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    • March 20, 2014
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • March 01, 2017 (EST)
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    New Business Owners of The NRWA Teleseminar:
    The Resume Writer's Journey:
    Your Roadmap to Creating A Resume Writing Business That Works for You

    Originally Recorded March 20th, 2014

    Featuring Special Guest Speaker, Bridget Weide Brooks of bearesumewriter.com. Marie Zimenoff of A Strategic Advantage will also provide an overview of The NRWA website to be sure that each member understands how to utilize all of their member business benefits!
    • March 24, 2014
    • March 24, 2017
    • Virtual
    Congratulations! You are ready to take the study guide review. This is an opportunity for you to make sure you understand the study guide and have reviewed it thoroughly, improving your likelihood of successful sample submission (the next step in the certification process).

    Please contact the Certification Chair if you have any questions as you move through this process.
    • March 24, 2014
    • March 24, 2017
    • Virtual
    Congratulations! You are ready to submit your sample, the next step in the certification process.

    Just to make sure you are ready, please follow the guidelines below:
    1. Print out the Study Guide and read it thoroughly. It can be found at www.thenrwa.com/NCRWstudyguide and is a new version as of January 2013. At the end of the document is the Study Guide Checklist to help you prepare your documents for submission.
    2. Take and pass the Study Guide Review if you haven’t already at www.thenrwatraining.com. You may need to request a login; it is different than your member login.
    3. Read the online rules and regulations for submission – how it works, etc. at www.thenrwa.com/certificationprocess to see if you have any questions before submitting.
    4. Check your samples against the Checklist found at the end of the Study Guide before submitting. Highly recommended. Check documents for one thing at a time.
    5. Proof and reproof your documents for consistency, spacing, margins, typos, spelling, strategy, redundancy, etc. Use American Grammar and spelling rules. Have someone else read it.
    6. If your résumé is from one of your customers: A) Disguise it. Don’t submit your own personal résumé; or, if you do change the name. B) Embellish it to make it stronger than the one of the real live customer.
    7. Remove all identifying information from Word’s properties. Your initials, author name, etc.
    8. Please submit your sample in a .doc format. Remember – when your clients are submitting to potential employers, they don’t know what version of software the potential employer is using either. Err on the side of caution, since 2010-2013 formatting does not translate well to someone that is using older software.

    Remember, the sample submission is to help gauge where you are at with your current skills and if you need to prepare more to successfully pass the test. You will receive feedback from the graders that will help you prepare for the test or to help you with a retake of your sample submission if needed. Retakes cost the same amount as first tries. Take your time! When you think you are ready – check again!

    Let us know if you have any questions. Please submit all documents to ceuadmin@thenrwa.com.

    • March 24, 2014
    • March 24, 2017
    • Virtually via E-mail
    NCRW Exam

    Congratulations on your Sample being approved!

    This makes you to be eligible to take the NCRW exam, which means certification is just around the corner.

    We’re excited and honored to have a resume writer of your caliber as a member of the NRWA. Further, we strongly encourage you to continue to complete the certification process. Talented writers like you propagate the high standard of professionalism, commitment, and creativity that the certification commission is so careful to uphold.

    Please download the documentation here for the next steps, and return the documentation to ceuadmin@thenrwa.com. If you have any questions do not hesitate to let us know, we’re here to serve.

    We look forward to hearing when you would like to schedule Part I of your exam. Note that you must pass Part I before proceeding to Part II, and that Part II needs to be scheduled within three days of passing Part I.

    Again, congratulations on taking this first very important first step in achieving one of the top credentials in your field! We’re impressed, as I’m sure are your clients!

    Here is some more information about the review:

    Part One: Proofreading Review

    The first part is a 1-hour timed proofreading review. You are provided with a good-looking resume that is full of errors and asked to identify 25 specific mistakes within the hour. This portion of the review is graded within 1-2 days.

    Part Two: Resume and Cover Letter Writing Review

    For the second part, you will be given a candidate profile and asked to write a resume and cover letter based on the profile. The documents (both resume and cover letter) must be submitted to the Certification Chair in three formats: Word, PDF, and ASCII. You will have three days to complete the project, which is handled via e-mail.

    Your work will be reviewed by two graders who are not aware of the NCRW candidate’s identity. It is a pass/fail exam, but you will receive the graders’ comments either way. Timeline for grading Part Two of the exam is 2-3 weeks.

    Failure of the NCRW Review

    If you fail Part One of the review you must wait 30 days to retake it ($50.00 fee). If you do not pass it we strongly recommend that you take a grammar course.

    If you fail Part Two of the review you must wait 30 days to retake it ($150.00 fee). If you fail this part a second time you must wait one year to retake ($150.00 fee).

    The two graders will give you recommendations that you will need to complete before retaking the exam.

    If you wait a year to retake the exam, you will have to comply with the CEU requirements.

    • April 03, 2014
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • April 03, 2017 (EDT)
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      Experienced Business Owners Quarterly Call

    Originally Recorded April 3rd, 2014

    Here are the topics of interest listed on the agenda:
    • Effective Advertising for Growing your Business
    • How or When to Expand
    • Do I Hire a Virtual Assistant (Will it allow me to grow my business)
    • Product Pricing Strategies
    • ATS Optimized Résumé (Is this still part of your strategy?)

    • May 09, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 09, 2017 (EDT)
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    The NRWA 2014 Conference Preview

     

    Originally Recorded Friday May 9, 2014

    1:00pm Eastern

     

    Are you wondering what you might learn at The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA) Conference in Denver, Colorado from September 17–19, 2014?
     
    Then register today for this FREE teleseminar!
     
    Conference speakers and career industry leaders Louise Kursmark, Brenda Bernstein, and Michelle Aikman will offer an overview of their exciting educational presentations to be delivered at the conference. 

    One Hour Teleseminar is Free.

    • May 23, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 23, 2017 (EDT)
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    Growing Your Business through Workshops

    By Stan Washington


    Originally Recorded Friday May 23, 2014

    1:00pm Eastern

     

    “Get out of your house and meet people” is what I would tell my clients who were looking for a job. That advice carries over to your business. If you wish to grow your business, then please join me in a webinar on “GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH WORKSHOPS.” In this webinar, participants will learn:
    1. Preparation for the workshop (invitations / venue / special touch)
    2. Ideal length of the workshop
    3. Workshop content suggestions / discussion
    4. Signup sheet and the closing statement
    Stan Washington, President of Honor Services Incorporated, is a major innovator in technology but attributes his success to the art of writing, coaching, and communicating.

    Ex-McDonald’s executive, turned coach and resume writer, returned to technology as president of a cloud database company. After retiring from leading the nation’s 14,000 technology locations at McDonald’s, Stan struck it out on his own coaching and resume writing for transitioning military personnel in a contract he landed with the Air Force. It all happened through a workshop he gave. He wants to show you how to grow your business doing the same.

    One hour webinar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for non-members.

    • June 11, 2014
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • June 11, 2017 (EDT)
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    Retirement by Design
    By Julie Gunn
    Originally Recorded June 11, 2014

    Retirement by Design is a 40-minute presentation that illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you’ll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We’ll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.

    Outline:
    • Welcome/Introduction
    • Seminar Overview
    • Your Current Situation
    • Your Vision for Retirement
    • Defining Your Goals
    • Working toward Your Goals
    • Taxes
    • Preparing for the Unexpected
    • Staying on Track
    • Summary/Close
    • Q&A/Thank You
    Julie Gunn of Edward Jones has a ten-year financial services tenure, providing responsible investment guidance to hard-working investors and retirees. She focuses on education and practical financial planning for everyday people who need help saving or managing their investment portfolios.

    Julie earned a
    top 10% customer-service provider designation, the AAMS ® (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) certification, Series 7 license, and life/long-term care insurance credentials within the Edward Jones ranks; she truly enjoys delivering financial workshops to share the possibilities of a sound financial future.

    One-hour teleseminar is FREE, is for members only!
    • June 13, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • June 13, 2017 (EDT)
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    The Latest News on Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) Systems

    Pat Criscito, CPRW
    Originally Recorded Friday, June 13, 2014

    This webinar is worth 1 CEU!

