Issue 374 | November 11, 2021

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

The mission of Career Thought Leaders has been clear from the beginning: to raise the visibility and credibility of the industry by keeping careers industry professionals up on the trends, creating opportunities for networking, and providing industry-leading educational experiences.

We have a big job to do in the careers industry. Often times we are speaking to clients who aren’t familiar with what we do and trying to educate them on our value so they will invest (time and/or money). Without this investment, they won’t see results.

Even when they invest, results often don’t come as quickly or cleanly as everyone hopes. Job search is messy. Career change is a looping, spiraling process – not the straight line most envision it to be.


This is why CTL and RWA do what we do. You need the latest data, tools, and strategies to best serve your clients. While it can help, no amount of marketing can change perception of our industry. We change that perception as each of us have positive interactions with clients and demonstrate to them the power of what we do.

We also want to create opportunities for you to shine, advance your career, and build visibility. This is one of the reasons we piloted creating quotes for Career Jam attendees last year and will build on it this year. We’ll have more of these opportunities outside of Career Jam, so stay tuned!

You’ve heard over the last few weeks why I’m so passionate about Career Jam, but here are a few reasons your colleagues have enjoyed attending throughout the years…

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

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

Learn with Colleagues Across the Globe. Set the Trends.
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

November 15-19, 2021

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    • Career Jam Starts Monday
    • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


      • Workplace Trends: 2021 Global Workplace Report
      • Recruiting Trends: Recruiter Index Oct 2021
      • Job Search: 5 Tips for Career Switchers
      • Leadership: Best Advice from 2021
      • Job Trends: Hiring in Crypto
      • Resumes & Beyond: Writing Pattern F


          • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credentials

          CTL & RWA Events

          • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
          • Trend Tuesday Live
          • Social Media for Job Search Strategist
          • Academy Certified Profile Writer
          • Formatting Mastery: Design Resumes That Appeal to Humans & Bots
          • 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 15-19 | Career Jam Starts Next Week

              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.

              Career Jam attendees receive:

              • Access to 8 presentations from experts in Jobs of the Future, Job Search Technology; Hiring Technology; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Great Resignation and Hybrid Work.
              • Access to the live discussions with peers following these presentations to process and learn what each other see 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 for 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.

              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 hear the details around the 2022 Career Industry Trends in this 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: 2021 Global Workplace Report (NTT)

              Have you heard about EX? This report details why the employee experience (EX) is the next big topic for businesses and what they’re doing about it. Marsha Haygood will be covering strategies leaders are using to address this challenge and coaching tips for working with leaders during her Career Jam session.
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              Recruiting Trends: Announces Results of Recruiter Index for October 2021 (Yahoo! Finance)

              Read this press release for a quick update on what recruiters are seeing in the market, including what is most important to candidates and the top 10 hot jobs. Also check out this graphic of where the jobs are in October and this one about October job and wage growth. Don’t miss an update on recruiting technology trends from Marvin Smith during Career Jam next week!

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              Job Search: 5 Job Search Tips for Career Switchers During the Great Resignation (ATD)

              This article gives practical advice all job seekers can use – and specific strategies for our clients who are changing careers. You can also find data around how long job search is taking in Australia in this article.

              Read More

              Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

              Learn, Connect, Prepare for 2022 & Beyond
              Sessions & Discussions November 15-19

              Learn More & Register

              Leadership: The Best Leadership Advice We Heard in 2021 (Entrepreneur)

              This compilation article gives you tweetable leadership advice – great to share with leaders or use as the inspiration for your own deeper dive on one of these topics.

              Read More

              Job Trends: Hiring in Crypto? Top Tips from Headhunters About What to Do (Bloomberg)

              One of the hot new industries is cryptocurrency. This article gives the recruiter perspective around how they are finding that talent – great insights for your clients seeking jobs in the field. Learn about other upcoming fields during the Jobs of the Future segments of Career Jam.
              Read More

              Resumes & Beyond: If You Publish on the Internet, You Have to Know the Writing Pattern F to Have More Arrival (Entrepreneur)

              Although this article is talking about internet articles and websites, we’ve been talking about the F pattern as it applies to resumes for years. Read this for more details around why it is so important and examples of how it can be created. If you want to dive deep into your resume formatting, join us for Formatting Mastery in December!
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              Colleague Earns Prestigious Credentials

              Kudos to Charmaign Lomastro who earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation. This is a big commitment and signifies her dedication to delivering excellence in coaching for her clients. Congratulations, Charmaign!

              CTL & RWA EVENTS

              November 15-19, 2021 | Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET
              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 register.

              November 16, 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 30, 2021 | 12:00PM-1:30PM US ET
              Social Media for Job Search Strategist
              Our clients are getting more selective in the jobs they want. Although getting found by recruiters is always nice, if they want to position themselves for the jobs they really want, they need to be proactive in using social media as a job search tool. In this class we go beyond the basics of LinkedIn to explore how your clients can use many social media tools to connect, build relationships, uncover jobs, and land that ideal role. Learn more and register.

              December 1, 2021 | 12:00PM-1:30PM US ET
              Academy Certified Profile Writer
              Jobvite’s latest study showed recruiters are using more social media platforms to source and screen candidates. In this training and certification program we’ve been teaching in-depth strategies for writing, optimizing, and formatting social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and More!) for more than 5 years. Ready to help your clients really get found online? Learn more and register.

              December 9, 2021 | 2:00PM-4:00PM US ET
              Formatting Mastery: Design Resumes That Appeal to Humans & Bots
              Learn formatting strategies to create resumes that stand out without getting screened out. Award-winning resume writer Cassie Olson joins RWA CEO Marie Zimenoff to give you step-by-step guidance to create the looks you want that are also ATS-friendly designs. We'll cover columns, shading, graphics, vectors, text box alternatives (these don't work with ATS), and more. Join us to help your clients come out on top! Learn more and register.

              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

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