Issue 159 | August 25, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness."
– Pearl S. Buck, 20th Century American Novelist

Resume & Profile E-Summit
5 Keys to Writing Resumes & Profiles that Truly Differentiate Your Client
Friday, September 8, 2017
Live/Recorded Webinar & Handouts – Including 30+ Pages of Samples!

Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: 5 Keys to Writing Resumes & Profiles that Truly Differentiate Your Client
  • Join Us in Madrid: Conference Updates
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Technology: AI-powered Job Search Leap.ai Raises $2.4M in Seed Round
  • International Interviewing: Never Get Fired ... Move to These Countries with Super-Long Job Interviews
  • Leadership: How Curiosity Can Elevate Your Leadership Game
  • Branding: 5 Quick Social Media Tweaks to Elevate Your Personal Brand
  • Career: What is Killing Your Motivation and How to Get Moving

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Resume & Profile E-Summit: Master Class: How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles
  • CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
  • Resume Writing Academy Training Program
  • Social Branding Analyst Certification
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
  • CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium

Partner & Associate Events

  • Subtle Career Success Skills: The Magic of Business Etiquette
  • Training from the BACK of the Room

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

SEP 8 | 5 Keys to Writing Resumes & Profiles that Truly Differentiate Your Client

Every candidate wants to stand out from the competition. We can do this visually with professionally formatted resumes, but how do we make sure the content for each resume is truly branded – communicating our client's unique promise of value?

In this Master Class E-Summit, Resume Writing Academy CEO and Master Brand Strategist Marie Zimenoff will share secrets from her in-depth knowledge to help you learn:

How to Capture Differentiated Content

  • An understanding of what branding is and is not, so you avoid the pitfall of defaulting to meaningless adjectives
  • Multiple methods of capturing client information, including assessments like the 360Reach, the pros and cons of these methods, and tips for creating a system that works for you
  • Questions to ask that will elicit the information you really need (and not endless details you don't need)
  • How to extract information from even the most reluctant or inarticulate client

How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles

  • Tips and techniques for writing and designing best-in-class, branded resumes that truly outshine all others
  • How to build a consistent brand across a suite of documents – profiles, letters, and resumes – while differentiating your client and providing new information on each
  • Best practices for writing LinkedIn profiles, e-notes, and other career marketing communications

By mastering these key concepts, you'll give your clients an immediate advantage by outshining the competition. When they understand how they bring unique value, your clients will radiate CONFIDENCE! You'll be more productive, more effective, and more CONFIDENT about what you do, how you do it, and why it is valuable to your clients. If you're in private practice, you'll have the confidence to charge what you're worth (and get it)!

This 2-hour webcast will provide you with writing strategies, concepts, and tools that you'll be able to use immediately. In your portfolio of handouts for the class, you'll receive document samples (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, bios, cover letters), resources, and some of our favorite tools for extracting personal brand and capturing client information.

When you register, you will have access to the live session and receive the audio recording link, so you can listen – over and over – whenever you wish.

Qualifies for 2 CEUs.

Register today.

MAY 1 | Join Us in Madrid: Conference Updates

Thrive: Helping Careerists Navigate a Global, Virtual & Gig Workforce
May 1 to 3, 2018
NH Nacional
Paseo Del Prado, 48, Madrid, Spain

Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are going abroad for three exciting days of global connecting, learning, and exceptional value.

The 2018 conference will be a true international symposium, with attendees joining from across the U.S., Europe, Australia, South America, and beyond.

For those traveling from the U.S., we've put together a group flight so you can enjoy the company of your career colleagues as you travel. You are welcome to reserve tickets for guests. We will also be coordinating ground transportation for the group to the hotel.

Flight Information

  • Saturday, 4/28, JFK to Madrid, Delta #410; Depart 7:35pm arrive Madrid 9:15am
  • Saturday, 5/05, Madrid to JFK, Delta #210; Depart 10:20am arrive JFK 12:33pm

Pricing & Payment Information

Current price including all taxes and fees is $535.56. The taxes could change.

Only 5 Seats Left at this Price! Reserve Your Seat Today.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 1

  • Workshops on this day will go in-depth into coaching and business development topics.
  • There will be 4 sessions offered, 3.5 hours each, and you will choose 2 sessions to attend.
    ** NOTE: Mini-conference registration does not include these sessions.

Wednesday, May 2 & Thursday, May 3

  • Get practical tools, tips, and resources you can use to help clients navigate the dynamic international workplace.
  • Topics include job search, career coaching, personal branding, leadership coaching, and more!

