The NRWA’s Excellence in Resume Writing online training program delivers practical, ready-to-use resume writing tips to improve your skills, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in the field.

Benefits to Resume Writers:

    • Stand out from the competition by keeping your resume writing skills up-to-date
    • Earn the trust of your clients by producing truly excellent resumes
    • Build your confidence by knowing you are following industry standards of  excellence
    • Prepare for the Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) exam
    • Earn continuing education credits

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Segment 1: The Resume as a Marketing Tool

The focus of this segment is on marketing concepts that are used in resume writing. You will learn how to sell benefits instead of features and emphasize successes, contributions, and achievements. Learn how to incorporate design elements and write compelling content to effectively market your resume clients.

Segment 2: Writing Concepts

A good advertising copywriter knows her audience. She knows what consumers want, and she knows what product features and benefits to write about to persuade consumers to buy. As resume writers, we must do the same. Learn how to think like a copywriter and create resumes that generate a “call to action” for your clients.

Segment 3: Common Grammatical Errors

This segment covers grammatical errors commonly found on resumes. It includes capitalization, number usage, and plurals and possessives.

Segment 4: Energizing Job Descriptions

One of the distinguishing features of an excellent resume are job descriptions. Like a good headline, the first sentence should pique the reader's attention and draw him into the copy that follows. Our goal as resume writers is to get the potential employer's attention. We do this by energizing our job descriptions and focusing on relevant accomplishments.

Segment 5: ASCII Resumes

This segment covers ASCII resumes and related issues such as definition of ASCII resumes, step-by-step instructions for creating ASCIIs with and without line breaks, and how to correctly use ASCII files in a job search.

Segment 6: Capitalization, Numbers, & Punctuation

A common question for the public, "Does the period go inside or outside the quotes?" should not be a common question for a writer. This segment will hone your skills on proper capitalization, using numbers, and punctuation.

Segment 7: Cover Letters

The first impression in any introduction to a new individual is important -- be strong introducing your clients to their prospective employers by using what you learn in this segment to help your clients stand out.

Segment 8: Resume Strategies & Academics

New college graduates and newly completed degrees have special requirements in writing resumes. In this segment, you'll learn how to deal with listing degrees, challenges for new college graduates, and common rules for formatting, lengths, and the presentation of resumes.

Segment 9: Dynamic Writing that Pops

You'll learn about the three types of resume formats, how to use competencies, and metrics-driven content to place the individual ahead of the crowd and how to showcase results-focused accomplishments.

Segment 10: Advanced Resume Writing Strategies

This segment covers writing strong profile statements, centrally focused theme resumes, and advanced design and formatting.

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