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THE NATIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITERS' ASSOCIATION

Setting the standard for excellence ~ Established 1997

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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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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

    • November 04, 2019
    • (EST)
    • April 08, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 54 sessions
    • Conference Call

    This is a committee meeting for the NRWA. For more information on how to join the committee, please email info@thenrwa.com

    • May 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed

    Virtual Business Talk

    NRWA Virtual Business Talk

    This week's topic:

    Maximizing Your NRWA Membership

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., ET
    Members Only

    Stay connected with your NRWA colleagues. Join us for a Virtual Business Talk, a free video meeting exclusively for NRWA members. We will feature different industry veterans to guide discussions on topics that are most impacting your business in these unprecedented times. There is no cost to join, but please register here so we know you’ll be there and we can share secure instructions on how to join us via Zoom.

    • May 28, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Virtual Coffee Break with the NRWA - Bring your favorite mug of coffee or tea and connect with colleagues.

    NRWA Virtual Coffee Break

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., ET
    Members Only

    Stay connected with your NRWA colleagues. Join us for a Virtual Coffee Break, a free video chat exclusively for NRWA members. Bring your favorite coffee, tea, or other beverage, log in, and let us know how you’re doing. There is no cost to join, but please register here so we know you’ll be there and we can share secure instructions on how to join us via Zoom.

    • June 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 13, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    (Summer 2020 Session)

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET June 18 - August 13, 2020

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,295*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,595

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.



    • June 19, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • webinar
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    Creating High-Impact Headlines and Powerful Summaries

    Presented by Bridget (Weide) Brooks

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., ET 

    The top 1/3 of the resume is critical to attracting employer attention. In this information-packed webinar, participants will learn how to use this valuable real estate to set their clients apart by creating impactful headlines and summaries — incorporating ATS-friendly keywords — to help candidates secure interviews.

    Participants will learn…

    • Plug-and-play formulas for developing powerful branding headlines for your clients.
    • How to create the "hook" that will make writing the rest of the resume a lot easier.
    • The five letters that you must keep at the forefront when writing headlines and summaries.
    • The critical question for assessing a summary that resume writers need to ask themselves before finalizing the draft.

    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. It will be recorded and distributed to all participants. Eligible for 1 CEU.

    About Bridget (Weide) Brooks:

    Bridget has been writing resumes with Image Building Communications in Omaha, Nebraska, since 1996. She is the editor of Resume Writers' Digest, a trade newsletter for professional resume writers, and the founder of the BeAResumeWriter.com resource site for career-industry professionals. Bridget has a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was the inaugural recipient of the NRWA's "Industry Hero" award and is a three-time presenter at NRWA conferences.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.

    • July 30, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 50
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    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Summer 2020

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    Two-hour sessions will take place on Thursdays from

    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET on the following dates:

    July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, and August 27

    A Groundbreaking Certification

    As the only nonprofit dedicated to supporting resume writers and career professionals, the NRWA is delighted to announce the launch of this powerful certification program designed to help you help job seekers by unleashing the power of LinkedIn.

    Certification Includes

    • 5 weekly, live, two-hour sessions conducted via GotoWebinar.
    • Handouts for each session, resource pages, copy of all presentation slides and homework sheets
    • Recorded sessions, which will remain active for 90 days following the conclusion of the certification program.
    • An NCOPE Certification logo for you to proudly display on your website and personal business marketing collateral.
    • Three CEU credits.

    Member Rate: $750 | Nonmember Rate: $925**

    Pricing includes all handouts, homework, & a multiple-choice certification* quiz.

    *Given the speed with which LinkedIn practices evolve, certification is valid for one year. The annual recertification fee is $129. To recertify, you will be required to watch two 90-minute webinars and pass two corresponding quizzes with a combined score of 80%. 

    **Nonmember rate includes one-year membership with the NRWA.

    Participants who receive a score of >80% on the end-of-course multiple-choice exam will earn certification.

    Educational materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute educational materials.

    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.


    • August 21, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • webinar
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    Make Bonus Bucks by Offering Bio Services

    Presented by Ruth Pankratz, MBA, NCRW, NCOPE, MRW, CPRW, CHJMC

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., ET 

    Many professionals are unaware of the career documents needed to establish their professional brand, to search for jobs, or to apply to board of director positions. If you are selling career services, consider adding bios as a service option. Ruth will review bio purposes, uses, and content structure, as well common mistakes to avoid. You will:

    • Discover bio types and uses.
    • Learn how to structure bios to streamline writing efforts.
    • Create pricing and promotion strategies.

