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Issue 145 | May 12, 2017

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
– Judy Garland, Singer and Actress

Resume Writing Academy Training Program & ACRW Certification
Starts Next Thursday, May 18
Register Today

Grow Your Business Week June 19–22
12+ Hours from Experts in Social Media, Video, Branding, Sales, Storytelling, Professional Presence & More
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  • Resume Writing Training Program
  • Grow Your Business Week June 19–22
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events


  • Social Search: How Headhunters Use LinkedIn to Find Talent
  • Workplace Trends: 77% of Women in Singapore Admit Working from Home Isn't an Option
  • Hiring Trends: Tips for Recruiting Millennials for Local Government Employment
  • New Grads: Burning Questions Facing the Class of 2017
  • Social Media: 25 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn


  • Colleague Earns Prestigious Credential


CTL & RWA Events

  • Social Branding Analyst Certification
  • Resume Writing Academy Training Class
  • CTL Associate Call: Social Media for You & Your Clients
  • Grow Your Business Week
  • Mark Your Calendar to Join Us in Madrid

Partner & Associate Events

  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program


MAY 18 | Resume Writing Training: ACRW Group Class

Did you know that you can learn to write tight and design beautiful, ATS-friendly documents while earning the most recognized credential in the business ... all in one training program?

The Resume Writing Academy's resume writing training is the only comprehensive, strategically focused program guaranteed to teach you how to write career documents that will increase earning power for your clients and propel your career forward.

Next live webcast class starts Thursday, May 18, from noon to 1:30 pm Eastern.

What Does RWA Involve?

  • 5 classes on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letter and LinkedIn profile writing, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
  • 6 hands-on projects formatting and writing resumes and cover letters
  • Individualized feedback on your writing, strategy, and design (including video feedback to demonstrate MS Word concepts) to hone your skills

What Do You Get With RWA?

  • 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 formatting and presentation techniques
  • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL
  • Subcontract writing positions with other resume companies – a great way to gain additional experience while making money(!). These projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume.
  • Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility.

Learn more and register for the live webcast class.

JUNE 19-22 | Grow Your Business Week

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? To stop trading time for dollars, attract your ideal clients, achieve your big, hairy, audacious business goals?

Join Career Thought Leaders for 4 days focused on helping you transform your coaching, writing, or brand strategy business. We will have 12+ hours of content, time for networking, and more!

Topics include:

  • Increase Your Impact & Your ROI: The Power of Presence
  • Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
  • Land More Clients & Contracts: Sell the Value of Coaching
  • Turn Your Expertise into Dollars with a Mini-Course
  • Bold Your Business: How to Succeed on Your Terms
  • #SnackSizeIt: Be Lazy ... Create More Content
  • Video Lab: Hands-On Video Marketing Training

Speakers include:

  • Valerie Sokolosky
  • Jen Lehner
  • Vaneese Johnson
  • Teddy Burriss
  • Cindy Skalicky
  • Tim Athey, PhD
  • Tanya Smith
  • Pat Schuler

See the schedule and register today.


Welcome New CTL Associate Organizations

Welcome to colleagues within our new CTL Associate Organization! Angelique Tatum, Guy Groff, and Mike Low, Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU, Glendale, Arizona

Welcome New CTL Associates

Angel Di'Antonio, Keywords Resumes, Garden City, New York

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

  • June CTL Associate call moved to June 5
  • Watch your email next week for details on new publication opportunities
  • Sharing your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)

CTL Associates receive discounts on the Master-E-Sessions, conference, 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!


ATD Conference | Atlanta, GA

CTL and RWA CEO Marie Zimenoff will be presenting on a panel at the upcoming ATD Conference in Atlanta, GA, on Sunday, May 21: "Growing in Place: Maximizing Your Value at Work," at 4:30 pm. If you are planning to attend, let her know! She'd love to meet up with you and will be there the duration of the conference as she's also volunteering in the career center.

NCDA Conference | Orlando, FL

As a graduate of the NCDA Leadership Academy, Marie will be on a panel for incoming Leadership Academy members at the NCDA Conference in Orlando June 28–30. CTL Board Member Michelle Carroll will also be presenting at the conference. Please let Marie know if you'll be there as she's always excited to see fellow NCDA goers (this will be her 10th NCDA conference!).


Social Search: How Headhunters Use LinkedIn to Find Talent (U.S. News)
Arnie captured a few of the key points from the speakers at the CTL Conference in Baltimore that you can use to help your clients get found on LinkedIn. Thank you, Arnie!

Workplace Trends: 77% of Women in Singapore Admit Working from Home Isn't an Option (HR Online)
A new study by shows women across Southeast Asia face obstacles at work including conflicting demands and lack of flexibility. Fascinating data that applies globally!

Hiring Trends: Tips for Recruiting Millennials for Local Government Employment (GovTech)
The silver tsunami is projected to take governments by storm, with 28% of public-sector workers reaching age 16 by 2018. How can governments attract Millennials to fill the gap? Read on for insight on what they are doing and how your Millennial clients can benefit.

New Grads: Burning Questions Facing the Class of 2017 (PR Newswire)
From not meeting all job requirements to negotiation and rejection, Robert Half has outlined the six questions facing the Class of 2017 and tips for how to approach them.

Social Media: 25 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn (We Are the City)
A fairly comprehensive checklist of what to do to gain visibility on LinkedIn! Your clients still need help understanding how to do them, overcoming doubt and fear, and making sure they have a cohesive social brand.



Congratulations to LaQuan Norman on earning her Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential from the Resume Writing Academy. You have dedicated yourself to taking your resume strategy, writing, and design to the next level. Keep up the great work, LaQuan!

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at 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


Visit the 2017 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.


May 8, 2017, Noon ET
Social Branding Analyst Certification

Unlike most LinkedIn training, our program is built on a platform of personal branding and provides context so coaches can help their clients build an efficient, integrated social media strategy. This innovative certification gives you everything you need to help your clients build stellar LinkedIn profiles and use LinkedIn to expand their thought leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. We've integrated secrets and tips for maximizing the value of LinkedIn and share advice you won't find elsewhere. Learn more and register.

May 18, 2017, Noon ET
Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass

The ACRW training program is the only program that will transform your writing for more confidence, better candidate outcomes, and increase revenue. Through in-depth training in writing and design in Microsoft Word ... plus detailed feedback on 6 writing and formatting assignments, you put strategies into practice and truly learn the art of resume writing. Learn more and register.

June 5, 2017, Noon ET
CTL Quarterly Call: Social Media for You & Your Clients

In this CTL Associate Call, our CTL Board will be sharing a few nuggets from Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next. We'll also be talking about what this means for your career! The call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.

June 19-27, 2017
CTL Grow Your Business Week

We're bringing you an entire week just focused on your business! Our lineup of more than 10 hours of content includes experts in branding your business, closing sales, creating products, using social media to grow your business, maximizing your website SEO, and much more!! Sessions will run from 11 am ET to 4 pm ET each day, so block out your calendar and watch for registration to open later this week. 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.


July 6 - August 24, 2017, Noon ET
Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm ET. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Learn more and register.



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