Issue 369 | October 7, 2021

“If you have achieved any level of success then pour it into someone else. Success is not success without a successor.” – T.D. Jakes, American author and filmmaker

During the Symposium earlier this year, Alexandra Levit shared that part of her drive to become a futurist was an early career stumble that she hoped trend tracking would help her avoid in the future.

For me, it has roots in growing up with income uncertainty and never wanting to depend on anyone else for financial security (a false belief that I work to overcome now as asking for help is critical to all our success!).

The world often puts us in our place, and the beginning of 2020 was a dose of reality in the inability to predict the future. CTL's 2020 plans were decimated and I wasn’t even close to being one of the first to see it coming.


Have you noticed that future planning has become more of a struggle for you or others recently?

During our CPBS course this week we were encouraging students to set 3- and 6-month goals for implementing what they had learned. In the moment it felt like it might be helpful, so I shared the following:

A few days ago I heard a trainer mention that leaders needed to stop being reactive and planning everything last minute.

This hit home. It has been hard to plan due to the uncertainty. But, that creates even more uncertainty for others when I announce a class last minute or stop communicating about our upcoming Symposium *stilled planned in Philadelphia in April 2022* because the fear of another 2020 is fresh in my mind.

Perhaps I’m alone here, and I thought I’d share this in case it is helpful for you and your clients. It’s okay to get back to planning. Yes, things are uncertain. But they always were. The events of the past year have made us more aware of that, but it was always true.

So, you’ll be seeing more about the 2022 Symposium and other upcoming events. I look forward to seeing you there!

And we will be closing the early bird discounted registration for the Symposium Oct. 15, so get in now if you want the savings.

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

Give Your Input for the 2022 TrendsPLUS: Save November 16-19, 2021, for Career Jam

Share What You See as the Top Trends

    • Save the Date for Career Jam
    • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


      • Workplace Trends: Belonging Matters
      • Job Search Tech: A.I. for Low-Income Job Search
      • Hiring Trends: Shift in Hiring Modes
      • Interviewing: Remote Interviews
      • Job Search: Working with Recruiters
      • Leadership: State of the Great Resignation


          CTL & RWA Events

          • Trend Tuesday Live
          • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
          • CTL Annual Symposium

            Help spread the word. Share this with a colleague who is passionate about being up to date on all things career!

            Did you miss an issue of Career Trends Happy Hour?
            Read all past editions online!

            NOV 16-19 | Save the Date for Career Jam

            If you are driven to be on the leading edge of the careers industry and thrive on collaborating with other industry professionals about strategies that are working now and what’s coming next, save these dates: November 16–19, 2021, for Career Jam!

            Career Jam is an opportunity to hear from experts related to the top trends and then spend dedicated time unpacking the trend and what it means for your work and your clients’ success – now and in the future.

            You can read the 2021 White Paper and share the link with your colleagues who might also want to be up on the new and the next.

            You can also share your thoughts on the 11 trends we’ve identified for 2022 as we choose the top trends that we’ll hear about and discuss during Career Jam. I go through them briefly in last week’s trend discussion live stream.


            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!

            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!

            Workplace Trends: New Report Spells Out the Importance of Belonging at Work (

            This article recaps data from the Deloitte 2020 Global Human Capital Trends and 2021 Culture of Belonging Report by Achievers. How are you helping leaders foster a culture of belonging and speak to it in their interviews?
            Read More

            Job Search Trends: Can A.I. Help Low-Income Workers Get Jobs? (USC Viterbi)

            A new artificial-intelligence-based interview training technology is helping communities around the country by simulating the circumstances of an interview.

            Read More

            Hiring Trends: In the Digital Skills Pipeline, A Shift Away from Traditional Hiring (Forbes – 3 Articles a Month)

            This article shares a collection of data around the challenges CEOs see in sourcing digital talent and what they are doing to find it.

            Read More

            Give Your Input for the 2022 Trends

            PLUS: Save November 16-19, 2021, for Career Jam

            Share What You See as the Top Trends

            Interviewing: 8 Tips for Conducting an Excellent Remote Interview (Harvard Business Review)

            Advice to recruiters on what to ask and look for in remote interviews is gold for our clients as they prepare to stand out in them! What does this mean for your clients?

            Read More

            Job Search: How to Work with Recruiters and Speed Up Job Search (Career Confidante Radio)

            Listen in as former recruiter and consultant Melissa Reeves shares tips for job seekers to build relationships with recruiters. There’s more data around recruiter tendencies in the Jobvite Recruiter Nation report released this week. We’ll dive into it deeper next Tuesday during our live stream!
            Listen Now

            Leadership: LHH Study Reveals State of Great Resignation (Yahoo! Finance)

            This report shares data around worker preferences for hybrid working, mental health, job change, and more. It also outlines workers’ opinions toward leaders and a few tips for leaders to change the tide.
            Read More

            CTL & RWA EVENTS

            October 12, 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.

            November 16-19, 2021 | TBA
            Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
            Be ahead of the trends by learning from experts in areas aligned with the 2022 trends in the careers industry. Share in structured discussions with colleagues to learn solutions colleagues are applying today and brainstorm opportunities for you and your clients in the future of work.
             Learn more and save the dates.

            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.

            Marie Zimenoff

            © 2014-2021 Career Thought Leaders. All Rights Reserved.
            CTL | RWA | About Us | Join | Contact Us

            If you are having trouble viewing this newsletter, please click here.

            This message was sent to you by {Organization_Name}
            If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe at any time