Issue 191 | April 6, 2018


CAREER TRENDS HAPPY HOUR
"The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity." – Mary Kay Ash, late Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer
Program Launches TODAY, April 6 – Learn from Former Federal HR Professional Nancy Segal

Learn More

CTL Professional Development Symposium
Network & Learn with Colleagues in Madrid May 1-3
Registration Closes April 20

Learn More


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Certification Starts April 6
  • CTL Professional Development Symposium May 1-3 in Madrid
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Future of Careers: Why Soft Skills are Crucial in the Age of AI
  • Leadership: Ten Leadership Lies 90% of Managers Believe
  • Careers: Four Ways to Protect Your Career from the Next Economic Downturn
  • Job Search: 5 Tips for Getting a Federal Government Job
  • Branding: How to Gain Influence and Advance Your Career

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn & Renew Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Social Branding Analyst Certification
  • Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program
  • CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

TODAY! APRIL 6 | Academy Certified Federal Training Program (ACRW-Federal)

Guide your clients in navigating the twists and turns of federal job search through training and feedback on your work!

More than 2 million people work for the federal government, not including the Postal Service or active-duty military members. The vast majority – about 79% – work outside the D.C. region.

Do you want to help your clients access an opportunity to serve their country while gaining employment with strong benefits, stability, and a reliable schedule?

Do you want to be confident you can help clients work through the government hiring process?

If so, read on to learn more about Resume Writing Academy's Federal Resume Writer Certification program!

Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS (USAJOBS.gov) and most postings require that applicants apply through the system. It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients.

The program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process.

Learn More & Register Today

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 experience, with attendees joining from across the U.S., Europe, Australia, South America, and beyond. Join your colleagues from more than 15 countries in learning from international experts in the careers industry, including John Lees, Antoinette Oglethorpe, Elisabeth (Harney) Sanders-Park, and more!

Register Today – Registration Closes April 20!

Plus, you'll have an opportunity to see Madrid and network with your colleagues at a traditional Flamenco show and dinner, a tapas tour, and other evening events.

See the Evening Event Details

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • Get the recording from the March 12th CTL Associate Call
  • 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 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.

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!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

Future of Careers: Why Soft Skills are Crucial in the Age of AI (HR Technologist)
If your clients are worried about AI taking their jobs in the future, this is a must-read article that digs deeper to understand what skills will be important for career longevity.

Leadership: Ten Leadership Lies 90% of Managers Believe (Forbes)
A fun, informative article for new and experienced managers – you have probably heard at least a few of these from your clients!

Careers: Four Ways to Protect Your Career from the Next Economic Downturn (Forbes)
While we stay optimistic about the current market, it is important to also prepare for a possible downturn as an economic cycle approaches. Here are a few tips for your clients to prepare.

Job Search: 5 Tips for Getting a Federal Government Job (Above the Law)
One of the largest job markets in the US is with the federal government, but our clients need to understand the code. This article shares tips and you can join the Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer program to get everything you need to walk a client through the process.

Branding: How to Gain Influence and Advance Your Career (Career Confidante)
Many of our clients want to learn how to become an influencer. In this episode of the Career Confidante radio, branding and PR expert Nancy Marshall shares practical steps to achieve that goal.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN & RENEW PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Skye Berry-Burke and Rebecca Leyson who earned the Certified Career Transition Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the hard work!

Kudos to Carole Dupre who earned the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to becoming one of the top writers in the industry by perfecting your strategy, design, and writing. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!

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

April 6, 2018 | 12-1PM ET
Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program

In this certification and training program, you will learn how to help clients access an opportunity to serve their country while gaining employment with strong benefits, stability, and a reliable schedule. Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS (USAJOBS.gov) and most postings require that applicants apply through the system. It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients. This program, developed and taught by former federal HR professional Nancy Segal, will take you step-by-step through the federal application and resume development process. Learn more.

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.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FROM CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
& RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)

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