Issue 385 | February 3, 2022

“Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.” – Melody Beattie, American self-help author

With February being Black History Month, we have more opportunity to explore history that is often not told, celebrate accomplishments past and present, and recommit to standing up for equity.

Unfortunately, we are also seeing increased violence and threat of violence specifically toward historically black colleges and universities.

It has me asking myself, what am I doing to educate myself this month? What meaningful actions can I take in my community and globally to advocate and continue the conversation around equality?

It's likely your favorite platform, be it LinkedIn Learning, Netflix, or Masterclass, has put together resources for you if you are exploring these questions for yourself this month.


    If you are on a college campus, you may have resources at your fingertips, and I'll still share this session from a year ago on supporting students of color.

    I'll also be going back to watch this video interview with Michelle Carroll, CTL Board Member, around supporting our Black colleagues right now.

    And continuing CTL's ongoing work to build cultural competence and open doors to conversations using questions like those Abby Locke shares in this video.

    I'd love to hear from you and share anything you would offer to our community throughout this month.

    Marie Zimenoff
    CEO, Career Thought Leaders

    Resume & Profile Master-E-Session
    Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More

    February 16, 2022, 4 pm ET

    Learn More & Register
        • Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More
        • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
        • CTL Annual Symposium - Meet Our Speakers!
        • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


          • Interviewing: Body Language During Interviews
          • Salary: 12 Case Studies
          • Leadership: Negative Feedback & Empathy
          • Work Trends: Pros & Cons of Remote Work
          • Networking: Keep the Momentum Going
          • Future of Work: Post-Pandemic Workplace


                CTL & RWA Events

                • Trend Tuesday Live
                • Master-E-Session: Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More
                • Academy Certified Resume Writer Program
                • Certified Personal Branding Strategist
                • CTL Annual Symposium

                Partner Events

                • Gen Z and Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model
                • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification

                      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 16 | Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More

                      The independent workforce grew 34% last year, and many of our clients are trying to revamp their resumes with several consulting gigs, a side hustle, or short-term jobs.

                      How can they pull the pieces together to tell a powerful story?

                      Where should they put that side gig or new business they’ve started?

                      If you are working with clients who are asking these questions, this session is for you!

                      Jan Melnik and Marie Zimenoff will go through strategies to create strong positioning and branding for these clients, craft cohesive stories through their collective experiences, and guide their launch through job search strategies.

                      As with all our writing Master-E-Sessions, you’ll walk away with strategies and a packet of samples to get inspiration for your next client.

                      All who register get access to the live session, recording, and handout.
                        Learn More and Register

                        FEB 17 | Asperger's/Autism Employment Coach Certification

                        This 8-week program 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.

                        Participants gain hands-on experience during a 6-week supervised practicum.

                        This program qualifies for 21 GCDF credits. Group size is limited to 10, and an application is required. Details are on the Forward Motion Coaching Web site.

                        APR 11 | CTL Annual Symposium - Meet Our Speakers!

                        Join us for 3 days in person  to learn, connect, and get to know other leaders in the career services industry!

                        The CTL leadership team is known for putting together a leading-edge curriculum for all our events, and the annual professional development symposium always brings the best minds together for you to learn from.

                        Do you want to get the latest information, but hate when you feel like you didn't apply anything you learned? Us, too!

                        Even before it was cool, we were creating unique spaces for professionals to share their expertise. We know adults learn by sharing, questioning, and integrating information. We work with our presenters to make sure each presentation gives you not only the latest information but time and space to share, integrate, and make that information actionable.

                        Read more about Kymberli’s presentation below. She’s going to give us new tools for networking and make sure we get the most out of the relationship opportunities at the event!

                        Will it be recorded or simulcasted? Not this event...

                        While we do extensive virtual training throughout the year (for 15+ years running), we also know the power of focus that comes with attending a live, in-person event. That is why we are so excited to bring this back...safely! Please see our COVID protocols (and city of Philadelphia mandates) here. One of the points people loved about our virtual event in 2021 was the transcripts, so we will be audio recording and providing transcripts ONLY FOR ATTENDEES so you can get more value from your attendance.

                        Can't attend live last minute? Don't worry. We have options ready to go for you to get the value from your investment.

                        Here's a little taste of what you can expect from our presenter Kymberli Speight.

                        How to Meet Ordinary Extraordinary People & Advance Your Career

                        What if the next person crossing your path today is the exact person you need to know tomorrow? Truth is: We need each other.


                        • Fundamentals for growing your network at any time
                        • Keys to networking and relationship building
                        • Techniques for having exceptional and memorable conversations
                        • Approaches for uncovering opportunities to give and receive help
                        • Ideas for meeting people.

