Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program
Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia USA)
CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
May 8 | College Fridays
After hearing from so many on college campuses right now who are working with students and graduates, we decided to start a weekly event where you can listen to colleagues or recruiters and connect for collaboration with peers.
On Friday, May 8, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm US ET, we'll have a Zoom conversation in which Dr. Cheryl Minnick and Marie Zimenoff will share a few resources and then facilitate discussion amongst career services colleagues to fuel innovation and collaboration.
On May 15, we'll be live again at 12:00 US ET with more guests, sharing about what students can do to be more successful in their job search!
If you have an idea, resource, or speaker you'd like to suggest, please email Marie at marie[at]careerthoughtleaders.com.
May 12 | Academy Certified Career Storyteller Program Starts
Modern marketing communications have moved away from a pitch to share an engaging plot ... stories that pull in a reader and make them want to connect with the brand, product, or person.
If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you!
In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client's target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more.
You'll walk away with:
an understanding of the neuroscience behind stories so you can strengthen the connection with your reader
tools to identify client brand attributes and gather stories so you communicate your client's unique promise of value in their voice (which also means you'll write faster!)
steps to turn stories into content in a variety of ways (with examples!) so you can write stories for more traditional clients and those who want to be bold with their stories
confidence based on experience writing storied resumes, profiles, and more, with detailed written feedback from instructors and peer input (structured and instructor-facilitated in class)
lifetime inclusion in the Academy Certified Career Storyteller directory, RWA community conversations, and other perks offered to RWA graduates (no renewals and no membership required to maintain certification)
If you want to be confident in writing powerfully fresh and compelling client materials, join us for this in-depth training!
A NOTE ABOUT THE CTL SYMPOSIUM: NOW NOVEMBER 9-11, 2020
Save the date! We've postponed the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium to November 9–11, 2020. We'll be at the same location: The Notary in downtown Philadelphia. We can't wait to see you all in person and dive deeper into improving our tools for guiding clients through these turbulent times. Registration will be up again in the next week!
Career Thought Leaders will once again be a sponsor of the National Career Development Association Conference in Minneapolis, MN, June 29 - July 2, 2020. Marie will be presenting a pre-conference session on June 29th and a session during the presentation series (breakouts). If you are attending or in the area, please connect ahead of time to let Marie know and find a time to meet.
CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
CTL Associates, be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:
Our weekly calls are now "Touch Base Thursdays" in May and June to help refresh your energy to better serve your clients during these uncertain times. Note: these sessions are also open to the graduates of CTL & RWA certification programs. See your classroom and/or student resources page for the information or email Marie.
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!
Career Change Tech:Jobscan's New Career Change Tool (Jobscan) If your clients are looking for a change, this tool can share other job titles that may match their skills. Bonus: they have you to help them identify themes, unearth options that might be a good fit, and guide them in translating their skills into the new employer language!
Congratulations to Marjorie Sussman, Jeanne Stoner, and Whitney Smith who were early adopters and are the first to earn the Academy Certified Career Storyteller credential from Resume Writing Academy. They have taken their writing to the next level to help clients attract readers, connect emotionally, and move them to take action!
Congratulations to Lorraine Lyman, Donald Stevens, Irem Sefa Yayimlar, Luciano Boccucci, Claudia Miclaus, Nahkia Henry, and Sandrine Jacobs who earned the Certified Personal Branding Strategist credential through Career Thought Leaders. You have dedicated yourselves to dive deep and help clients understand the foundation of who they are and their unique promise of value, and they will benefit greatly from your new resources!
If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you! In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client's target audience – from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more. Learn more and register.
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. Federal resume writers must 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 and register.
Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology, a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. This methodology is the future of career management and the foundation for expanding professional and personal success. Learn more and register.
Save the date! We've postponed the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium to November 9-11, 2020. We can't wait to see you all in person and dive deeper into improving our tools for guiding clients through these turbulent times. Registration will be up again in the next week!