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THE ONLY NATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITERS

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
    • April 08, 2024
    • 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

    • January 01, 2022
    • 12:01 AM
    • March 31, 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Contest
    Register


    NRWA Member Video Contest

    NRWA Video Contest - Have you submitted your entry? - Back by Popular demand.

    Calling all members!

    Did you know that “54% of consumers want to see more video content from a brand or business they support”? (HubSpot).

    Yet many of us still aren’t doing videos.

    This has become more of an issue since LinkedIn rolled out Cover Story earlier this year. We need to create our Cover Story videos and, potentially, help our clients with theirs too.

    If you’ve been waiting for a reason to start doing video, here’s an incentive.

    The NRWA will be running a video contest from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2021.

    All entries win bragging rights and the best video wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

    The contest guidelines are simple. Create a video and in the video tell us about yourself by answering these 4 questions:

    1. How did you become a resume writer?
    2. What do you love about resume writing?
    3. Why did you join the NRWA?
    4. What do you like best about the NRWA?

    Bonus points: Tell us something that would surprise us about you.

    Please note: Videos should run no longer than 5 minutes.

    To submit your completed video, please upload it to your preferred web storage option (Dropbox, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive). When completing your entry form you will be asked to provide a link to your video.

    By submitting an entry, contestants agree that their video submissions will be shared at NRWA discretion (e.g. website, social media, etc.).

    • January 04, 2022
    • January 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    Register


    Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More

    Training Program

    Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., ET
    January 4, 2022 - January 25, 2022
    Registration Fee:
    $495 NRWA Members
    $670 Nonmembers (includes one yr membership)

    What the training includes:

    • Six hours of live instruction delivered over four 1.5 hour Zoom webinars, with plenty of time for Q&A. 
    • Four PowerPoint slide decks and multiple supplemental worksheets and reference guides. 
    • A portfolio of “Before & After” resumes written specifically for college students and new grads. 
    • Sample cover letters and LinkedIn profiles written for students and new grads. 
    • Strategies for handling common challenges presented by students and new grads, including unclear career goals and limited experience. 
    • Resources to help students and new grads 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 new grads drill down to their relevant accomplishments. 
    • Ideas for how to customize standard templates and streamline the writing process. 
    • Six NRWA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 
    • Case studies of actual college students and new grads will be presented in class to illustrate how each of the concepts were applied in transforming traditional resumes into modern marketing documents and developing branded marketing letters and LinkedIn profiles.
    • Student/New Grad Resume Specialist “badge” for you to display in your center or on your website signifying commitment to industry best practices and standards.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More training program.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

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


    • February 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    Noon - 1:00 p.m. , ET

    NRWA members only.

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • February 18, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register

    How to Avoid Burnout
    in your Business



    Presented by:
     
    Chelsea Jay, NCRW, NCOPE, CPCC 

    Friday, February 18, 2022  |  12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., ET

    Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I don’t think I can do this anymore” or “this business is becoming too much?” If you’ve ever faced burnout, it can make you feel defeated and even second-guess why you started your business in the first place. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone and this work-related stress is simply a symptom of unestablished systems and boundaries. In this webinar, Chelsea will cover strategies that will help you

    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of business burnout.
    • Identify habits that lead to the condition.
    • Learn how to dig yourself out of a rut.
    • Understand the dangerous consequences of burnout if not addressed.
    • Know how to avoid experiencing burnout in the future.

    About Chelsea Jay:

    Chelsea Jay is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and Online Branding Expert (NCOPE). She also holds certifications in career and life coaching. For 10+ years, Chelsea focused on helping jobseekers build their confidence, improve their mindsets, and break free from toxic environments and lackluster roles. Today, Chelsea helps new business owners launch sustainable and fulfilling businesses and consults management teams on creating engaging and in-demand work environments.

    Chelsea Jay is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and Online Branding Expert (NCOPE). She also holds certifications in career and life coaching. For 10+ years, Chelsea focused on helping jobseekers build their confidence, improve their mindsets, and break free from toxic environments and lackluster roles. Today, Chelsea helps new business owners launch sustainable and fulfilling businesses and consults management teams on creating engaging and in-demand work environments.

    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for members and $39.99 for nonmembers and does not qualify for CEUs. It will be recorded and distributed to everyone who registered, whether attended live or not.

