Issue 400 | May 19, 2022

"Being grateful doesn't have to be some grandiose thing. Examine little pleasures and let them land in your awareness."—Calm App Reflection

A few weeks ago, my husband graduated with his MBA. But he almost didn't apply...

He had convinced himself years ago that he would never be accepted for various reasons related to his undergraduate degree in engineering.

But he had such a compelling story!

Although he had struggled with some of the conceptual content in his undergraduate (mainly Calculus), he had excelled in the hands-on, practical elements in the classroom and in his part-time job on campus (which many of his classmates didn't have).

He had made business impact in his company as an engineer because he wasn't afraid to jump into those conversations (I may take a little credit for that!).


One day while we were driving in the car, we talked through his story and his motivations for earning his MBA.

It finally clicked -- he would bring a different perspective than many other applicants despite and somewhat because of his undergraduate struggles.

The rest, as they say, is history. He applied, was accepted, and has added incredible value to his career and to discussions with his peers who are mainly early on in their careers.

What have you been holding off on because you doubt yourself? Where do those doubts come from?

I'll leave you with a 90s alternative rock reference (a small prize for anyone who knows where this comes from!):

She.... She's figured out... That all her doubts are someone else's point of view...

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

P.S. If you'd love to have a community of colleagues at the ready to help you overcome your doubts, check out the Career Industry Authority communities!

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    • Social Media: LinkedIn Updates
    • Workforce Trends: Jobvite Job Seeker Nation
    • Salary Trends: Location-Based Pay
    • Career Transition: Beyond the Tactics
    • Economic Trends: Hiring Freezes & Inflation
    • Leadership: Why Women Leave Leadership


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                    MAY 22 | Career Industry Authority Community Doors Close

                    Dozens of articles are shared every day on career-related topics and the future of work. Are you keeping up? Or are you...

                    • Overwhelmed and struggling to keep up with the latest information in the industry…
                    • Tired of searching for new knowledge to have the best strategies and tools for every client and prospect...
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                    • Yearning for a community of thought leaders who will help you stay ahead of trends, refresh your energy, and give feedback as you share your challenges and expertise…

                    Then read further to learn about the Career Industry Authority (CIA) communities and an exclusive opportunity to join the communities that closes May 22.

                    As a career pro, you love what you do and watch your clients achieve their career goals and transformations. But who is supporting you to achieve the same transformation and growth in your career?

                    Come and meet the CIA … a group of resume writers, career coaches and counselors, business owners, and university/nonprofit staff – some of who are new to the field and many who have been in the business for years.

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                    Plus, you get access to our entire library of recorded webinars (including Prepare Clients for Today's Interviews from yesterday), the 2021 Symposium, recorded Career Jam sessions, and more (that's $2000+ worth of training) and regular Q&A opportunities to answer questions on the materials and put them into practice for better client outcomes. 

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                      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!

                      Social Media: LinkedIn Updates Include Improvements to Search Results (Search Engine Journal)

                      LinkedIn launched updates to profiles and other functionality, including improvements to content discovery, the ability to share reviews, and more. Read all the details here.

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                      Workforce Trends: 2022 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Report (Jobvite)

                      As we were setting the stage for the "how-to" and coaching strategies for interview preparation and salary negotiation, we explored some of this data from Jobvite and I realized I had not shared it here! Read this annual report of job seeker expectations and join me for the next Trend Tuesday where we'll go through the highlights.

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                      Salary Trends: The Argument for Location-Based Salaries Is Falling Apart (Wired)

                      This article talks about another trend in interviewing and salary negotiation and how location-based salaries are falling out of favor (European perspective).

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                      Career Industry Authority Community

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                      Doors Close May 22

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                      Career Transition: Beyond the Tactics: The Underlying Keys to Career Transformation (Career Confidante Radio)

                      Listen in as Charmaign Lomastro uncovers the river of psychological impact running underneath the tactics of career transition. She also shares how individuals can apply understanding of their personal style to anticipate stumbling blocks.

                      Listen In

                      Economic Trends: Why the Fed Wants Corporate America to Have a Hiring Freeze (Yahoo! Finance)

                      Read this article for interesting take on the relationship between employment, higher wages, and inflation. What impact might this have on your job seekers in terms of finding opportunities and salary negotiation? 

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                      Leadership: Why Women Leave Leadership and What to Do About It (Psychology Today)

                      If you are working with leaders that want to be more effective and developing emerging leaders (women, non-binary, or men), this is a must read.

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                      Prepare Clients for Today’s Interviews
                      Interviewing now requires clients to have virtual communication skills and tools to navigate new conversations like remote/hybrid work, location-based salary, and more. In this session, we’ll dive into the research and strategies around these latest trends. You’ll walk away with checklists, scripts, and other tools you can use in your practice the next day to better prepare job seekers. Learn more and get the recording.

                      May 19 & 20, 2022 | Various Times
                      CIA Q&A
                      Access to group coaching and strategy calls, exclusive training sessions, and a community of industry colleagues at your fingertips … this is what you’ll find inside the Career Industry Authority. Join us to ask your questions about the CIA communities before the cart closes May 22. Learn more and register today.

                      May 17, 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. RSVP to get weekly reminders.

                      June 13-17, 2022 | Various Times
                      Tech Jam
                      Save the dates for the 2nd annual Tech Jam where you will learn about the latest technology in business management and career services. We'll be covering tools to use in your practice, tools for job seekers, systems to improve your productivity, and more! Have a tool you'd love to learn about? Hit reply and let Marie know.

                      PARTNER EVENTS

                      June 16-August 24, 2022 | 4:00PM-5:30PM US ET
                      Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Summer 2022
                      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 website.

                      Marie Zimenoff

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