THE NATIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITERS' ASSOCIATION

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

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

    • October 04, 2017
    • September 05, 2018
    • 12 sessions

    The Public Image Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month to advance promotional initiatives for The NRWA and its members.

    If you are interested in joining us for this important work, please email Mary Jo King: mj@alliancewritingservice.com.


    • October 18, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online. Invitations sent to board members.

    The NRWA strategic planning meeting to develop action plans for strategic objectives. 

    • October 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register

    Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies

    Two-part webinar series with Vered Kogan, Career Strategist and Executive Coach and Beth Colley, Chief Career Strategist of Chesapeake Career Management Services

    Part I Oct. 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

    Part II Nov. 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST

    Do you find working with career changers complicated and complex? Do you dread the idea of having to create several résumés for a client who doesn’t know what he wants to do? Working with professionals who are seeking a major career change is often a complex process that requires a combination of skills utilizing both career coaching and résumé writing techniques. Avoiding the coaching step can potentially prolong your client’s job search and your writing project, and also cause frustration for both parties. On the other hand, knowing how to guide career changers through this process can be rewarding, energizing, and fun.  

    Join us for this two-part webinar on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, where we will present the big-picture-journey of guiding a career changer through the stages of career exploration, résumé and career document development, job search, and job acquisition.

    Part I on Oct. 27 will focus on:

    • „ Categories and nuances of working with different types of career changers.
    • „ Self-assessment and self-reflection with the client, emphasizing career values and motivators.
    • „ How to utilize formal and informal assessments, questionnaires, and resources.
    • „ How to motivate a client to conduct self-directed research of occupations and industries.

    Part II on Nov. 3 will focus on:

    • „ Common barriers to changing careers.
    • „ Formulating writing strategies for career changers.
    • „ Setting goals and realistic expectations.
    • „ Presenting, explaining, and defending some sample résumés and other career documents written for career changers.
    • „ Interview tips for career changers.

    ** Live attendance is NOT required. ALL registrants will receive the recorded link to the webinar. 

    NO additional handouts will be provided.

    *** Interested participants may register for each webinar separately. We strongly encourage participants to register for the entire two-part series to gain the most benefit. To encourage this, we’ve provided the following registration and pricing options.

    Member pricing for both Part I & II: $32.50 (save $7.48 from stand-alone pricing).

    Nonmember pricing for both Part I & II: $70.00 (save $9.98 from stand-along pricing))

    Member pricing for each separate webinar: $19.99

    Nonmember pricing for each separate webinar: $39.99

    About the Presenters

    Beth Colley possesses 17 and a half years of career management experience. After transitioning out of full-time church ministry, she started out as a Resource Specialist and Career Consultant in January 2000 at a government-funded One-Stop Career Center. In June of 2004, when her youngest of two children was born, Beth launched what is now Chesapeake Career Management Services near Annapolis, MD. She possesses mastery-level training and certifications in both résumé writing and career coaching. A career changer herself, Beth brings a powerful punch of expertise, training, and street smarts to working with multiple kinds of career changers. She is currently the Education Director for The NRWA and will begin serving as the organization’s Executive Secretary in January 2018. Although Annapolis is her adopted home, Beth is a true southern girl who drinks sweet iced tea all year long and possesses a B.A. in music from Millsaps College in Jackson, MI. If you listen to her closely enough, you can still detect a slight southern drawl.

    Vered Kogan possesses 14 years of experience as a Professional Executive Coach and Career Transition Coach. She is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF), possesses other advanced coaching certifications, and is also a Master-level practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy.

    Vered began her career as a Civil Engineer. After she earned her M.B.A. from Schulich School of Business she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant and later worked in marketing for Kraft Foods. She also possesses work experience and certifications in Human Resources Management and as a Career Coach with Lee Hecht Harrison.

    Her comprehensive coaching system includes a blend of proven techniques, assessments, and job-transition best practices to help clients navigate the journey of personal and professional transformation. She works with clients to reach beyond their perceived limitations to identify their best-fit career possibilities. Vered lives in Arizona and is an active participant in many local coaching and career management chapters. 