    Confused about how applicant tracking systems work? Don’t feel alone. The technology is always changing, but the key to getting your client’s resume noticed of a search of an ATS is using the right keywords. This webinar should be required attendance for every resume writer, from the newbie to the veteran. In an hour, you will learn:
    • How electronic applicant tracking systems work.
    • Changes in applicant tracking systems over the years.
    • How applicant tracking systems use keywords.
    • How keywords are extracted from job requisitions.
    • How to identify and track an industry’s common keywords.
    • How to integrate keywords and synonyms into your resumes.
    • Whether keyword placement can enhance your client’s chances of being selected.
    • Whether or not cover letters matter.
    • How to leverage what you have learned to enhance your credibility and raise your prices!
    You will have access to Pat’s latest research from the software developers of leading applicant tracking systems. Don’t miss this chance to be on the cutting edge of today’s keyword-driven job search.

    Pat Criscito has 34 years of resume and personal branding experience for clients in 42 countries. She is president of ProType, Ltd., in Colorado Springs (soon to be North Carolina!) and the author of Barron’s Guide to Distance Learning, Resumes that Pop!, e-Resumes, How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters, and Interview Answers in a Flash. You can reach her at pat@protypeltd.com or 719-592-1999.

    One hour webinar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

    Log in or join today to get member pricing!

    • June 18, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • June 18, 2017 (EDT)
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    Top 10 New Business Owner Questions Answered by the Experts
    Industry Expert Panel

    Free for Members Only

    You asked, and we want to answer! This 45-minute program interviews a panel of experts to answer the top 10 questions received from New Business Owners of The NRWA. The industry panel of experts share their tips and advice for "getting started" in the resume-writing business. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, you're sure to come away with valuable tips from these industry powerhouses! Register now to hear what the experts have to share as they address these topics and more:
    • How to generate consistent clients & income.
    • Three reasons to convince clients they need a professionally written LinkedIn profile.
    • How to communicate value and overcome client "sticker shock."
    • I just received my resume writing certification -- now what?
    The panel is made up of these established and highly regarded industry leaders: Susan Britton Whitcomb, Bridget (Weide) Brooks, Joshua Waldman, Cassie Olson, Jan Melnik and Marie Zimenoff.

    45-minute teleseminar is FREE and for members only!
    • July 18, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • July 18, 2017 (EDT)
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    The NRWA 2014 Conference Preview (2nd Call)

     

    Originally Recorded Friday July 18, 2014

    1:00pm Eastern 


    Are you wondering what you might learn at The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA) Conference in Denver, Colorado, from September 17–19, 2014?

    Register today for this FREE teleseminar!

    Conference speakers and career industry leaders Sari Neudorf, Jan Melnik, and Freddie Cheek will offer an overview of their exciting educational presentations to be delivered at the conference.

    One Hour Teleseminar is Free.

    • August 15, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • August 15, 2017 (EDT)
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    Helping Clients Manage Career Change

     

    Freddie Cheek, M.S. Ed., CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW, CWDP


    Originally Recorded Friday, August 15, 2014


    Do you dread (or reject) working with clients who want or need to make a career change? Not sure how to position them or even how best to collect resume content? This seminar offers strategies and materials to help you guide career-change clients in focusing their job search and providing appropriate information for documents. In addition, the session will cover approaches to helping clients deal with changes in their career, self-image, and personal marketing, as well as keys for evaluating new job opportunities.

    In this teleseminar, participants will learn:
    • How to help clients focus on a new career field (and job titles) and articulate their basic qualifications and appropriateness.
    • How to help clients build a new brand based on their core values, career goals, and transferable skills and training.
    • How to help clients identify accomplishments (CAR) that best suit the new career in terms that relate to the new job area.
    • How to construct the career-change resume to optimize the clients’ experiences while avoiding having past careers disqualify their candidacy.
    Freddie Cheek, M.S. Ed., CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW, CWDP, has 30+ years’ experience in resume writing, job search training, career coaching, adult education, and human resources. During that time, she has written thousands of resumes for individuals in nearly every career field and job level. Freddie has administered federal and state job placement contracts, worked for nonprofits, school districts, and recruitment firms, and taught journalism and English in NY and NC. Her writing samples and job search advice are published in 20+ books.

    One Hour Teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for non-members.
    • August 22, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 22, 2017 (EDT)
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    New Business Owners Open Forum
    Taking Care of Business

    Steve Bouchard & Debra Ann Matthews
    New Business Owner Industry Representatives


    Originally Recorded August 22, 2014

    Free for Members Only

    Taking Care of Business Open Forums are typically held on a quarterly basis and provide an opportunity for New Business Owners to ask questions, share ideas and learn best practices in a collaborative environment. These sessions have an informal format and are intended to “get your wheels turning” with new ideas to grow your business and become better writers. Some of the topics covered in this session were:
    • ATS-compatible resumes and formatting issues
    • How and why should you consider a niche
    • The importance of testimonials
    • Insurance for resume writers
    One hour teleseminar is FREE and for members only!
    • August 25, 2014
    • August 25, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 1

    The Resume as a Marketing Tool


    In this segment the focus is on marketing concepts that are used in resume writing. In this section, you will learn how to:

    • Sell benefits instead of features and emphasize successes, contributions, and achievements.
    • Use active verbs.
    • Incorporate design elements and strategic writing to effectively market your your resume clients.


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    • August 25, 2014
    • August 25, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training

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    • August 27, 2014
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 27, 2017 (EDT)
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    Experienced Business Owners Call
    By Stan Washington

    Originally Recorded Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Free!

    Welcome all NRWA experienced business owners! It’s time for another call. This is a a conference call to discuss what works in your business.

    Here are a few thought starters for topics:
    • Experiences with 3rd Party Referral (Open Discussion – need a few people to share)
    • How productive is it to have relationships with recruiters?
    • What are your technology favorites?
    • Other topic(s)
    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training

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    Purchase the first 5 training modules, Segments 1 through 5 for a discounted price. You save $20!



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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - 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. We must know what our client’s prospective employers want, and we must know how to write copy that will persuade hiring managers to “buy”... or, in the job-search scenario, “hire” our client.

    The reader must come first when it comes to resume strategy. Our aim as resume writers is to focus on how the candidate can deliver what an employer needs.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 3

    Common Grammatical Errors

    This segment includes common grammatical errors found, by the Certification Commission, in resume writing. It includes capitalization, number usage, and plurals and possessives.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 4

    Energizing Job Descriptions

    One of the distinguishing features of an excellent resume is its job descriptions: They start out strong and they sustain interest by emphasizing key skills.

    Like a good headline, the first sentence in a job description 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 we KEEP the reader's attention by focusing on relevant accomplishments.

    This segment focuses on job descriptions and related issues such as:

    • Sentence Integrity
    • Parallel Sentence Structure
    • Run-on Sentences
    • Emphasizing Relevant Data / Targeting
    • Sentence Flow / Cadence


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 5

    ASCII Resumes

    This segment focuses on job descriptions and related issues such as:

    • ASCII Basics / Definition
    • Types of ASCII Files
    • ASCII File Creation
    • Using ASCII Resumes


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 6

    Capitalization, Numbers, and 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 focuses on issues such as:
    • Proper capitalization.
    • Using numbers.
    • Correct punctuation.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 7

    Cover Letters

    In this segment the focus is on cover letters. In this section, you will learn how to:

    • Understand the basics behind cover letters.
    • Identify and use the different parts and types of cover letters.
    • Present special cases when writing cover letters.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 8

    Resume Strategies and Academics

    In this segment the focus is on strategies and academics. In this section, you will learn how to:
    • Deal with listing Degrees, Majors, Minors, and multiple Degrees.
    • Use proper formats, length, categories and presentation strategies.
    • Understand the special challenges that new college graduates face with their resumes.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 9

    Dynamic Writing that Pops

    In this segment, you will learn how to:
    • Best use the three types of resume formats.
    • Use competencies and metrics-drive content.
    • Showcase results-focused accomplishments.


