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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.

How to Create Graphically Beautiful, Yet ATS-Friendly Resumes

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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:

        • 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.

        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. No CEUs are awarded for this webinar.

        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 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.

        Content Marketing and Social Media Strategies to Rock Your Business in 2020

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        Presented by Wendi Weiner, Esq., NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CCTC, CCM 

        Friday, January 17, 2020

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

        Drawing from her own experience and success in growing a social media presence to thousands of followers across all social media platforms and writing viral content for major publications and media outlets, Wendi will provide insights that show you how to incorporate content marketing and social media strategies into your resume business to help grow your brand and revenue to the next level.

        In this webinar you will learn:

        • Map out your marketing strategy across all social media channels, which converts into more followers and more sales.
        • Use client testimonials and client feedback to boost your business ROI.
        • Leverage blog content and other marketing strategies to increase your speaking and media opportunities.

              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. No CEUs are awarded for this webinar.

              About Wendi Weiner:

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              Wendi Weiner is an attorney and award-winning writer who has been featured in more than 50 major media outlets (including CNN, HuffPost, Forbes, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur) as a top authority in resume writing, personal branding, job searching, and content strategy. As a solopreneur and owner of The Writing Guru ®, her trademarked namesake company, Wendi creates powerful career and personal brands for attorneys, top-tier executives, and business leaders. She additionally provides high-impact content writing for corporations and major publications, and speaks on the global level about personal branding, resume writing, business professionalism, reputation management, and social networking. Wendi is a recipient of more than 10 honors and awards in resume writing and career branding, and holds 6 certifications in resume writing, personal branding, and career coaching. She is the past Ethics Chair of the National Resume Writers’ Association.

              Out With the Old and In With the New ...

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

              Prepping Your Resume

              Presented by Norine Dagliano, NCRW and Writing Excellence Instructor

              Friday, January 24, 2020

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

              Maybe becoming an NCRW is one of your top goals for 2020 and you’d like to know how your work measures up to NCRW standards, as well as learn about the exam and qualification process. Or you’ve been wondering if the Writing Excellence Program is right for you. Whichever scenario applies to you, we have an offer you can’t refuse.

              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.

              Start the new year off right by registering for this valuable learning opportunity! And anyone who attends the webinar and registers for the Spring cycle of the Writing Excellence Program – February 12 through April 8, 2020, will receive $25 off the registration fee.

                    Register Now!

                    Eligible for 1 CEU*. This one-hour webinar is free to members and nonmembers and will be recorded. Participants who attend or listen to the recording, complete a mini-quiz, AND register for the Spring cycle of the Writing Excellence program have the option of skipping the first class on February 12 and beginning the program on February 19, 2020 for session two.

                    *The CEU for this webinar will not be counted separately from the 20 CEUs for participants who go on to take and complete the full Writing Excellence course.

                    About Norine Dagliano:

                    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.

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