Issue 415 | September 8, 2022

"Even in the longest life, real living is the least portion thereof." - Seneca, Roman stoic philosopher

Summer is nearing its end here in the Northern Hemisphere and the 4th quarter of 2022 is upon us.

College campuses are busy with new and returning students - some realizing for the first time that they'll have to find a job this year!

This was always my favorite time of year on campus. Although the relative quiet of the summer had its perks, the buzz of students in the halls has a contagious energy.

A similar phenomenon happens at this time of year in my private practice as September leads to an uptick in activity and renewed focus for clients.

What are you looking forward to for the end of the year? What goals do you want to finish up for 2022?


One of the most transformational lessons I've learned in my life is to balance "action" or "input" goals and "outcome" or "results" goals.

The lesson came in an unexpected place -- my husband and I's fertility struggle, which lasted for nearly 5 years before we finally got pregnant.

In this struggle, as with many others, you learn that you don't have control over some things in life. What you do have control over? The actions you take and the your attitude and reactions to what happens to you (or doesn't).

I realized that I had to let go of the outcome and focus on the actions I could and was willing to take. One of my mentors calls this "committed, but not attached." I was committed to taking action, but not attached to the outcome.

This is a helpful stance in our goals for a few reasons:

1. We focus on the actions regardless of the outcomes, making us more consistent in taking the action and more motivated to do so regardless of the outcomes.

2. We can be flexible and better see evolving opportunities -- and perhaps even better outcomes than we could have imagined -- because we aren't caught up in a specific outcome.

While having a vision of the result can be motivating, continuing to evolve that vision and building strong action-based goals to get there can help maintain that motivation through challenging times.

In addition to looking toward the end of the year, we're in final preparations for the 2023 Symposium.

This effort has also required a focus on actions instead of outcomes. Over the last 3 years I learned the Symposium is not as predictable as it once was. I'm hopeful and yet planning adaptability and fighting a bit of hesitation to plan anything that far out.

We have speaker confirmations coming in ... watch your email on Tuesday for an exciting announcement!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

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        • Land Faster, Land Better Webinar Sept. 21
        • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


        • Workplace Trends: Moonlighting Concerns
        • Mental Health: Crisis of Belonging
        • Second Act: Best Gigs for Seniors
        • Digital Branding: Tech Can Tell You’re Lying
        • Diversity: Faith & DEI Dialogue
        • Resume Writing: Frequently Asked Questions


                  CTL & RWA Events

                        • Career Thought Leader Associate Call
                        • Trend Tuesday Live
                        • Land Faster, Land Better: Job Search Strategies for 2022 & Beyond
                        • Certified Digital Branding Strategist
                        • Certified Career Transition Coach

                        Partner Events

                          • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification

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                                    SEPT 21 | Last Faster, Land Better: Job Search Strategies for 2022 & Beyond

                                    With new recruiting technologies, increased virtual and remote recruiting, and new job search tools, there is no denying that job search has changed in the last few years.

                                    And some aspects of a fruitful search continue to stand the test of time - like the importance of networking to be the referred candidate and demonstrating qualifications and fit in a resume, LinkedIn profile, and job search approach.

                                    For seven years we've been honing an approach and training coaches to guide clients in executing a proactive job search. As virtual job search became the norm and networking morphed, we restructured the process and are ready to give you new tools, scripts, and processes you can use with clients!

                                    After this session you will walk away with:

                                    • Structure for building a plan for your client's VOYAGE to proactive job search
                                    • Tools to focus and craft a marketing plan for every client
                                    • Coaching questions to uncover the fears underlying stalled job search
                                    • A process for making networking tangible and actionable for every client
                                    • Coaching tools to help clients execute their job search their way (resulting in faster action and better results!)

                                    Registration includes access to the recording to watch any time you'd like, resources to use with your clients, additional research reports, and a community of colleagues to share questions and insights about the materials.

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                                      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!
                                      • We look forward to seeing you Monday, September 12, at 12:00 pm ET for the September CTL Associate call.
                                      • Promotion Opportunity: Share Your Expertise on The Career Confidante Radio (120,000 listeners annually and growing!).

