Issue 319 | October 8, 2020

"When you take things for granted, the things you are granted get taken."
- Author Unknown


Welcome to our new newsletter! We hope you will enjoy a fresh look along with the resources you can use to inform your work, share with clients, or use as inspiration for a new social media post, blog, or other brand-building activity.

I would love for you to hit Reply and share ... if we were going to sit down for lunch, what question would you want to ask me?

This would be so helpful to know as I plan content themes for Livestreams, events, and this newsletter in 2021.

As far as the new newsletter goes, if you have any suggestions or questions, please reach out to me at any time!

Marie Zimenoff

Starts Monday, November 2

Learn More & Register Today


Save the Dates: November 16-20

See the Announcement of the 2021 Megatrends
  • Career Transition Coach
  • Announcing the 6 Megatrends for 2021
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Virtual Networking: European LinkedIn Alternatives
  • Interviewing Tech: Robot Job Interviews
  • Diversity Hiring: Recruiting & The Autism Spectrum
  • Virtual Careers: Professional Development via Zoom
  • Resumes: TikTok Resumes
  • Federal Job Search: Find & Apply to Federal Jobs
  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials


CTL & RWA Events

  • Tables, Tabs & Columns, Oh My! Live Demo for Resume Design
  • Trend Tuesday Live
  • Certified Career Transition Coach
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

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

NOV 2 | 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.

Approved for 12 ICF CCEs, including 7.5 Core Competency Credits.

NOV 16-20 | Save the Dates for Career Jam + The 6 Megatrends for 2021

We’ve announced the 6 Megatrends and the schedule and new layout for Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next, which will run from November 16–20, 2020.


Welcome New CTL Associates

Channel Atkins, NOE Career Center, Louisiana USA
Denise Bitler, Resume-Interview Success, LLC, Florida USA
Charles (Chuck) Schmidt, South Carolina USA

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!

Please reply to this newsletter with your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings so I can share them with everyone!

Virtual Networking: Check Out These European LinkedIn Alternatives (EU-Startups)

If you are working with clients who are working in Europe or want to stay up on what could be next in the virtual networking landscape, this article shares startup professional networking alternatives that are coming onto the scene.

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Interviewing Tech: Should Robots Be Conducting Job Interviews? (Slate)

We know that AI is the now and the next in job interviews, especially during these times of physical distancing. This article is full of resources for prepping for job interviews in addition to sharing research and experiences of hiring managers that explore the pros and cons.

Read more

Diversity Hiring: Recruiting for Talent on the Autism Spectrum (60 Minutes)

This interview profiles individuals who are conducting job search and employers who are using new methods to accurately assess people on the autism spectrum.

Read more

Certified Career Transition Coach

Starts November 2, 2020
Process & Tools for Career Exploration Thru Transition

Learn More & Join

Virtual Careers: Maximizing Professional Development in the Zoomiverse (Inside Higher Ed)

There are many ways for our clients to take the networking and professional development experiences they are used to and move them online. This article shares ideas we can adopt and adapt to help clients continue proactively managing their careers – virtually.

Read more

Resumes: As the Job Market Collapses, Gen Z Is Making Resumes on TikTok (Vice)

If you work with younger job seekers, this is a new trend to be aware of and an opportunity to help them use their everyday knowledge of social media to their career benefit.

Read more

Federal Job Search: How to Find, Apply to, and Land a Federal Job (Career Confidante Radio)

Listen in as Federal job search and resume expert Robin Schlinger details the process for helping clients find jobs across all job categories and geographic locations, plus how to analyze the job announcements and optimize an application.

Read more

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Kudos to Caleb Palumbo on earning the Academy Certified Resume Writer credential from Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to perfect your writing, improve your strategy, and join a community of elite writers across the globe. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!

Congratulations to Steven Lanza who earned the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. She is now among a growing group of coaches who’ve created more structured processes for job seekers to achieve their goals even faster!

Kudos to Teena Evert on earning the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) credential. Your commitment to write creative, comprehensive LinkedIn profiles and add value with other social media profiles truly puts you and your candidates ahead of the curve. Keep up the great work!


October 13, 2020 | 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 2, 2020 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US 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.

November 16-20, 2020 | Various Times
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next

Join us to hear the announcement of the trends, schedule, and a few of the speakers we’ll be hearing from during the COVID version of Career Jam! This will be an opportunity to hear the trends from experts and then connect with colleagues to learn, share, and imagine how these trends will change our work.

Marie Zimenoff

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