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    • August 28, 2014
    • August 28, 2017
    • Virtually via your computer

    The NRWA Training - Segment 10

    Advanced Resume Writing Strategies

    In this segment, you will learn how to:
    • Write strong profile statements.
    • Write centrally focused theme resumes.
    • Incorporate advanced design elements and formatting to effectively market your resume clients.


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    • September 01, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 01, 2017 (EDT)
    • None

    Due to The NRWA conference in September, there is no teleseminar scheduled.
    • October 24, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Call In Number
    12 Ways to Increase Visibility and Market Your Business Services

    Debra Ann Mathews
    10/24/14

    You’ve got your professional brand together and now you ask, “What’s next”? Let's borrow the power action terms used by the fictitious characters, The Wonder Twins and say, "Wondertwin Power, Activate"!

    Shape of ...”12 Ways to Increase Visibility”!

    Form of.... “12 Ways to Market Your Business Services”!

    Let's refresh your marketing mind and get moving and shaking sharing low cost and no cost marketing messages to attract our ideal clients to recognize the value in our services and say, “SIGN ME UP!”. We will spend an exciting hour looking at 12 Ways to Increase Visibility and Market Your Business Services.

     Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand how to market their professional passions to their ideal clients.
    2. Receive tips on how to share their message via writing opportunities, both locally and nationally.
    3. Learn how to share their expertise with reporters, media producers, and other interested persons who will spread business value thus increasing visibility and marketing power!

    Be sure to join us on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    All participants will receive a special A to Z marketing handout.


    Wonder Twins


    Debra Ann Matthews, M.A., JCTC, JCDC is a passionate career coach and resume writer who has worked extensively with community service projects, including President Clinton’s AmeriCorps, Up With People, and Job Corps. If you‘ve met her, you are sure to have a business card! She loves to help motivated job seekers and small business owners alike!

    She keeps her hands on the latest trends via training with Richard Knowdell’s Career Development Network; participating as an affiliate with Career Thought Leaders; serving as a member of Career Directors International; and working as the New Business Owner Representative with the National Resume Writers' Association.

    Her marketing tactics work as she has been published in over 13 international media sources within the last 12 months. Her career advice can be found in such journals and publications as USAA Military, NBC Chicago, Black Career Women, 3 Ladies on the Radio, MSN Latino, Monster.com, Monster Working, The Calgary Sun (Canada), Money Mix, Career Builder, and Careerbuilder.co.uk. Check her out at www.letmewriteitforyou.org.


    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
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    The NRWA 2013 Conference Preview

     

    Originally Recorded Wednesday, May 29, 2013

     

    Are you still on the fence about registering for The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA) Conference in Chicago, Illinois from September 18 - 20, 2013?
     
    If so, then you won't want to miss this free teleseminar!
     
    Kathy Keshemberg and Sally McIntosh will offer a brief overview of the exciting educational presentations to be delivered at the conference.

    Conference speakers and career industry leaders Michelle Swanson, Elizabeth Harper, and Charlotte Weeks will also be on this call to provide an overview of their presentations.
     
    One Hour Teleseminar is Free.
    • January 01, 2017
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
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    The NRWA 2013 Conference Preview

     

    Originally Recorded Wednesday, June 26, 2013

     

    Are you wondering what you could learn at The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA) Conference in Chicago, Illinois from September 18 - 20, 2013?
     
    If so, then you won't want to miss this free teleseminar!
     
    Kathy Keshemberg and Sally McIntosh will offer a brief overview of the exciting educational presentations to be delivered at the conference.

    Conference speakers and career industry leaders Conne Reese, Pat Kendall, Kim Mohiuddin, and Chuck Stratton will also be on this call to provide an overview of their presentations.
     
    Once you have registered, you will receive the download link.

    Ready to register for the conference? Do it today - the early-bird discount ends June 30th!
    • January 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
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    Standing Out To Be Outstanding

    5 Tools to Help Your Clients Achieve Critical Differentiation

    Presented by:
    Greg Wood, CCMP
    Originally Recorded February 21, 2013 – 1 p.m. EST

    As a career professional, you’re keenly aware of the many challenges your clients face in their search for employment. Their biggest challenge is differentiation. In other words, how do they separate themselves from all others in a highly competitive job market? Since there are more job seekers than jobs in today’s new economy, companies often have the luxury of a large pool of talent to choose from when filling positions. Now, you can help your clients achieve the differentiation which critical to their success.

    Job seekers need NEW tools and a NEW approach to this NEW economy. This seminar will introduce five tools that will boost your client’s confidence during the entire job-search process while helping them clearly stand out from the competition.

    One hour live teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
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    March Seminar: Writing Resumes for Clients in Religious Occupations

    Presented by:
    Ginger Korljan, NCRW, CCMC
    Originally Recorded: March 6, 2013 – 1 p.m. EST

    This Teleseminar Qualifies for 1 CEU

    Competition for those pursuing religious professions has become extremely stiff today. Churches and faith-based organizations are receiving record numbers of applications for few available positions. Sadly, economic downturns, low church attendance, and scandals are displacing clerics at an alarming rate, and often these displaced workers are discouraged and unsure how to translate their experience to the religious or secular world. Although religious professionals are often charismatic public speakers, they may feel uncomfortable sharing “accomplishments” that could be interpreted as bragging. These professionals need resume writers who can help them stand out personally, professionally, and theologically among the myriad of candidates. By understanding what is important, asking probing questions, and listening carefully to religious language and “buzzwords,” you can write resumes in your client’s voice and according to his or her individual beliefs.

    Often resume writers shy away from writing religious resumes because they aren’t familiar with this industry or population. If you would like to improve your approach or expand your business to include this clientele, please join Ginger Korljan as she demystifies the process.

    By attending this teleseminar, you will learn:

    • How to guide clients in explaining their particular beliefs or denominational system.
    • Which categories are important to include or exclude on faith-based resumes.
    • How to craft accomplishment statements while demonstrating humility.
    • How to apply story-telling methods to illustrate career challenges and milestones.
    • Which websites and resources can help these clients in a job search.
    Not only is Ginger Korljan a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and a Certified Career Management Coach, she also has been involved with large and small churches most of her life as a wife, daughter, and sister of protestant pastors, and as a résumé writing instructor for seminary students. She has written resumes for people in a variety of ministry roles, including: Executive Pastor, Worship Leader, Counselor, Teacher, Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor, Administrative Assistant, Missionary, and Nonprofit Executive. Although she considers faith-based clients a strong niche, Ginger assists people from all walks of life. She is the sole employee of her company, Take Charge Coaching.

    One hour live teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
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    Planned, Purposeful, and Productive Networking
    5 Tips for Networking via Social Media

    Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
    Feather Communications
    Originally Recorded Friday, April 19, 2013 – 1 p.m. EST

    Resume writers and their clients both need to understand the importance of networking via social media. Today’s environment demands people who are tech-savvy, can easily make connections online, and understand the importance of an online identity. From joining groups on LinkedIn, scheduling Facebook posts, and participating in Tweet chats, online networking is an important part of marketing yourself.

    If you are looking to build your resume business, enhance your online personality, or help your clients with branding themselves online, join Heather Rothbauer-Wanish as she provides concrete tips and methods you can implement immediately. In this one-hour teleseminar Heather will cover:
    • Joining groups on LinkedIn (with suggestions on possible groups to join)
    • Participating in Tweet Chats (with suggestions for Tweet Chat opportunities and guidelines for participating)
    • Following people on Twitter (how to find new people to follow and increase your own following)
    • Commenting on Blogs (why it is important and what you can get out of commenting on other sites)
    • Scheduling Facebook posts for your business (tips for successful posts and why scheduling is important)

    Heather Rothbauer-Wanish is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and owner of Feather Communications. She enjoys working with clients to provide relevant, compelling, and industry-specific resumes and cover letters. Since 2008, she has worked with hundreds of clients before, during, and after their job searches. Heather speaks at local and national events on the topics of job searching, networking, resumes, leadership, and business communication. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, a Master of Business Administration, and a PhD (ABD) in Organization and Management. 

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Quantifying Accomplishments

     

    Michelle L. Aikman

    Previously Recorded Friday, May 17, 2013 – 1 p.m. EDT

    This teleseminar qualifies for 1 CEU!

