Webinars:  Education and Professional Development

As a career professional, you are constantly reminding your clients of the importance of continuing education and staying on top of the trends. We know all too well the importance of learning in career success. And, as we get busy helping others, we often don't make time for our own continuing education!

The NRWA strives to provide on-demand, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals including webinars and convenient training. The goal of each of these is to help you maintain your skills, build your credibility, and stay on top of the industry's dynamic trends at your convenience.
Hands-On: Formatting Secrets to Eye Appealing Résumés Graphs, Charts, Graphics, Tables, and more using Microsoft Office Tools

Presented by Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Friday, August 19th • 11:30 AM (Eastern)

Would you like to create résumés that incorporate graphics, charts, tables and graphs to illustrate key points and enhance eye appeal? Recent research studies show that human attention spans are getting shorter, illustrated text has more impact on a reader than text alone, and visuals are processed much faster in the brain than text. For all of these reasons and more, graphically enhanced résumés are becoming more popular.

If you would like to get started incorporating graphic elements into the résumés you create but aren’t quite sure how, this webinar is designed for you. Working in Office 365, Michelle Dumas will demonstrate step-by-step how she creates compelling and vibrant charts, graphs, and other graphical elements to design award-winning résumés for her clients.

Join Michelle for this informative hour and learn how to add visual impact to your résumés. Note that this webinar will specifically cover Office 365 and the included Word 2016 and Excel 2016. However, while the features aren’t exactly alike in all the applications, many of the tools and techniques shown will also apply to Office 2013 and Office 2010.

In this webinar, you will learn how to…

  • Quickly create conceptual shapes and graphical elements
  • Add text to your shapes and insert and alter shapes
  • Enhance your graphics with outlining, textures, color, and more
  • Develop and style tables
  • Create charts and select the best chart type for your data
  • Customize and style charts
  • Improve ATS friendliness of graphically enhanced résumés

* This counts toward 1 CEU of credit for NCRW renewal.

**This webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be distributed to all registrants

$19.99 for members | $29.99 nonmembers.


Michelle Dumas founded Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) in 1996, one of the internet's longest-standing résumé writing, personal branding, and career marketing firms. As one of only a handful of multiply certified professional résumé writers, including the prestigious NCRW credential complementing other certifications and training in career coaching and personal branding, Michelle is widely respected as an authority in the industry. With close to two decades of experience in the industry, Michelle continues to work personally and one-on-one with a select number of executive clients through her program at www.100kcareermarketing.com. She also coordinates and collaborates with a team of the best writers in the industry to deliver résumé writing and job search services to a diverse range of clients through www.distinctiveweb.com.

Michelle is the author of "Secrets of a Successful Job Search" and "101 Before-and-After Résumé Examples." Her work has also been featured in more than a dozen résumé writing and job search books and her articles are published on many sites throughout the internet. Michelle has been quoted numerous times in the media as an expert on résumé-writing topics and consulted for more than a decade on executive résumés to members of ExecuNet.

Michelle is an active NRWA member. She has been a speaker at The NRWA conferences, is a former member of The NRWA Regional Board, served from 1998-2004 on The NRWA Certification Commission, and since 2006, has continually served as a member of The NRWA Certification Commission Advisory Board.


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The 19th Annual Conference: Preview Series (FREE)

Are you still on the fence about attending The NRWA’s 2016 Conference in Annapolis, September 21-23

To help you decide, The NRWA Membership and Conference teams have put together TWO 45-minute conference calls featuring several of our conference speakers. By listening the call, you will have the opportunity to learn from these speakers, even before attending the conference, and get a taste of the many benefits you’ll receive by joining us in Annapolis.

Please feel free to listen the calls, whether this will be your first conference or you’re a long-time conference attendee!

Check out this awesome lineup:

Preview Call #1

  • Don Orlando: Powerful, Confident New Ways to Showcase Your Clients’ Value…and Yours
  • Lita Levine Kleger: Serving Older Job Seekers
  • Robin Schlinger: Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): How to Write Powerful Résumés that Pass the ATS
  • Rebecca Metz: Top 10 Ways to Get More Sales from Your Website 

Preview Call #2

  • Norine Dagliano: The NCRW Workout Session: Get in Shape and Get Certified
  • Brandi Baldwin-Rana: 5 Steps to Creating a Million-Dollar Brand: How to Stand Out and Attract More Clients as a Career Development Professional
  • Kimberly Schneiderman: A Study of Recruiters: Revealing their Preferences, Practices, and Processes
  • Brian Bodkin: What Goes on During the Background Investigation Process

The calls are recorded, and you must click below to receive the recording.

Call #1   Call #2

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