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  • July 28, 2021 1:28 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    On July 27, our Membership Chair Annette Richmond, was honored to announce Katherine Ramos as the winner of the NRWA Member Create-a-Meme Contest!

    Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, the membership committee really enjoyed the creativity that went into your creations. 

    Click here for details on the new NRWA Member  Headline Makeover contest.

    Here are the Top Five Winning Memes:

    First Place: Katherine Ramos

    A hiring manager showing prference for an NRWA resume over a regular resume

    Second Place: Emily Christakis

    Godzilla roaring when a family member or friend asks you to review their resume for free again

    Third Place: Tom Powner

    scribble on a wall to emulate how ATS systems read a resume featuring an infographic

    Honorable Mention: Luke Powell

    A recruiter's face showing surprise when they see an NRWA resume

    Honorable Mention: Ruth Sternberg

    an image from the film the Godfather - I showed the resume to my Godfather. He has a few suggestions.

  • July 26, 2021 3:30 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    Expand your network and connect with other members at our Member Mixers

    If you want to expand your network and connect with other NRWA members, consider joining us for one of our upcoming Member Mixers! We held several of these speed networking sessions during our virtual conference and they were very well received, so our membership team decided to add some to our regular event schedule for 2021:

    These member-only sessions will be held via Zoom. Attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout rooms, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register in advance via the links above receive Zoom meeting details. You will have to log in as a member. Each session will be held from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., ET. You will notice on the event page each one has an optional theme.

    Click on the above dates to register for each Member Mixer!

    Our Member Mixers each have a theme—July's theme is National Cowboy Day. Celebrate by wearing your favorite western gear—hats, shirts, belts—or not! 

    Not interested in the theme? No problem. Participating is entirely optional, and topics of discussion won't be centered around the theme.

    NOTE: The August Mixer will be open to Nonmembers:

    Feel Free to Invite a FriendThese events are often for NRWA members only, but for our August mixer you are welcome to invite a nonmember colleague to introduce them to NRWA. Just have the person register through this link. We’ve enabled nonmember registration for this event.

  • July 20, 2021 12:48 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    Let’s get innovative!
    LinkedIn calls the profile headline a HEADLINE for a reason. It’s meant to help the LinkedIn member sell themselves to viewers. But most people’s headlines are ineffective. That’s where we come in. Clients turn to us to write compelling profiles which includes creating a Headline that sells them to recruiters and employers.

    NRWA Member Headline Makeover Contest. LinkedIn headline makeovers can be just as effective as a wardrobe makeover. Show us your skills. Before and After images of a woman with a fashion makeover.

    Time to have some fun with that!
    The NRWA is running a “Headline Makeover” contest now through September 30, 2021. The contest guidelines are simple—submit a Before and After version of your Headline Makeover. As always, all entries win bragging rights, and the best Headline Makeover wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

    Click here for details on contest submissions and how to enter.

  • May 14, 2021 1:59 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    NRWA Member "Create a Meme" Contest

    Let's get creative!

    If you’re on social media, you will likely see at least one meme a day. Probably more. Many brands across industries are attracting attention by hopping on the meme trend.

    Why not NRWA members?

    Many of us have already posted memes to educate and entertain jobseekers. A better way to stand out is to create our own.

    Good news, creating memes is a lot easier than creating videos.

    Your resume needs to be your truth - photo of a cat

    *Thanks to Tom Powner for our meme example!

    To inspire you, the NRWA is running a Create a Meme contest from April 7 to June 30, 2021.

    All entries win bragging rights, and the best meme wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

    The contest guidelines are simple: Create an original job search or career-related meme.

    Wondering how to create a meme? Canva recently introduced meme templates. Other meme generators include:

    To submit your completed meme, please upload it to the entry form where prompted.

    By submitting an entry, contestants agree that their submissions will be shared at NRWA discretion (e.g. website, social media, etc.).

  • April 15, 2021 1:24 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 NRWA Member Video Contest!

    On April 14, our Membership Chair Annette Richmond, was honored to announce Chelsea Wiltse as the winner of the NRWA Member Video Contest!

    Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, the membership committee really enjoyed learning more about you and hearing your stories. Judging was difficult, evidenced by ties for 2nd and 3rd place, by Lisa Rangel and Marie Plett, and Thomas Powner and Camille Roberts respectively.

    Below are the Top 5 Videos for you to view! Click here for details on the new NRWA Member "Create a Meme" contest.

    WINNER: Chelsea Wiltse

    SECOND PLACE (tie): Marie Plett


    SECOND PLACE (tie): Lisa Rangel

    THIRD PLACE (tie): Tom Powner

    THIRD PLACE (tie): Camille Roberts

  • March 11, 2021 2:56 PM | Administrative Manager (Administrator)

    NRWA Membership Drive - Refer a Friend - Everything is possible with a little help from your friends. This month, referring new members will give you added benefits!

    NRWA members are known for their generosity. Whether a member needs advice on choosing a CRM or dealing with a PITA client, help is available in our members-only Facebook forum. If you're already a member, you know how valuable it is to have other members who you can rely on to answer your questions and/or come to your aid.

    Throughout March, referring new members to the NRWA will give you added benefits!

    Any member who refers someone to the NRWA will receive one free live or on-demand webinar of their choice for each referral who joins the association. As a bonus, all members who refer one or more new members will be entered into a drawing for a free 1-year NRWA membership.

    To qualify, the person you referred should list your name in the referral field on the membership application. The campaign will run through March 31, 2021.

    Click here for the NRWA Membership Page.

    Click here for the NRWA Member Benefits Page.


    Questions? Email us at adminmanager@thenrwa.com.

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