Issue 234 | February 7, 2019


"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." — Andrew Carnegie, 19th Century Industrialist and Philanthropist

International Career Colleague Discussion
February 18, 12:00 Paris Time
Register Today

Academy Certified Resume Writer
Training Program Begins February 19
Register Today

CTL Professional Development Symposium
Registration Closes February 28
Register Today


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • International Career Colleague Discussion February 18
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Program Starts February 19
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Career Success: Do You Keep a Failure Resume? Here's Why You Should Start
  • Interviewing: Viral "Stress Interview" Illustrates Why Even Big-Name Companies such as Google are Moving Away from Gimmicky Job Interviews
  • Career Advice: 5 Pieces of Stellar Career Advice I Learned from a Cartoon Instagram Account
  • Human Resources: HR Needs to Retain Its Human Aspect Amind Technology Adoption: Study
  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn Reaches 610 Million Members, Publishes New eBook on Social Media Management Tips

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • International Careers Industry Colleague Discussion
  • Academy Certified Resume Writer Course
  • Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Partner Events

  • Help Anyone Start a Career Now!

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

September 14 | Resume Writing Transformation: ACRW Group Class

Career professionals like you come to Resume Writing Academy because they want confidence that every resume they write will win clients interviews. They 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.

Graduates tell us the difference between RWA and other programs they've tried is that training alone didn't give them the confidence and results they desired.

What transformed their writing and built their confidence was feedback on their work.

Do you want the confidence to charge what you are worth for your work?

Do you want to be the expert your career services team needs to improve job placement?

If so, read on to learn more about the ACRW program starting February 19.

RWA's certification program provides grammar, formatting, and writing assignments carefully crafted to test your command of strategy, design, and writing.

Our team of experienced writers give you personalized feedback on every assignment, answer class/client project questions, and continue this support after graduation.

PLUS – no membership is required, and certification is built into the program. You'll work hard on each assignment, rewrite a few, 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 resume, cover letter, and e-note samples
  • 100-page resume e-book
  • 50-page cover letter e-book
  • 8 videos demonstrating best-in-class, ATS-friendly Word formatting techniques
  • Personalized feedback on your assignments and continued support after graduation
  • PLUS – subcontract opportunities that pay $100 to $400 per resume and leads for publishing, speaking, and other project work
  • NOTE: We do not guarantee employment but continually provide leads from companies who need great resume writers TODAY!

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

Learn More & Register for the Live Webcast Class

February 18 | International Career Colleague Discussion

These discussions are an opportunity to build community with colleagues internationally while discussing best practices and trends.

Building on our lively conversation in November about LinkedIn, we'll be talking about how we help clients identify their unique promise of value, communicate it authentically, and connect with their target audience.

All career practitioners – coaches, brand strategists, resume/profile writers and beyond – are invited to join the conversation. All career colleagues are invited, and the call is set for 12:00 Noon Paris Time (6 am ET) for our colleagues in Europe and beyond.

RSVP to Join the Conversation

February 28 | CTL Symposium Registration Closes

Yes! You can still join your trend-setting career colleagues at the 2019 Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium!

If you haven't checked out the line-up of speakers that will cover branding, coaching, writing, it is one you don't want to miss.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Paul Osincup | Leveraging Levity: Humor as a Strategy for Workplace Positivity

More than one-third of Americans experience chronic stress at work and 85% report not being happy at work. This high-energy, funny, and content-rich talk will explore both why and how to use humor as a tool for positivity, productivity, and success at work. Although it's packed full of actionable and research-based ideas for implementation in the work of symposium attendees and their clients, this talk is only appropriate for those who enjoy laughing.

See the Full Agenda & Register Today

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

Want to get in on these 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

Career Success: Do You Keep a Failure Resume? Here's Why You Should Start (New York Times)
A contrasting spin on the "kudos file," this article shares what a failure resume is and how reflecting on those not-so-great, yet teachable moments in one's career journey can be grounding and also motivating.

Interviewing: Viral "Stress Interview" Illustrates Why Even Big-Name Companies such as Google are Moving Away from Gimmicky Job Interviews (Business Insider)
"Stress interviews" are getting some kickback. While interview methods continue to evolve, more and more job search candidates and HR departments are recommending that interviewers just stick to job-related questions.

Career Advice: 5 Pieces of Stellar Career Advice I Learned from a Cartoon Instagram Account (Well+Good)
A lighthearted yet insightful take on how to deal with everyday work anxieties, accepting your faults, and productivity.

Human Resources: HR Needs to Retain Its Human Aspect Amind Technology Adoption: Study (HumanResources)
While automation is the future of HR, less than half of organizations are satisfied with the current software. This study shows what today's HR tech is capable of and where cognitive technology still needs to bridge the gaps between analytics and data interpretation.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Reaches 610 Million Members, Publishes New eBook on Social Media Management Tips (Social Media Today)
LinkedIn has created its own social media user guide with tips on how to optimize branding, reach a larger target audience, share thought leadership, and more.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Kudos to Nekeidra Fillnov, 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 become even more effective at helping your students launch their careers. 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 Federal Resume Writer (ACRW-Federal)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2019 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

February 18, 2019| 12-1PM PARIS TIME
International Careers Industry Colleague Discussion

Join career colleagues from Europe and beyond to discuss trends and best practices in career services. CTL Board Members Ruth Winden (UK) and Maike Hennig (Spain) will share information and lead a discussion for you to share, learn, and network with your career colleagues throughout the region! Learn more and register.

February 19, 2019| 1:00PM-2:30PM 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 comprehensive resume writing training and certification program teaches you strategy, modern formatting in Word, and much more through training and 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.

March 25-27, 2019| 8:00AM-5:00PM US-PT
Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

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.

PARTNER EVENTS

Help Anyone Start a Career Now!
Live, Interactive, Practical Training for Practitioners
Southern CA-FEB 28

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.

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

Fill out my online form.

Upcoming Events

Copyright 2016-2018 Career Thought Leaders
1706 Rutledge Court, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software