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    • 07 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Bias in Resumes

    Academic research has shown recruiters read resumes in a systematic pattern, taking 6.25 seconds to make a yes/no decision; yet, 75% of the time, resumes don't make it through an ATS to the recruiter's desk at all! Add implicit recruiter bias to the vetting process, and it’s shocking any resume advances to candidate status. This session will review implicit name, gender, age and motherhood bias and how bias manifests in resume review. We will also learn ways minorities are beating bias by "whitening" their resumes, and what WE can do to diminish implicit bias in resume review.

    Listen in as Dr. Cheryl Minnick leads this lively discussion! Cheryl has 3-decades' higher education experience on 4 college campuses. Holding a masters and doctorate in counseling (careers) and 5 industry credentials, her research is published in academic journals, resume samples in nearly a dozen industry books, and keen counsel shared on AOLJobs, Voice America Radio, CareerSparx and Resume Writer's Digest. When not on campus advising students, she is helping advance careers of mid-level and C-suite executives via her boutique career consulting business, the Paper Trail.

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar Link

    Resume & Profile Certification Community Conversation

    Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET

    Join your fellow RWA certification community colleagues (ACRWs, ACPWs & MRWs) in a conversation about resume topics! 

    Let us know what you'd like to cover this quarter!! We're open to your suggestions.

    In these calls we will provide content to update you on trends and then facilitate a discussion where you can ask and share with your certification community. 

    They will be recorded. If you have a question, but cannot attend, please email it to marie (at) resumewritingacademy.com before the session and we'll answer it live.

    Previous conversations covered working smarter, ATS, and formatting and are located on the Student Resources page (must be logged in).

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    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
    Spring 2020 Training Program

    Celebrating Our 30th Class of ACRWs!

    Professional resume writers like you come to Resume Writing Academy because they want to be confident that every resume they write will win clients interviews ... they want to be the expert who stands out from the sea of resume advice.

    Do you want the confidence to charge what you are worth for the work you do?

    Do you want to be the expert your career services office needs to teach resume strategies that improve job placement?

    If so, read on to learn more about the Resume Writing Academy training program starting February 27.

    RWA graduates tell us that what really transformed their writing and built their confidence was consistent feedback on their work.

    RWAs certification programs are experiential, with English language, formatting, and writing assignments carefully crafted to test your command of strategy, design, and writing.

    Our team of experienced writers give you personalized feedback on every assignment, are available for your questions one-on-one, hold regular office hours to help you with class and client assignments, and continue this support after your graduation.

    PLUS -- no membership is required and certification is built into the program. You'll work hard to create each assignment, rewrite a few assignments, and earn your certification at the end -- no test to take or separate fee to pay.


    What Does the ACRW Program Involve?

    • 5 webclasses on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letter writing, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
    • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills
    • 3 additional resume and letter writing projects with feedback

    What is the Live Webclass Schedule?

    The group webclass starts February 27, 2020, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern. 

    • All classes are recorded so students can listen later. 
    • Homework for each class is due before class the next week to keep you on track. Need more flexibility? Check out our self-paced program.
    • Class 1: February 27, Great Resume Writing Strategies & Techniques
    • Class 2: March 5, English Language & Grammar for Resume Writers
    • Class 3: March 12, Resume Design & Formatting for Human Readers & ATS
    • Class 4: March 19, Resume Writing: Section by Section
    • Class 5: March 26, Cover Letters, E-Notes & Best Practices in Resume Writing (Asking Great Questions, Writing Efficiency)


    What Do You Get With RWA?

    • Hundreds of pages of handouts and samples of resumes, cover letters, e-notes, LinkedIn profiles, and more
    • 100-page resume e-book
    • 50-page cover letter e-book
    • 8 videos demonstrating best-in-class formatting and presentation techniques
    • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL

    Most notably, we offer our graduates a diverse range of writing opportunities that come our way.

    • Subcontract writing positions with other resume companies — a great way to gain additional experience while making money(!). These projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume.
    • An opportunity to join the RWA Guild; reserved exclusively for the top graduates of RWA, the Guild often pays extremely well. Can you be one of those top graduates? We're always looking for the very best talent for the Guild.
    • Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility.

    NOTE: We do not guarantee employment but will continually provide you with leads from resume companies, outplacement firms, and others who need great resume writers TODAY!


Past events

20 Nov 2019 November Certification Community Conversation
19 Nov 2019 Academy Certified Career Storyteller Training & Certification Program
12 Sep 2019 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
28 Aug 2019 August Certification Community Conversation
27 Aug 2019 Certified Personal Branding Strategist Program
01 Aug 2019 Personal & Social Branding Trends
16 Jul 2019 Resume & Profile E-Summit: How to Write LinkedIn Profiles that Captivate, Educate & Activate: The Power of Storytelling
07 Jun 2019 Open Call: How to Write for the Modern Reader
22 May 2019 May Certification Community Conversation
25 Mar 2019 2019 Professional Development Symposium
27 Feb 2019 Certification Community Conversation
19 Feb 2019 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
06 Feb 2019 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Master Lessons in Writing Executive Resumes & LinkedIn Profiles
15 Jan 2019 Personal & Social Branding Trends Update
07 Dec 2018 Resume & Profile E-Summit: How to Write Education Resumes & CVs that Make the Grade
30 Nov 2018 Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
12 Nov 2018 Academy Certified Profile Writer Group Webclass
09 Nov 2018 Open Call: Online Resumes & Profiles
26 Oct 2018 Master-E-Session Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success
08 Oct 2018 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach
14 Sep 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
07 Sep 2018 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Eluding Ageism
27 Aug 2018 International Career Industry Trends Discussion
24 Aug 2018 Open Call: The Resume of the Future
22 Aug 2018 360Reach Analyst Class (Aug. 2018)
22 Aug 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Aug. 2018)
25 Jun 2018 Certified Career Transition Coach Program
01 May 2018 Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
16 Mar 2018 Resume & Profile E:Summit: How to Make Non-linear Careers Shine: Writing for Challenging Client Situations
13 Feb 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Feb. 2018)
05 Feb 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
16 Jan 2018 Personal Branding Update with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
31 Dec 2017 End-of-Year Sale on Top-Selling Programs
01 Dec 2017 Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
17 Nov 2017 Resume & Profile E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials
23 Oct 2017 Certified Social Branding Analyst
12 Oct 2017 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach Program
15 Sep 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer Fall Group Webclass
08 Sep 2017 Master Class: How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles
03 Aug 2017 Academy Certified Profile Writer Group Webclass
19 Jul 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: Social Media Profile Best Practices
19 Jun 2017 Grow Your Business Week
18 May 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
03 May 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: Resume & Profile Design Best Practices
19 Apr 2017 2017 Career Thought Leaders Conference
18 Apr 2017 2017 Professional Development Institutes at the CTL Conference
13 Mar 2017 CTL Associate Call: Un-Retirement
20 Jan 2017 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Formatting Modern Resumes: Strategy & Distinctive Design to Win Interviews
11 Jan 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: How to Write Tight
22 Nov 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Expanding Your Horizons: Writing for International Audiences
30 Sep 2016 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
16 Sep 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
09 Sep 2016 Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live
13 May 2016 Resume & Profile E-Summit: Making Mid-Level Managers Shine


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