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  • July 26, 2018 10:00 PM | Michelle Dumas (Administrator)

    The NRWA’s Writing Excellence Program features 11 modules with live instructor-led webinars, in-depth feedback on assignments, and other resources for professional resume writers who want to move their writing from mediocre to magnificent. It is available to NRWA members for $1,295.

    For the 2018 conference in Seattle, a donation has been made to award full tuition to an NRWA member whose career or business would benefit from them completing this course.


    If you are an NRWA member and have less than 5 years of experience in the field, we encourage you to apply! Tell us in up to 500 words why you joined the NRWA and what the Writing Excellence Program would mean for your career or business. The recipient will be selected by donors Michelle Swanson, NCRW, and Virginia Franco, NCRW, based on several factors including dedication to the resume-writing field.


    Submit your entry by August 1, 2018 to We will announce the winner at this fall’s 2018 NRWA Conference in Seattle (the winner does not have to be present to win).


    The only prerequisites to enrolling in the program are an understanding of basic resume and cover letter fundamentals, a willingness to accept and apply critical feedback, and a desire to move one’s writing skills from mediocre to magnificent.

    Sessions are designed to take participants through each step of creating a resume and cover letter, from planning the initial strategy to final editing and proofreading.

    Writing Excellence is taught by Norine Dagliano, who has helped job seekers and professionals in career transition for >30 years. Norine is a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW) and member of the NCRW Commission grading team. She has developed and delivered numerous webinars and workshops and presented at multiple annual conferences.

  • July 26, 2018 9:54 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    LinkedIn Marketing 101: Tips to Market and Brand Your Business
    Thursday, August 9, 5:00 p.m. – 6: 00 p.m., ET


    There is no doubt that LinkedIn is a great tool to enhance your overall marketing strategy. Why? Because that’s where your ideal customers go for professional content.

    To understand LinkedIn as a marketing tool, and to sell services beyond rewriting profiles, career professionals MUST know how to use and understand the platform.

    With LinkedIn adding hundreds of customers daily to its member rosters, webinar attendees will learn how to elevate their personal and business profile on the site and showcase their offerings to potential clients.

    Taught by NRWA member Nickquolette Barrett, a Career Development Strategist and Founder/CEO of iRock Development Solutions, whose experience spans a 26+ year corporate career with over 16 years of leadership experience in corporate training, sales, insurance operations, advertising and marketing.

  • June 08, 2018 2:07 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    Increasing Average Order Size Starts with YOU! Define…Create…Offer!
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., ET


  • June 08, 2018 1:51 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

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  • April 19, 2018 8:36 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    Announcing the NRWA’s annual resume writing competition –
    Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes (ROAR)

    Don’t Miss This Incredible Opportunity!

    All Entries MUST be Submitted by July 20th.

    Winners will be revealed at the NRWA 2018 conference in Seattle.

    * Increase Your Credibility *

    * Raise Your Visibility *

    * Grow Your Business *

    * Prove That Your Resumes are Among the BEST of the BEST *

    First-place winners in each of the segments and categories will receive:

    • FREE one-year membership/renewal in the NRWA ($175 value!).
    • Formal recognition at the 2018 Conference
    • Promotional exposure through the NRWA newsletter, website, social media, and more
    • Submit your entries today! Don’t miss the deadline!

    Step 1: Choose your experience level so your entries will be judged against your peers.

    • Experienced Writers (more than 5 years of experience)
    • New Writers (up to 5 years of experience)

    Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the categories.

    • Creative Design: Think color and formatting. Judges will be evaluating the visual elements as well as the content… Is your resume visually exciting to look at while still delivering solid content, strong strategy, and ease of reading? Use your imagination, but make sure the resume promotes the candidate’s talent, not just a fun design.
    • Modern Classic: This resume will have a familiar, yet strategic structure and layout. Fonts will be standard, sections will align with broadly accepted best practices, and layout will enable reader to immediately find information often looked for by recruiters. Judges will be evaluating strategy, content, ease of reading, and spacing/layout.

    Step 3: Select up to three of your BEST resumes representing any industry or profession for each of the two categories (up to six entries per contestant). Fictionalize all names, addresses, and company names and prepare a strategy statement for each entry.

    Step 4:  Familiarize yourself with all the guidelines and judging criteria. ( and submit your entries. Just $20 per entry for members and $40 per entry for non-members.

    Register your entries today and get ready to ROAR!

    Testimonials from Past ROAR Winners

    “The 4 ROAR awards I won in the first couple of years of the ROAR Awards competition, made a tremendous difference in not only my credibility with clients, but also my confidence in charging at the level I am continually told I should be charging. My referrals have soared since winning, to the tune of about 85% of my business; I think my clients get a kick out of having award-winning resumes. Almost all of the new inquiries I receive mention the fact they reached out to me because of my awards. Last, but definitely not least, I place high value on my awards, given the caliber of judges on the ROAR panels. Thank you, NRWA, for providing this opportunity – it has helped me and my business grow in so many ways!” 

    -- Lucie Yeomans, Sick Résumés 
    ROAR winner, 2016 and 2017

    "Winning multiple ROAR awards has been incredibly positive for my business and my confidence! When clients ask to see samples, I steer them to my award-winning online samples (e.g., on the NRWA website), which boosts my credibility tenfold! I’ve landed more clients and sales because of these honors and recognition! Plus, I’ve gained much more respect from my clients when it comes to strategies and advice on their career marketing materials!"

    -- Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
    ROAR winner, 2015, 2016 and 2017

  • April 19, 2018 8:32 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    See you in Seattle in October?!? We hope so!

    Registration is now open for the 2018 NRWA Conference in Seattle, Oct. 4-6. The program features more than 24 sessions, focusing on resume writing and design, content development, job search techniques, sales and marketing strategies, additional profit centers, branding, business management topics, and more. You’ll learn cutting-edge ideas and insights that will help you serve your clients today while preparing for the future of job search.

    Attendees receive 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits. If you’ve been considering pursuing the Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) certification, attending the conference is a great way to jumpstart the process and earn the required number of CEs.

    To register for the conference, CLICK HERE.

  • March 23, 2018 1:48 PM | Michelle Dumas (Administrator)

    The NRWA announces three session choices for 2018!!!

    11-Week Live Program:
    Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST
    May 16 – July 25 

    5-Week Accelerated Live Program:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    10:00-11:30 a.m. EST
    Aug. 28 – Sept. 27

    11-Week Live Program:
    Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EST
    Oct. 11 – Dec. 20 

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