    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.

    • February 25, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register

    How To Up Your Game, Be More Productive &
    Grow Your Business With Easy-to-Customize Distinctive Resume Templates


    Presented by Platinum Level Affiliate,
    Michelle Dumas, NCRW, NCOPE 

    Friday, February 25, 2022  |  12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., ET

    Quickly and easily produce customized resumes, biographies, and other career documents for your clients in beautifully stylized, modern formats that don’t just look great but are ATS friendly too! In this free hands-on, 30-minute demonstration, learn how you can:

    • Confidently create and deliver beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind resumes, bios, and other documents even though you have started from a template.

    • Save tons of time! Write resumes quickly and easily with the structure and strategy all thought out for you. Just choose the template that best matches your vision for your client and replace the “dummy” text with your client’s resume content…voila…DONE…in record time!

    • Win a competitive edge and build a loyal, happy client base who refer all their friends and family to you because they are so amazed at the beautiful, strategic, eye-appealing, standout resume you created for them and the incredible results they received in the job market because of it!

    • Charge more for your services as one of the few employment industry professionals who have the capability to produce such cutting-edge, ATS-friendly resume designs.

    • Increase your per-client sales by offering complementary add-on documents such as executive biographies, cover letters, infographic networking resumes, resume addendum documents, and more.


    About Michelle Dumas:

    Michelle Dumas founded Distinctive Career Services, LLC in 1996. With multiple certifications and as the winner of many industry awards, Michelle is well-known in the industry for creating powerful, engaging, distinctively designed resumes that are infused with personality and tell her clients’ unique, branded career stories.

    An engaged NRWA member, Michelle has been a speaker at several NRWA conferences, is a former member of the NRWA board of directors including serving as the organization’s president in 2017, and has served in a variety of other volunteer roles such as on the NCRW Certification Commission, the Public Image Committee, the ROAR Judging Committee, and currently, the President’s Advisory Board.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the 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.

    • March 02, 2022
    • April 27, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 9
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Spring 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET
    March 2, 2022
     - April 27, 2022

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *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 - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Winter 2022 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!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    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 training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    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. 

    • March 10, 2022
    • April 07, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 29
    Register



    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Spring 2022

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    Two-hour sessions will take place on

    Thursdays, March 10, 2022 to April 7, 2022,

    from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET

    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.
    • Weekly NCOPE Open Office Hours – Open Forum Zoom Call – To review or ask questions on anything LinkedIn, screen sharing, group collaboration. The office hours will be held the following Wednesday after each class from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m, ET. The dates are:  3/16, 3/23, 3/30, and 4/6

      Once you earn your NCOPE, you can join the monthly NCOPE open office hours held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., ET. You may also join our NCOPE-only LinkedIn group.


    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 training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.org 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.org.

    • March 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Wednesday, March 15, 2022
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. , ET

    Open to NRWA members and non-members.

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • June 16, 2022
    • July 14, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 30
    Register



    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Summer 2022

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    Two-hour sessions will take place on

    Thursdays, June 16, 2022 to July 14, 2022,

    from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET

    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.
    • Weekly NCOPE Open Office Hours – Open Forum Zoom Call – To review or ask questions on anything LinkedIn, screen sharing, group collaboration. The office hours will be held the following Wednesday after each class from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m, ET. The dates are:  6/22, 6/29, 7/6, and 7/13

      Once you earn your NCOPE, you can join the monthly NCOPE open office hours held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., ET. You may also join our NCOPE-only LinkedIn group.


    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 training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.org 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.org.

    • July 14, 2022
    • September 08, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Summer 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ET
    July 14, 2022
     - September 8, 2022

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *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 - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Summer 2022 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!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    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 training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    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. 

    • October 13, 2022
    • November 10, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 30
    Register



    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Fall 2022

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    Two-hour sessions will take place on

    Thursdays, October 13, 2022 to November 10, 2022,

    from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET

    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.
    • Weekly NCOPE Open Office Hours – Open Forum Zoom Call – To review or ask questions on anything LinkedIn, screen sharing, group collaboration. The office hours will be held the following Wednesday after each class from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m, ET. The dates are:  10/19, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9

      Once you earn your NCOPE, you can join the monthly NCOPE open office hours held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., ET. You may also join our NCOPE-only LinkedIn group.


