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COVID-19 Support Resources for Resume Writers and Career Coaches

CDI's 9 COVID-19 Support Resources for Resume Writers, Career Coaches and Job SeekersWorking during this pandemic have been a numbing blur for many. Therefore, here at CDI we want to make sure that resume writers and career coaches are aware of the many support resources and strategies we’ve provided for navigating COVID-19 and the market boom we can expect on the other side.

Whether it’s shareable infographics to educate job seekers, guided coaching sessions to overcome barriers and challenges, or actionable resources and tools for creating sustainable and profitable business during this time, we’ve been working hard to provide it for our global career services leaders!

We’ve gathered all of our resources here in one place so you can find them quickly and easily! Many of these helpful resources are available free to both non-members and members.

Resources include:

CDI's The Great Resignation Strategies for Resume Writers & Career CoachesHow Resume Writers & Career Coaches Meet The Great Resignation (Infographic)

As a resume writer, career coach, or other career practitioner, are you ready for The Great Resignation? In this infographic and supporting resources, I’ve detailed trends, facts, strategies, and resources to help you show up to meet increased job seeker demands with grace, balance, and empowerment.

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How resume writers and career coaches can thrive despite coronavirus14 Ways Resume Writers & Career Coaches Can Thrive Despite Coronavirus (Lesson)

Our first published resource in early March, it outlines the many ways you can Corona-proof your services (and business) along with links to over 50 supporting CDI resources.

Whether you are filling downtime, reconnecting with former clients, or educating prospects of the need for action now, this is an effect road map.

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CDI's Recruiter Voice on Hiring & Recruitment Trends During a Crisis or Pandemic Such as COVID-19Hiring and Recruitment Practices in Times of Crisis Such as COVID-19 (Recruiter Voice)

To help our clients pivot in these uncertain times, the CDI Education Committee asked a handful of recruiting and hiring authorities: How does a crisis, like COVID-19, change hiring practices with recruiters and employers?

In this recruiter voice, we share their forecasts, realities, and helpful tips that you can pass on to clients.

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Infographic for Resume Writers & Career Coaches: Help Job Seekers Validate & Trust Your ServicesResume Writers & Career Coaches: Help Job Seekers Find, Know & Trust You (Infographic)

On the other side of COVID-19 is the kind of explosive market for resume writers and career coaches that attracts fly-by-night predatory services.

To help you prepare, CDI has created this infographic with four steps you can take to make it easier for job seekers to know, like, and trust you.

By using time now, you can be sure to position yourself in the best light possible once we enter this boom market for career services.

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Mindset Coaching & Business Strategies to Stay Positive & Successful in a CrisisCoaching + Strategies in Resiliency, Mindset & Business Positioning During COVID-19 (Webinar -> Video)

If you didn’t have the chance to participate in this live, it’s worth pulling up. It was a dual-focus program, meant to provide one part coaching exercises and mindset strategies and one part business building strategies.

Through this guided session, you will learn strategies (and a coaching methodology) for getting past fear to a mindset of resiliency, positivity, hope, and fortitude. You will gain actions to strengthen your business, despite the tumult. You will connect with your colleagues.

It’s super powerful!

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Pajama Jam COVID 19 Webinar for Resume Writers & Career CoachesBusiness Strategy, Coaching & COVID Support Career Pro Pajama Jam (Webinar -> Video)

This 90-minute session shows you how to super-charge your resume writing and/or career coaching practice during this challenging time.

We called it “Pajama Jam” after one members excited inquiry prior to the event — “You mean I can stay in my PJ’s as no one will see us since you are just sharing your screen?” Yes! The beauty of working from home.

Again, this event ranges from actionable strategies to support and motivation to help you navigate this unusual time.

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Vetting Resume Writers & Career Coaches to Avoid ScamsJob Seekers: How to Avoid Resume Writing & Career Coaching Scams (Infographic)

Job seekers need to know about the less-reputable firms that can pop up during or after any major market change!

We created this infographic for the many job seekers who visit our site and follow CDI on social media, and to provide resume writers and career coaches around the globe with a shareable tool.

While there are many ways to vet the validity of a career practitioner, this infographic outlines four that cross geographic borders and are the most common across the board.

Watch for a supporting article on Forbes.com publishing very soon.

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Strategies for Resume Writers & Career Coaches to Navigate a Post-COVID-19 Boom MarketHow Resume Writers & Career Coaches Prepare for a Post-COVID-19 Market Boom (Infographic)

Surviving pandemic quarantine has been especially hard for many, including resume writers and career coaches who are fighting to educate job seekers about the necessity to be preparing now. However, the other side of this is forecasted to be the polar opposite, with explosive need for these professional services.

We created the five Ps infographic to provide you with a map to navigate preparation in order to ensure you are as seamlessly ready as possible for this boom market.

You’ll learn about procedures, partnering, positioning, profiting (aka our word, protifizing), and polishing.

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Forbes article on how job seekers can avoid resume writer and career coach scamsFour Ways Job Seekers Can Avoid Scams When Hiring A Resume Writer Or Career Coach (Forbes.com Article)

How timely that this article, that has been wending its way through Forbes’ editorial process, should publish the day after we wrote this post!

In our continued effort to educate job seekers about fly-by-night companies and real professionals, this provides a deeper dive into the four most common ways a job seeker can vet a resume writer, career coach, or other career services provider. (We provide a longer list of potential criteria in our Job Seeker section).

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