    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. It will be recorded and distributed to all participants. It qualifies for 1 CEU.

    About Ruth Pankratz:

    Ruth’s background includes expertise in resume writing, job search strategies, interview assistance, marketing, personal branding, content development, and curriculum development. She is the owner of Gabby Communication.

    Ruth is an active member with the NRWA, CTL, PARW, and SHRM. She is a featured blogger for Andrew Hudson’s Job List and is a resume expert and career consultant for Lee Hecht Harrison International CEO team. Ruth graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Kennesaw State University.


    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to AdminManager@TheNRWA.com when you register for the course/webinar.

    • September 13, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • New Orleans, LA


    • September 13, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • September 15, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Royal Sonesta - New Orleans, Louisiana
    Register

    Registration includes full conference program worth 10 NCRW CEs and break refreshments on Sunday; breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on Monday and Tuesday.

    Conference attendees also get complimentary entrance to the Sunday evening Welcome Reception!

    Members need to log in to access membership pricing. 

Past events

May 22, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
May 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 19, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 15, 2020 Webinar - Teach College Students and New Grads to Fish to Ensure a Lifetime of Success
May 14, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 12, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 07, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 05, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 30, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
April 28, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 23, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
April 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 17, 2020 Webinar - Jobscan - Why Should I Use It?
April 02, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Spring 2020
March 27, 2020 Webinar - Mastering the Resume Writing Process: Writing Better, Faster, and More Efficiently
March 18, 2020 New Business Owner Quarterly Call
March 12, 2020 Experienced Business Owner Quarterly Call
March 10, 2020 NRWA Sales Mastery Course - Spring 2020
February 27, 2020 Sales Mastery Lunch and Learn
February 21, 2020 Webinar - Cover Letters That Open Doors
February 12, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program
January 24, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
January 17, 2020 Webinar - Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies to Rock Your Business in 2020
January 16, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Winter 2020
December 13, 2019 Webinar - How to Create Graphically Beautiful, Yet ATS-Friendly Resumes
November 18, 2019 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
November 15, 2019 Webinar - Less Stress, Better Results: New Mindsets for the New Year
November 14, 2019 EBO Quarterly Call ** Let's Discuss Marketing for 2020 - What Worked In 2019
November 07, 2019 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2019
November 04, 2019 Advisory Board Development Meeting
October 09, 2019 Writing Excellence: Reach for Excellence (FALL SESSION)
October 04, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - Using a Lead Magnet for Automatic Follow Up and Consistent Sales
October 01, 2019 NRWA Sales Mastery Course
September 23, 2019 The NRWA 2019 Conference Cruise
September 20, 2019 Webinar - Value-Added Services to Offer to Your Clients
August 16, 2019 Webinar - Spinning Straw into Gold: Resumes and Cover Letters for the Inexperienced Job Seeker
July 19, 2019 Webinar - Your Business “Storefront”: Expanding Your Brand through Google My Business
June 28, 2019 Webinar - The Resume Handshake: Creating Professional Summaries Hiring Managers Will Want to Read
June 07, 2019 Webinar - Countdown to the Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
May 17, 2019 Webinar - Let's Talk About the Healthcare, Academic, & International CV!
April 12, 2019 Webinar - Prep Your Clients for Success: 10 Tips for Job-Winning Interviews
March 15, 2019 Webinar - The LinkedIn Flipside: What Hiring Reps REALLY See When Your Clients Apply Online Through LinkedIn
February 22, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - How to Rock Your Writing and Your Business in 2019!
February 04, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
January 25, 2019 Webinar - How I Made $41K+ From Webinars This Year
January 23, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
December 14, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
December 07, 2018 Webinar - Generating Cover Letter Income by Adding the Human Touch to Ignite an Interview
December 06, 2018 NCOPE Class
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
March 02, 2018 NCRW Commission Meeting
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 ▬ Systemized Approach to Offering Job Searching Services (4 CE's)
October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Writing the Full Spectrum of Career Documents (4 CE's)
October 03, 2017 The NRWA Annual Board Strategic Planning Meeting

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