Issue 336 | February 18, 2021

"Work is the natural expression of human life."
- The Rebbe, Menachem Mender Schneerson

Did you set goals at the beginning of the year? How are they going?

You are in good company if you have made adjustments to your 2021 goals. Let’s remember – and help our clients remember – that the only way to keep working toward our long-term goals is to reevaluate, reset, and recommit to taking action.

One of the other ways we can keep momentum is to recognize and celebrate what we are doing well. What has been your biggest success this year so far? Please respond to this email and let me know!

If building your business is one of your 2021 goals, this free event – Zero to Fully Booked – is an amazing FREE resource. Sessions (one with me!) address the mindset, client attraction, and sales strategies you can use to build your online business!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

Get the Processes & Tools to Lead Clients Through Career Exploration & Decision-Making!
Starts Wednesday, March 10

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Featuring 20+ Hours of Content & Connection
March 16-26, 2021

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  • Career Transition Coach Program Starts March 10
  • Annual Symposium: There’s Still Time to Join Us
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Workforce Trends: 74% Shelter in Job for 2021
  • Networking: We’re Losing Touch
  • Career: Free IT Training for Veterans
  • Advancement: Career Power Tool
  • Leadership: Countering Otherness
  • Business: Social Media Marketing


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials


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

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!

MAR 10 | Certified Career Transition Coach Program Starts

Grow your confidence and improve candidate outcomes through 9 hours of training and hands-on activities to use with candidates. Get resources for career coaching – from exploration through decision-making and starting the job search process.

The training, resources, and worksheets you receive include:

  • Activities to guide clients in identifying their key career drivers.
  • Tools to improve your process of debriefing and creating action plans from career assessments and activities.
  • Structures for helping clients see the progress you are making together and connect activities to outcomes.
  • Processes for researching career options and target organizations to speed their decision-making and job search.
  • And much more!

This class won’t sit on your shelf... our interactive program will guide you in integrating the concepts into your independent coaching practice, workforce center coaching and workshops, or college career services.

Approved for 12 ICF CCEs, including 7.5 Core Competency Credits.

MAR 16-26 | Professional Development Symposium

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.

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


Welcome New CTL Associates

  • Kam Khare, CStarter LLC, Washington DC, USA
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!

Workforce Trends: Shelter In Job? For 74% of the US, That Cautious Patch Feels Right in 2021 (LinkedIn Workforce Insights)

Workers across the US are adjusting their career plans for 2021 and this article shares data around what workers value and what they are looking for this year. You can also read this article for an update on the labour market in Australia.

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Networking: Research: We’re Losing Touch with Our Networks (Harvard Business Review – Limited Free Articles)

We teach our clients that their "network is their net worth." This article shares how our networks are suffering during the pandemic and gives tips for reconnecting. You also have a chance to reconnect with our professional community during the Symposium next month!

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Career: This Nonprofit Offers Veterans and Spouses Free IT Training and Certification (NY Times)

Read and share this article about a new program that is providing training for military-connected people in the latest technologies while helping place them in new careers.

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Certified Career Transition Coach Program

Training & Process for Career Transition
Course Starts March 10

Click Here to Learn More!

Advancement: Meet Empathy, a Career Power Tool (Inside HigherEd)

This article explains a key aspect of emotional intelligence and skill for career advancement: empathy. Read on for a great breakdown of what empathy is and its benefits. Deborah Westcott will be sharing tools we can use to help clients improve their empathy skills during the Symposium next month.

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Leadership:  Countering Otherness: Integration Within Teams (McKinsey)

Leaders are heading the call to address inequities in their organizations and foster inclusion within teams. This article combines personal story and data for a powerful take on the subject. Also read this article for an upbeat take on how remote work could improve diversity and inclusion.

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Business: Social Media Marketing Success: Building a Sound Strategy (Business2Community)

As small businesses, we use social media as a key element of our marketing strategy. This article will give you a few new ideas to evaluate and refresh your social media marketing strategy.

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Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Congratulations to Regina Akemi, Meg Applegate, Suzanne Berg, Sharyn Grose, Marjorie Kavanagh, Carol Parker Walsh, Jeanne Stoner, Vivian VanLier, and Myriam-Rose Kohn for earning the 360Reach Analyst credential. They have invested in learning how to incorporate external feedback into their clients’ brands through the most widely used personal branding, 360. Keep up the great work helping clients gain clarity and confidence!

Kudos to Jimmeka Leverette who earned the Academy Certified Resume Writer credential from Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to perfect your writing, improve your strategy, and design effective documents. Welcome to this group of elite writers across the globe. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!

Congratulations to Lezlie Garr and Ellie Vargo who earned and renewed the Master Resume Writer credential, demonstrating mastery of the art of resume writing and continued dedication to staying on top of trends to provide the best outcomes for candidates. Kudos to you both, Lezlie and Ellie!

Congratulations to Daisy Wright, Paul Worthman, Laura Gonzalez, Mary Ann Victor, Amanda Schagane, and Libby Simon who earned the Certified Career Transition Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Kudos to you!


February 23, 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 16 - 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.


February 23 - March 9, 2021 | 4:00PM-6:00PM US ET
Gen Z and Millennial Career Coaching: A 5-Step Model Only 2 Days More to Register

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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