus on technical education.

Read More


January 26, 2021 | 4:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Trend Tuesday Live

Join us Live every Tuesday at 4 pm ET to talk about the latest trends in career services, leadership development, and all things career. We’ll be sharing some of the insights from the latest trends white paper based on our annual Career Jam event. You’ll also get updated on the very latest in the industry and trends in job search, LinkedIn, branding, resume writing, coaching, business development, and more. RSVP to get weekly reminders.

January 28, 2021 | 4:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Branding Community Conversation

CPBS students and graduates are invited to join your colleagues to share and learn together. When you RSVP you'll get reminders to join us (1 week and 1 day before the sessions). We'd love to know what topics you'd like to cover! When you RSVP you'll get a confirmation with a survey to tell us what you'd like to chat about.

Community Conversations are a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. Come ready to share (this will not be a lecture!). RSVP to Join Us.

February 4, 2021 | 11:00AM-1:00PM US ET
Resumes & Profiles for the COVID Era: Gigs, Gaps & Other Unruly Work History

We're putting together a session with samples and expertise from our ACRW and MRW community! You'll learn strategies for dealing with gaps due to long-term unemployment, caring for sick family, and more PLUS samples for gig workers and those who are freelancing during this time. If you have other questions or suggestions you'd like us to address, please email! Learn more and register today.

February 11, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer Course

Increase your confidence, help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy comprehensive resume writing training and certification program is celebrating its 32nd class of teaching strategy, modern formatting in Word, and much more through training and personalized feedback! The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.

March 10, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Certified Career Transition Coach

Do you wish you had proven processes to walk candidates through career exploration and transition? Join us for the Certified Career Transition Coach program. This training used by practitioners in university, community college, workforce, and private practice settings provides resources and processes and leads you through integrating them into your work so you can coach with more confidence and achieve better outcomes for candidates. Approved for 12 ICF CCEs (7.5 Core Competency)!! Learn more and register.

March 15-March 26, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Annual Professional Development Symposium (Virtual!)

Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals two weeks of strategies to walk confidently into the future through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... accessible from around the globe VIRTUALLY! 

Our speaker lineup includes thought leaders from the careers industry and beyond to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy to help clients thrive and move forward with hope in 2021. Learn more and register.


March 11 & 23, 2021 | 4-5:30PM & 10-11:30AM US ET
Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Spring 2021

The Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification is an 8-week program that features live instruction and mentoring. It focuses on how to assist individuals to choose the right career, find a job, and stay hired. Weekly sessions are live over the internet, and feature discussions, interactive exercises and case studies. Assignments include readings, short answer questions, and case study reviews. Participants gain hands-on experience during a 6-week supervised practicum.

There are two groups for Spring 2021: The first begins on March 11 with afternoon sessions; the second begins on March 23 with morning sessions. Group size is limited and an application is required. Information is available on the Forward Motion Coaching website.

February 1, 8 & 15, 2021 | 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Virtual TRAINER - An Applied Intensive

Virtual training is on the rise. Add this offering to help your clients and build your business. Our 3-session series equips seasoned and new trainers to design and deliver stellar virtual training, and fast! You learn and apply current, practical approaches. As a result, you can immediately and confidently train your learners on your content... virtually. Learn more and register.

February 22, 2021 | 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Virtual COACH

This 3-hour L.I.V.E. live-facilitated, interactive, virtual, experiential session trains new and veteran coaches to confidently and competently coach individuals and small groups virtually. You will learn and apply lessons on crafting the content of coaching interactions, facilitating meaningful conversation and forward movement, and managing Zoom technology to make it work smoothly. Learn more and register.

February-March, 2021 | Wednesdays, 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Career Ninja

The job search, career management, and world of work are shifting. As a result, many people are struggling to find their place, tell their story, get hired and thrive. Developed and delivered by careers thought leader and author of "No One Is Unemployable" and more, this intense, 5-session course and applied fieldwork equips you to help anyone begin a career now. Learn more and register.

Marie Zimenoff

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