NOVEMBER 12 | Academy Certified Profile Writer Training Program
According to the 2015 Jobvite Recruiter Nation report, 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn to evaluate and engage talent, 50% use Facebook, and 43% use Twitter. What will they think when they find your candidates profiles there? Will they find your candidate in their search results?
Software is being used to score your candidates' profiles on personality traits. Although we still need to coach clients to "clean up" their profiles (software is also looking for red-flag behavior like aggression), they also need profiles that demonstrate who they are personally and professionally. They need content that adds value beyond the resume.
If you want to finally take your profile writing beyond copying and pasting the resume, read more about the upcoming Academy Certified Profile Writer training program and certification starting November 12 from 2:00–3:30 pm ET.
NOVEMBER 30 | Career Jam: New Topics & Format Announced
As a subscriber to the CTL weekly Happy Hour, we're guessing that you love to stay on top of the latest in the careers industry. Did you know that you could be a part of identifying and articulating the trends?
If you strive to be ahead of the trends that are impacting the careers industry, job search, personal branding, leadership development, recruiting, career advancement, career planning – the core of your work with clients – you will find like-minded colleagues at Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next!
We're celebrating the 9th year of this international event with new features and topics! You will learn about these megatrends during an exclusive webinar on November 26. Whether you join us live or listen to the recording, you'll get the background information on the trends and tips on disrupting habits and questioning the status quo.
Then, on November 30th you'll gather with colleagues (virtually or in person at locations around the world) to brainstorm about how these trends are impacting – and will impact – the careers landscape. You'll network and share best practices for our work with clients in light of this new information.
How will artificial intelligence change recruiting, hiring, and job search? How will career services adapt to meet the needs of Millennials and the shift from career paths to portfolios? How will the rise of online education and a decreased focus on degrees change career advising and decision-making?
Join your trend-seeking and trend-setting colleagues to learn and share!
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: 15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid (Entrepreneur) Although there isn't a perfect formula for critical leadership skills, there are definitely practices your clients should avoid. Use this list of "don'ts" to help your clients be successful leaders.
Career Advancement:7 Ways to Network When You Work at Home (The Enterprisers Project) Working from home can be isolating and stunt our clients' careers. Read this article to help them boost their networking skills and build professional relationships.
Interview:10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job Interview (The Cut) Your clients know they need to ask questions at the interview to discern if the company and position are the right fit. With these questions, they'll never wonder what to ask again!
Congratulations to Madison Kelleher, the latest career professional to earn the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have worked hard to perfect your writing, learn new strategies, and be of even more value to students transitioning into the workplace. We are thrilled to have you in the ACRW community!
While there isn't any argument that professionals need to manage their online reputation throughout their career, there are plenty of conversations to have about how and where. Should they have an online portfolio? A website? Profiles on all the major social media platforms? Join this lively discussion by a panel of ACRWs and MRWs to explore what's next! Open to resume writers, coaches, and all other colleagues in the careers industry. RSVP today.
You can become an expert in writing social media profiles – help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy offers the only comprehensive social media profile writing course to teach you the strategy behind writing profiles, the mechanics of formatting and manipulating profiles to match career strategy, and much more. 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.
After careers industry professionals from 12 countries gathered in Madrid for the CTL Symposium in May, there was great interest in gathering quarterly to discuss international career trends. Join us for the second exciting gathering of career professionals who are interested in and knowledgeable about international careers! Learn more and register.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professionals in all industries are facing the challenge of preparing for the 5 domains impacted by digital transformation: customers, competition, big data, innovation, and value proposition. Join this session as Certified Personal Brand Strategist Amalia Sterescu shares insights you can use for yourself and your clients.
Early registration is open for our annual professional development event! We will be on one of the only private beaches in San Diego for 3 days of learning and connecting focused on rejuvenating our approaches, our professional growth, and our clients' careers. Learn more and register.
Do you help the unemployed, under-employed or unhappily employed to get jobs & start careers? This event is for you. Join nationally-recognized careers expert and author, Elisabeth Sanders-Park, for a day of powerful, practical, interactive training. You'll learn a 5-step process and proven tools to: Mobilize Motivation, Clarify Direction & Job Target, Prove Qualification, Overcoming Barriers, and Get to Decision-Makers... and do it well and quickly.