Issue 424 | December 1, 2022

"Mystery reveals itself to those who maintain an openness of character." - Robert Grundin, Swedish Actor

Last week in the US there was a lot of talk about the power of gratitude. While this time of year is a great reminder to bring gratitude to the forefront, it actually is powerful all year long :)

It's no surprise that we're seeing more clients right now who are stressed...layoffs are being publicized daily, talks of a recession continue to dominate the news, and we're headed into the holidays.

What tools are you using to help your clients and yourself remember to continue practicing gratitude, setting boundaries, and taking care of themselves?

Hit reply and let me know!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine and "PQ reps." I struggled with the idea of meditation until I found Positive Intelligence. I highly recommend listening to it for the full experience. He's also opened up his training again (no charge!). Definitely worth the investment of your time.

Gratitude markers. I talked about this in our annual "thank you" message last week. If you missed it, let me know and I'll forward it. In addition to talking about gratitude markers (choosing things or people that remind you to be grateful) it gives you 4 downloads to use in your work with clients.

Exercise. My senior thesis in college was a review of the literature on the connection between physical exercise and cognition. There are so many physical and mental health benefits to being active - whatever that means for you. As it gets colder here in the US I have to remind myself to get moving!

Do any of these work for you? What else would you add?

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

P.S. If you want tools to help keep your job seekers moving forward through the holidays and landing faster in the new year, join us for the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach class starting TODAY!

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          • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Course Starts December 1
          • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


          • Job Search: Networking After a Layoff
          • Leadership: Leading in the New Normal
          • Workforce Trends: Glassdoor Trends 2023
          • Salary Trends: Transparency Amongst Countries
          • Diversity: 2022 Global DEI Survey
          • Career Directions: Family Influences on Career


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                                        Dec 1 | Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Training Program

                                        Job search takes a toll on client confidence, motivation, and follow-through. From targeting their search, to networking and using social media, opportunities for fear to erode their success are constant.

                                        Are you looking for tools to address the fears and barriers that stop job seekers in their tracks?

                                        The Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC) program offers a structured approach to job search planning, networking, and proactive search. During this 6-week virtual class, you'll learn how to improve job search strategy, hone your coaching approach, and structure your services so candidates land jobs faster.

                                        And, no, we're not talking about a "hidden job market" created by jobs that aren't listed -- most jobs are posted, especially in the U.S. where company equal opportunity policies require it.

                                        The hidden job market you'll have processes to help clients uncover isn't about how jobs are is how your client can be the "referred" candidate (40+% of hiring managers prefer referrals) and how job seekers can uncover the jobs they want, not just jobs that are open on any given day... 

                                        (We'll also teach you how to help clients improve their success rate applying to posted jobs, but "balanced job search coach" didn't have the same ring or show up in search results when people look for help.)

                                        You’ll also walk away with 40+ worksheets, checklists, scripts, and other tools to use with job seekers throughout the process … all of which you can customize, including adding your business or organization branding!

                                        Delivery: 6 virtual classes (webinar), 1.5 hours each, for 9 hours of training PLUS the 40+ done-for-you worksheets you can customize for your business. No membership or renewal required.

                                          ICF Credits: 4.5 ICF Core Competency credits when you join the live classes!

                                          Classes will be recorded, and you will have lifetime access to the recordings and materials.

                                          CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

                                          CTL Associates, be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:

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                                          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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                                          Job Search: How to Network to Find the Right Job Faster (Even After a Layoff) (CTL Video)

                                          Networking is hard. It is even harder for clients when they feel like they need something ... like when they've been laid off and need a job. Listen in and get ready to take notes as networking expert and Certified Hidden Job Market Coach co-instructor Kymberli Speight shares her wisdom. Kymberli is a natural networker who can break it down into steps and scripts anyone can use (even introverts like me!). Join us for the Certified Hidden Job Market class that starts at 1:00 pm ET December 1 (or self-paced through watching the recordings).

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                                          Leadership: Executives Feel the Strain of Leading in the ‘New Normal’ (Future Forum)

                                          Survey data from 10K+ workers shares their thoughts on executive experience, returning to the office, burnout, and what executives can do to solve these problems.

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                                          Workforce Trends: Indeed & Glassdoor’s Hiring and Workplace Trends Report 2023 (Hiring Lab)

                                          Based on Glassdoor’s economic research, this report talks about the future of work related to demographics, remote work, compensation and benefits, culture, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This bonus article talks about a shift happening in the world of remote work.

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                                          Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Starts Today

                                          Structure for job search strategy, guides and scripts for networking in a way that works for your clients, and more!

                                          Starts Today – December 1

                                          Salary Trends: Which Countries Have the Best Salary Transparency? How 19 Nations Rank (Employee Benefit News)

                                          This article shares how different countries handle salary transparency and the benefits of salary transparency for companies and individuals.

                                          Read More

                                          Diversity: 2022 Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey (AON)

                                          This report shares the relationship between diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and employee engagement. This bonus article talks about one of the pitfalls leaders can watch out for when DEI initiatives are fake.

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                                          Career Directions: How Family Influences Our Career Choices & Mobility (Career Confidante Radio)

                                          What messages did you hear about the world of work growing up? Our family of origin has a large influence on what we see as career options and how we choose our career path. Listen in as career development expert Ellen Weaver Paquette helps you unpack the past experiences and emotions connected to your family’s dream for your career and how you might be influencing the career decisions of those around you.

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                                          Congratulations to Anais Dominguez, Alvin Wilson, Ben Morrison, Andrea Tropeano, Matt Garrow-Fisher, Leanne Rodd, and Suchi Musaddi Khaitan who earned the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now among a growing group of coaches who’ve created more structured processes for job seekers to achieve their goals even faster!

                                          Congratulations to Meg Applegate who earned the Certified Career Transition Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Kudos to you!

                                          Congratulations to Natasha Knight, Brenda Smith, Maddison Shears, Carmen Marie Pankofer Jaudy, and Josee Lefebvre who earned the Certified Personal Branding Strategist credential through Career Thought Leaders. You have dedicated yourselves to dive deep and help clients understand the foundation of who they are and their unique promise of value, and they will benefit greatly from your new resources!

                                          CTL & RWA EVENTS

                                          December 1, 2022 | 1:00PM-2:30PM US ET
                                          Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Training Program
                                          Are you looking for tools to address the fears and barriers that stop job seekers in their tracks? The Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC) program offers a structured approach to job search planning, networking, and proactive search. During this 6-week virtual class, you'll learn how to improve job search strategy, hone your coaching approach, and structure your services so candidates land jobs faster. Learn more and register today.

                                          December 6, 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.

                                          December 14, 2022 | 11:00AM-1:030PM US ET
                                          Recession-Proof Your Business with a Course or Workshop
                                          During times of economic uncertainty, it can be tempting to discount services. This tactic can undermine your income for years to come and may or may not achieve the goal of increased revenue. A workshop or course - whether a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days - can open the door for new clients to deepen their understanding of the services you offer while solving an immediate problem. Join us for a hands-on session where you will create the outline, base content, marketing strategy, and logistics plan for delivering the webinar. Learn more and register.

                                          Marie Zimenoff

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