Issue 420 | October 21, 2022

"Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention." - John O’Donohue, Irish poet, author, and philosopher

If you are new around here, you might be a bit confused about Career Jam.

You may also not be familiar with Wendy Enelow, the founder of Career Thought Leaders and visionary behind the event.

Twelve years ago, Wendy started Career Jam (then called Global Career Brainstorming Day) to bring other visionary career services providers together to share their experiences and learn from each other while also having an opportunity to be published in an industry white paper.

The event has evolved over recent years, changing to focus on how “megatrends” – factors like technology, economic trends, and social trends – are impacting careers and our work.

But the focus continued of bringing career pros together – in person and online – to build connection and learn.

We’ve been ahead of the curve many times, including talking about the importance of remote work and diversity during our 2019 event (download that White Paper for tips on those trends that are still relevant today!).

We’ve also missed the mark – I explore some of our bloopers in this video.

In 2020, when people were disappointed about missing the in-person element, we decide to add a new element with presenters sharing an overview of the trends before we dove into group discussions. This also enabled a global element that will continue this year with speakers from Nigeria, Singapore, Turkey, the US, and more!

We also adjusted the White Paper to better feature quotes from attendees. You can download last year’s paper here to get a look.

So, today (well, two weeks from now) Career Jam attendees receive:

  • Access to 7 presentations from experts in Hiring & Job Search Technology, Older Workers / New Retirement Models, Rise in Entrepreneurship, Burnout / Disengagement, and Rise in Skills-Based Hiring.
  • Access to the live discussions with peers following these presentations to process and learn what each other sees going on in our work and what strategies we are employing in response.
  • Access to the recordings of the presentations, including transcripts.
  • Access to submit quotes for the White Paper regardless of attendance at the live sessions.
  • Listing as a contributor to the White Paper.
  • And, of course, the priceless value of connecting and building relationships with your peers globally in the small group discussions you attend live.

This is one of my favorite events of the year and I look forward to seeing you there!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

Certified Career Transition Coach

Program Starts October 24

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Career Jam Starts November 7

Hear about career trends from across the globe, share your insights with colleagues, and get quoted in our annual white paper!

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          • Career Transition Coach Program Starts October 24
          • Career Jam Starts Nov. 7
          • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


          • Job Search: Career Planning & Job Search Trends
          • Reskilling: The Future of Learning at Work
          • Workforce Trends: Evolution of Contingent Workforce
          • Economic Trends: Recession, Job Losses Next Year?
          • Branding: Social Media Platforms Often Overlooked
          • Burnout: Top 10 Causes of Stress


                    CTL & RWA Events

                          • Standout Resumes & Profiles for Students, Recent Graduates & Young Professionals
                          • Certified Career Transition Coach
                          • Trend Tuesday Live
                          • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
                          • Academy Certified Career Storyteller

                                    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!

                                    OCT 24 | Certified Career Transition Coach Program Starts

                                    Grow your confidence and improve candidate outcomes through 9 hours of training and hands-on activities to use with candidates. Get resources for career coaching – from exploration through decision-making and starting the job search process.

                                    The training, resources, and worksheets you receive include:

                                    • Activities to guide clients in identifying their key career drivers.
                                    • Tools to improve your process of debriefing and creating action plans from career assessments and activities.
                                    • Structures for helping clients see the progress you are making together and connect activities to outcomes.
                                    • Processes for researching career options and target organizations to speed their decision-making and job search.
                                    • And much more!

                                    This class won’t sit on your shelf… our interactive program will guide you in integrating the concepts into your independent coaching practice, workforce center coaching and workshops, or college career services.

                                      Learn More & Register

                                      NOV 7-11 | Career Jam Registration is Open

                                      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, join us November 7–11, 2022, 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 2022 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 hear the details around the 2022 Career Industry Trends in this week’s trend discussion live stream.

                                        Join Us at These Upcoming Events

                                        On Tuesday, November 8th from 2:30-4:00PM ET, I'll be presenting a virtual MACCA Preconference Sponsor Session on "The Future of Career Services Work." Learn more and join me via Zoom!

                                        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!

                                        Job Search: Career Planning and Job Search Trends (Best Colleges)

                                        What do job seekers struggle with? Do they plan to work with a career coach? This article shares data from a recent survey with these answers and more!

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                                        Reskilling: The Future of Learning at Work (Valoir)

                                        This report shares what companies are doing to improve their learning programs and what employees are most concerned about with regards to training. If you are pitching companies on development programs, there’s great data in here for your proposals!

                                        Read More

                                        Workforce Trends: Navigating the Quiet Evolution of Contingent Workforce Management (Forbes)

                                        This article shares how companies are shifting their hiring and management of contingent workers. What will it mean for your clients who are seeking these types of roles?

                                        Read More

                                        Certified Career Transition Coach

                                        Get a done-for-you, customizable process to walk clients through career transition!

                                        Learn More & Register

                                        Economic Trends:  Economists Now Expect a Recession, Job Losses by Next Year (Kanebridge News)

                                        The percentage of economists predicting a recession next year has tipped over the 50% mark. This article details when economists predict larger impacts on GDP and hiring. Although it reads like an editorial, this piece from a co-founder of Manpower Staffing warns of related salary shifts that might impact your clients. Listen in to this interview where Lori Jazvac and I discuss how to prepare for a layoff and this video about dealing with fears of a predicted recession.

                                        Read More

                                        Branding: Boost Your Brand Using Social Media Platforms That Brands Often Overlook (Entrepreneur)

                                        Going beyond the big 4 may benefit your marketing strategy. This article goes through the process of selecting your platform and building your visibility on a few of the less popular platforms.

                                        Read More

                                        Burnout: Top 10 Causes of Stress at Work (And What You Can Do About Them) (Business Management Daily)

                                        This article details the 10 top causes of stress at work and then gives your clients ideas on how they can manage them. Great article!

                                        Read More

                                        CTL & RWA EVENTS

                                        Get the Recording!
                                        Standout Resumes & Profiles for Students, Recent Graduates & Young Professionals
                                        For many students, recent graduates, and young professionals, their ideal internships and jobs are more competitive today than ever before. Join us to talk through strategies and samples you can use to help them rise above the competition and land interviews. Register to get the recording.

                                        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.

                                        October 25, 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.

                                        November 7-11, 2022 | Various Times
                                        Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
                                        Be ahead of the trends by learning from experts in areas aligned with the 2023 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 register today.

                                        November 16, 2022 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
                                        Academy Certified Career Storyteller
                                        If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you! In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client’s target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more. Learn more and register.

                                        Marie Zimenoff

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