Issue 335 | February 11, 2021

"The last thing to grow on a fruit tree is the fruit." - Author Unknown

What leads to career durability? Alexandra Levit shared her career durability model with me this week – how to help clients be gainfully employed across their lifespan regardless of external disruptions.

She outlines the 5 career durability pillars in this video, giving a few actionable tips in 3 minutes!

If you haven’t registered yet, your last day to catch early registration prices is February 17.

The spring event focuses on a deep dive to build your skills as a practitioner and/or business owner. If you haven’t looked at the lineup of 20+ hours of professional development, you can see what we have in store for you here.

We’re still going Live every Tuesday (Facebook and YouTube, and the Facebook group) to share the insights from the White Paper and beyond. If there is something you’d like us to cover, please let me know!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

  • Symposium Early Registration Closes February 15
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Diversity: Determine DEI Commitment
  • Coaching: Build Clients’ EQ
  • Advancement: 11 Tips to Impress the Boss
  • Mindset: Think Like a Consultant
  • Trends: Future of Remote Work
  • Tech Tools: AI-Powered Career Planning Tool


CTL & RWA Events

  • Trend Tuesday Live
  • Certified Career Transition Coach
  • Annual Professional Development Symposium (Virtual!)

Partner Events

  • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
  • Gen Z and Millennial Career Coaching
  • Virtual TRAINER - An Applied Intensive
  • Virtual COACH
  • Career Ninja

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🕗 FEB 17 | Early Registration Ends for Professional Development Symposium March 16–26

Our annual opportunity to deepen your skills in coaching, resume writing, and business development has gone virtual! This means we can provide 20+ hours of professional development for you and opportunities to build global connections while improving your retention and sparking new business partnerships.

Here’s the agenda:

Monday, March 15

  • 4:00-4:45 PM ET | Orientation & Planning to Get the Most
  • 4:45-5:30 PM ET | Meet a Few New Colleagues via Structured Networking

Tuesday, March 16

  • 10:00-11:30 AM ET | Welcome & Alexandra Levit: Career Durability: Providing Hope and Optimism to Clients
  • 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Wendi Weiner: Build Your Business Through Social & Earned Media
  • 5:00-6:30 PM ET | Emiliya Zhivotovskaya: Positive Psychology: Practical Tools to Keep Clients Rising

Wednesday, March 17

  • 10:00-11:30 AM ET | Ezra Singer: Guide Clients to Maximize Compensation When Changing Jobs in the Global Workplace
  • 2:00-3:30 PM ET | Ruth Winden & Nancy Collamer: Helping Clients Continue the Rise - Life & Work in the (Un)Retirement Age
  • 5:00-6:30 PM ET | Marietta Gentles Crawford: Write LinkedIn Profiles Humans Want to Read (While Still Optimizing for Search)
  • 6:30-7:30 PM ET | Colleague Discussions (Facilitated, Content-Rich Connection!)

Thursday, March 18

  • 10:00-11:30 AM ET | Nelson Emilio: Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads: Fostering Trust Virtually
  • 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Mark Anthony Dyson: Job Search Hacks for 2021 & Beyond
  • 3:00-4:00 PM ET | Colleague Discussions (Facilitated, Content-Rich Connection!)
  • 6:00-7:30 PM ET | TBA

Friday, March 19

  • 10:00-11:30 AM ET | Kathleen Stinnett: Integrate Right Brain Strategies for Transformational Coaching
  • 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Nickquolette Barrett: Video Victory! Confidently Conquering Virtual Interviews, Video Coaching & Video Marketing
  • 3:00-4:00 PM ET | Colleague Discussions (Facilitated, Content-Rich Connection!)

Monday, March 22

  • 10:00-11:30 AM ET | Resume Design Lab: Marry ATS & Human-friendly Design with Just the Right Touch of Modern Flair
  • 2:00-3:00 PM ET | TBA
  • 5:00-6:30 PM ET | Susan Britton: Insight + Action = Traction: Turn Learning Into Sustainable Change
  • 6:30-7:30 PM ET | Colleague Discussions (Facilitated, Content-Rich Connection!)

Tuesday, March 23

  • 10:00-11:00 AM ET | Mental & Physical Health: Tools for Practitioners & Clients
  • 1:00-5:00 PM ET | Deborah Westcott: Emotional Intelligence & Future-proofing Your Clients' Careers (and Your Own!)

Wednesday, March 24

  • 1:00-3:00 PM ET | Faith James: Power-up Your Brand, Grow Your Business
  • 5:00-7:00 PM ET | Marie Zimenoff & Jan Melnik: Profitable Pricing & Packaging 

Thursday, March 25

  • 1:00-3:00 PM ET | Panel: You Do WHAT? Exploring a Variety of Careers Industry Business Models
  • 5:00-7:00 PM ET | Petra Zink: Create Magnetic Content to Lasso Leads on LinkedIn

Friday, March 26

  • 1:00-5:00 PM ET | Deepen Session: From Pitch to Plot - A Systematic Way to Write Engaging Career Marketing Materials

Don’t miss this opportunity to save and refresh your energy, approach, and network in 2021!



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!

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Diversity: Questions to Ask to Determine an Employer’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (College Recruiter)

If you are working with clients that seek companies with strong DEI commitments and a culture of belonging, this article provides questions any candidate can ask to ascertain their comfort with the organization’s culture.

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Coaching: Coaching Tools to Build Emotional Intelligence & Grow Your Career (Career Confidante Radio)

This podcast shares tips and tools you and your clients can use to improve emotional intelligence – a skill that is more critical in today’s remote world than ever before. Deborah Westcott will be leading a 4-hour in-depth session on tools to coach for emotional intelligence during the Symposium next month!

Listen In

Career Advancement: 11 Steps to Impress Your Boss and Thrive in Your Job (NY Times)

Managing up has become a bit more challenging for most remote workers, but this article share actions your clients can take to foster positive relationships and give their career a boost.

Read More

Professional Development Symposium

20+ Hours of Training, March 16-26
Early Registration Closes February 17

Click Here to Learn More!

Mindset: How to Think Like a Consultant (Career Confidante Radio)

One of the hardest mindset changes for our clients is often letting go of the “career ladder” to be more flexible in how they engage with work and stop waiting for that full-time position. Mark Anthony Dyson (another one of our Symposium speakers) tells it like it is and gives actionable advice in this podcast.

Listen In

Trends:  Is Remote Working Really the Future? (Human Resources Online)

Read this article for an international perspective on what companies are planning for the future of remote work.

Read More

Tech Tools: RBC Upskill, Now Powered by AI, Helps Young People Explore In-Demand Careers (Cision)

This new tool is helping young people in Canada see what careers might be a good fit for them and what skills they need to learn to forge their path.

Read More


February 16, 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.

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 2 & 9, 2021 | 4:00PM-6:00PM US ET
Gen Z and Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model

Earn CEU’s and refine your approach to working with teens and young adults as you help them in the career exploration and decision-making process. Learn about the viewpoints of those who make up Gen Z and the millennial generation. Discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on career planning. Robin Roman Wright, Board Certified Career & Leadership Coach, will be teaching this 6-hour webinar. 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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