     

    Transform your client’s response from “I don’t have that information,” to “I can’t believe you pulled that information out of me,” to “WOW! Is that my compelling document?”


    Quantified accomplishments are standard practice in the résumé writing profession but are you…

    • Including the right types of quantified information?
    • Asking the right questions to get the information you need from your clients?
    • Maximizing the effectiveness of the numbers you include?
    • Preparing your clients to collect the right information for the next time they hire you?  

    Sharpen your ability to quantify accomplishments for your clients and give them the motivation and knowledge to start collecting valuable quantifiable information! Learn best practices, practice with challenging examples, learn from your peers, and walk away with an improved ability to sell your clients through the power of numbers.


    This teleseminar is for new writers, expert writers, and all career professionals who want to increase their knowledge and improve their ability to…

    • Ask the right questions to get needed numerical data.
    • Extract meaningful numerical data.
    • Put data in context.
    • Reinforce the significance of data to various professions and industries.
    • Convince clients to track information and increase awareness of tracking tools.

    Michelle L. Aikman is an Employment Strategist and owner of Skilled Assets, LLC.  She helps active job seekers but Michelle focuses her efforts on educating and empowering employed professionals to raise their game and take charge of managing and promoting their career. Michelle is a fervent promoter of transferable skills and specializes in helping professionals, such as career changers, military spouses, and stay-at-home parents, overcome significant career challenges through education and preparation. Michelle speaks nationwide, presents workshops, offers virtual tools and resources, and works one-on-one with clients across the world.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Public Affairs for Engineers and a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Surviving and Mastering the Imperfect Interview

    Freddie Cheek, M.S. Ed., CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW, CWDP
    Originally Recorded Friday, June 21, 2013 - 1pm Eastern




    Does anyone ever really “ace” an interview (except an interview coach, of course)? The truth is that many job seekers experience such problems as brain fade, nerves, “unanswerable” questions, giving bad answers, making content mistakes, etc. This session will help you prepare your clients for greater interview success through tips for getting things right the first time and advice for managing damage control when they don’t.

    In this teleseminar, attendees with learn/receive:
    1. Suggestions, tips, and techniques for overcoming and correcting real-life interview problems and mistakes.
    2. Handouts and strategies you can use to help candidates be effective in interviews.
    3. Help for answering really tough interview questions.
    4. Anecdotes and stories to share about other people’s mistakes and how to avoid them.
    5. Ways to help job seekers maximize their interview skills through better preparation and a more realistic and less stressful approach to interviewing.
    Freddie Cheek, M.S. Ed., CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW, CWDP, has 30+ years’ experience as a job search and interview coach, teacher, résumé writer, recruiter, and human resources manager. As both a job search trainer and hiring manager, she has conducted interviews from both sides of the desk. She also has contributed to several books on interviewing and has presented on this topic in the U.S. and Canada. Freddie manages Cheek & Associates, offering career counseling, résumé writing, and job search coaching.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    How to Handle Business Growth
    By Brenda Cunningham, CPRW
    Originally Recorded August 16, 2013

    Business is booming, what do I do now?

     
    You’ve stepped out on your own and you’re finally gaining some momentum in your business, but that momentum quickly becomes overwhelming. Can you handle the capacity of work that you now have? How do you start controlling and predicting the flow of business when you’re a one-person show? This workshop will address the “growing pains” of small business growth and how to maintain your sanity through it all.

    Participants will learn:
    • How to keep growing your income with only 1 of you!
    • How to consider ROI when investing in services for your home and business.
    • How to build your subcontractor / VA team and what to delegate.
    • How to control your schedule for a balanced life!
    Brenda M. Cunningham, CPRW, wife, mother of two, and full-time business owner at ROYAL Resume Services in Phoenix, AZ, has recently expanded her team and revenues while attracting corporate professionals and ladder climbers to help them accelerate their career transitions. A recently published author, she has just released her first e-book, Your Resume is Not Enough: How to Network Your Way Up the Corporate Ladder!
    Her background as an electrical engineer helps her to make sense of data trends and ROI calculation methods to ensure every choice is a good business decision. In addition to her duties as the Region 5 Representative for The NRWA, she is also the treasurer of her local resume- writing organization, the Resume Writers' Council of Arizona (RWCA).

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Ask Better Questions; Write Better Resumes

    Bridget (Weide) Brooks
    Recorded Friday, July 19, 2013 - 1pm Eastern

    This teleseminar qualifies for 1 CEU!

    The most effective resumes capture who the client is, what they want to do, and why they are qualified for the role -- but getting the answers to those questions isn’t easy. Collecting better information can help you write better resumes.

    Attend this teleseminar, and you’ll learn:
    • The one question to ask yourself before starting to write that will save you hours of frustration.
    • Which questions you can ask that will reduce the amount of time it takes you to write the resume -- while simultaneously improving the effectiveness of the resume you’re writing.
    • When you’re stuck: The three questions you need to ask yourself if you’re having trouble moving forward with a client project.
    • The one thing you must ask so that your client is happy with the finished resume (if you neglect to get the answer to this question, you’re guaranteed a rewrite).
    The handouts will include the exact questions you can ask. This program is designed for newbies and veteran resume writers alike. Whether you work via questionnaire, phone consultation, or in-person (or a combination of both), your information-gathering process not only impacts the finished resume project, but also your revenue.

    Bridget (Weide) Brooks, CPRW, has been writing resumes with Image Building Communications in Omaha, Nebraska, for the past 16 years. Her background in journalism and public relations has given her insight into the interviewing and storytelling strategies required to create effective resumes for clients. She is editor of Resume Writers’ Digest, a trade newsletter for professional resume writers, and the founder of the BeAResumeWriter.com resource site for careers industry professionals. Bridget is also the author of Write Great Resumes Faster, now in its third edition.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Writing a Great Federal Resume

     

    Bob Janitz

    Previously Recorded November 2, 2012

    This teleseminar qualifies for 1 CEU!

     

    Ever wonder about writing a federal resume? Join federal resume writing expert Bob Janitz to learn:
    • How to read federal job announcements to qualify candidates and help them incorporate keywords into their resumes.
    • Understand the difference between business resumes and federal resumes.
    • Tips when using USAJobs.gov for your client's benefit.
    • How to best support your clients by understanding candidate status, benefits such as veteran preferences, and grading systems.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    The Resume is Not Dying -- It is Evolving!

     

    Rosa Vargas

    Previously Recorded October 5, 2012

    This teleseminar qualifies for 1 CEU!

     

    Nowadays you must craft the advertising of your clients' qualifications as if they were their own company! Smart companies shift tactics based on market needs. Are you adjusting your efforts to position your clients as the ideal careerist in today's ever-evolving job-search market?

    As professional resume writers, we have a responsibility to stay current with trends to ensure the success of our clients amid the advancement of technology and employers' array of employee-vetting choices. This means folding into your resume writing practice contemporary techniques to ensure your MS Word resume works in tandem with online branding efforts. Through modern techniques, you will learn how to integrate your clients' digital footprint into your resume development.

