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    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success

    One-size-fits-all entrepreneurial advice doesn’t work in an industry like ours, with many different pathways — entrepreneurial ladders — to take you to the top. Understanding your unique pathway and the business-building activities that will accelerate your climb is key to your entrepreneurial success.

    Which is YOUR entrepreneurial ladder:

    • Brand Ladder– Are you aleopardwith distinct spots and markings that instantly differentiate you from your competitors, win recognition, and attract clients?
    • Visibility Ladder– Are you apeacockwho attracts all the right attention to yourself and your business through books, media mentions, speaking engagements, and other visibility-building tactics?
    • Multi-Pronged Ladder– Are you anoctopuswho can handle multiple businesses, products, and services to cater to a large and diverse clientele?
    • Visionary Ladder– Are you agiraffewho can see above and beyond your colleagues, an early adopter who recognizes and easily acclimates to the next big thing?
    • Slow & Steady Ladder– Are you atortoisewho moves forward thoughtfully, consistently, and steadily, providing reliable – and often high-priced – services without a lot of deviation?
    • Hop, Skip & Jump Ladder– Are you amonkey, very adept at leaping from one branch of your business to the next, from one entrepreneurial type to another?

    In this 90-minute webinar, Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark will …

    • Help you to determine YOUR ladder(s) so you can continue to move onward and upward.
    • Identify the core talents, characteristics, traits, skills, and experience of each ladder.
    • Introduce diverse pricing and profit-building strategies and structures and help you identify which are the best fit with your business vision and targeted clientele.
    • Teach critical lessons for building, managing, retaining, and leveraging your client relationships to the advantage of both you and your clients.
    • Help you identify opportunities to expand your revenues with new services and product offerings – no matter which ladder you’re on.

    The webinar will end with a full Q&A session so you can get answers to some of your most challenging business issues.

    If you don’t know Wendy and Louise, they were the founders and previous executive directors of Career Thought Leaders and the Resume Writing Academy. Each has been in private practice for 30+ years and together have written 20+ books. Their greatest joy, however, is helping their colleagues succeed in our unique world of work, so join them for this value-packed session!

    Don’t miss it! Master-E-Sessions are easy to attend–live or recorded:

    LIVE WEBCAST: Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern time

    RECORDING: Webinar (audio and video) recordingview any time you want and as often as you want

    REGISTRATION: $45 – CTL Associates; $55 – General Registration (includes webcast, all samples and handouts, and recording)

    CTL Associates log in for your discount price. Not an Associate? Join today for a $399 lifetime fee.

    The session will be recorded and all registrants will receive access to the materials, live session, and recording.

    Learn More & Register
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Online Resumes & Profiles

    Friday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00 pm US-ET

    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.

    Register to attend live or view the recording.
    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
    Fall 2018 Training Program

    Register for the Fall 2018 Class

    What Does the ACRW Program Involve?

    • 5 classes (90 minutes each) (LinkedIn®, Twitter®, Facebook®, and other social mediums are all included; the program is not endorsed by any of these)
    • 100+ pages of classroom handouts and samples
    • Formatting videos showing you how to manipulate profile sections within social mediums
    • Data on how recruiters are using social media to search and specific strategies for getting your candidates found!

    What is the Live Webclass Schedule?

    The group webclass starts November 12, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern. 

    • All classes are recorded so students can listen later. 
    • Homework for each class is due before class the next week to keep you on track. Need more flexibility? Check out our self-paced program.
    • Class 1: November 12, Social Media Hiring Trends & Profile Writing Strategies
    • Class 2: November 19, Profile Grammar & Language Best Practices
    • Class 3: November 26, Formatting Social Media Profiles for Readability & Visual Appeal
    • Class 4: December 3, Section-by-Section Strategies for Stand-Out LinkedIn Profiles
    • Class 5: December 10, Gathering Client Data with Personality & Writing Twitter, Facebook & Other Profiles

    Register for the Fall 2018 Class

    What Do You Get With RWA?