    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 training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.org 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.org.

    • October 13, 2022
    • December 15, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Registration is closed



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Fall 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET
    October 13, 2022
     - December 15, 2022
    (Thanksgiving week off)

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *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 - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Fall 2022 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!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    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.

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Past events

January 14, 2022 Webinar - Securing and Protecting Your Online Reputation in the Digital Age
January 12, 2022 January 2022 NRWA Member Mixer
December 17, 2021 Webinar - Reset for Success: Goal-setting for the New Year
December 15, 2021 December NRWA Member Mixer
December 08, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
December 08, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: Military & Career Workforce Services
November 19, 2021 Webinar - What to Say or Message to Land the Sale
November 16, 2021 November NRWA Member Mixer
November 04, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2021
October 29, 2021 Member Quarterly Call October 2021: Experienced Business Owners
October 28, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: New Business Owners
October 27, 2021 October NRWA Member Mixer
October 15, 2021 Webinar - The Art & Strategy of Writing Impactful Resumes
October 14, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Fall 2021
October 12, 2021 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Fall 2021
October 11, 2021 NRWA Member Music & Personal Brand Contest - Entry Details & Submission
September 20, 2021 The NRWA 2021 Annual Conference - Resilient & Thriving
August 25, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
August 20, 2021 Webinar - Digital vs. Social Selling — What’s the Difference & Will It Impact YOUR Future Business?
August 18, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
August 05, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Summer 2021
July 27, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
July 20, 2021 Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More
July 20, 2021 NRWA Member Headline Makeover Contest - Entry Details & Submission
July 16, 2021 Webinar - Keep-In-Touch Marketing: Grow Your Business by Leveraging Client Relationships and Referrals
July 08, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Summer 2021
June 25, 2021 Webinar - Lights, Camera, VIDEO INTERVIEW!!
June 24, 2021 2021 ROAR - Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes
June 23, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
May 28, 2021 NRWA Board of Directors 2022 - Call for Nominations
May 21, 2021 Webinar - Use Word Macros to Streamline Resume Formatting and Increase Efficiency
May 19, 2021 Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes (ROAR 2021)
May 18, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
April 30, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
April 29, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Spring 2021
April 23, 2021 Webinar - Elevate Clients’ Interview IQ with a Skills-based 30-60-90 Day Plan
April 22, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Spring 2021
April 14, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
April 09, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: Experienced Business Owners
April 07, 2021 NRWA Member Create a Meme Contest - Entry Details & Submission
March 24, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
March 23, 2021 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Spring 2021
March 19, 2021 Webinar - Focus On What You Do Best and Let a VA Do The Rest!
March 14, 2021 DEADLINE: 2021 Conference Speaker Proposal Submission
March 12, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
February 23, 2021 Information Session: Best Business Practices Course
February 19, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
February 19, 2021 Webinar - Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Expand Your Client Base: Writing Resumes that Span the Occupational and Industry Spectrum
February 16, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
February 04, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Winter 2021
January 29, 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Committee Meeting
January 21, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Winter 2021
January 20, 2021 NRWA Member Video Contest - Entry Details & Submission
January 14, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
December 18, 2020 Webinar - The Big Reset: Aligning Yourself with Your Top Priorities in 2021
December 11, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: Military and Workforce Career Centers
December 10, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
December 04, 2020 Webinar - Update Your NRWA Profile Month
December 03, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
December 01, 2020 Update Your NRWA Profile Month - Contest Entry
November 13, 2020 Webinar - SEO Writing Part 2: How to Leverage Google Analytics
November 06, 2020 Webinar - SEO Writing Part 1: How to Write Webpages That Land You Top Google Spots
November 02, 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Committee Meeting
October 30, 2020 Webinar - 3 Keys to Using LinkedIn ProFinder to Create a Steady Flow of Clients
October 22, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2020
October 16, 2020 Webinar - Mastering MS Word Design Tools to Tell Your Clients' Stories Visually
September 29, 2020 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Fall 2020
September 25, 2020 Webinar - Career Branding: How to Create Unique, Valuable, and Memorable Resumes
September 24, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Fall 2020
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

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