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If you’re looking for more information on how to write a great resume – or get an expert to help you with yours – you’ve come to the right place! This site was created by the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA), a US-based non-profit association with members from around the world who are dedicated to learning about and providing expertise in resume writing to all job seekers.

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Learn What an NRWA Professional Resume Writer Can Do for You

The NRWA is a volunteer, member-driven nonprofit organization. Established in 1997, we have led the charge to drive excellence in resume writing through commitment to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. The NRWA continues to expand globally, with member experts in diverse industries, professions and careers.

The resume experts at the NRWA are committed to ongoing professional development utilizing industry leading webinars, training programs, resources and conferences. This allows NRWA professionals to stay abreast of changes in the careers industry to best serve you – our clients and business partners.

Why Partner with the Résumé Experts at the NRWA

The qualifications of a “professional resume writer” can vary greatly – along with the services and quality provided. NRWA members are true resume experts committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. The resume experts at the NRWA stay abreast of changes in the resume writing industry and are committed to your success. You can be confident partnering with a trusted NRWA resume expert to develop a strategy for achieving your career goals.

The resume experts at the NRWA are committed to ongoing professional development utilizing industry leading webinars, training programs, resources, and conferences. This allows NRWA professionals to stay abreast of changes in the careers industry to best serve you – our clients and business partners.

Why Choose a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer

Many people develop their own resumes but are frustrated by the process. Employers’ requirements and expectations are constantly changing, and that change has been accelerated by technology advancements in how resumes are stored, processed, and reviewed. If you are not getting the results you want, it may be time to work with a professional resume writer.

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Our blog includes answers to many resume questions!

Combatting ageism?

Combatting ageism?

How much should I disclose about an old DUI (more than twenty years) to a prospective employer?

QUESTION: I am an older worker recently laid off (can you believe it in this job market?!). Do you have some tips to overcome ageism?

Meg McCormick

Your resume doesn’t have to outline every job you’ve ever held. For jobs you held 15+ years ago, use an “Earlier Experience” header and beneath it list job titles and employers without years or detail. This shows your career path and progression without dates from the 90s or before. Also, remove your college graduation year, and omit technical skills for now-obsolete equipment or software.

Paul Bennett, NOVA Career Strategies

To overcome ageism: 1) Don’t go back more than 20 years in your résumé’s Employment section. 2) Omit dates in the Education section. 3) Participate in the major social media communities (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 4) Make your health – all aspects of it – a top priority. 5) Socialize with people younger than yourself as often as you can; it’ll help you stay energized. 6) Read lots.

Cathy Lanzalaco, Inspire Careers

Use your career marketing tools to focus on the value you have added versus the length (years) of your experience. Highlight your technical skills, cross-functional leadership abilities, and quantify your success with hard metrics. Ditch an old email handle and give your tired resume a fresh new format. Take care of yourself mentally and physically to put your best foot forward.

Robert Rosales, EZ Resume Services

The best way to overcome ageism is to keep your skills and qualifications relevant. Experience is still essential, but evolving technologies and techniques are critical. Take advantage of training and skills development opportunities that align with your current job and future career target. Show employers your ability to learn and adapt to meet evolving needs.

Nancy Grant, Regional Career & Employment Services

Experience is an asset. Lacking the ability to communicate the transferability of your experience is a deficit. Target positions that you meet the qualifications and performance metrics. Also, write an authentic and compelling cover letter describing how and why you are a great match for the position. Everyone knows someone that was in the same boat. Stay positive and persevere.          

Edward Lawrence, Getstarted LLC

Use your age and experience to your advantage: Find leads through your colleagues and friends and LinkedIn. On your resume, stress your accomplishments; leave off older technologies; include only the last 12-15 years’ experience. At interviews, focus on the employer needs. Present yourself as a problem-solver. Don’t be negative; smile. Don’t reminisce; be up-to-date with the trends in your field.

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Ask us your question and it may be selected as the topic of our next blog post, with answers compiled from the advice of NRWA members.

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Work with the Best

Find a Resume Expert

If you’re looking for more information on how to write a great resume – or get an expert to help you with yours – you’ve come to the right place! This site was created by the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA), a US-based non-profit association with members from around the world who are dedicated to learning about and providing expertise in resume writing to all job seekers.

The National Résumé Writers’ Association

9 Newport Drive #200, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Thanks for checking out ResumeExperts.theNRWA.com! For more on our association and certification, see www.thenrwa.com

Combatting ageism?

Combatting ageism?

How much should I disclose about an old DUI (more than twenty years) to a prospective employer?

QUESTION: I am an older worker recently laid off (can you believe it in this job market?!). Do you have some tips to overcome ageism?

Meg McCormick

Your resume doesn’t have to outline every job you’ve ever held. For jobs you held 15+ years ago, use an “Earlier Experience” header and beneath it list job titles and employers without years or detail. This shows your career path and progression without dates from the 90s or before. Also, remove your college graduation year, and omit technical skills for now-obsolete equipment or software.

Paul Bennett, NOVA Career Strategies

To overcome ageism: 1) Don’t go back more than 20 years in your résumé’s Employment section. 2) Omit dates in the Education section. 3) Participate in the major social media communities (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 4) Make your health – all aspects of it – a top priority. 5) Socialize with people younger than yourself as often as you can; it’ll help you stay energized. 6) Read lots.

Cathy Lanzalaco, Inspire Careers

Use your career marketing tools to focus on the value you have added versus the length (years) of your experience. Highlight your technical skills, cross-functional leadership abilities, and quantify your success with hard metrics. Ditch an old email handle and give your tired resume a fresh new format. Take care of yourself mentally and physically to put your best foot forward.

Robert Rosales, EZ Resume Services

The best way to overcome ageism is to keep your skills and qualifications relevant. Experience is still essential, but evolving technologies and techniques are critical. Take advantage of training and skills development opportunities that align with your current job and future career target. Show employers your ability to learn and adapt to meet evolving needs.

Nancy Grant, Regional Career & Employment Services

Experience is an asset. Lacking the ability to communicate the transferability of your experience is a deficit. Target positions that you meet the qualifications and performance metrics. Also, write an authentic and compelling cover letter describing how and why you are a great match for the position. Everyone knows someone that was in the same boat. Stay positive and persevere.          

Edward Lawrence, Getstarted LLC

Use your age and experience to your advantage: Find leads through your colleagues and friends and LinkedIn. On your resume, stress your accomplishments; leave off older technologies; include only the last 12-15 years’ experience. At interviews, focus on the employer needs. Present yourself as a problem-solver. Don’t be negative; smile. Don’t reminisce; be up-to-date with the trends in your field.

Ask a Question

Ask us your question and it may be selected as the topic of our next blog post, with answers compiled from the advice of NRWA members.

1 + 14 =

Work with the Best

Find a Resume Expert

If you’re looking for more information on how to write a great resume – or get an expert to help you with yours – you’ve come to the right place! This site was created by the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA), a US-based non-profit association with members from around the world who are dedicated to learning about and providing expertise in resume writing to all job seekers.

The National Résumé Writers’ Association

9 Newport Drive #200, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Thanks for checking out ResumeExperts.theNRWA.com! For more on our association and certification, see www.thenrwa.com

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