    Join Rosa Vargas in a teleseminar to learn how to....
    • Integrate your client's online presence (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+) into the resume you create in MS Word.
    • Write LinkedIn profiles without re-hashing the resume online, thus creating another tool for your client and service offering for your business.
    • Add color to your resume, tastefully, so that your traditional resume gets a facelift in today's visually-rich digital world.
    • Insert QR codes on resumes and blend seamlessly into the format.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Resumes for Tomorrow: QR Codes (Webinar)
    Donna Allen, CPRW
    March 23, 2012

    Staying ahead of industry trends will ensure your resume business is sustainable. Participants will learn why, when and how to use a "Quick Response Code," commonly referred to as a "QR Code." Every resume business has a unique product portfolio, such as resume, cover letter, reference page, LinkedIn profiles, etc. Positioning your business to stay ahead of industry trends is not only important for your business, but it is critical in helping your clients get noticed! 
    In this webinar, participants will learn:

    • What are QR Codes?
    • How QR Codes are used to further brand the client for career success
    • Determining which clients are best served by adding a QR Code to their resume
    • Where to find QR Code Reader apps and QR Code generators
    • How to generate and save a QR Code
    • Using graphic design elements in Word to insert and strategically place the code

    *You do not need a smart phone to generate and insert a QR Code to a resume. It is helpful to have a smart phone, but having a smart phone is not essential to add QR Codes to your resume product portfolio.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Beyond Qualifications: Practical Strategies for Building Value-Focused Technical Documents
    Marie Zimenoff, NCRW
    Originally Recorded March 9, 2012

    Are your engineering and technical resumes all starting to look and sound the same? Do those, "techy types" challenge you with their often silent and analytical style or acronyms? In this teleseminar participants will learn:

    • How to capitalize on the straightforward, no-frills style of many of these clients
    • How to teach technical clients to tell the story of their value in the language of hiring managers
    • Easy questioning tactics, and a deeper understanding of industry jargon
    • Ways to immediately spice up your engineering/technical communications
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    B-3 Cover Letters: Brief. Bold. Brilliant!
    Susan Whitcomb
    Originally Recorded February 17, 2012 

    Are your clients' cover letters getting read? Recruiters and hiring managers are overwhelmed and out of time. In a world of Web 2.0, the immediacy of social media, and the understaffing of a recession, cover letters need to be brief, relevant, and packed with ROI. Today, many cover letters don't get read if they're too long, too copycat, or too self-absorbed. The seismic shift toward micro-messaged, Twitter-esque communications makes value-infused cover letters an essential practice. Your clients will get noticed in a sea of top talent with a tantalizing "power note" that takes them from "yawn" to "Yes!"

    Takeaways: 

    • Learn why short-form cover letters are essential in today's economy
    • Learn the formula to write a "5-Point Power Note"
    • Deconstruct the ruthless editing that transformed cover letters from boring-and-old to brief-and-bold!
    • Discover secrets to writing faster while delivering even greater value
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Stone Soup Resumes: Using Storytelling to Turn Your Client into an Opportunity Magnet
    Kim Mohiuddin
    Originally Recorded October 28, 2011

    Create a document that has readers racing to set up an interview before the competition does. Storytelling has always been at the heart of good marketing. Today, it is becoming more widely used across all business writing platforms. How can we take the concepts of storytelling and apply them to resume writing? In this teleseminar, we'll explore:
    • Using storytelling to get your clients to delve deeper and provide better information.
    • Turning client stories into reader-centered marketing documents that engage decision makers.
    • Identifying trends across stories to create compelling brands and taglines.
    • Leveraging the power of storytelling while maintaining a businesslike voice and appealing to an ADD, Twitter-reading market.
    • Employing visual cues that help the reader scan the "story" to quickly get the context and results.

    In addition to examining the theory and technique of storytelling in career documents, you'll leave with valuable takeaways: story-oriented intake questions for your clients as well as storytelling resume examples.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Writing Branded, Sales-focused Summaries
    Marie Zimenoff
    Originally Recorded July 15, 2011 

    We have 7 seconds to make a good first impression. The resume summary is a place where our candidates can either hook the reader, or appear generic - - a personal ad gone bad. In this teleseminar you will learn practical strategies to build summary sections that demonstrate qualification and hit keywords while communicating each candidate's unique brand.

    At the conclusion of this teleseminar, you will come away with tools and examples to create summaries that grab the reader's attention. Topics will include:       

    • Gathering branded information for summary content through questioning and assessments
    • Interweaving candidate's language with keywords
    • Telling a unique story and avoiding generic phrases
    • Proving candidate's value quickly through accomplishments and testimonials
    • Enhancing visual appeal and including graphics
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Creating Focused Resumes for an Unfocused World (Webinar)
    Barbara Safani
    Originally Recorded May 27, 2011 

    You know how to write a resume summary and accomplishment statements. You lace your resumes with keywords and you have a toolkit of resume styles you use to showcase your clients' backgrounds. But are you writing resumes that suit today's fast-paced environment? Can your reader quickly find key information about your clients when they view resumes on their desktop, laptop, iPad or smart phone?  During this one-hour webinar, participants will learn how to create resumes that suit today's world of speed, impatience, and disruption. Specifically, participants will learn:

    • Three strategies for bucketing resume content to improve messaging and focus.
    • Methods for sourcing the right resume keywords and optimizing their display.
    • How to craft a summary statement that doubles as an elevator pitch.
    • Design strategies that pop off the page, save space, and differentiate candidates.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    When to Include the Kitchen Sink: Resume Strategy - What to Put in and What to Leave Out
    Norine Dagliano
    Originally Recorded April 29, 2011 

    Gone are the days when a resume was nothing more than an obituary of ones career. Today's resumes are clearly branded marketing brochures that tell the prospective employer "This is who I am; this is what I do; and here are the highlights of what I can do for you." 

    But when a client brings you 20+ years of experience or is interested in making a career change, how do you decide what to highlight - and where and in what format? In this presentation we will explore the following:

    • What is strategy and why is it important
    • Things to consider when developing a resume strategy
    • Tools to help you plan your strategy
    • How to evaluate job postings to determine the appropriate theme for the resume
    • Where and how strategy plays out in the resume
    • Writing techniques for developing a strategic resume
    • Why and how to "youthanize" a resume
    • Creative layout and design that immediately directs the readers' attention to the most important elements of the resume.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Commas, Clauses, and Caps, Oh My! - - What certification candidates need to know about punctuation and grammar Edie Rische, NCRW
    April 8, 2011

    Curious about the most common errors graders find in sample submissions?  Edie Rische, NCRW, certification committee member, and CEU administrator, will uncover the mistakes most noted on resume sample submissions during her eight years as a grader and two years as CEU Administration Manager. Sign up for this presentation on grammatical and mechanical aspects of good resume writing and learn to:

    • Recognize danglers, faulty parallelism, unclear and possessive pronouns, and run-on sentences.  
    • Understand the proper use of commas connecting clauses, introducing information, expressing a series of three or more, and setting off non-essential information. 
    • Learn what to capitalize and what not to in department, organization, position titles, and academic degrees. 
    • Master turning "I" in the cover letter to an employer benefit. 
    • Perfect the use of numbers, percentages, abbreviations, time, and money.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Want to Book 4-Figure Resume Packages? Learn to Write Career Case Studies!
    Kim Mohiuddin
    Originally Recorded February 11, 2011 

    In this class, you will learn how to dig deeper than the traditional SAR/CAR accomplishment format to create long-form case studies that stand alone, and mini-case studies that can be incorporated into a resume. Best-of-breed career case studies:

    • Enable you to write more effectively for consultants (whose accomplishments can be all over the map) as well as those who are transitioning from employee to consultant, entrepreneur, or independent contractor.
    • Give you the foundation of an executive profile that stands out in the toughest arenas (boards of directors, corporate lawyers, CEO decision-makers).
    • Cement your value in the minds of prospective clients, differentiating you from competitors and enabling you to charge what you're worth.

    Note: This is an advanced writing technique. While the class will be approachable for even a beginning writer (Kim wishes she'd had this information when she was starting out!) it is not recommended that you use this technique in the NCRW certification process unless you have fully mastered when and how to apply it.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Attract Employers with Magnetic Communications Tools for Technical and Engineering Professionals
    Marie Zimenoff
    Originally Recorded January 21, 2011 

    Do you get requests for engineering and technical resumes but pass them on to others because you lack confidence in this area? Or, if you are proficient in this area, are your technical resumes all starting to look and sound the same? In this teleseminar you will learn practical strategies to build documents that illustrate technical qualifications while communicating each client’s unique brand.

    The teleseminar presenter, Marie Zimenoff, held leadership development, selection, and advising roles in mechanical and biomedical engineering divisions of various higher education institutions before launching her career management and professional resume writing firm. She will share her expertise on how to capitalize on the straightforward, no-frills style of many of these clients while teaching them to communicate their value in language understood by hiring managers.