                                      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!

                                      Workplace Trends: Return to Workplace May Ease Moonlighting Concerns in IT Industry (Mint)

                                      Moonlighting was a frequent topic of conversation in late 2020 and throughout 2021 when many people took on side gigs or worked at more than one job at a time. This article explores whether or not return to office (RTO) will stop it. If you have a global interest, this bonus video talks about moonlighting in India and legal concerns.

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                                      Mental Health: Our Crisis of Belonging: Our Deepest Motivation at Work (Psychology Today)

                                      This article talks about the need each of us has to feel included, accepted, appreciated, and valued, and how work may or may not be a place we feel we belong. This bonus article from MIT and McKinsey shares how today’s workplace can support important relationships and innovation.

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                                      Second Act: Best Gigs for Seniors to Make Extra Cash Without a 9 to 5 Job (Kim Komando)

                                      This quick read shares a few ideas for gigs people might consider if they are looking for a 2nd act. If you know anyone looking at two of the familiar options (resume writer or career coach), please point them our way!

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                                      Certified Digital Branding Strategist

                                      If your clients want to move quickly between jobs, finally get that promotion, land speaking and other gigs, and be the go-to expert in their field, they need an online presence. Get tools to help them build it authentically and without the overwhelm!

                                      Class Starts Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 PM US ET

                                      Digital Branding:  Can New Technology Tell if You’re Lying on LinkedIn? (Fast Company)

                                      We’ve talked about the technology that can score your personality based on online profiles AND interaction, but what about identifying your white lies? This article shares more about the future of that technology. Ready to help clients take control of their online brand? Join us for the Certified Digital Branding Strategist program starting October 6!

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                                      Diversity: Faith Can Be a Core Element of DEI – And a Way to Convene a Dialogue Around These Issues (Triple Pundit)

                                      The topic of religion or faith is often missing in DEI conversations. This article talks about why it is important and how leaders can start the conversation.

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                                      Resume Writing: Resume FAQs: Career Change, Gaps, Ageism & More (CTL Video)

                                      What do you do in a LinkedIn profile if a client has two areas of focus? What can you do to help avoid ageism? I answer these questions and more in this video – with a few examples!

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                                      CTL & RWA EVENTS

                                      September 12, 2022 12:00PM-1:00PM US ET
                                      CTL Associate Quarterly Call with the CTL Board 
                                      This call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. CTL Associates, watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate. Join the main CTL RWA network and we'll add you to the CTL Associate group so you can RSVP to get weekly reminders.

                                      September 13, 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.

                                      September 21, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET
                                      Last Faster, Land Better: Job Search Strategies for 2022 & Beyond
                                      Some aspects of job search have changed rapidly in the last few years with increased technology tools for recruiters and job seekers. Others, like the importance of referrals, have stood the test of time. Come and learn how you can guide your job seekers create a VOYAGE plan to land the job they really want, including our newest structure to make networking tangible and actionable for every client. Learn more and register today.

                                      October 6, 2022 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
                                      Digital Branding Strategist Certification
                                      This innovative certification gives you everything you need to coach your client in creating and executing a digital branding strategy to expand their thought-leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. The result: your clients gain competitive advantage and increase their influence and confidence. They expand their brand community. They increase their performance and reach their goals. Learn more and register today.

                                      October 24, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM 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.

                                      PARTNER EVENTS

                                      Oct 13-Dec 8, 2022 | 4:00PM-5:30PM US ET
                                      Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Fall 2022
                                      This comprehensive, 8-week program features weekly, live sessions over the Internet, plus a 6-week supervised practicum. It is approved for 21 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credits. You will learn how to coach adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles to choose the right job or career, find employment, and stay hired. The program combines instruction, mentoring, and weekly assignments with personalized feedback. A variety of spectrum profiles are presented, along with tools and techniques to address communication, executive function, and sensory processing difficulties. Group size is limited! Visit the Forward Motion Coaching Web site for details and to request an application. Learn more and register today.

                                      Marie Zimenoff

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