Click here to access the November 2021 Watercooler Newsletter.
NEW BUSINESS OWNERS (NBO) QUARTERLY CALLThursday, October 28, 2021 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM, ET
Greetings NRWA New Business Owner members!
The year is flying by, and the next quarterly call for New Business Owner members is coming up on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1:30 PM ET!
TOPIC: Creating a Website Without Breaking the Bank
If you’re a business owner, your website is one of the first channels by which clients interact with you. You do not have to be a web developer to have one that sells your brand. Come ready to discover some options. Whether you need a shiny new website or just want to switch yours up, we hope you’ll join us.
Interested? Click here to register today. See you on October 28th!
QUESTIONS? Email Kiersten Troutman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Bennett (email@example.com).
EXPERIENCED BUSINESS OWNERS (EBO) QUARTERLY CALL
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, ET
TOPIC: Addressing Resume Gaps
Dawn Rasmussen & Tom Powner, your Directors of Member Support, will be holding an open conversation on Addressing/Owning Resume Gaps. This is not a presentation, but a collaboration/discussion around this topic; we use GoToWebinar as a tool to keep the conversation on target.
Join us; when we put our minds together and share our ideas, we become stronger as an industry.
Click here for more details and to register.
We all have those songs that bring us back to a moment in time. Other songs inspire or energize us.
To end the year on a high note (pun intended), the NRWA 4th Quarter Contest combines music and personal branding.
The “Personal Brand Song” contest will run now through December 31, 2021. As always, all entries win bragging rights, and the best submission wins a $25 Amazon gift card.
The contest guidelines are simple. Tell us what song represents your personal brand.
Provide the name of the song and artist and explain why you chose this song. Is it the words, the music, or what the song reminds you of or represents? One submission per member. Please choose a song that will be at least somewhat familiar and limit your “why” to 250 words.
Click here for more details and submit your entry in the final contest for 2021!
Click here to access the October 2021 Watercooler Newsletter.
Let’s get innovative! LinkedIn calls the profile headline a HEADLINE for a reason. It’s meant to help the LinkedIn member sell themselves to viewers. But most people’s headlines are ineffective. That’s where we come in. Clients turn to us to write compelling profiles which includes creating a Headline that sells them to recruiters and employers.
Time to have some fun with that!The NRWA is running a “Headline Makeover” contest now through September 30, 2021 - DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 7, 2021. The contest guidelines are simple—submit a Before and After version of your Headline Makeover. As always, all entries win bragging rights, and the best Headline Makeover wins a $25 Amazon gift card.
Click here for details on contest submissions and how to enter.
Click here to access the September 2021 Newsletter.
We're excited to share the new NRWA logo with you!
Over the past few months, NRWA leaders have been working closely with our strategic marketing partners on a series of initiatives designed to advance the organization and fulfill our mission-driven commitment to increase the visibility of both the NRWA and the overall resume writing industry.
At the same time, we’ve been engaged in thoughtful reflection and discussion about how our organization has evolved over the past quarter of a century. Our updated brand identity – which encompasses the NRWA, NCRW, and NCOPE logos – was designed to reflect our growth and progression as an organization and complement our strategic efforts to meet the new challenges that lie ahead.
In the coming weeks and months, you will begin to see other new initiatives and approaches take shape toward these critical goals. We will seek your input and feedback as we move forward and we hope you’ll join us in forging ahead.
In the meantime, we are retiring the old NRWA logo so please be sure to update all materials – including websites, LinkedIn profiles, email signature blocks, brochures, business cards – using the new logo that shows that you are a proud member of the NRWA!
Click here to find logo downloads in our Member Portal.
Thank you for your continued support of the NRWA. We look forward to seeing you at our Virtual Conference, September 20-23, on social media, or during any of our upcoming trainings and networking events.
Click here to access the August 2021 Newsletter.
On July 27, our Membership Chair Annette Richmond, was honored to announce Katherine Ramos as the winner of the NRWA Member Create-a-Meme Contest!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, the membership committee really enjoyed the creativity that went into your creations.
Click here for details on the new NRWA Member Headline Makeover contest.
Here are the Top Five Winning Memes:
First Place: Katherine Ramos
Second Place: Emily Christakis
Third Place: Tom Powner
Honorable Mention: Luke Powell
Honorable Mention: Ruth Sternberg
If you want to expand your network and connect with other NRWA members, consider joining us for one of our upcoming Member Mixers! We held several of these speed networking sessions during our virtual conference and they were very well received, so our membership team decided to add some to our regular event schedule for 2021:
These member-only sessions will be held via Zoom. Attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout rooms, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register in advance via the links above receive Zoom meeting details. You will have to log in as a member. Each session will be held from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., ET. You will notice on the event page each one has an optional theme.
Click on the above dates to register for each Member Mixer!
Our Member Mixers each have a theme—July's theme is National Cowboy Day. Celebrate by wearing your favorite western gear—hats, shirts, belts—or not!
NOTE: The August Mixer will be open to Nonmembers:
Feel Free to Invite a Friend - These events are often for NRWA members only, but for our August mixer you are welcome to invite a nonmember colleague to introduce them to NRWA. Just have the person register through this link. We’ve enabled nonmember registration for this event.