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As a career professional, you are constantly reminding your clients of the importance of continuing education and staying on top of the trends. We know all too well the importance of learning in career success. And, as we get busy helping others, we often don't make time for our own continuing education!

The NRWA strives to provide on-demand, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals including webinars and convenient training. The goal of each of these is to help you maintain your skills, build your credibility, and stay on top of the industry's dynamic trends at your convenience.

Cover Letters That Open Doors

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Presented by Georgia Adamson, NCRW, NCOPE, MRW, ACRW, CERM, CPRW, CJSS 

Friday, February 21, 2020

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., ET

Cover letters deserve more careful attention than they sometimes get. Writers who want to serve their clients well tend to look for ways to make their cover letters deliver maximum impact and value.

In this webinar, Georgia will share ideas about an approach that aims to achieve that goal and has delivered encouraging results.

In this presentation you will learn how to:
  • Engage employer interest and keep their attention.
  • Build a story around your client's value and its importance to employers.
  • Avoid mistakes that result in letters that no one wants to read.

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        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 Georgia Adamson:

        Georgia Adamson

        Georgia Adamson, NCRW, NCOPE, CERM, owner of A Successful Career, has been creating resumes and cover letters since the Dark Ages. At least, that’s how it sometimes feels to her! The upside of her longevity in the careers industry is that she has had ample opportunity to learn a lot about what works well and what doesn’t. Her clients reap the benefit of this extensive experience.

        As a former English teacher and executive assistant, Georgia has always focused on producing quality work—accurate, clear communications that serve a useful purpose. Since founding her resume-writing business in 1993, she has partnered with a diverse range of clients—now mostly senior managers and executives. However, her goal hasn’t changed: to make sure clients’ career-marketing tools compellingly present them to potential employers.

        Mastering the Resume Writing Process: Writing Better, Faster, and More Efficiently

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        Presented by Freddie Cheek, MS Ed., NCOPE, CWDP, CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW

        PART 1: March 13, 2020, 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET

        PART 2: March 27, 2020, 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET

        This webinar will guide attendees through 2 sessions. Each presentation offers valuable information on the steps and strategies for collecting, processing, organizing, and using client information in writing resumes and cover letters. The tips and techniques offered will enable attendees to complete writing projects in a more efficient, complete, and accelerated manner. Each presentation is a stand-alone webinar, so you can take one or both.

        PART 1: March 13, 2020; 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET

        Gathering what you need to develop complete and impactful job search documents.

        • Collaborating with your clients to identify a specific career and job search goal, explain your strategy and content plans, and prepare them for contributing to the process.
        • Optimizing the intake interview including explaining what information is needed for the resume, sharing tips for helping clients discover their contributions and accomplishments, and requesting annotated job postings.
        • Using homework questionnaires to solicit relevant information for drafting impactful and outcome-based content. (Sample worksheets, information-gathering options, and examples of outcome-based bullets are included).
        • Selecting the appropriate resume format (chrono, functional, or combo) and design/layout to fit the work experience, downplay issues, match the job target/career field, and support the content and career goal.

        PART 2: March 27, 2020; 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET

        Reviewing, organizing, and using submitted materials in an expedient manner.

        • Marking, separating, and organizing the information, including education, experience, references, skills, and accomplishments.
        • Matching and labeling skills and experience from target job postings to work into the resume job descriptions, core competencies, and accomplishments, as well as the cover letter content.
        • Analyzing performance/job reviews, “attaboy” emails, awards, and references.
        • Evaluating accomplishment statements to include CAR information.
        • Building the documents by piecing together the marked and organized information, working from the bottom up, smoothing out the writing, and adding original phrases. (Handouts with resume writing tips and mistakes to avoid are included).
        • Condensing, condensing, condensing and then proofreading, proofreading, proofreading.

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                Pricing for this 2-part webinar:

                NRWA Members

                Single webinar: $19.99  |  Both webinars: $32.50


                Single webinar: $39.99  |  Both webinars: $70.00

                Each presentation will be recorded and distributed to all registered participants. Each  webinar is eligible for one CEU credit.

                About Freddie Cheek:

                Freddie Cheek, M.S. Ed., NCOPE, CWDP, CCM, MCD, CPRW, CARW, has 30 years’ experience encompassing résumé writing, job search training, career coaching, adult education, and human resources (the last 20 years as an independent career-services business owner and operator). In addition to managing her business, she serves as a contract résumé writer and job search/interview coach.

                Freddie’s articles and reviews have appeared in several publications, samples of her résumés and cover letters are featured in more than 20 books, and her interview and job search advice is included in seven books, including Interview Magic and Job Search Magic. She is actively involved in her profession as a member of the National Résumé Writers’ Association (NRWA), with past roles as President of the Association of Job Search Trainers (AJST), Advisory Board member of Career Master’s Institute (CMI), and VP of Membership for Career Directors International (CDI), where she also received the prestigious CDI President’s Choice Award.

                An engaging public speaker, Freddie has presented workshops for job seekers, career changers, and job search professionals at state and national conferences in the U.S. and Canada. Her presentations have been described as helpful, informative, humorous, practical, thorough, and energizing.

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