Issue 359 | July 29, 2021

"If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyously spectacular life." – Esther Hicks, American channeler, inspirational speaker, and author

Summer is a great time for relaxation AND for setting ourselves up for success as things get busy in the fall. Thankfully, our new CTL Promotional Associate partner can help you with that!

If you are looking to run your business efficiently and ensure its growth, you’ll want to check out the WriteSea platform!

Automate Your Business!

WriteSea is great for bringing automation to your workflows when dealing with clients, which is certainly a plus. Automating your process is as easy as creating your workflow. Once that workflow is set up, the platform takes care of the rest, including sending reminders to your clients and other team members as well as notifying clients every time a piece of the project is uploaded to the platform.

Our clients report saving an average of 45 minutes per client with our platform!

I haven’t seen anything like it! This is a game-changer! - Professional Resume Writer Testimonial

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  • WriteSea is customizable and straightforward, which makes it ideal for writers. Unlike platforms not specifically created for resume writers & coaches, this platform is meant to be built around the writing process of different types of Resume Writers.

Document Revision Tracking

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User Friendly

  • The platform itself is also meant to be well-understood by users regardless of their experience with technology or other CRM software. In addition, we offer free setup, free training (as much as you need!), and free tech support and customer service!
  • WriteSea offers templates, questionnaires, contracts, and more that can each be customized per your needs as a writer and per your client’s needs. Again, this platform focuses on serving the needs of Resume Writers. With this in mind, the documents provided are built to be comprehensible for clients and writers alike and customizable to best suit the needs of each project.

Easily Communicate with Your Clients!

  • One key feature that this platform allows, which is secular to writers and coaches, is it allows you the option to send your client customized follow-up questions. Follow-up questions offer a great opportunity to ask critical, clarifying questions on any of the information already provided to you by your client, which helps to increase client satisfaction in the end.
  • If you’re working on writing projects that require close collaboration with your clients, this platform has the most to offer. WriteSea is the only platform that offers real-time communication features with your clients. Given the collaborative nature of such projects, communication is a huge aspect of the writing business. When it comes to client communication, WriteSea takes the cake.
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“I really like the platform for sure! I can definitely see myself using this in my business!” - Certified Resume Writer Testimonial

“It has everything you need! - Professional Resume Writer Testimonial

“I’m not doing a lot of volume yet, but purchasing this has given me a little kick to get moving on my business. I love how simple it is…” - Professional Resume Writer Testimonial

“Right now, my business partner and I are not able to work to the best of our ability. This is amazing because it’s all in one place! - Executive Resume Writer Testimonial

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  • CTL Community News & Opportunities


    • Future of Work: Prepare Kids for the Future of Work
    • Diversity: What We Can Do Against Racism
    • Remote Work: Onboarding Virtually
    • Salary Negotiation: Addressing Salary Expectations
    • Networking: Finding the Right Event
    • LinkedIn: Maximize Impact


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      • Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium 

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        AUG 24 | Certified Personal Branding Strategist Course Begins

        Are you ready to finally have the tools and confidence you need to:

        • lead clients through more transformational engagements?
        • articulate a unique value proposition to stand out in a crowded coaching market (and help clients stand out from their peers)?
        • have a repeatable process and structure so you can focus on each client and know every client will get outstanding results?
        • attract more ideal clients and make more money with a done-for-you, customizable personal branding strategy business?

        If so, then it’s time to become a Certified Personal Branding Strategist!

        After the CPBS program, you'll sound and feel like an expert, exiting the spiral of constantly hunting new clients at a low price point with your new, long-term value proposition that converts your ideal clients.

        In the Certified Personal Branding Strategist program, you will learn the Reach Personal Branding method, a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand.

        Plus, you’ll earn 11 ICF CCEs, including 5 core competency CCEs!


        Welcome Career Thought Leader Associates

        Phil Hurd, Catalyst Resumes LLC, Massachusetts USA
        Sharon Olbeter, Psyched for Success, Virginia USA
        Erica Reckamp, Job Search Like a Pro, Illinois 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!

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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!

        Future of Work: The Stats Guy: Career Advice for Your Kids? (The New Daily)

        This article shares what kind of jobs will be available in the future looking at data from the Australian workforce.

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        Diversity: Statements Condemning Racism Are Not Enough on Their Own, What Can We Do? (Sally Casterton)

        This article shares in-depth insights and practical actions that we can all take to create a more equitable world and workplaces. Also, read this article for the latest data on diversity in US corporate leadership.

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        Remote Work: How to Start a New Job Off Right … Even Virtually (Career Confidante Radio)

        Listen in as three career experts share their top tips for creating a 30/60/90-day plan and how to create and execute this plan for successfully onboarding into a new job – even if your client is remote!

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        Certified Personal Branding Strategist Course

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        Salary Negotiation:  How to Answer Salary Expectation Questions in Job Interviews (Bio Space)

        This article offers solid advice on working through the salary negotiation process when it starts with a request for salary expectations. Find more resources for these conversations in this session on interview preparation.

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        Networking: How to Pick the Right Networking Events to Attend (Entrepreneur)

        Although networking isn’t getting back to in-person that quickly, this article provides good food-for-thought no matter how your clients (or you!) are networking. Also, check out this fun article from our colleague Emily Wong on taking the ick out of networking!
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        LinkedIn: How to Maximize Your Impact on LinkedIn (Entrepreneur)

        This article goes through three ways to increase your LinkedIn performance for free … with very helpful visuals.

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        CTL & RWA EVENTS

        August 3, 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.

        August 24, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM 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 guide clients to do the same. Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology, a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. This methodology is the future of career management and the foundation for expanding professional and personal success. Learn more and register.

        April 10-13, 2022 | 8:00AM-5:00PM US PT
        Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
        The 10-pay registration ends July 9 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.

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