Issue 407 | July 14, 2022

"In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers." - T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in "Black Panther," 2018

A few of you responded to my post on LinkedIn sharing how we are finally in our house in *Colorado* following a 3+ month marathon of house selling, couch-surfing, and, finally, moving in!

Many of our clients might be choosing their job or career change right now.

But that doesn't mean it's easy.

Even that dream job or promotion has its challenges. This may be even more true when we hold high (and perhaps unrealistic) views of the end goal.

I'm pretty realistic about the pros and cons of living 5 blocks from my mother-in-law, but wasn't expecting 15 hours on the phone/in the store over the last week just to get internet and phone in the new house!


The truth? Even though I tend to be more change-ready than many, when it comes right down to it, it is hard to do!

Help your clients process the tough aspects of change -- when they unexpectedly accompany a chosen change or an un-chosen one like a layoff.

One of the "principles" of change is that we tend to isolate. To suffer in silence. To try to do it all alone.

But we know that isolating makes the challenges of change worse. 

Our clients need to connect with their network. Not just because it is good for their job search, but because it is good for their mental health!

Likewise, we need to connect to our support systems ourselves during these times. Regardless of the realities of recession, talk of it will mean heightened challenges for many of our clients, for our work, and for our businesses.

Who can you reconnect with to decompress, have some fun, and take care of yourself?

Don't forget that we have a supportive community on Facebook and off (on Mighty Networks) where you can come to connect with fellow colleagues!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

P.S. If you are looking to help more clients with their career change, join us for a session on career change resumes and profiles next Wednesday, July 20!

Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Making Career Change Dreams a Reality

Write Resumes & Profiles That Position Your Clients for Career Change Success
July 20, 11-1 ET

Learn More & Register


      • Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Career Change July 20
      • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


      • Workforce Trends: Remote Work in Early Career
      • Leadership: Emotion & Influence
      • Job Search Trends: Confidence Declining
      • New Careers: IT & Esports Come to High School
      • Job Search: International Career Opportunities
      • Diversity: Supporting Muslim Women at Work


                • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials


                CTL & RWA Events

                  • Trend Tuesday Live
                  • Making Career Change Dreams a Reality
                  • Tech Jam
                  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist
                  • Academy Certified Resume Writer

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                            July 20 | Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Making Career Change Dreams a Reality

                            The Great Resignation continues, and more people than ever before are considering or attempting to make a career change. Employers are seeing record numbers of applications for positions, many of whom do not demonstrate that they are qualified for the role. They need your help!

                            Career changers fail to connect the dots so the new hiring managers can quickly see they are qualified for the new role. How can they build a resume and profile that opens doors in a new industry or career path based on their existing experience?

                            In this Resume and Profile Master-E-Session, Lori Jazvac and Marie will take you beyond the fluff of “transferrable skills” to communicate your candidate’s value and help them land interviews in their new area of focus.

                            Through two hours of training and ample samples, you will learn strategies for writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles that address common career change challenges for today’s mobile workforce, including:

                            • Candidates transitioning out of troubled industries like education, healthcare, and mortgages
                            • Candidates transitioning into high-growth and attractive industries
                            • Candidates who retired and are now returning to the workforce
                            • Candidates who are moving out of corporate environments and looking for government or nonprofit work
                            • Candidates who are adding a side-hustle or shifting into entrepreneurial endeavors
                            • And more!

                            This Master-E-Session will provide tools you can use to improve outcomes – including questions to gather great content, inspiration to write strong accomplishments, examples to freshen up your formats, and much more!

                            The handout includes sample resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters plus resources, questionnaires, and tools to build your confidence in taking on projects for this growing candidate pool.

                            Master-E-Sessions are easy to attend – live or recorded:

                            • LIVE WEBCAST: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm US Eastern time 
                            • RECORDING: Watch any time you want and as often as you want 
                            • REGISTRATION: $69.00 (includes webcast, all samples and handouts, and recording)
                              Learn More & Register

                              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!

                              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!

