Issue 393 | March 31, 2022

“I am, as all mortals are, unable to be patient.” – Pablo Neruda, 20th Century Chilean Nobel Prize Poet

“Patience is a virtue.” How many times have we heard or said this? My sons are too young to understand it, so it isn’t a common phrase in our household…yet I’m sure it will have its day.

It is true?

While there are certainly occasions where patience is important in our communication and action, there are other times where patience may mean we miss out.

When we were trying to buy a house two years ago, this was the case and is even more so for buyers in many areas of the US today.

In this situation, patience is balanced with taking quick action and then being patient to see how the situation unfolds.


    Lightning-fast action was required to put offers on houses to have a chance at winning, and then patience took a front seat as we waited to hear back and then repeated the process (thankfully only a few times before we got lucky).

    So how do we know when to “be patient” and when to take that action, even if it seems a little bit risky?

    Have you ever taken fast action to win an opportunity? I’d love to hear! Hit reply and let me know.

    It was a risk for CTL to plan an in-person Symposium this year. And it was important for our community to pave the way for what we know are life-changing opportunities.

    New businesses formed. New partnerships forged. Renewed energy to continue your work.

    The reward will definitely outweigh the risk as we watch these benefits unfold for those who are able to join us.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Marie Zimenoff
    CEO, Career Thought Leaders

    P.S. Check out this video where Michelle Carroll shares her inspiring story of coming back after moving her business! Registration closes April 5 – you can still join us.

    CTL Annual Symposium

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    ACRW-Federal Training & Certification Program

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        • Symposium Registration Closes April 5
        • ACRW-Federal Starts April 18
        • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


        • Future of Work: Changing Map of Job Seekers
        • Business Trends: Executive Views for 2022
        • LinkedIn: Computer-Generated Pictures
        • Diversity: Women Don’t Want Promotions
        • Cover Letters: Job Seekers Aren’t Writing Them
        • Business: Get More of the Right Clients


                  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential


                  CTL & RWA Events

                  • Trend Tuesday Live
                  • CTL Annual Symposium
                  • Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program
                  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Training Program

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                        APR 5 | CTL Annual Symposium - Last Day to Register

                        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.

                        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!

                        APR 18 | Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program

                        In this certification and training program, you will learn how to help clients access an opportunity to serve their country while gaining employment with strong benefits, stability, and a reliable schedule.

                        Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS ( and most postings require that applicants apply through the system.

                        It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients. This program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process. Group rates are available.

                          CTL COMMUNITY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

                          • Make sure you’ve joined the new Mighty Networks community where you’ll access the recordings of past calls and see opportunities for referrals, publication, and more!

                          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!

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                          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!

                          Future of Work: The Changing Map of Gen Z Job Seekers (Handshake)

                          This article shares trends around remote work and mobility for Gen Z have relevance across our client age groups. Also check out this article on disruption in the HR technology market.

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                          Business Trends: Executive Views on Business in 2022 (PWC)

                          This graphic-rich article shares the executive predictions related to hiring, inflation, talent shortages, salary, and more.

                          Read More

                          LinkedIn: That Smiling LinkedIn Profile Face Might Be a Computer-Generated Fake (NPR)

                          This article shares how computer-generated profile pictures are being used on LinkedIn profiles and how to identify them. I also highly recommend reviewing someone’s activity before connecting to cold LinkedIn requests and/or sending a message before you accept.

                          Read More

                          Career Thought Leaders Symposium

                          Last Chance to Register to Join Us Live in Philly

                          Register Today - Closes April 5

                          Diversity: Why Less than Half of Japanese Women Want to Be Promoted (

                          It’s the last day of Women’s History Month! This article shares how Japanese women in managerial positions would respond to a promotion offer and why. This bonus article shares LinkedIn’s recent report and infographic on the hurdles faced by Black women entrepreneurs.

                          Read More

                          Cover Letters: Job Hunters Take a Stand: We’re Note Writing Cover Letters (Wall Street Journal)

                          Do employers want or read a cover letter? This article shares how the conversation is shifting to applicants not submitting one due to talent shortages. How does your client know if their target role won’t be a competitive pool? This article brings up more questions than answers for me…how about you?

                          Read More

                          Business: Get More of the Right Clients for Your Career Services Business (LinkedIn Live)

                          Listen in as marketing expert and resume writer Leander Howard II talks about how he’s grown his resume business. Can’t wait to hear more from him at the CTL Symposium!

                          Watch Here

                          Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential

                          Congratulations to Ashley Fry, James Ognibene, Jeff Rothman, Rosalinde Rosado, and Sharon Olbeter 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!

                          CTL & RWA EVENTS

                          April 5, 2022 | 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. Join our professional network and then RSVP to get weekly reminders.

                          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.

                          April 18, 2022 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
                          Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program
                          Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients. This program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process. Group rates available. Learn more and register.

                          April 27, 2022 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
                          Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Training Program
                          Are you looking for tools to address the fears and barriers that stop job seekers in their tracks? The Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC) program offers a structured approach to job search planning, networking, and proactive search. During this 6-week virtual class, you'll learn how to improve job search strategy, hone your coaching approach, and structure your services so candidates land jobs faster. Learn more and register.

                          Marie Zimenoff

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