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The mission of the National Résumé Writers' Association, a nonprofit trade association for professional resume writers, is to increase the visibility of the industry, encourage ethical practices, promote excellence, and raise industry standards through peer marketing and training.

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The NRWA strives to provide on-demand, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals including webinars and convenient training. Maintain your skills, build your credibility, and stay on top of the industry's dynamic trends. Learn about our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • March 02, 2018
    • February 01, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Teleconference

    The NCRW commission meets on the first Friday of every month. For information, contact Certification Director Sally McIntosh,

    • December 07, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar

    Generating Cover Letter Income by Adding the Human Touch to Ignite an Interview

    Friday, December 7, 2018
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., ET 

    Are you hearing this fake news that the cover letter is dead; nobody reads cover letters anymore or cover letters are a waste of time; well don’t believe it. We hear this so much based on naysayers who write negative blogs for fame and not for purpose. Not writing a cover letter is the quick and easy road to take, but in reality, when the right cover letter is used, it can be vital in landing more quality interviews.

    Let’s review the results of my cover letter survey sent to more than 250 hiring managers top companies and recruitment firms where it proves the cover letter is still a powerful tool in landing interviews. We will look at a different view to writing a cover letter that better shows our clients are the best person-fit and let the resume support the skills, education, experience and results fit.

    Takeaways (what can participants expect to learn from attending?):

    • What hiring managers want to read in cover letters, and what is a waste of time/space.
    • How to add a human touch to the cover letter that speaks to want the hiring teams care about along with a call to action that ignites the first interview.
    • Simple techniques that add the needed human voice to cover letters.
    • Increase income by selling more cover letter services at a higher price

    Eligible for one CE credit. This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. It will be recorded and distributed to all participants.

    About Tom Powner

    A career-changer himself and proof it can be done, Tom Powner resigned from a 25-year career in business development, operations and sales leadership to create Career Thinker Inc.

    Motivated by years of viewing thousands of poorly crafted resumes and interviewing more than 1,000+ unprepared applicants, his goal is to provide people with career services, coaching, technology, inspiration and confidence to motivate them to take action and advance their careers.

    He has a broad range of clients, but his sweet spot is preparing future executives.

    Tom serves on the NRWA Board as a Director of Industry and has presented at several NRWA conferences.

    • December 14, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Teleconference please email for dial-in instructions

    Quarterly networking and informational call for the experienced business owners among our members. This call is for NRWA members only. If you want more information on the call and how to participate, please email Virginia Franco at

    • September 23, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 27, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas

    Registration includes full conference program worth 10 NCRW CEs.

    Members need to log in to access membership pricing.

    Nonmembers can choose a nonmember registration option or . . .

    Become an NRWA member and enroll in the conference at a special discounted member rate. You'll actually save money AND enjoy a year's worth of valuable benefits, resources, support, and more!


Past events

November 09, 2018 Webinar - Insightful Information: How to Get It, How to Use It Beyond the Résumé
October 19, 2018 Webinar - Stand Out by Being You: Create a Marketing Message That Attracts Your Ideal Clients While Being Authentic to Who You Are
October 04, 2018 The NRWA Conference (2018)
October 04, 2018 Preconference Workshop: Don’t Be Linked-OUT! Content Writing, Networking and the Technical Backstage
September 13, 2018 Webinar - Create Impact Bullets That Sell Your Clients' ROI Value
August 24, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
July 20, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Closes - Last Day for Entries
July 13, 2018 Webinar - Increasing Average Order Size Starts with YOU! Define…Create…Offer!
June 22, 2018 Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
June 08, 2018 Webinar - Essential Microsoft Word® Shortcuts and Timesavers for Professional Résumé Writers
May 24, 2018 Member Call: Experienced Business Owners
May 18, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
May 17, 2018 Member Call: Military, Workforce, Career Centers
May 11, 2018 Webinar - Best Practices to Keep Your Resume Business Less Prone to Liability
May 04, 2018 Webinar - ATS Two Part Webinar
April 19, 2018 Business Resiliency: Strengthening to Face Business Issues
April 18, 2018 NRWA Board of Directors meeting
April 18, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Opens
March 30, 2018 NRWA Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
March 21, 2018 Board Meeting -- March 2018
March 12, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
March 09, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
February 02, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
November 15, 2017 Final Board Meeting for 2017
November 03, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 2
October 27, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 1
October 18, 2017 Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
October 04, 2017 Public Image Committee Meeting
October 04, 2017 The NRWA Conference (2017)
October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Writing the Full Spectrum of Career Documents (4 CE's)
October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Systemized Approach to Offering Job Searching Services (4 CE's)
October 03, 2017 The NRWA Annual Board Strategic Planning Meeting


The NRWA strives to provide top quality, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals who wish to perfect their resume writing and other career marketing skills. We offer training options for everyone, beginner to seasoned professionals.



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