Issue 235 | February 14, 2019


"Don't be in such a rush unless you've got the time." — Author Unknown

International Career Colleague Discussion
February 18, 12:00 Paris Time
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Academy Certified Resume Writer
Training Program Begins February 19
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CTL Professional Development Symposium
Registration Closes February 28
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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

  • LinkedIn: The Professional Network is Conducting a Pilot Test of Live Video in the U.S.
  • Career Advice: Here's Why It's Okay to Choose a Paycheck Over Passion
  • Hiring Tech: Could Replacing LinkedIn Profile Pictures with Dog Photos Help Us Be More Objective
  • Interviewing: 11 Interview Questions to Help You Decide if a Job is Right for You
  • Recruiting Trends: How Recruiters Can Stay Relevant in the Age of LinkedIn

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential
  • Colleague Earns Recognition for Podcast

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

February 19 | 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

LinkedIn: The Professional Network is Conducting a Pilot Test of Live Video in the U.S. (AdWeek)
LinkedIn introduced native video in August 2017, debuted in-feed video ads last spring, and is now rolling out live video for a few select broadcasters. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from this new feature.

Career Advice: Here's Why It's Okay to Choose a Paycheck Over Passion (Ladders)
It's often helpful for our clients to share many different perspectives on how passion and success interrelate throughout one's career. This article offers an interesting read for those who are struggling to find their passion.

Hiring Tech: Could Replacing LinkedIn Profile Pictures with Dog Photos Help Us Be More Objective (BBC)
Hiring good people is hard. Avoiding bias when hiring is even harder – even when hiring authorities know it is beneficial to hire diverse teams. This article explains a new Chrome extension that turns LI profile pictures into pictures of dogs. Fascinating read!

Interviewing: 11 Interview Questions to Help You Decide if a Job is Right for You (Ladders)
We know that the best interviews are a 50/50 conversation between our client and the hiring team. This article will give them questions to ask that help them make an informed decision and create a more positive interview experience for the candidate and the interviewer.

Recruiting Trends: How Recruiters Can Stay Relevant in the Age of LinkedIn (Harvard Business Review)
Technology is changing recruiting, and it is critical for us as career professionals to stay up on these trends. This is a great read about how recruiters are interacting differently with hiring teams and technologies like LinkedIn.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential

Kudos to Hank Larson and Cristina Freeman, the latest career professionals 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 both in the ACRW community!

Colleague Earns Recognition for Podcast

Congratulations to Lesa Edwards whose podcast was named one of the Top 10 job search podcasts by Job Scan. Keep up the great work, Lesa!

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

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