    At the conclusion of this teleseminar, you will come away with questioning tactics, a deeper understanding of industry jargon, and sample resumes, cover letters, and online/traditional bios to immediately spice up your engineering/technical communications.One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Insider Tips for Writing Attorney Resumes
    Shauna C. Bryce, JD, CPRW
    November 19, 2010 

    Thousands of lawyers have been laid off-and that's just in the top law firms. Many consider the current hiring climate to be the most difficult the legal industry has faced. Even in the best of times, drafting attorney resumes can be a challenge. Now, clients need assistance more than ever. In this one-hour seminar, we will explore strategies to help new and experienced lawyers in a challenging hiring environment. Specifically, we will discuss:

    • Trends in legal hiring.
    • Critical things to ask your attorney-client before writing the resume.
    • Hard and soft skills legal employers look for and how to present them.
    • Idiosyncrasies in legal resumes and legal hiring.
    • Managing your relationship with your attorney-client.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    12 Steps to a Better Resume: Write Faster and Make More Money by Learning this Award-winning Resume Writing Process
    Pat Criscito, CPRW
    Originally Recorded July 9, 2010 

    In 1996, Pat developed a 12-step resume writing process that was published in the first edition of her Barron's book Resumes in Cyberspace. The editors of The Wall Street Journal published the 12-step process in their National Employment Business Weekly, and it was selected as one of the ten best articles of 1997. With minimal updates over the years, the article has been permanently archived at www.careerjournal.com. In 2002, Barron's expanded the 12-step process into a full-size book (How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters). 

    This teleseminar, which Pat developed around her 12-step process, is a MUST for new resumes writers and is valuable for veteran resume writers, as well. Even if you just validate your own writing process, you will gain something from this presentation. Now, you have a chance to use this award-winning resume writing process to:

    • Maximize your clients' data collection efforts so they will be prepared to talk with you during a phone or in-person interview.
    • Reduce the amount of time it takes to get the information you need to write the best resume for each client.
    • Decide whether to use questionnaires and worksheets . . . or not.
    • Prepare yourself with the right questions for your client interviews or worksheets.
    • Find and use the right keywords so the resumes you write are searchable.
    • Use the data collected to write a better resume, faster.
    • Determine the best order for information and sections.
    • Learn how to use typesetting design rules to make your resumes more readable.
    • Get past writer's block.

    You will have access to all of Pat's worksheets, too, which you can use in the data collection phase or just as a guide during your phone interviews. Don't miss this chance to increase your writing speed (and bottom line) in 2010!

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    The "Key" to Keyword Resumes (Webinar)
    Pat Criscito, CPRW
    Originally Recorded October 22, 2010 

    Confused about how to find the right keywords to get your client noticed in resume databases? Don't feel alone. The technology is always changing, but the "key" to using the right keywords hasn't changed in the 15 years I've been writing books about the subject. This webinar should be required attendance for every resume writer, from the newbie to the veteran. In an hour, you will learn:

    • How keywords are extracted from job requisitions.
    • The difference between hard and soft keywords.
    • How to identify and track an industry's common keywords.
    • How to integrate keywords and synonyms into your resumes.
    • How electronic applicant-tracking systems work.
    • Whether keyword placement can enhance your client's chances of being selected.
    • What role, if any, does the cover letter play in using keywords?
    • How to leverage what you have learned to enhance your credibility and raise your prices!

    You will have access to Pat's latest research from the software developers of leading applicant-tracking systems. Don't miss this chance to be on the cutting edge of today's keyword-driven job search.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing Interview Coaching into a Resume-Writing Business
    Kathy Sweeney, NCRW, CPRW, CEIC
    Originally Recorded May 18, 2012

    Want to implement the perfect complement to your existing resume-writing or career-coaching business? Not sure how to get started? Do you want to learn what topics to cover when you speak with a client? Learn how to implement interview coaching into your portfolio services -- a natural add-on service. In this teleseminar, participants will learn:

    • Various candidate interview formats and question types used by employers today.
    • How to find and review position postings to determine what questions will be asked during an interview.
    • How to listen for signals from clients that will determine whether they need this service.
    • Methods to teach your clients how to answer interview questions.
    • How to determine which questions your clients answer correctly and which need work.
    • How to market and price interview coaching services.
    • What your limitations are (both professionally and legally) in your ability to conduct interview coaching with clients.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Three-Part Series on Utilizing Twitter
    Jessica Pierce

    Part I – (Webinar) Twitter: Get Connected to the New Way of Doing Business
    Have you heard the buzz about Twitter but don't really understand its relevance to your business? You are not alone!
Jessica Pierce will explain it all during her one-hour webinar.

    Part II – (Teleseminar) Twitter: Find the Hidden Job Market
    Companies are positioning jobs and sourcing candidates on Twitter; are you prepared to coach your clients on how to use Twitter as a job search tool? In one hour, you will learn where to find hidden jobs, how to conduct a search on Twitter, and how to directly reach recruiters and hiring companies.

    Part III – (Teleseminar) Twitter Tools: Organizing, Branding and Beyond
    Learn how to manage your tweets, followers, and lists in only two-hours per week while building a stronger business and helping your clients achieve job-search success!!

    Three part teleseminar is $59.97 for members and $89.97 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Personality Polka Understanding Personality Type to Choreograph an Effective Resume
    Wendy Gelberg
    Originally Recorded June 29, 2012

    Does it sometimes seem as if you and your clients are out of step? Perhaps the timing is off - you send them a worksheet to complete and then don't hear back for months (if at all). Or they just can't seem to come with good examples during your intake interview. Or you urge them to provide powerful accomplishment statements and they tell you that makes them feel like they're bragging. Understanding Personality Type, particularly Introversion and Extroversion, can help you recognize what might be contributing to being out of sync so that you can fine-tune the steps to produce better resumes and greater harmony. We'll cover:  

    • What are the key factors measured by the Myers-Briggs Personality Type
    • Indicator and how do they relate to writing resumes?
    • What strategies help draw information out of the more modest or reticent clients?
    • How can you manage the overly talkative and unfocused clients?
    • Which group of people will do best with questionnaires? ...with a phone intake session?
    • How does your own introversion or extroversion influence your practice?
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    PITA Self-Defense Class
    Shauna Bryce
    Originally Recorded January 13, 2012 

    You've heard of self-defense courses that give people easy to understand ways to protect themselves against muggers? Well, here's a teleseminar to help you protect yourself against difficult clients. Learn about best practices that can deter PITA clients from ever contacting you, increase your ability to identify a potential PITA client before you take them on, reduce the probably of disputes, and help you prevail in a chargeback. 

    Specifically, we will discuss:

    • Warning signs in potential clients.
    • Methods of payment.
    • Clear terms and conditions.
    • Documenting your services and communications.
    • Creation of a record to help you prevail in a dispute.
    • Walk-through an actual client payment dispute.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Zinger Questions: Shifting Your Clients from Stuck to Unstoppable
    Susan Whitcomb
    Originally Recorded January 11, 2008

    Do you need a "magic bullet" that will move your clients from stuck to unstoppable? In this content-rich teleseminar, you'll learn dozens of "zinger questions" that will help your clients get clear on their career focus, articulate their accomplishments, enhance their performance in employment interviews, stay committed when the going gets tough, and shift from "I'm a victim" to "I'm victorious"!

    You'll also learn zinger questions that will help convert window-shopper prospects to paying clients! An 8-page handout filled with zinger questions organized into more than 10 categories is included. Whether you're wondering about adding coaching services to your business or fine-tuning your current coaching skills, this session will give you the tools, tenacity, and truths to move forward!

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Aligning YOU for Success: Reduce Stress by Getting Out of Your Own Way
    Karen Gridley, The Excuse Removal Expert™
    Originally Recorded June 1, 2012

    Are you your own worst enemy or best ally? What results would you like to be different? IMAGINE your life and your business when you get out of your own way. Aligning YOU for Success: Reduce Stress by Getting Out of Your Own Way is a content-rich eye-opening session packed with practical tools for immediate implementation. As resume writers and career coaches, you will gain valuable insights about how you operate and the impact on both you and your business. Whether you need a major overhaul or a slight coat of polish, this program will provide tremendous benefit for you and your business. WARNING: Not suited for anyone looking for instant gratification or unwilling to make adjustments.  

    Participants will learn: 

    • The power of the TWA model and how to apply it to work for you and your business.
    • Five common barriers that block success and personal fulfillment . . . and how to move beyond them.
    • How to know when you're aligned or misaligned. 
    • A quick assessment tool to monitor yourself in any given moment. 
    • Simple no-cost ways to deal with stress.
    . . . and more. Join us for this educating and enlightening teleseminar--you'll be glad you did!

