Navigating the NCRW Process
Presented by: Sara Timm & Kathy Keshemberg
Is obtaining the NCRW credential on your goal list? Or are you interested in knowing more about what it takes to become certified? If you answered yes, then this session is for you. Sara will share her journey to earning her NCRW – the ups, downs, and “stick-to-it” attitude that allowed her to pass the exam. Kathy will outline strategies for preparing your sample submission, insider secrets about what the graders are looking for, and what happens behind the scenes during the grading of both samples and tests. From gaining confidence in your writing to the marketing advantage certification provides, obtaining the NCRW certification is a beneficial endeavor.
Three key takeaways from this session include:
- Isn’t the NCRW difficult to obtain? No! This long-standing myth will be dispelled and the benefits of holding the NCRW outlined.
- What does it take to get through the process? Learn how to get a “ready” on your sample (at least 60% of samples aren’t ready on first submission!)
- What will I be graded on? Obtain the actual grading documents for both sample and exam so you’ll know precisely what the graders want to see.
This one-hour recording from the 2021 Virtual Conference is free for NRWA members and nonmembers. It is not eligible for CEUs.
About the presenters:
Sara Timm, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW
President-Elect and Ethics Chair, NRWA
Sara C. Timm joined the National Resume Writers’ Association in 2015 and was recruited to the Board as a Director of Industry in 2016. Within the year, she was appointed to Membership Chair, overseeing a team of Directors of Member Support, guiding resume writers and career professionals in maximizing their membership benefits, honing their crafts, and growing their businesses. In 2020, Sara was elected to serve as NRWA Board President and will spend 2021 as President-Elect and Ethics Chair as she prepares for the role.
Sara owns and operates DFW Resume providing keen insight and in-depth knowledge to generate resumes that demand attention and guide the interview with talking points.
Kathy Keshemberg, NCRW, NCOPE
NRWA Certification Chair
Kathy Keshemberg has been a member of the NRWA since it was formed, serving on the first Board of Directors and being one of the first to earn her NCRW. She currently serves as Certification Chair, was previously a grader, and contributes to updating the NCRW Study Guide. She has been writing résumés for more than three decades.