Issue 176 | December 22, 2017


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"Examine the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it."
– Roger Babson, 20th Century American Entrepreneur

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • End-of-Year Sale
  • Join us for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium in Madrid
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Leadership Branding: How to Take Control of Your Own Leadership Positioning
  • Social Media: 9 Books to Help Unlock Awesome Social Media and PR Powers for Your Business
  • Hiring: 5 Ways Automation is Changing Job Applications
  • Interviewing: Skype Interviews Carves Out Time for Job Seekers and Employers
  • LinkedIn: I Tried LinkedIn's Career Advice App vs. Dating App Bumble's Version and Discovered Major Flaws with Both

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Personal Brand Update Call with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Course
  • Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class
  • CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

End-of-Year Sale

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Coaching
Get $40 off the popular Certified Career Transition Coach or Certified Hidden Job Market Coach programs.

Get $20 off the Coaching Master-E-Session Bundle, including Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market, Coaching for Career Advancement: Emotional Intelligence, and Coaching 101.

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Writing
Get $30 off the Resume Writing Academy E-Summit Bundle, 15+ sessions with nearly 1000 pages of samples and resources PLUS 34 hours of training, for $429 $399 (a value of $1000+). E-Summits are training sessions that dive deep into specific resume topics. Session recordings are available and include access to handouts with 30+ pages of samples for each E-Summit.

Get $100 off the industry-leading Academy Certified Resume Writer or Academy Certified Profile Writer programs or $200 off the Certification Bundle.

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Business Development
Get $40 off the Grow Your Business Bundle, including 12+ hours of sessions, materials, and insights. Topics include pricing and packaging, sales, marketing, presentation skills, storytelling, and much more!

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MAY 1 | Join Us in Madrid: 2018 Career Thought Leader Symposium

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.

Do you have an up-to-date passport? The end of the year is a great time to renew or get your passport before the rush of the new year!

Early Registration Ends December 31! Register Today.

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome New CTL Associate

  • Cathleen Garner, Career Preserver, Texas

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

  • 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.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE APPEARANCES

CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff will present a full-day workshop for the Louisiana Career Development Association on Friday, January 26, 2018. If you're in the area, plan to attend! You can learn more and register here.

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

Leadership Branding: How To Take Control Of Your Own Leadership Positioning (Forbes)
Our clients are going to get positioned in others' minds whether they plan for it or not. This article provides four leadership components for them to consider to control their own leadership positioning.

Social Media: 9 Books to Help Unlock Awesome Social Media and PR Powers for Your Business (Small Business Trends)
Do you or your clients find social media to be complicated, complex, and confusing? Social media isn't a fad or trend for business or personal branding – it's a reality. This article shares nine social media marketing books that can give you a peek into the basic strategies of the pros.

Hiring: 5 Ways Automation is Changing job Applications (Edgy Labs)
We hear and talk about applicant tracking systems, but what other ways is the hiring process changing with the increase in automation? This article shares a few changes that may not be on your radar.

Interviewing: Skype Interviews Carves Out Time for Job Seekers and Employers (eWeek)
It is easy for technology to become a negative for job seekers during the hiring process. This article highlights some of the benefits of technology use in the hiring process.

LinkedIn: I Tried LinkedIn's Career Advice App vs. Dating App Bumble's Version and Discovered Major Flaws with Both (Business Insider)
Have you or your clients tried LinkedIn's new "career advice" feature? Read this first!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Chelsea Kerwin, Nekeidra Filinov, Donald Burns, and Cheryl Minnick 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 Petek Kabakci, Robbie Sewell, Faith James, Lily Mensah, Birgitte Alstrom, Candy Rasmijn Reino, Diane Diaz, Wanda Barreto, Ngozi Princewill Utchay, Susan Chritton, and Cheryl Milmoe who earned the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential from Career Thought Leaders. They now lead the pack in guiding clients to create a stand-out social brand based on the Reach Personal Branding process!

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

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2018 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

January 16, 2018, Noon ET
Personal Brand Update Call with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff

Join Master Personal Branding Strategist Susan Chritton and CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff for a fun, lively, content-packed session all about personal branding! We'll share:

  • Important branding trends coaches and resume writers need to know.
  • Major changes to LinkedIn that will impact your practice.
  • How to receive the Social Branding Certification ($797 value) at no cost!

You'll also learn about the Reach Personal Branding methodology and the unique opportunity to become a Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS). The deadline to get the early-bird pricing for the CPBS program is January 30. Register for the free call.

February 5, 2018, Noon ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer Course

Increase your confidence, help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy offers the only comprehensive resume writing course where you learn strategy, modern formatting in Word, and much more  not just through training, but feedback on your work! The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.

February 13, 2018, 11am ET
Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class

Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology – a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. Developed by William Arruda and proven with thousands of clients and participants, this methodology is the future of career management and essential to expanding professional and personal success. You will earn 3 certifications: 360Reach Certified Analyst, Certified Personal Brand Strategist, and Social Branding Certified Analyst. 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. We'll be planning a group flight and providing a 10-pay registration option so you can spread out your expenses. Learn more here.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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