    • Videos that show you how to manipulate profile sections and implement what you learn in class.
    • Hundreds of pages of handouts and sample profiles.
    • 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.
    • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL

    NOTE: We do not guarantee employment but will continually provide you with leads from resume companies, outplacement firms, and others who need great resume writers TODAY!

    Register for the Fall 2018 Class

    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual and In-Person Events Globally

    Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
    Friday, November 30, 2018

    11:30 am to 3:30 pm YOUR Local Time

    Global Career Brainstorming Day is your opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking event of career exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues.

    Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate.

    Learn more about Career Jam

    Register for an Event

    In-Person Events:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    London UK
    Boston, MA USA
    Washington, DC USA
    Tampa, FL USA
    Honolulu, HI USA

    Virtual Events:
    Europe (Paris Time)
    North America (Eastern Time)
    Australia/New Zealand

    All participants receive key industry reports on leadership, recruiting, job search, career management, coaching, and more to enrich discussion.

    The discussion is led by an experienced facilitator working with a discussion outline created to guide conversation. 

    The findings captured by scribes at the event are published in a white paper distributed to thousands of career professionals, institutions, traditional/social media outlets, and job seekers. All participant names are published in the white paper.

    When you register, you're committing to being a part of the conversation, sharing your knowledge, encouraging others, swapping ideas, and asking questions. By being present and participating, you will be surprised at how much you have to share and how much you'll learn!

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, CA

    Career Rejuvenation: Storytelling, Positive Psychology & Actionable Strategies

    March 25-27, 2019

    Kona Kai Resort, Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

    Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals three days of career rejuvenation through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... one of the only private beaches in San Diego! 

    Our speaker lineup includes thought leaders from the careers industry and beyond to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy.

    See the Speaker Lineup

    Who attends the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium? Career and leadership coaches, career services staff, professional resume writers, personal branding strategists, military transition staff, and like-minded professionals who guide others in advancing their careers.

    Registration is available for the full three days of the event - which will include a variety of sessions on coaching, business development, branding, and writing topics. One-day registrations will be available soon.

    Early Registration Ends October 26, 2018.

    Register Today

    The event will take place at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island just off the coast of San Diego, CA. Rooms are available for a discounted rate of $169+ per night -- this includes the resort fee!! This rate is extended 3 days before/after the conference dates.

    Evening event information will be available soon and will include a boat tour, a bus to downtown San Diego, and more!

Past events

08 Oct 2018 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach
14 Sep 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
07 Sep 2018 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Eluding Ageism
27 Aug 2018 International Career Industry Trends Discussion
24 Aug 2018 Open Call: The Resume of the Future
22 Aug 2018 360Reach Analyst Class (Aug. 2018)
22 Aug 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Aug. 2018)
25 Jun 2018 Certified Career Transition Coach Program
01 May 2018 Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
16 Mar 2018 Resume & Profile E:Summit: How to Make Non-linear Careers Shine: Writing for Challenging Client Situations
13 Feb 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Feb. 2018)
05 Feb 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
16 Jan 2018 Personal Branding Update with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
31 Dec 2017 End-of-Year Sale on Top-Selling Programs
01 Dec 2017 Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
17 Nov 2017 Resume & Profile E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials
23 Oct 2017 Certified Social Branding Analyst
12 Oct 2017 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Program
15 Sep 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer Fall Group Webclass
08 Sep 2017 Master Class: How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles
03 Aug 2017 Academy Certified Profile Writer Group Webclass
19 Jul 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: Social Media Profile Best Practices
19 Jun 2017 Grow Your Business Week
18 May 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
03 May 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: Resume & Profile Design Best Practices
19 Apr 2017 2017 Career Thought Leaders Conference
18 Apr 2017 2017 Professional Development Institutes at the CTL Conference
13 Mar 2017 CTL Associate Call: Un-Retirement
20 Jan 2017 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Distinctive Design to Win Interviews
11 Jan 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: How to Write Tight
22 Nov 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Expanding Your Horizons: Writing for International Audiences
30 Sep 2016 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
16 Sep 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
09 Sep 2016 Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live
13 May 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Making Mid-Level Managers Shine


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