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Career service providers from a variety of settings — education, workforce centers, private practice, outplacement companies, corporations — attend Resume Writing Academy training and certification programs to stay up on the latest trends in professional career communications.
Rwa certification program testimonials
"I am beyond thrilled in achieving the ACRW!!! I researched several certification programs before deciding on the Resume Writing Academy. Your program was outstanding and I would highly recommend it to all resume writers. You have greatly enhanced my writing skills and confidence. I look forward to other programs you might offer in the future." Anne Kern of ReachHire Resume Service
"I mentioned my recent ACRW certification yesterday to a NY-based coach/trainer looking for a resume writer and the mere mention of the Academy and your names was enough to generate significant interest in talking and proceeding to the next step. I'm not sure if others considering taking your program understand the weight that the credential from your Academy provides." Betty Corrado of Career Authenticity
"For anyone on the fence about Resume Writing Academy, you can't miss the opportunity for this “must-have” credential that increases your credibility and adds to your confidence. It truly is one of my top 5 best investments that I have made in myself. I can give you numerous reasons why you should sign up for this personalized, high-level, first-rate program that will change the way you think about resume writing and other important marketing documents. RWA is one of the most important things that you will ever do for adding value to you and your business future. From my personal perspective, RWA is a transforming learning experience!" Amy Gubser of CareerLaunchUSA
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"Enrolling in RWA is the best thing I've done in my 18-year career as a resume writer. The class made me a better interviewer, writer, designer, and strategist; it reinforced skills I already had; and it introduced me to a new level of professionalism. The ACRW designation has already contributed to increasing my revenue in two ways: it has bolstered my confidence to charge more because I finally recognize the value I provide clients, and believe clients are pre-sold when they see it listed in my email signature block and/or hear it in my voice mail message." Janet Beckstrom of Word Crafter
"I have totally enjoyed this class and all the resources and tips I have learned. I literally use these skills daily as I talk to and work with our transitioning military members. The information is so valuable to me. Thank you for all of the feedback and help that you have provided throughout this course." Career Readiness Consultant, US Air Force
"I want to take this opportunity to say how happy I am that I enrolled in RWA. I thought, after being in human resources for over 25 years, I knew all about resume writing but RWA has taught me so much more. I am more confident as I have added a valuable tool to my arsenal, a tool which will increase my market value and visibility." Cheryl Bain of The Write Impression
"I just realized that it is the highest quarter I've ever had! I shocked myself... I strongly believe the good $$ situation is because of my completion of your class, which sharpened my actual resume writing skills, but most importantly, shored up my confidence about commanding the prices that I do for the quality of work that I deliver." Jewel Bracy DeMaio of APerfectResume.com
"I am VERY glad I have been able to participate, because I have learned a number of new things as well as reinforcing skills and knowledge I already had. Also I have gotten insight into fresh approaches that I hadn't thought of or considered before--very important to keep from getting in a rut! The course has also been a definite confidence-booster--maybe worth the investment for that alone--and my recent clients have certainly reaped a benefit from what I've gained through the course. I would unhesitatingly recommend the course to anyone who might be wondering whether to sign up or not." Georgia Adamson of A Successful Career
"The opportunity to participate in the Resume Writing Academy program has given me such a boost and confidence in my resume writing strategy and document development. It gave me confirmation that my hard work and efforts are not in vain and that I am indeed on the right track. This program also gave me an opportunity to hone in on areas that needed improvement and opened my areas to new design techniques, resume formatting and layout options, and the overall importance of "strategy first - then writing second." Abby Locke of Premier Writing Solutions
"I could not wait to share that I am so excited about RWA. My enthusiasm only grew after today's class! I can already tell I am going to learn a lot and I am very impressed at the amount of information, resources and effort you put into preparing this course. Thank you for sharing!" Rosa Vargas of Creating Prints
"I just want to mention to you both how much your class has changed my writing skills. Not only in the resume world, but my writings in general. Even e-mail messages, and letters in general, flourish with style and finesse now. Honestly, I feel like I'm on a new playing field, and I most certainly view words and sentence structure with more affluence. Thank you for changing my way of thinking." Melissa Bermea
"I wrote a resume for a friend of mine's daughter a couple of months ago and was pretty pleased with it. I recently offered to take another look, as her job search has heated up, and was amazed by how much I was able to improve the resume based on what I've learned. So I wanted to say thanks! As you know, I was pretty hesitant about the cost of RWA, but I'm definitely getting return on investment." John-Michael Auron of Auron Careers Services
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Apparently, it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks. You've been an incredible teacher, and I can't overstate how much I've learned." Lesa Kerlin of LEK Consultants
"Now that I got past the CONGRATULATIONS and the Champagne has stopped bubbling, I want to thank you both for the academy and the rigorous curriculum to achieve the ACRW certification. This is a valued credential." Michael Davis of Michael Davis Resumes
"I'm elated at the news of my final grade and completion of this program! My sincere thanks to you and Wendy for the "bar raising" approaches to planning, crafting, and framing resume/cover letter strategies and content. It's been a tough road, but a worthwhile one! This program is not for borderline grade seekers or those desiring to get their certification for the sole purpose of adding another acronym to their names. I stretched my capabilities, deeply honed skills that even a 20+ year career in Corporate America didn't, and positioned myself with greater confidence and significantly enhanced revenue possibilities! Any program with these immediate and long-lasting benefits is a worthwhile investment in my book!" Betty Corrado of Career Authenticity
"FANTASTIC job today.!!! Incredibly impressed with the content of the material -- well organized and GREAT coaching tips. The quality of your webinars continues to exceed expectations." Jeanne Stoner
"Outstanding! Thanks for an info-packed class and generous resources. I learned a ton and am inspired to make LinkedIn profiles more creative -- and definitely more fun!" Elizabeth Taylor
"Thanks for the great webcast and for the great materials!" Susan Dearing of UCLA Anderson School of Management
"As a fairly new start-up, I've spent thousands of dollars attending seminars and continuing my education ... haven't always felt that I got my money's worth. In your case, I felt that I got more than my money's worth and know that I will continue to reap the payoff years down the line and so will my clients. I will certainly be back for more courses from the Resume Writing Academy." Tracey L. France, CEO of Warhorse of Words, LLC
"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed and also learned from your workshop. The content and the presentation were terrific." Judit E. Price of Berke & Price Associates
"Thank you both for a terrific webinar ... and all that you do to contribute to the professionalism of our industry!" Julie Walraven of Design Resumes/ Wausau Whitewater
"You did a tremendous job in putting all this information together. Keep up the good work!" Dee Duff of Dee's Documents
"That was fantastic … very valuable!" Daniel Cohen of TheLadders.com
"The C-Level Resume training program was great. I always expect a lot from your programs and always get even more than expected!" Carol Nason, Career Advantage
"The amount of material was fabulous and I am so glad I attended." Mary Ann Wilson
"I've taken all your E-summit courses now, and once again I am wowed and blown away by the quality and volume of information that you two are able and willing to share!And, as before, I find that what I hear is a reaffirmation that what I am doing is right on (sigh of relief!), mixed with valuable new information (excited to incorporate it!)." Stephanie Clark of New Leaf Resumes