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

    • October 09, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    Register



    Writing Excellence

    Reach for Excellence

    Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET October 9 - December 11, 2019
    (skipping week of Thanksgiving)

    Member Rate: $1295 | Nonmember Rate: $1470

    The Writing Excellence 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.



    • November 04, 2019
    • June 07, 2021
    • 20 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

    • November 07, 2019
    • December 12, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 33
    Register



    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Fall 2019

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    90-minute sessions will take place on Thursdays from

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m., ET on the following dates:

    November 7, November 14, November 21, December 5, & December 12.

    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, 90-minute sessions conducted via GotoWebinar.
    • 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: $595 | Nonmember Rate: $770**

    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.

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

    Participants who receive a score of >85% 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.


    • December 13, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register


    How to Create Graphically Beautiful, Yet ATS-Friendly Resumes

    Presented by Marie Plett, CERM, CPRW

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., ET 

    Stop scapegoating applicant tracking software (ATS) as your reason for creating plain, black and white resumes that blend into employers’ piles with the rest of the zebras! You need to make your clients stand out among the herd with stunning, vivid presentations that excel through even the most finnicky/tricky ATS programs. Marie will cover comprehensive information on how modern ATS translates resume elements; simple ideas and quick ATS-friendly designs that can visually transform any resume in mere minutes; and a full demonstration on how a pure ASCII resume (saved as a .docx file) can be turned into a graphic resume without compromising any of its original integrity.

    In this webinar you will learn how to:

    • Everything ATS accepts and rejects
    • How various symbols are changed in ATS
    • How to keep your presentation within ATS megabyte limits
    • Basic MS Word design techniques
    • Machiavellian strategies for getting all necessary data through the systems


    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. It will be recorded and distributed to all participants. Not CEU eligible.

    About Marie Plett:

    Marie Plett is a Certified Executive Resume Master who first became obsessed with resumes when she was only 12 years old and tasked with helping her recruiter parents screen out bad applications, sifting through large piles of eye-catching resumes printed out in a wide variety of papers, card stocks, and even laminates. She now works hard to bring resumes back to their “glory days” by teaching ATS-friendly design techniques to other resume writers.

    Though she started her professional career developing graphics and apparel for some of the world’s most popular fashion brands, she followed her true calling to become a resume writer and founded AspirationsResume.com in 2004. She now uses her considerable graphic design skills to create exceptional resumes that have won 2 ROAR Awards and 14 TORI Awards since 2016.

    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
    • September 15, 2020
    • New Orleans, LA


Past events

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 04, 2019 Advisory Board Development Meeting
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 ▬ 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

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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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