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    25 Ways to Attract More Clients

    Gina Kaelin-Westcott, CPC
    May 4, 2012 

    Industry Expert Gina Kaelin-Westcott, CPC, founder of Con*nect Selling™, sales strategist, and best-selling author of "Creating a Bond Beyond the Handshake, 100 Reasons why Relationships and Value Sell Every Time!" shares with business owners, sales managers and entrepreneurs just how to attract more clients every day.

    Gina will discuss client attraction techniques, best practices, and how to easily incorporate social media and SEO tools into your business that ABSOLUTELY affect every interaction that you have with your customers. She will share insights on how to up the ante with key sales strategies and marketing strategies used online and how to adjust your own style of communication to strengthen your business relationships and sales conversions.

    You and your business will walk away with these benefits:

    • 25 Client Attraction Best Practices that you can Implement Immediately
    • Top Lead Generation Ideas that Won't Cost You a Dime
    • How to Ask for Referrals and Get Them
    • Which Social Media Tools Work Best for You and Your Clients
    • Tools that Measure Your Results!

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Catching Clients with Social Fishing Poles
    Carol Hagen
    Originally Recorded February 3, 2012 

    With 135+ Million professionals on LinkedIn and looking at most public profiles, your resume services are underutilized and greatly needed. What's missing from your social media profile(s)? I'll be sharing the secrets to attract clients to your resume service. This teleseminar will incorporate social media best practices to provide you with actionable items to: 

    • Leverage LinkedIn - 7 things you need to do now  
    • Innovate - 4 Overlooked Facebook Features
    • Net Google Juice with Google+ and Twitter
    • Enable Social with Mobile Devices
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    How to Add $300-$1000 to Client Packages (Three-Part Teleseminar Package)
    Barbara Safani
    Originally Recorded November, 2011

    Are you searching for ways to extend the lifespan of your client relationships and create add-on services to put more dollars in your pocket? Online identity offerings are a logical next step in promoting client visibility and marketing their value proposition in today’s world. Job seekers can no longer afford to be left out of the Web 2.0 phenomenon and as resume writers and coaches we are in a perfect position to help them. Sure, having a LinkedIn profile is important, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Our clients need so much more and in order to evolve as writers and coaches we need to develop our expertise in online identity management to fuel their success. During this three-part teleseminar, participants will:

    • Session One: Uncover what online identity, reputation management, and business/social networking tools are out there and discover methods for making strategic decisions about where your clients should be visible.
    • Session Two: Learn how to audit your clients’ online identity and build, optimize, and maintain their business and social networking profiles.
    • Session Three:Review how to pitch, package, and price these Web 2.0 offerings and discover strategies for creating additional revenue streams through coaching services and product extensions.

    Three part teleseminar is $59.97 for members and $89.97 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Marketing a Resume Writing Business
    Bob Thilmont
    Originally Recorded November 4, 2011 

    Are you struggling with your growing business? Operating with a limited marketing budget? Dealing with intense competition both locally and globally? Perhaps you're looking to create alternative revenue streams. 

    Join us as Bob Thilmont, president of Mountain Global, shares expertise gained from 25 years of successful business experience. In this seminar you will learn: 

    • A clearer understanding of your "Unique" Value Proposition
    • How to build your personal brand
    • How to articulate your message in a crowded market
    • How to leverage your skills in collaboration with other service providers
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    I've Made it This Far in My Business - Now What?!
    Stephanie Shaw
    Originally Recorded August 26, 2011

    You have worked hard to grow your businesses and have beat the odds of involuntary shut-down that face most entrepreneurs within their first two years of business. Let's face it, times are tough, but you've survived! How do you go from just surviving, to thriving?  How do you thrive without sacrificing why you went into business in the first place? Is it possible to even find an extra hour a day, and maybe even to start sleeping at night? During this one hour webinar, participants will learn how to break through the barriers to take their business to the next level. Specifically, participants will learn:

    • How to manage the three "Ts" - Team, Technology, and Tasks.  We're not talking about hiring, we're not talking about computers, and we're not talking about getting more organized!
    • Walk away with tools on how to, "Appear Larger Than Yourself" while maintaining the speed and flexibility critical to small business success and growth
    • Some of the Myths and Truths about working ON your business, and not IN your business
    • Design an action plan to share with an accountability partner to start breaking through today!
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Facebook Fan Pages - Advanced Class (Webinar)
    Laura Orsini
    Originally Recorded August 19, 2011 

    This advanced class will pick up where Facebook Fan Page Basics left off. Advanced class participants have grasped the value of a Facebook Fan Page and the fundamentals of creating one. Now they will learn, in detail, how to create a personalized Fan Page with images, colored text, and text links.

    In this two-hour teleseminar, you will:

    • Review the basics of creating a Facebook Fan Page.
    • Create up to 10 tabs for your Fan Page.
    • Use simple coding to bold, underline, and italicize words.
    • Learn to add colors to your fonts.
    • Learn to insert graphics into your pages.
    • Learn to create text links on your pages.
    • Learn to insert a PayPal "buy now" button on your pages.
    • Learn what to put on your fan page.
    • Learn how to promote your page and increase your "Likes."
    • Get an overview of Facebook ads.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Facebook Fan Page Basics
    Laura Orsini
    Originally Recorded June 24, 2011 

    With 500,000,000 undefined users, Facebook is no longer an option for promoting your business. It’s a must. One of the best ways to use the most popular social network in the world is by building a Fan Page. In this teleseminar, you will learn:

    • The definition of social media
    • Why Facebook is important to your business
    • It’s all about the relationships
    • What a Fan Page is
    • How a Facebook Fan Page differs from a Faceboook group
    • Why it’s important to get over your fear of coding and use HTML to stand out
    • What to put on your fan page
    • How to promote your page and increase your "Likes"
    • A quick overview of Facebook ads
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    How to Attract, Qualify, and Book the Perfect Client
    Aricia E. LaFrance, MSE
    Originally Recorded July 16, 2010 

    Are most of your clients ideal customers - fun to work with, happy to pay your fees, appreciative of your expertise? Or is it a hit and miss affair? In this class, Aricia LaFrance will help participants...

    • Understand how to attract clients that are a perfect fit.
    • Screen clients prior to accepting them.
    • Refuse clients with the potential of consuming an inordinate amount of time and energy and still not being happy.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    LinkedIn for Business (webinar)
    Jason Alba
    Originally Recorded March 11, 2011 

    Are you getting the full value out of LinkedIn? We tell our clients how important it is for the job search, but it is just as important that we use LinkedIn to boost our business profile. Jason Alba is the recognized guru of LinkedIn, whether for job search or business development. Join us to learn more about this powerful social media tool will help you market your business and your brand.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Marketing Your Resume Writing Business on a Shoestring Budget
    Charlotte Weeks
    Originally Recorded February 25, 2011 

    Participants will learn multiple strategies to market their business, with options for different platforms (e.g., online, in-person, etc.). Each strategy costs less than $100 a month, and many are free.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    • List of 25 free and low-cost marketing methods.
    • Weekly Activity Goals handout to maximize your marketing time.
    • Tracking log to monitor results of activities.
    • Choosing Your Marketing Activities Form to determine which strategies work best for you.
    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    Charge What You Are Worth and Feel Great About Selling Your Services
    Jason E. Rosado
    Originally Recorded July 23, 2010 

    Do you feel you spend too much time and energy working with prospects, only to find out that you are giving away your services for free?

    Are you conducting free strategic-planning sessions, doing free resume critiques or offering free advice in an effort to close the sale? Then after giving, giving and giving, you find that your sales process hits a dead end?

    These are big problems that plague many service-providing entrepreneurs, or "servicepreneurs."

    And, like many of these servicepreneurs, you are probably so eager to help others and demonstrate the value of your services that you might be giving away too much of your work for free. Suddenly, you find yourself in this midst of this very uncomfortable and unprofitable dilemma: 

    How do you show expertise, ability, and value in an ethical and service-oriented way without "giving away the farm?"