Early Registration Closes November 17.

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • Join us for the CTL Associate Call September 11
  • Share your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)

CTL Associates receive discounts on the Master-E-Sessions, conferences, and more! Log in and view the Associates page for details.

Want to get in on the 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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Technology: AI-powered Job Search Leap.ai Raises $2.4M in Seed Round (SiliconANGLE)
As the quest to improve technology in the hiring process continues, new players are trying to solve the problem – for companies and candidates. This article shares how your clients could take advantage of this new technology as it comes online.

International Interviewing: Never Get Fired … Move to These Countries with Super-Long Job Interviews (The Ladders)
An intriguing overview of the interview process around the world! If you are working with clients looking in a variety of countries, this is a must-share.

Leadership: How Curiosity Can Elevate Your Leadership Game (Forbes)
Good leaders create a culture where learning and knowledge sharing happen for themselves and the company. This article explores how you can employ curiosity to elevate your leadership game.

Branding: 5 Quick Social Media Tweaks to Elevate Your Personal Brand (Inc.)
As the title promises, this actionable article gives you quick steps you can take to refine and improve your personal brand.

Career: What is Killing Your Motivation and How to Get Moving (Career Confidante Radio)
Join CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff as she dives into the top reasons leadership, job search, and career coaches report that clients struggle to reach their goals – and a few tips to overcome overwhelm, fear, and those other pesky motivation-killers that hold us back!

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2017 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

September 8, 2017, Noon ET
Resume & Profile E-Summit: Master Class: How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles

Every candidate wants to stand out from the competition. How do we make sure the content for each resume is truly branded – communicating our client's unique promise of value? In this Master Class E-Summit, Resume Writing Academy CEO and Master Brand Strategist Marie Zimenoff will share secrets to gathering differentiating content and writing branded career marketing portfolios. This 2-hour webcast will provide you with writing strategies, concepts, and tools you can use immediately. In your portfolio of handouts for the class, you'll receive document samples (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, bios, cover letters), resources, and our favorite tools for extracting personal brand and capturing client information. Learn more and register.

September 11, 2017, Noon ET
CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board

In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be leading a discussion about the trends in career marketing methods – resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and more! 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. 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.

September 15, 2017, Noon ET
Resume Writing Academy Training Program

RWA is the first comprehensive, strategically-focused resume training program, guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes. Whether you're a beginning resume writer who wants to learn the art of resume writing or an experienced writer who wants to strengthen the breadth and depth of your expertise, RWA is for you. Join us as we celebrate this as our 25th class! Learn more and register.

October 23, 2017, Noon ET
Social Branding Analyst Certification

Unlike most LinkedIn training, our program is built on a platform of personal branding and provides context so coaches can help their clients build an efficient, integrated social media strategy. This innovative certification gives you everything you need to help your clients build stellar LinkedIn profiles and use LinkedIn to expand their thought leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. We've integrated secrets and tips for maximizing the value of LinkedIn and share advice you won't find elsewhere. Learn more and register.

December 1, 2017, 11:30 AM LOCAL TIME
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)

Career Jam is your opportunity to participate in exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues. We'll be adding new features and topics this year to keep the event fresh! Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate. If you'd like to host an event in your city, please contact Marie for more information. Learn more and register.

May 1-3, 2018
CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium Goes to Spain

Mark your calendars now and start planning an international excursion ... our annual exclusive, in-person professional development opportunity (conference) is going global! Career colleagues from Europe are excited to host us in Madrid, Spain, for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium, Thrive: Helping Professionals Navigate a Global, Virtual & Gig Workforce. Learn more here.

ASSOCIATE & PARTNER EVENTS

September 22, 2017, Noon ET
Subtle Career Success Skills: The Magic of Business Etiquette

Dale Carnegie estimated that up to 85% of career success is based upon one's interpersonal skills. The way a person behaves and communicates in professional situations influences career success. Consequently, it is essential that job seekers and workers possess the ability to behave in a polished, positive and competent manner. To do this one needs to know the accepted and expected business rules of conduct. Find out what we should be telling our students and clients. Learn more and register.

October 19-20 | Irvine, Southern CA
Training from the BACK of the Room

This is great training for trainers, teachers, coaches – any one who wants to 'teach it quick and make it stick.' Crafted by expert Sharon Bowman based on current brain science, and delivered by CTL Founding Board Member Elisabeth Sanders-Park, this 2-day event takes your training to an advanced level! Fills quickly. Early bird and CTL discount (code: CTL$100) available. Learn more and register.

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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