National Résumé Writers’ Association Launches the NRWA Institute for Professional Résumé Writer Development

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New program offers résumé writing and business acumen teleseminar courses for résumé writing professionals.

Staying on top of the latest résumé writing techniques, candidate hiring trends and human resource candidate sourcing methods is crucial for professional résumé writers. In addition, running a résumé writing business can be a daunting task. Now, teleseminars addressing these issues can be found in one place – the NRWA Institute for Professional Résumé Writer Development - an exclusive offering from the National Résumé Writers’ Association (http://www.nrwa.com).

NRWA, a non-profit, member-driven organization that caters to professional résumé writers, launched the NRWA Institute for Professional Résumé Development to remedy the lack of industry-specific training. While NRWA currently offers cutting-edge résumé writing training to obtain the Nationally Certified Résumé Writer credential, the organization’s Board of Directors strives to continually enhance member benefits.

“In addition to programs at our yearly conference, we wanted to expand our course offerings to meet the résumé-writing and business needs of professional résumé writers,” said Kathy Sweeney, CPRW, CCM, second vice president of NRWA and owner of Phoenix-based The Write Resume. “Our goal as an organization is to be the most comprehensive resource for professional résumé writers – in effect, a one-stop shop for all their professional development and business knowledge needs which are essential to success.”

Many of the top names in the career industry have committed to teaching courses, including Wendy Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW, author of 22 career-related books, including Best Resumes For $100,000+ Jobs, Best Cover Letters For $100,000+ Jobs, $100,000+ Job Interview, and KeyWords to Nail Your Job Interview, and Pat Kendall, NCRW, author of Jumpstart Your Online Job Search, and coauthor of eResumes: Everything You Need to Know.

The business and career document writing courses, which are geared specifically to professional résumé writers, include:

  •     From Shy to Stellar: Sales Confidence Builders for Non-Salespeople
  •     Unlocking the Mystery of Employer Keyword Searches
  •     Preparing Clients for a Background Check
  •     Get a WOW! Close the Sale Without a Live Conversation
  •     Understanding Your Money: The Nuts & Bolts of Managing Your Money
  •     Pricing for Profit
  •     Creating a Practical & Usable Business Plan For Growth
  •     A Critical Key to Writing an Outstanding Resume: Asking the Right Questions
  •     Profile Statements That Pass the “30-Second Test” with Hiring Managers
  •     Listening for Buying Signals: How to Better Respond to Client Needs
  •     Effective Strategies and Techniques for Serving Multicultural Clients
  •     DISCover How Using Behavioral Assessments Enhances Résumé Writing
  •     Presenting Workshops and Seminars for Top-of-Mind Awareness and Profit
  •     How to Write Cover Letters that Win Interviews
  •     An Easy (and Often Overlooked) Secret Weapon to Market Your Business: Press Releases
  •     Composing Effective KSA Statements
  •     Helping Clients Leverage Past Career Achievements into New Careers
  •     Resumes that put Graduating Students on the Fast Track
  •     Applying Project Management Strategies to the Job Search
  •     Writing Accomplishment Statements that Quantify Achievements
  •     Create Policies and Procedures: Get Your Business Running Smoothly
  •     Getting the Work Done: Resumes Written and Out the Door

The cost for NRWA members is $35 and $45 for non-members. A complete description of these teleseminars, can be found at http://www.nrwaweb.com/nrwateleseminars.htm

An investment in NRWA membership (http://www.nrwa.com) is $150 per year and offers a host of benefits, including:

  •     A Résumé Writers' Toolbox which details questions to ask clients in a multitude of professions
  •     The opportunity to earn the Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW) certification
  •     An Online Résumé Writing Training Program designed to assist in achieving the NCRW Certification
  •     The NRWA Résumé Writer Resource News, delivered on a weekly basis via email to all members
  •     An Annual Conference to enhance learning and networking opportunities
  •     Access to Articles & Brochures for immediate use
  •     The NRWA Member Communication List hosted on Yahoo.com
  •     The NRWA Affiliate Partners Program designed to reduce business operating costs

Founded early in 1997, the National Résumé Writers' Association (NRWA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to promoting high standards of excellence in résumé writing through mentoring, education, and support services. NRWA has members from all over the United States, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, Jamaica, and Brazil. The membership is comprised of résumé writers, recruiters, counselors, and other employment and career-related professionals.

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