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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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NRWA 2018 Conference
October 4-6, 2018

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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,

    • September 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • September 16, 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • webinar

    Create Impact Bullets That Sell Your Clients' ROI Value
    Presented on Thursday, September 13, 2018

    If you own a résumé-writing business, you’ve seen first-hand clients with resume- and LinkedIn-profile challenges – from no branding and lack of stories to funky formatting, styling and poor keyword optimization. The most common weakness, however, is a lack of value – especially when it comes to writing bullet points.

    You’ve seen it before – where it looks like they’ve cut and pasted their job description/posting right into the resume. No wonder most hiring managers have a bottle of Tums in their bottom desk drawer!

    As a recruiter, I don’t want to read a resume and say, “Jane has been busy the past 10 years with many responsibilities.” I want to say “Damn, I need to call Jane. Look what she has done over the past 10 years!”

    A resume’s experience section must be value- and not function-based, or it reads like an endless, dull and unimpressive list of job responsibilities. As professional resume writers, it's up to us to ensure resumes are rich in value statements that sell our clients in today’s competitive job market.

    You Will Learn:

    • Techniques that help your clients see their value.
    • Intake questions that open Pandora’s Box.
    • How to turn responsibilities bullets into value/contribution statements.
    • Improved techniques that get clients engaged and excited about their professional value.
    • How to use the CAR method to create resume value statements.

    This webinar is worth 1 CEU.

    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers. 

    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.

    • October 04, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The W Seattle located in the heart of the city of Seattle, Washington at 1112 4th Avenue

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    Preconference Workshop: 

    Don’t Be Linked-OUT! Content Writing, Networking and the Technical Backstage

    Are you ready if the paper resume disappears and is replaced by LinkedIn? Everyday more professionals are securing new career opportunities with LinkedIn as the leading recruitment tool. Our industry is not protected from digital disruption and we cannot sit on the sidelines while technology evolves around us.

    On a scale from 1-10, how do you rate your expertise level with LinkedIn? If you are not a 9 or better, then you should join us for this value-packed workshop.


    Brittney Beck, NCRW, CCELW


    • October 04, 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • October 06, 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • The W Seattle located in the heart of the city of Seattle, Washington at 1112 4th Avenue

    Registration includes full conference program worth 10 NCRW CEs and breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on Friday and Saturday.

    Conference attendees also get complimentary entrance to the Thursday Welcome Reception!

    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!


    • October 19, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • webinar

    Stand Out by Being You: Create a Marketing Message That Attracts Your Ideal Clients While Being Authentic to Who You Are

    Friday, October 19, 2018
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., ET 
    Are you looking for ways to differentiate yourself from your competition? Could you benefit from an understanding of who your ideal client is and how to connect with them? This 90-minute interactive workshop-style webinar will teach resume writers and career coaches to apply Archetypes, a psychology-based framework and a secret tool big companies use to design engaging brands.

    You Will Learn:

      • Create a compelling marketing message that makes you stand out – while infusing your brand personality that reflects your authentic self.
      • Understand your clients’ needs, frustrations, and motivations.
      • Make marketing communications more meaningful, engaging, and authentic.
      • Discover what makes you unique and valuable to your ideal clients.

        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 Charo Pinilla

        Taught by Tapping Your Purpose Founder Charo Pinilla, a certified coach who specializes in the application of archetypes and personality types to achieve career satisfaction and develop personal branding.

        Her articles have appeared in Career Relaunch, Vunela, Career Flow, Seize It, The Quiet Entrepreneur Blog, and Digitalie as well as on LinkedIn Pulse, Medium, and her own blog

        • 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

      Past events

      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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