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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.

An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards
& The NCRW Grading Criteria

preparing your resume

Presented by Norine Dagliano, NCRW and Writing Excellence Instructor

Friday, May 22, 2020, 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET


The reviews are in – the Spring Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program was a success!

"It was extremely helpful, and I learned a ton!"

"Norine taught every session as an experienced professional with a tremendous amount of information to share. Highly valuable! Well worth it!"

"Excellent instructor… made herself very available for help outside of class."

If you have been wondering if the Writing Excellence Program is right for you, take this opportunity to get a taste of what the program has to offer while learning how your current skills measure up to NCRW standards. In this webinar, Norine will present all the information and handouts from session one of the nine-session Writing Excellence Program. The presentation will cover the following:

    • The 500-year evolution of the resume.
    • How resumes and cover letters have changed and what’s driving the changes.
    • A side-by-side comparison of the traditional and the modern resume.
    • An overview of modern resume strategies, essential and optional sections to include, and formatting style.
    • A thorough description of the NCRW qualification and exam process.
    • An inside look at the NCRW exam grading criteria and point system.
    • The most common reasons candidates fail to pass the exam.

Anyone who attends the webinar and registers for the Summer cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program – June 18 through August 13, 2020, will receive $25 off the registration fee.

      Register Now!

      Eligible for 1 CEU. This one-hour webinar is free for NRWA members and nonmembers and will be recorded.

      About Norine Dagliano, NCRW:

      Norine Dagliano photo

      Norine Dagliano is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert, DISC Administrator, and sole proprietor of ekm Inspirations, with more than 30 years of experience working with job seekers and career-services professionals, both experienced and starting out. As a sought-after trainer and presenter of resume, job search, interviewing, and career management tools and techniques, Dagliano has engaged and entertained participants at numerous local and national conferences with her quick wit and dynamic training style. She developed and is the exclusive instructor of the NRWA Writing Excellence program, is on the NRWA board, is a member of the NCRW grading team, and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field. Samples of her work are published in nearly two dozen resume and cover letter books.

      Creating High Impact Headlines and Powerful Summaries

      Presented by Bridget (Weide) Brooks

      Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:30 p.m., ET – 1:30 p.m., ET

      The top 1/3 of the resume is critical to attracting employer attention. In this information-packed webinar, participants will learn how to use this valuable real estate to set their clients apart by creating impactful headlines and summaries — incorporating ATS-friendly keywords — to help candidates secure interviews.

      Participants will learn…

        • Plug-and-play formulas for developing powerful branding headlines for your clients.
        • How to create the "hook" that will make writing the rest of the resume a lot easier.
        • The five letters that you must keep at the forefront when writing headlines and summaries.
        • The critical question for assessing a summary that resume writers need to ask themselves before finalizing the draft.

          Register Now!

          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 Bridget (Weide) Brooks:

          Bridget (Weide) Brooks

          Bridget has been writing resumes with Image Building Communications in Omaha, Nebraska, since 1996. She is the editor of Resume Writers' Digest, a trade newsletter for professional resume writers, and the founder of the resource site for career-industry professionals. Bridget has a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was the inaugural recipient of the NRWA's "Industry Hero" award and is a three-time presenter at NRWA conferences.

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