Issue 333 | January 28, 2021

"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Pablo Picasso, 20th Century Spanish painter & sculptor

Welcome! We have many new readers and are happy to add you to our community of career services providers who strive to stay abreast of the new and the next in careers.

One of the silver linings of the isolation and other challenges this last year with COVID was the opportunity to connect with more of you virtually as we saw increased engagement in our learning and networking opportunities.

I’ve heard from many of you that you are looking for resources to better help your clients succeed in this new world of work and to build your practice in this uncertain economy. In case you missed it, check out the 2021 Career Trends White Paper – it is a wealth of information and resources from your colleagues!

Please continue to let us know how we can help and the resources we can share with you to help you achieve your goals.

We’re continuing to share these resources through our weekly live sessions, quarterly community calls for the branding community, CTL Associates, and RWA students/graduates.

And we are excited to offer opportunities to connect with colleagues across the globe during our 2021 Virtual Professional Development Symposium. Petra Zink will join to talk about Building Your Brand & Business on LinkedIn.

Our board is working on strategies for providing engagement throughout these sessions and ample opportunities for you to connect in small group sessions with your 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


  • Industry Trends: 2021 Career Trends White Paper
  • Interviewing: Conquer Interview Anxiety
  • Campus Recruiting: Going Virtual
  • Leadership: 2021 Workforce Leadership
  • ICYMI: Murphy’s Law in Careers
  • Resumes: Executive Resume Strategies


CTL & RWA Events

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

Partner Events

  • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
  • Virtual TRAINER - An Applied Intensive
  • Virtual COACH
  • Career Ninja

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!

Industry Trends: 2021 Career Industry Trends White Paper (CTL White Paper)

In case you missed it, here is the 2021 Career Industry Trends White Paper! It provides a look at the trends and practical tips and resources for you to use with clients.

Read More

Interviewing: How to Prepare for an Interview to Stand Out (Career Confidante Radio)

CTL Associate Lynée Alves shares strategies for preparing and performing in an interview to stand out – in a good way! Also check out this Forbes council post on tips for dealing with interview anxiety.

Listen In

Campus Recruiting: Lessons Learned Going Virtual (Parker Dewey)

Learn what employers and campus leaders are seeing as campus recruiting adapts to life without in-person career fairs.

Read More

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Program

Live Webinar Class Starts February 11, 2021
Training + Lifetime Certification

Click Here to Learn More!

Leadership: 5 Ways Leaders Can Prepare for the 2021 Workplace (Inc.)

This article shares insights from leaders at LinkedIn on how companies can safely engage with employees, job candidates, and customers.

Read More

In Case You Missed It: How Murphy’s Law Shaped My Career (Doing It Right Podcast)

What do you do when you spill coffee on your skirt minutes before a training class (where you happen to be the instructor)? Listen in for a few tips on dealing with the unexpected!


Resumes: Three Strategies for Executive Resumes (RWA Sample + Article)

Are you looking for fresh ideas to write a powerful executive resume? Check out this article and sample from Marjorie Sussman. If you want to build your confidence writing at this level, join us for the ACRW program!

Read More


February 2, 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.

February 4, 2021 | 2:00PM-4:00PM 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.

March 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.

March 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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