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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.

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Presented by Wendy Enelow & Marie Zimenoff
    Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM US ET (NY)

    Want to learn to write outstanding resumes for your clients in Sales, Marketing, and International Business Development? If so, this two-hour training program will provide you with precisely the knowledge, information, keywords, resources, achievements, branding statements, and more that you need to accomplish that.

    Here's just a brief listing of what you'll learn in this program:

    • A clear definition of each of the three professions with a focus on the key responsibilities, accountabilities, functions, and more specific to each of the professions.
    • A clear understanding of the differences between sales and marketing, despite the fact that these terms are often used interchangeably.
    • Strategies to create and leverage unique branding statements for each of these three career paths.
    • Examples and tips for writing achievements and contributions specific to each of the three professions.
    • Resume strategies for dealing with "typical" problem scenarios for clients in these three professions.
    • Formatting methods to integrate charts, tables, and other graphics to showcase your clients' quantifiable achievements and give your resumes unique visual distinction.
    • Alternative structures and formats for individuals continuing within their profession as well as changing careers.

    Here's a listing of what you'll receive in your portfolio of handouts for the program:

    • Sample resumes for sales, marketing and international business development, from individual producers to top executives.
    • Keywords lists for all three professions.
    • Representative job titles for all three professions.

    As with all our E-Summits, you'll get 2 hours of insightful instruction and a handout with resources, questionnaires, and tools to build your confidence.

    Join us live AND get access to the recording to listen/watch any time you want and as often as you want

    Session qualifies for 2 CEUs.

    Registration: $69.00 (includes all samples, handouts, and recording)

    About the Presenters

    Wendy Enelow

     am a lifelong Resume Writer, Career Coach, Author, Trainer, and Mentor who has been fortunate enough to follow my entrepreneurial dreams throughout my entire 30+-year career in careers. I'm most proud of:

    * 2010 CAREER INDUSTRY MENTOR AWARD from the Career Management Alliance for my years of service to the careers industry, my career colleagues, and job seekers worldwide.

    * MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and scores of online and offline publications.

    * GUIDING 1000's of EXECUTIVE JOB SEEKERS through career transition, using my expertise in resume and cover letter writing, LinkedIn profiles, executive job search, and career coaching.

    * WRITING 25+ BOOKS on entrepreneurship, resumes, letters, keywords, interviewing, and more. Publications are available at www.wendyenelow.com, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and other major booksellers.

    * WRITING 100's of PRINT AND ONLINE ARTICLES for Monster.com, Ladders.com, Netshare.com, and scores of other publications. Careers Columnist for the American Legion Magazine for the past 7 years. Recent articles and quotes in MONEY Magazine, Association for Training & Development Magazine, Business Insider, and many others.

    * SPEAKING AT CONFERENCES AND TRAINING PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE for Career Thought Leaders (CTL), Career Masters Institute (CMI), National Career Development Association (NCDA), National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), International Career Development Conference (ICDC), Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW), LDS Employment, R.L. Stevens & Associates, US Army, US Navy, and many others.


    * EARNING MY OWN PAYCHECK SINCE THE AGE OF 22. I am most definitely a lifelong entrepreneur!

    Marie Zimenoff

    Entrepreneur. Speaker. Leader. I never imagined holding these roles; my natural analytical tendencies didn’t lend to risk taking. Belief in the power of proactive career management overruled my introversion, driving me out of my comfort zone to build and lead a business.

    As CEO of Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy, I merge vision and best practice to elevate the careers industry worldwide.

    Career professionals transform lives and my mission is to support them in impacting the careers of others.

    My training as a career counselor gave me insight into the complexity of career transformation and the struggle of fitting passions and skills together. My experience witnessing thousands of transformations as a resume writer, trainer, and career/leadership coach fuels the work I do every day.

    I equip career services providers with the tools, training, and support they need to succeed, convening a think tank of industry leaders to share “the now, the new, and the next” in careers with 10,000+ colleagues worldwide.

    I champion the world’s premier resume training organization to provide leading-edge programs, content, and resources. We elevate writers’ skills to world-class standards through the Academy Certified Resume Writer and Profile Writer programs and Resume & Profile Writing E-Summits.

    Visit www.careerthoughtleaders.com and www.resumewritingacademy.com to learn how we're changing the world...one career success story at a time.

    • 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
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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