    During this teleseminar, Jason will introduce you to the five steps of the AWARE Sales System™ and tell you how to use it as a template for creating your own customized sales process. After participating in this teleseminar,you will know how to ...

    • Provide tons of value and service to your prospective clients
    • Drive their motivation and enthusiasm to move forward with their career goals, and
    • Help them make one of the best career decisions possible, by contracting your services without hesitation or worry!

    Together with business coach Jason Rosado, you will co-create your customized and highly effective sales formula that targets your ideal client using the AWARE Sales System™.

    The "AWARE" system, which Jason created and has refined over the years, enables you to provide tremendous service and value without giving away all your expertise, so prospective clients will want to hire and work with you. At the same time, it also helps you uncover all the areas in which your clients need assistance, so they get even better results and value, stay with you longer, and rave about your work to others.

    And on top if it all, you will finally feel GREAT about sales, because you are creating a true "win-win partnership" by providing tremendous help to others and being well rewarded.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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      How to Get a Rush of New High-Paying Clients in Your Area
    By Leeza Byers, CPRW, CEIP, C5SI, CPCC, GCDF

    Previously Recorded October 25, 2013, 1pm Eastern

    Have you thought lately, “I just feel like I don’t know what to say to get new clients”?

    Are you tired of not knowing how to answer the question, “So, what do you do?” Are ready to have a response that makes people say, “I need you!”?

    Do you wish you could start charging what you know you’re worth and have people happily pay you?


    Then join Leeza for this value-packed teleseminar! During your time with Leeza, you will learn to:
    • Own your value and stop undercharging by identifying your ideal clients
    • Stop the price comparison game and get people excited to choose you
    • Stop hearing “I have to think about it” and close more sales by using six simple words
    • Create an unpaid sales force that is happy to promote you and your services through powerful strategic alliances
    Leeza’s also going to share one of her most recent strategic alliances with recruiter Sean Stovall, who’s also passionate about helping job seekers, with his trade-secret tool – Job Search AnalystTM which puts job seekers’ search into turbo charge!

    Leeza Byers, CPRW, CEIP, C5SI, CPCC, GCDF is President and Co-founder of Byers Workforce Solutions – a company devoted to the success of job seekers, “solo-preneurs,” and “mom-preneurs” in the career industry.

    Leeza spent a little more than two years wrestling with the idea of leaving the security of her corporate paycheck. For Leeza, that decision was both exhilarating and petrifying. Success was not instant for Leeza. She wrestled for the first year in business. Although she had some clients, without a mentor and without any business-building knowledge, her resume and coaching business was barely making enough income to survive. Leeza’s prevailing belief was, “Someone out there HAS the recipe for building a successful business, and I intend to find it.” And with that, she made the decision to study six- and seven-figure entrepreneurs.

    With relentless determination, she immersed herself in their programs; bought their books/audios; enrolled in their live seminars; listened to hundreds of teleseminars; and, most importantly, hired several of them to coach her one-on-one. To the tune of more than $20K, Leeza invested her own money in discovering exactly what it took to create a successful business. However, Leeza’s greatest accomplishment is having the courage to laser-focus her marketing (which means saying “no” to non-ideal clients) and doubling her income while taking off Fridays and Mondays to be a mom.

    Leeza has teamed up with one of her business mentors – Jane Garee. In just six months in Jane’s VIP Sales RockstarTM Program, Leeza earned thousands of dollars in sales. Now, Leeza is dedicated to working with “solo-preneurs” and “mom-preneurs” in the career industry to help others unleash their inner Sales Rockstar to make more money, serve more people, and live the life they always thought they would have when they decided to become a business owner.

    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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      Back to the Basics: How to Turn Cold Calls into Hot Sales

    By Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed
    Originally Recorded November 15, 2013, 1pm Eastern

    Just as the most effective way of identifying job leads is talking to a person at the company; the most effective way of reaching customers is a personal call. Cold calls are usually not considered as a viable sales strategy in our industry. However, by using a structured approach, you can turn cold calls into hot new business and future opportunities for your career services.

    In this teleseminar, participants will learn how to:
    • Identify potential business partners.
    • Develop the cold-calling script.
    • Conduct the actual cold call.
    • Respond appropriately to negative and positive responses.
    • Track and follow-up on cold-calls.
    Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed (Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation) is a Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (CFJST) and Certified Federal Career Coach (CFCC). Since 2004, she has coached job seekers to write accomplishment-based federal résumés, cover letters, and private industry résumés and strategize and execute results-based job searches/interviews. Learn more at her website: www.fedjobseeker.com.

    Her expertise in analyzing education and work history to create accomplishment-based statements for specific vacancies comes from more than 20 years in human resources and workforce development in the federal government and private industry. She has spoken at The NRWA conference and delivered several workshops on career services topics to public and private organizations.


    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    How to Design an Eye-Catching Resume: Formatting Tips and Tricks for the Modern Resume

    Melanie L. Denny, MBA

    Originally Recorded January 31, 2014

    This teleseminar qualifies for 1 CEU!


    Are you looking for new ways to present your clients’ value on paper? Do you struggle creatively to format resumes  so they are unique and attractive? Are you sick and tired of producing boring looking résumés  that look the same client after client? Content is king, but aesthetics are easy on the eyes. It’s just as important to make your clients’ resumes inviting and easy to read. Learn innovative design techniques within Microsoft Office to create a resume that not only reads exceptionally but pops visually.

    In this teleseminar, participants will learn how to:

    • Best organize information, so the “good stuff” jumps out at the reader.
    • Use color tastefully without over-saturating the page.
    • Strategically place graphics (icons, graphs, text boxes, etc.) to catch the reader’s attention without overcrowding the document.
    • Manipulate margins and spacing to create white space and give the illusion of more space while keeping it simple for clients to alter.
    • Incorporate other design elements (lines, separators, bolding, italicizing, bullets, etc.).

    Melanie L. Denny, MBA is a certified professional resume writer who works closely with each job seeker to gain insight on personal strengths, passions, and unique value while pinpointing the client’s distinct personal brand, building the confidence needed to shorten the job search.

    She has written hundreds of resumes for various industries at all levels. Her clients have seen remarkable job-search success as a result of her ability to not only concisely articulate their value on paper but her talent to present that value through eye-catching designsundefinedultimately, helping job seekers differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market.

    Melanie graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration, minor in English, and obtained an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She enjoys the tropical climate of sunny South Florida with her son as her inspiration.


    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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    • January 01, 2017
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    LinkedIn Best Practices for the Savvy Resume Writer
    Boost Your Confidence, Serve Your Clients


    Brenda Bernstein
    Originally Recorded 2/21/14

    Writing LinkedIn profiles has become a must-have skill for every resume writer. If you want to serve your clients well--which we all do!--it is essential to understand best practices and potential pitfalls as you approach writing each client’s profile. Some of the topics we’ll cover:
    • What’s the ONE most important thing to keep in mind when writing a LinkedIn profile?
    • How should I approach writing a profile for a “stealth” job seeker?
    • How do I decide what keywords to put in the headline?
    • Is there a way to use all 2,000 characters in the summary without putting the reader to sleep?
    • Do I write the summary in the 1st person or 3rd person?
    We will review all of these topics and more--complete with sample headlines and summaries to make the knowledge practical and concrete. If you write LinkedIn profiles for your clients, you will gain confidence and the ability to build your LinkedIn profile practice!

    Brenda Bernstein left a public interest law career to become a resume writer in 2009. Several years later, she authored How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile - a long-time #1 best-seller on Amazon that has now been featured in Forbes and Fortune magazines. Her newest books, How to Write a WINNING Resume and How to Write a STELLAR Executive Resume, are tailored to both job seekers and resume writers and have already been credited with job search success. Brenda is a Certified Master Resume Writer with a thriving writing practice, The Essay Expert LLC; she is a Senior Law School Admissions Consultant with Kaplan, Inc. and worked for one year at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Career Services Office. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. Brenda's clients reliably obtain sought-after job interviews and admission to top schools. Her website is www.TheEssayExpert.com.


    One hour teleseminar is $19.99 for members and $29.99 for nonmembers.

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