Write Better Resumes.
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  • Do you make a living writing resumes and cover letters?
  • Are you a coach or advisor who helps job seekers with their resumes and cover letters?
  • Do you teach resume/cover letter classes or workshops?
  • Are you interested in learning about current standards and best practices for writing effective resumes and cover letters?

If you work with resumes and cover letters in any capacity, the Writing Excellence: Foundations course is for you!

We make it easy for you to fit this valuable training into your busy schedule.
is offered year-round and you can sign up any time and get instant access to the course. Once you’re registered, you can finish the program in a few hours, a couple of weeks, or anytime within 90 days.

The Foundations program is organized into four modules, each one covering a specific aspect of crafting modern resumes and cover letters:

Module 1: Discovery Process & Strategy
Module 2: Essential Resume Content:
Summaries, Experience, and Accomplishments
Module 3: Additional Resume Sections & Cover Letters
Module 4: Formatting & Writing Quality

The training is delivered in one-hour recordings, featuring multiple handouts and worksheets to supplement the instruction.

Each module concludes with a quiz to test your understanding of the concepts and provide an immediate refresher of key points presented during the course.

In addition, the curriculum includes a portfolio of case study documents, based on an actual client. Integrated throughout each module, the case study illustrates how various concepts apply in a real-life situation. Before you start the program, you’ll download the case study documents to refer to throughout the course … and beyond.

Once you’ve watched all the recordings and completed each quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion and eight (8) CEUs.

Add-on modules for College Career Center and Workforce Development professionals are available for those who complete the Foundations training.

NRWA Member?

We offer a discounted registration rate for NRWA members.
Contact [email protected] for your promo code and save $175 on your enrollment.

About Your Instructor: Norine Dagliano

Norine Dagliano is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), DISC Administrator, and sole proprietor of ekm Inspirations.

Norine has 30+ years of experience working with job seekers and career services professionals, both experienced and those just starting out.

A sought-after trainer and presenter of resume, job search, interviewing, and career management tools and techniques, Norine has been a featured presenter at multiple NRWA conferences, as well as the developer/instructor of numerous webinars, including a series for CareerBuilder and DeVry University career services staff.

Her training style is pragmatic and high energy, with a little sprinkling of humor and storytelling to keep participants engaged and inspired to learn and grow.

In addition to designing and instructing the NRWA Writing Excellence: Foundations training program and the NRWA Writing Excellence: Certification Preparation program, Norine is on the NRWA board and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field.

What to Expect from
Writing Excellence: Foundations

Completion of the course will equip writers with the knowledge and tools necessary to craft modern results and cover letters to that adhere to the principles and practices of effective marketing, document strategy, writing quality, and formatting.

Most importantly, these resumes win job interviews.

What can you expect from the Writing Excellence: Foundations program?

  • 4+ hours of instruction across 4 core modules.
  • PowerPoint slide decks, dozens of worksheets, writing samples, and resources to accompany each module, plus automated quizzes to assess your understanding of the key concepts.
  • A 30-minute one-on-one mentoring call with instructor Norine Dagliano following your completion of the course.
  • Certificate of completion and eight (8) CEUs for completing the course.
  • Receive one (1) CEU for completing either the College Career Center or Workforce Development add-on modules.

Note: All materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute course materials.