The NRWA - The National Resume Writers' Association TM

THE NATIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITERS' ASSOCIATION

Setting the standard for excellence ~ Established 1997

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The mission of the National Résumé Writers' Association, a nonprofit trade association for professional resume writers, is to increase the visibility of the industry, encourage ethical practices, promote excellence, and raise industry standards through peer marketing and training.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The NRWA strives to provide on-demand, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals including webinars and convenient training. Maintain your skills, build your credibility, and stay on top of the industry's dynamic trends. Learn about our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • November 04, 2019
    • (EST)
    • April 08, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 54 sessions
    • Conference Call

    This is a committee meeting for the NRWA. For more information on how to join the committee, please email info@thenrwa.com

    • September 24, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 19, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    (Fall 2020 Session)

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET September 24 - November 19, 2020

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,295*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,595

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Fall 2020 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email adminmanager@thenrwa.com before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at adminmanager@thenrwa.com so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to adminmanager@thenrwa.com. 



    • September 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 03, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 5
    Register



    NRWA Best Business
    Practices Course

    Unlocking the Secrets of Selling for Resume Writers

    Classes will meet on Tuesdays from Noon to 1:30 p.m., ET September 29 - November 3, 2020

    Member Rate: $695 | Nonmember Rate: $749

    Course Includes

    • 6 weekly, live, 90-minute sessions conducted via GotoWebinar
    • Printable materials to support your sales goals and business growth.
    • A strong mix of instruction and role play.
    • Recorded sessions, which will remain active for 30 days following the conclusion of the course.

    Learn more about the Best Business Practices course.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.


    • October 16, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • webinar
    Register


    Mastering MS Word Design Tools to Tell Your Clients' Stories Visually

    Presented by: Michelle Dumas, NCRW, NCOPE

    October 16, 2020  |  12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., ET

    Microsoft Word offers incredibly powerful, built-in design capabilities that resume writers can use to tell clients’ stories visually, create eye-appealing, attention-getting, graphically enhanced resumes. In an update to her popular webinar presented in 2016, Michelle will go into more depth, inspiring your creativity by demonstrating the fundamentals of graphic resume design in Microsoft Word, along with the do’s and don’ts of presenting the data, facts, and figures provided by your clients, in vibrant and compelling information graphics.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • The 4 fundamental principles of good design plus ATS considerations.
    • How to use Styles, Themes, and Color Schemes in Word to make editing your resumes a breeze.
    • Step-by-step, how to create, format, and position charts, graphs, images, WordArt, SmartArt, and other graphical elements.
    • How to choose the best design elements to effectively communicate your clients’ stories graphically.
    • Additional tools and resources to further enhance your design capabilities.


      This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. It will be recorded and distributed to all participants. It qualifies for 1 CEU.

      About Michelle Dumas:

      An active member and volunteer with NRWA, Michelle Dumas has been the recipient of many industry awards and holds multiple resume writing and career coaching certifications. As the founder of Distinctive Career Services, Michelle has nearly a quarter-century of experience in the industry and is well-known for creating powerful, engaging, distinctively designed resumes that are infused with personality and tell her clients’ unique, branded career stories.

      While Michelle still works personally and one-on-one with a very select executive clientele, her focus has shifted to coordinating and collaborating with a team of the best writers in the industry to deliver resume writing and job search services through www.distinctiveweb.com. In recent years, Michelle has greatly enjoyed mentoring and tutoring other resume writers in the craft and has started developing a unique portfolio of tools and resources for the resume writing industry.

      By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

      Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.

      • October 22, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • November 19, 2020
      • (EST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Online Classroom
      • 40
      Register



      NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

      Fall 2020

      Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

      to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

      Two-hour sessions will take place on Thursdays from

      12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET on the following dates:

      Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, and Nov 19

      A Groundbreaking Certification

      As the only nonprofit dedicated to supporting resume writers and career professionals, the NRWA is delighted to announce the launch of this powerful certification program designed to help you help job seekers by unleashing the power of LinkedIn.

      Certification Includes

      • 5 weekly, live, two-hour sessions conducted via GotoWebinar.
      • Handouts for each session, resource pages, copy of all presentation slides and homework sheets
      • Recorded sessions, which will remain active for 90 days following the conclusion of the certification program.
      • An NCOPE Certification logo for you to proudly display on your website and personal business marketing collateral.
      • Three CEU credits.

      Member Rate: $750 | Nonmember Rate: $925*

      Pricing includes all handouts, homework,
      and a multiple-choice certification quiz.

      Given the speed with which LinkedIn practices evolve, certification is valid for one year. The annual recertification fee is $129. To recertify, you will be required to watch two 90-minute webinars and pass two corresponding quizzes with a combined score of 80%. 

      *Nonmember rate includes one-year membership with the NRWA.

      Participants who receive a score of >80% on the end-of-course multiple-choice exam will earn certification.

      Educational materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute educational materials.

      By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

      Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.

      NRWA Payment and Refund Policy

      Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office: National Resume Writers’ Association, 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.

      An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full. Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to adminmanager@thenrwa.com.

