Recommended Books for the NCRW

As part of the CEU requirements for both new and renewing NCRWs, you may submit a limited number of book reviews.

Have your CEUs recorded by sending an e-mail to the CEU Admin Manager. IMPORTANT: Please maintain your own personal CEU file so that any record-keeping discrepancies can be quickly resolved.


Book Review CEU Policies

Non-NCRWs: Ten CEUs in the three years prior to submitting a sample resume and cover letter.

Two CEUs for every book review, up to a maximum of six CEUs. To get credit, you must submit a two-page summary of the book and include an overview that describes its compliance or non-compliance with The NRWA Study Guide. Indicate whether you would recommend this book for the approved book list and why. (Note: Books need to have been published within the past 5 years).

NCRWs: 15 CEUs every three years to maintain certification.

Two CEUs for every book review. To get credit, you must submit a two-page summary of the book and include an overview that describes its compliance or non-compliance with The NRWA Study Guide. Indicate whether you would recommend this book for the approved book list and why. (Note: Books need to have been published within the past 5 years).


Recommended Books

NOTE: The books listed on this page do not necessarily comply with the guidelines of the Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) Study Guide. Please refer to the Study Guide for information on NCRW concepts and strategies.

Resume Writing:
Resume Magic, Susan Britton Whitcomb, 2010
Knock 'em Dead Resumes, Martin Yate, 2012
Resumes for Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2011
Federal Resume Guidebook, Kathryn Troutman, 2011
The Copywriter's Handbook, Robert W. Bly, 2010
The Overnight Resume, Donald Asher, 2010
Happy About my Resume, Barbara Safani, 2008
How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters, Pat Criscito, 2013


Cover Letters:
Gallery of Best Cover Letters, David Noble, 2012
Cover Letter Magic, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2010
Cover Letters for Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2009
Best Cover Letters for $100K+ Jobs, Wendy Enelow, 2001

Resume Samples:
Gallery of Best Resumes, David Noble, 2011
Resumes that Pop!, Pat Criscito, 2010
Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives
Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2011
Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2011
Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2011
Expert Resumes for Career Changers, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2010
Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2010
Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark, 2009


Please Note: The links to purchase these books are affiliate links and The NRWA will receive a small percentage of your purchase cost. You are free to order these book from any retailer you choose.



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