In April, Resume Writing Academy launched the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) program providing comprehensive training in writing social media profiles that help clients capture hiring manager attention and initiate a connection. We also have continued to update the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) program, adding the latest information on branding, ATS resumes, and modern formats.
Both programs offer connections to lucrative writing opportunities, hands-on experience and personalized feedback from expert writers.
Writers who are interested in becoming the best in the field have the opportunity to take both programs through our certification bundle – with an $800 savings through August 1, 2016!
Leadership:What It's Like to Lead the Smithsonian (The Washington Post) One of the best ways to grow as a leader is to learn by example. In this article, the secretary of the Smithsonian, David Skorton, shares his leadership lessons and style. Worth the read!
Social Media:5 Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market (Huffington Post) If your job search clients are wondering why they aren't hearing back, it might be their online reputation. This article shares some of the data around how recruiters are using social media and quick tips for cleaning up an online brand – including completing and aligning profiles.
HR Perspective:10 Ways You Can Use Your Cover Letter to Stand Out (The Muse) While not all hiring managers read a cover letter, others consider it to be one of the most important elements of an application. This article shares what potential employers want to see in a top-notch cover letter.
Career Advancement:The Dangers of Being Too Hard on Yourself (99U) Self-compassion and self-esteem are both important for your career success. This article explains the difference and how you can choose an approach to deal with stress and improve your performance.
CTL Associates: Be on the lookout for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all of our CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!
This course is for secondary or postsecondary teachers, counselors, career coaches, or others supporting students in career exploration. You will learn how to partner with students to explore a variety of career pathways, including those nontraditional by gender. Your students will benefit by gaining fresh perspectives on career options, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence. Participants will walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to coach students on career exploration and expand student awareness of diverse career options. Read more here.
Having a strong social media presence is about more than just a great LinkedIn profile. As career professionals, we help our clients overcome their fears about using social media and understand how the tools provide value throughout their career. Do we, as career professionals, walk the walk? Do we understand how to use social media in a holistic manner or do we stick with the platform we're comfortable with? Social media expert Marietta Gaines Crawford will join CTL Director Marie Zimenoff in sharing strategies and tools you can use to break out of your social media rut, overcome your fears and overwhelm, and help your clients do the same! Learn more & register.
In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be sharing new trends and best practices for helping clients manage career change and development. The call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. Grab your schoolbooks and get ready to dial in!
CTL Associates: Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.
When professionals look to make a career change, they face a unique challenge in helping their future employers connect the dots. As writers, we can help them translate their experience and go beyond the fluff of "transferrable skills" to communicate their value for future positions. This E-Summit will provide tools you can use to improve outcomes for a broad spectrum of professionals making a career change – from gathering great information and writing strong accomplishments, to using formats and LinkedIn profile strategies that highlight relevant experience, skills, and value without raising red flags.Learn more here.