    Past events

    September 25, 2020 Webinar - Career Branding: How to Create Unique, Valuable, and Memorable Resumes
    September 13, 2020 The NRWA 2020 Annual Conference - Going Virtual
    August 21, 2020 Webinar - Crafting New Graduate and Student Resumes for Impact, Value, and Results
    August 04, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    July 31, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
    July 30, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Summer 2020
    July 21, 2020 NRWA Summer Virtual Coffee Break
    July 17, 2020 Webinar - Make Bonus Bucks by Offering Bio Services
    June 30, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    June 23, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    June 19, 2020 Webinar - Creating High Impact Headlines and Powerful Summaries
    June 18, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Summer 2020
    June 16, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    June 09, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    June 02, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    May 28, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    May 26, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    May 22, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
    May 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    May 19, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    May 15, 2020 Webinar - Teach College Students and New Grads to Fish to Ensure a Lifetime of Success
    May 14, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    May 12, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    May 07, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    May 05, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    April 30, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    April 28, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    April 23, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
    April 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
    April 17, 2020 Webinar - Jobscan - Why Should I Use It?
    April 02, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Spring 2020
    March 27, 2020 Webinar - Mastering the Resume Writing Process: Writing Better, Faster, and More Efficiently
    March 18, 2020 New Business Owner Quarterly Call
    March 12, 2020 Experienced Business Owner Quarterly Call
    March 10, 2020 NRWA Sales Mastery Course - Spring 2020
    February 27, 2020 Sales Mastery Lunch and Learn
    February 21, 2020 Webinar - Cover Letters That Open Doors
    February 12, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program
    January 24, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
    January 17, 2020 Webinar - Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies to Rock Your Business in 2020
    January 16, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Winter 2020
    December 13, 2019 Webinar - How to Create Graphically Beautiful, Yet ATS-Friendly Resumes
    November 18, 2019 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
    November 15, 2019 Webinar - Less Stress, Better Results: New Mindsets for the New Year
    November 14, 2019 EBO Quarterly Call ** Let's Discuss Marketing for 2020 - What Worked In 2019
    November 07, 2019 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2019
    November 04, 2019 Advisory Board Development Meeting
    October 09, 2019 Writing Excellence: Reach for Excellence (FALL SESSION)
    October 04, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - Using a Lead Magnet for Automatic Follow Up and Consistent Sales
    October 01, 2019 NRWA Sales Mastery Course
    September 23, 2019 The NRWA 2019 Conference Cruise
    September 20, 2019 Webinar - Value-Added Services to Offer to Your Clients
    August 16, 2019 Webinar - Spinning Straw into Gold: Resumes and Cover Letters for the Inexperienced Job Seeker
    July 19, 2019 Webinar - Your Business “Storefront”: Expanding Your Brand through Google My Business
    June 28, 2019 Webinar - The Resume Handshake: Creating Professional Summaries Hiring Managers Will Want to Read
    June 07, 2019 Webinar - Countdown to the Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
    May 17, 2019 Webinar - Let's Talk About the Healthcare, Academic, & International CV!
    April 12, 2019 Webinar - Prep Your Clients for Success: 10 Tips for Job-Winning Interviews
    March 15, 2019 Webinar - The LinkedIn Flipside: What Hiring Reps REALLY See When Your Clients Apply Online Through LinkedIn
    February 22, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - How to Rock Your Writing and Your Business in 2019!
    February 04, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
    January 25, 2019 Webinar - How I Made $41K+ From Webinars This Year
    January 23, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
    December 14, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
    December 07, 2018 Webinar - Generating Cover Letter Income by Adding the Human Touch to Ignite an Interview
    December 06, 2018 NCOPE Class
    November 09, 2018 Webinar - Insightful Information: How to Get It, How to Use It Beyond the Résumé
    October 19, 2018 Webinar - Stand Out by Being You: Create a Marketing Message That Attracts Your Ideal Clients While Being Authentic to Who You Are
    October 04, 2018 The NRWA Conference (2018)
    October 04, 2018 Preconference Workshop: Don’t Be Linked-OUT! Content Writing, Networking and the Technical Backstage
    September 13, 2018 Webinar - Create Impact Bullets That Sell Your Clients' ROI Value
    August 24, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
    July 20, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Closes - Last Day for Entries
    July 13, 2018 Webinar - Increasing Average Order Size Starts with YOU! Define…Create…Offer!
    June 22, 2018 Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
    June 08, 2018 Webinar - Essential Microsoft Word® Shortcuts and Timesavers for Professional Résumé Writers
    May 24, 2018 Member Call: Experienced Business Owners
    May 18, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
    May 17, 2018 Member Call: Military, Workforce, Career Centers
    May 11, 2018 Webinar - Best Practices to Keep Your Resume Business Less Prone to Liability
    May 04, 2018 Webinar - ATS Two Part Webinar
    April 19, 2018 Business Resiliency: Strengthening to Face Business Issues
    April 18, 2018 NRWA Board of Directors meeting
    April 18, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Opens
    March 30, 2018 NRWA Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
    March 21, 2018 Board Meeting -- March 2018
    March 12, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
    March 09, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
    March 02, 2018 NCRW Commission Meeting
    February 02, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
    November 15, 2017 Final Board Meeting for 2017
    November 03, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 2
    October 27, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 1
    October 18, 2017 Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
    October 04, 2017 Public Image Committee Meeting
    October 04, 2017 The NRWA Conference (2017)
    October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Systemized Approach to Offering Job Searching Services (4 CE's)
    October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Writing the Full Spectrum of Career Documents (4 CE's)
    October 03, 2017 The NRWA Annual Board Strategic Planning Meeting

    TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

    The NRWA strives to provide top quality, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals who wish to perfect their resume writing and other career marketing skills. We offer training options for everyone, beginner to seasoned professionals.

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