                        Building a vibrant network takes time. Learn how to meet ordinary, extraordinary people to improve business development opportunities for yourself as well as help your clients network to discover job opportunities in the hidden job market!

                        Meet the Presenter

                        Kymberli is an author, speaker, executive coach, and trainer. She serves as the president for NSA-Austin and teaches USAF executive transition courses. An AF Academy graduate, she has jumped out of planes, soloed in a plane, and purchased F-15E fighter jets.

                        Her book: I Need To Know You: How to Meet Ordinary, Extraordinary People and Improve Your Life, chronicles her challenge to meet 100 people in 100 days.

                        Kymberli has lived as far north and east as Maine, as far south as Texas, and as far west as Okinawa. She understands the importance of building solid, mutually beneficial relationships.

                        CTL COMMUNITY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

                        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!

                        VISIT OUR SHOP

                        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!

                        Interviewing: Effectively Using and Interpreting Body Language During an Interview (BioSpace)

                        These science-based tips can help your clients make a better connection to employers during an interview. For more tips, check out this article and video with Susan Chritton and Jacqueline Peros.
                        Read More

                        Salary: 12 Case Studies of Companies that Revised How They Compensate Employees (SHRM)

                        Read this article for trends on salary and benefits companies are offering in a “bidding war for talent that will go on for a long time.” If you have clients wondering how being remote might impact their salary, read this bonus article on location-based pay.

                        Read More

                        Leadership: Giving Negative Feedback Can Make Empathetic Leaders Less Effective (Harvard Business Review – Limited Access)

                        The research in this article talks about why empathetic leaders may struggle after providing negative feedback and strategies for supporting higher-empathy leaders.
                        Read More

                        Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More 

                        February 16, 4:00-6:00 PM US ET

                        Learn More & Register

                        Work Trends: 57% of Job Seekers Want a Fully Remote Job. Here Are 3 Pros and Cons of Having One (The Ascent)

                        While our clients may prefer to work remotely, there are pros and cons. This article provides a few points we can explore with clients to decide what is best for them moving forward.

                        Read More

                        Networking: The Right Questions to Ask New Colleagues and 2 Other Ways to Succeed in a New Remote Job (CNBC)

                        Starting a new job remotely can be challenging. This article gives practical steps your clients can take to be successful. Also, check out this episode of Career Confidante where your colleagues shared their insights for virtual onboarding.

                        Read More

                        Resumes: If the Resume Dies, Will Your Career Die, Too? (Marie Zimenoff on LinkedIn)

                        The talk about the death of the resume has increased in the media lately, but it isn’t new. A few years ago, Louise Kursmark and I had a chat about how the fundamental purpose of the resume will endure regardless of the format. You can read the article and/or listen to the interview.

                        Read More

                        CTL & RWA EVENTS

                        February 8, 2022 | 4:00PM-4:30PM US ET
                        Trend Tuesday Live
                        We’re back! 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. Join our professional network and then RSVP to get weekly reminders.

                        February 16, 2022 | 4:00PM-6:00PM US ET
                        Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Strategies for Gigs, Side Hustles, Freelancing & More
                        As the independent workforce grows, our clients need new strategies for positioning this experience on their resumes and profiles. Join Jan Melnik and Marie Zimenoff to get tools for branding these clients, creating powerful stories across their experiences, and launching them into a successful search for the next job or gig. Learn more and register.

                        February 22, 2022 | 12:00PM-1:30PM 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 33rd 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 3, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET
                        Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
                        Get the tools 1000s of coaches in 40+ countries are using to stand out in a crowded market... and guide clients to do the same. Learn a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. This methodology is the future of career management and the foundation for expanding professional and personal success. Learn more and register.

                        April 10-13, 2022 | 8:00AM-5:00PM US PT
                        Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
                        Join us for our annual professional development event! We will be downtown Philadelphia for 3 days of learning and connecting around our theme: "Flourishing in the Future of Work." Learn more and register.

                        PARTNER EVENTS

                        February 17, 2022 | 4:00-5:30PM US ET
                        Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
                        This 8-week program 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. Participants gain hands-on experience during a 6-week supervised practicum. This program qualifies for 21 GCDF credits. Group size is limited to 10, and an application is required. Details are on the Forward Motion Coaching Web site. Learn more and register.

                        Marie Zimenoff

                        © 2014-2022 Career Thought Leaders. All Rights Reserved.
                        CTL | RWA | About Us | Join | Contact Us

                        If you are having trouble viewing this newsletter, please click here.

                        This message was sent to you by {Organization_Name}
                        If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe at any time