                              Workforce Trends: Millennials and Gen Z – Your Days of Remote Work Could Be Numbered (CNBC)

                              The latest thinking about remote work is targeting its effectiveness (or lack thereof) for younger professionals. This data shares why they might expect to be back in the office soon. This bonus article shares more around proximity bias and the pros and cons of working from home – especially for women and underrepresented groups.

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                              Leadership: Ignore Emotion and You’ll Fail at Influence (The Business Journals)

                              Whether your client is leading a large organization or trying to influence a project team, they may be missing something from their persuasive presentations – emotion. This article explains why it is so important and how to engage emotion as a leader.

                              Read More

                              Job Search Trends: Job Seeker Confidence Declined in June (HR Dive)

                              New data from ZipRecruiter shows what job seekers are thinking in today’s market. You might also like to read this article on increasing regret after resignations to understand the mindset of your clients. Join us for Trend Tuesday on July 19 to talk about Handling Realities & Reactions to a US Recession.

                              Read More

                              Resume & Profile Master E-Session: Make Career Change Dreams a Reality

                              Learn new tricks for writing career change resumes and profiles that connect the dots for employers.

                              Get questionnaires, samples, strategies, and more!

                              Live Next Wednesday! Register Today!

                              New Careers: MPS Foundation Funding IT and Esports Class for Students (Ashley Smart)

                              This article shares what one school district and nonprofit organizations are doing to prepare students for careers of the future. This bonus article talks more about the rise in careers in gaming and a push for classes within schools.

                              Read More

                              Job Search: Job Search Strategies for International Career Opportunities (Career Confidante Radio)

                              Bask in the international expertise of Myriam-Rose Kohn as she shares insights around career change and international resumes to help your clients who are considering global companies or a specific geographic target.

                              Listen In

                              Diversity: How Leaders Can Better Support Muslim Women at Work (Harvard Business Review – Limited Articles Monthly)

                              While we know that religious discrimination is common, faith affiliation is often left out of diversity conversations. This article shares information on the challenges Muslim women face in the workplace and how we can avoid faith stereotyping, be more inclusive, and promote cultural awareness.

                              Read More

                              Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

                              Congratulations to Daniel Alvarez, Kari Brandt, Nancy Brown, Carol Brooke, Loretta Dusini, Kate Epperson, Paula Evans, Chester Ferris, Kristin Hoy, Eric Oakley, Rosette Obedoza, Kristie Rudolph, Shawn Akard, Victoria Koster-Lenhart, Neha Parashar, Kimberly Raimondi, Holli McCaffery, and Avra Lyraki who earned the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. Their organization invested in up-leveling the skills of the entire team and they are now among a growing group of coaches who’ve created more structured processes for job seekers to achieve their goals even faster!

                              Congratulations to Taylor Gnagi, Marie Josee Lefebvre, Andrea Tropeano, Ebony Hogan, Renee Green, Valerie Mittelman, Dr. Carol Parker-Walsh, and Lisa Hebert who earned and renewed the Certified Digital Branding Strategist credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now leading the pack in guiding clients to create a stand-out digital brand!

                              CTL & RWA EVENTS

                              July 19, 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.

                              July 20, 2022 | 11:00AM-1:00PM US ET
                              Resume & Profile Master-E-Session: Making Career Change Dreams a Reality
                              Are your prospects and clients frustrated with not hearing back from job applications as they seek to make a career change? They aren’t alone and they need your help! Join Marie Zimenoff and Lori Jazvac as they share strategies you can use to connect the dots for career change clients and gain traction in their job search through a focused resume that clearly demonstrates their qualifications for that dream job. Learn more and register.

                              July 25-29, 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.

                              August 23, 2022 | 12:00PM-1:30PM 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 a process to guide clients to do the same. Learn a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. If you want clients to step confidently into their next move – be it entrepreneurship, a promotion, or a job search, this step-by-step process will set them on the right path (and increase your confidence, too!). Learn more and register.

                              September 7, 2022 | 2:00PM-3:30PM US 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 34th 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 a community of elite writers (no renewal or membership required!). Learn more and register.

                              Marie Zimenoff

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