    • November 03, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register

    Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies

    Two-part webinar series with Vered Kogan, Career Strategist and Executive Coach and Beth Colley, Chief Career Strategist of Chesapeake Career Management Services

    Part I Oct. 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

    Part II Nov. 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST

    Do you find working with career changers complicated and complex? Do you dread the idea of having to create several résumés for a client who doesn’t know what he wants to do? Working with professionals who are seeking a major career change is often a complex process that requires a combination of skills utilizing both career coaching and résumé writing techniques. Avoiding the coaching step can potentially prolong your client’s job search and your writing project, and also cause frustration for both parties. On the other hand, knowing how to guide career changers through this process can be rewarding, energizing, and fun.  

    Join us for this two-part webinar on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, where we will present the big-picture-journey of guiding a career changer through the stages of career exploration, résumé and career document development, job search, and job acquisition.

    Part I on Oct. 27 will focus on:

    • „ Categories and nuances of working with different types of career changers.
    • „ Self-assessment and self-reflection with the client, emphasizing career values and motivators.
    • „ How to utilize formal and informal assessments, questionnaires, and resources.
    • „ How to motivate a client to conduct self-directed research of occupations and industries.

    Part II on Nov. 3 will focus on:

    • „ Common barriers to changing careers.
    • „ Formulating writing strategies for career changers.
    • „ Setting goals and realistic expectations.
    • „ Presenting, explaining, and defending some sample résumés and other career documents written for career changers.
    • „ Interview tips for career changers.

    ** Live attendance is NOT required. ALL registrants will receive the recorded link to the webinar. 

    NO additional handouts will be provided.

    *** Interested participants may register for each webinar separately. We strongly encourage participants to register for the entire two-part series to gain the most benefit. To encourage this, we’ve provided the following registration and pricing options.

    Member pricing for both Part I & II: $32.50 (save $7.48 from stand-alone pricing).

    Nonmember pricing for both Part I & II: $70.00 (save $9.98 from stand-along pricing))

    Member pricing for each separate webinar: $19.99

    Nonmember pricing for each separate webinar: $39.99

    About the Presenters

    Beth Colley possesses 17 and a half years of career management experience. After transitioning out of full-time church ministry, she started out as a Resource Specialist and Career Consultant in January 2000 at a government-funded One-Stop Career Center. In June of 2004, when her youngest of two children was born, Beth launched what is now Chesapeake Career Management Services near Annapolis, MD. She possesses mastery-level training and certifications in both résumé writing and career coaching. A career changer herself, Beth brings a powerful punch of expertise, training, and street smarts to working with multiple kinds of career changers. She is currently the Education Director for The NRWA and will begin serving as the organization’s Executive Secretary in January 2018. Although Annapolis is her adopted home, Beth is a true southern girl who drinks sweet iced tea all year long and possesses a B.A. in music from Millsaps College in Jackson, MI. If you listen to her closely enough, you can still detect a slight southern drawl.

    Vered Kogan possesses 14 years of experience as a Professional Executive Coach and Career Transition Coach. She is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF), possesses other advanced coaching certifications, and is also a Master-level practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy.

    Vered began her career as a Civil Engineer. After she earned her M.B.A. from Schulich School of Business she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant and later worked in marketing for Kraft Foods. She also possesses work experience and certifications in Human Resources Management and as a Career Coach with Lee Hecht Harrison.

    Her comprehensive coaching system includes a blend of proven techniques, assessments, and job-transition best practices to help clients navigate the journey of personal and professional transformation. She works with clients to reach beyond their perceived limitations to identify their best-fit career possibilities. Vered lives in Arizona and is an active participant in many local coaching and career management chapters. 

    • November 15, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Regular monthly board meeting. This will be our final meeting in 2017. 

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Celebrating 20 Years | October 4-6, 2017
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 
in Lombard, IL, a suburb of Chicago

REGISTER NOW

2016 ROAR AWARD WINNERS

Creative Design Winner, Sandra Ingemansen

Modern Classic Design Winner,  Sandra Ingemansen

Creative Design Winner, Lucie Yeomans

Modern Classic Design WinnerLucie Yeomans

2017 ROAR Award winners will be announced at the 2017 NRWA conference in Lombard, Illinois.


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