Issue 178 | January 5, 2018


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"He who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints."
Joan L. Brannon

Academy Certified Resume Writer Program
Live Webclass Starts Feb. 5

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CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Resume Writing Academy ACRW Class Feb. 5
  • Personal Brand Update Call with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
  • Join us for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium in Madrid
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Workplace Trends: 5 Big Trends in Jobs for 2018
  • Social Media: 17+ Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2018
  • Business: How to Politely Decline Giving Professional Advice for Free
  • Personal Branding: 5 Reasons Personal Branding is Non-Negotiable for 2018
  • Leadership: 11 Lessons About Leadership Transition We Can Learn From Retirement

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

FEB 5| Resume Writing Transformation: ACRW Group Class

You want to be confident that every resume you write will win clients interviews. You want to be confident in answering candidate concerns about the resume strategy that will work best for them ... to be the expert who stands out from the sea of resume advice.

You want the confidence to charge what you are worth for the work you do.

You want to be the expert your career services office needs to teach resume strategies that improve job placement.

Training alone won't give you the confidence and results you desire.

Of course you would like to know the best practices for writing, strategy, and design (for ATS and human readers). Resume Writing Academy (RWA) has been teaching these concepts longer than anyone in the business.

But what you really need is feedback on your work so you can take your resume writing and expertise to the next level.

RWAs certification programs are the only ones in the industry that provide English language, formatting, and writing assignments – each carefully crafted to test your command of strategy, design, and writing.

Our team of experienced writers give you personalized feedback on every assignment, are available for your questions one-on-one, hold regular office hours to help you with class and client assignments, and continue this support after your graduation.

PLUS, no membership is required and certification is built into the program. You'll work hard to create each assignment, rewrite a few assignments, and earn your certification at the end – no test to take or separate fee to pay.

What Does the ACRW Program Involve?

  • 5 webclasses on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letters and e-notes, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
  • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills in strategy, writing, and formatting
  • 3 additional resume and letter writing projects to practice writing for specific industries (with the same in-depth, personalized feedback!)

What Resources Does the ACRW Program Include?

  • Hundreds of pages of handouts and samples of resumes, cover letters, e-notes, LinkedIn profiles, and more
  • 100-page resume e-book
  • 50-page cover letter e-book
  • 8 videos demonstrating best-in-class, ATS-friendly Word formatting techniques
  • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL
  • Personalized feedback on your assignments and continued support after graduation

Questions? Schedule a time to talk with Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff about the program.

Learn more and register for the live webcast class.

JAN 16| 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 social branding 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

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.

See the Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome New CTL Associates

Meg Montford, Abilities Enhanced, Missouri


Welcome New CTL Associate Organization

JobStars: Owner Doug Levin and his team, Ramsey Penegar, George Dutch, Karen Hoyt, and Anna Kate Anderson

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.

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!

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.

CTL Board Member Susan Chritton and Marie Zimenoff will present "How to Write a Bio that Connects" at the NCDA Conference in Phoenix, AZ, June 21–23, 2018. The session will be in the first group of Presentation Series, Thursday, June 21 from 3:50 to 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

CTL CEO Marie Zimenoff will present at the Asia Pacific Career Development Association Conference in Beijing, China, May 15–19, 2018. Her presentation, "Be Influential, Indispensable, and Incredibly Happy at Work: The Power of Branding!" will be on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 5:20 pm. More details.

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Workplace Trends: 5 Big Trends in Jobs for 2018 (Glassdoor)
Glassdoor's Chief Economist shares the next big disruptors in jobs and hiring from their unique perspective based on access to millions of real-time job listings, salaries, and company reviews.

Social Media: 17+ Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2018 (Social Media Examiner)
Social media pros share their thoughts on how marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest will change in the coming year.

Business: How to Politely Decline Giving Professional Advice for Free (Quartz at Work)
As career professionals, we are probably one of the top targets for the "Can I pick your brain?" request from networking connections, friends, family, and beyond. If you find yourself wanting to politely decline a request for free advice while still giving back, read this article.

Personal Branding: 5 Reasons Personal Branding is Non-Negotiable for 2018 (Entrepreneur)
There's a lot more to achieving a strong personal brand than tricking algorithms to become "LinkedIn famous." If you want to make your personal brand more visible in 2018, follow these 5 tips.

Leadership: 11 Lessons About Leadership Transition We Can Learn From Retirement (Forbes)
Leadership transitions at any level are challenging for the leader leaving the position and the leader taking on a new role. This article shares tips all leaders can use to skillfully navigate these transitions.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Dorothea Stuart who renewed the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential from Career Thought Leaders. She continues to 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.

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