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Writing Excellence


June 7 - June 28, 2022
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., ET



$495 Members

$670 Nonmembers*
(*includes one year of membership)

Pricing includes all handouts and access to recorded sessions, which will remain active for 90 days following the conclusion of the course.

Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.



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By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

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Whether you work at a college career center, teach and/or advise students and new grads on writing their resumes, or actively write resumes for students and new grads, this training is for you!

Designed with the unique needs of students, new grads, and college career center staff in mind, this 4-part, instructor-led webinar series will equip you with all you need to ensure students and new grads hit the job market with a modern resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that aligns with industry standards and best practices and gives them a competitive edge.

What the training includes:

    • Six hours of live instruction delivered over four 1.5 hour Zoom webinars, with plenty of time for Q&A. 
    • Four PowerPoint slide decks and multiple supplemental worksheets and reference guides. 
    • A portfolio of “Before & After” resumes written specifically for students and new grads. 
    • Sample cover letters and LinkedIn profiles written for students and new grads. 
    • Strategies for handling common challenges presented by students and new grads, including unclear career goals and limited experience. 
    • Resources to help students and new grads identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets. 
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and new grads drill down to their relevant accomplishments. 
    • Ideas for how to customize standard templates and streamline the writing process. 
    • Six NRWA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 
    • Case studies of actual students and new grads will be presented in class to illustrate how each of the concepts were applied in transforming traditional resumes into modern marketing documents and developing branded marketing letters and LinkedIn profiles.
    • Student/New Grad Resume Specialist “badge” for you to display in your center or on your website signifying a commitment to industry best practices and standards.

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


Session 1: The Basics of the Modern Resume

      • The evolution of the resume
      • Overview of the modern resume and cover letter
      • Breakdown of three primary areas of focus

Session 2: Planning the Resume Strategy

      • What is strategy and why is it important
      • Tools and resources for developing a strategy
      • Case studies

Session 3: Resume Essentials

      • Resume Sections
      • The Resume Summary: Its purpose and how to craft it
      • Experience and Accomplishments: What to include and where

Session 4: Repurposing Content for e-Notes, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn