Resume Writing / Career Organizations
Resume and career organizations provide support, training, and resources for its membership to ensure professional growth within the resume writing and careers industry. Career organization business profiles are provided below for your review.
- Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
- The National Resume Writers’ Association
- Career Directors International
- Career Thought Leaders Consortium
- Resume Writing Academy
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC), established in 1990, is the premier professional association dedicated to elevating the skills, credibility, visibility, and profitability of specialists in the fields of resume writing, career coaching, and career counseling. The international membership includes “retail” resume professionals and career coaches, complete career centers, career counselors, university placement personnel, government (i.e. U.S. Departments of Labor & Military Base) career counselors, recruiters, and job and career transition coaches.
Founded in 1997, The National Resume Writers’ Association (The NRWA) is a nonprofit, member-driven organization for professional resume writers dedicated to increasing the visibility of the industry, encouraging ethical practices, promoting excellence, and raising industry standards through peer mentoring and training.
The NRWA provides many educational and training opportunities for its members including an annual three-day conference. The majority of our members are self-employed resume writers and small business owners, with the balance comprised of resume writers employed at college placement, military transition, and state employment offices.
The NRWA has attracted many talented industry leaders and our members have received a high level of media attention. Nearly two-thirds have been published in books or other national publications. Approximately 40% have written articles or columns on resumes or career issues in national or local publications. Half have been featured in local or regional newspapers and 25% have appeared on local television or radio. In addition, more than 50% have been guest speakers at college career fairs and conferences. For more information, please visit TheNRWA.com or call us toll free at (877) THE-NRWA ~ (877) 843-6792.
Career Directors International (CDI) is a new and exciting professional association that has replaced the Professional Resume Writing & Research Association in order to meet the needs of our global membership of career professionals. CDI is committed to delivering industry innovation and unlimited potential for career professionals, and places top priority on introducing new member opportunities in education, connection and empowerment.
Our membership spans all career disciplines and includes resume writers, career coaches and counselors, job developers, recruiters, outplacement specialists, HR practitioners and other specialists from private practice, civil service, academia and military. For more information about CDI, please visit CareerDirectors.com or call us toll free at (888) 867-7972 / (321) 752-0442.
Career Thought Leaders Consortium is a think tank of career industry leaders working collaboratively to support both our colleagues and job seekers worldwide by providing expert leadership and innovation throughout all phases of career development, job search, long-term career management, and career fulfillment. Our goals are straightforward:
- To create, innovate, and share best practices that work today
- To identify, forecast, and share trends that will work tomorrow
- To share articles, blogs, and other intellectual capital through our library postings
- To establish industry-wide standards for performance across all career-industry disciplines
- To collaborate with our peers on thought leader projects around the globe
As Career Thought Leaders, our greatest responsibility is to our clients, to ensure that they receive the very best-of-the-best in career planning, marketing, and management. The tools, materials, intellectual capital, and more that we are providing to our colleagues on this site are also wonderfully valuable resources for professionals worldwide – whether or not actively engaged in a job search.
Resume Writing Academy (RWA) is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program guaranteed to teach you how to write powerful and effective resumes.
Founded and led by multi-published authors and industry leaders Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, RWA includes eight teleseminar classes, weekly graded homework assignments, and three independent writing assignments to continue building resume and cover letter writing skills for specific industries, professions, and client groups.
Writers who successfully complete this rigorous program earn the ACRW – Academy Certified Resume Writer – credential, signifying mastery of the key skills and concepts essential for producing best-in-class resumes.