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Conference Date:

September 20-23, 2021


Proposals will be accepted through March 14, 2021

Click here to download the 2021 Speaker Submission Form.

Click here to download the Speaker Proposal Submission Information and Style Guide. 

About the NRWA
The NRWA is the only nonprofit, member-driven resume writers’ organization in the world. The mission of the NRWA is to increase the visibility of the industry, encourage ethical practices, promote excellence, and raise industry standards through peer marketing and training.

The NRWA’s Certification Commission awards the highly sought-after Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credential to resume writers who demonstrate basic resume knowledge, writing, and strategy. Through the efforts of the volunteer Certification Commission the program certifies the best resume writers in the industry.

SUGGESTED Proposal Topics

In deciding on your presentation topic, take into consideration that conference attendees are particularly interested in ideas they can readily use to improve their writing skills, boost their business, and increase the efficiency of how they operate.

Topics that are indicated with an asterisk (*) are in high demand.


  • Resumes for targeted occupations, client demographics, or industries (executive, technical, CV/academic, military/federal, college career centers, and recent graduates).
  • Red flag resumes—writing resumes for job seekers with employment barriers.
  • Cover letters, letters of introduction, and thank you letters (formats, strategies, and writing techniques).
  • Creating content for websites, LinkedIn profiles, digital resumes, and social media.
  • Streamlining the writing process for faster writing without losing quality. 
  • Executive biographies and board member profiles.
  • Impressive resume designs using MS Word.
  • Ethics and overcoming bias in resume writing.

Recruiter/Hiring Manager Perspectives*:

  • Recruitment trends from a human resource professional.
  • What recruiters really want.

Business Operations, Technical Trends, & Marketing:

  • Demonstration of business tools and trending technology using a CRM*.
  • Working remotely and maximizing business in the virtual world.
  • Client intake processes, questionnaires, assessments; how to gather meaningful information from clients.
  • Pricing strategies and building additional revenue streams.
  • The financial side of running a business (banking, point of sale/online payments, subscriptions).
  • Sales techniques to convert prospects to customers.
  • Hiring and working with subcontractors, including compensation structures.
  • Legalities/insurance and business structure for subcontractors.
  • Business strategies for new and experience business owners.
  • Overcoming professional burn-out and solopreneur self-care.

LinkedIn & Social Media*:

  • LinkedIn profile writing and LinkedIn optimization.
  • What LinkedIn profile writers should know about how employers use LinkedIn.
  • The mechanics of LinkedIn (actively take the audience through the mechanics of LinkedIn with a live screen); technical aspects of LinkedIn - trends and changes.
  • Social Media for Business use; Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook for business, Facebook SEO, etc.

Click here for the 2021 Conference Speaker Proposal
Submission Information and Style Guide.  

Click here for the 2021 Conference Speaker Submission Form.


Nancy Grant, MS, NCOPE
2021 Conference Program Planning Chair

P: 585-281-2892

Jennifer C. Thornton, Executive Director

The National Résumé Writers' Association

P: 443-966-3851 ext. 1151

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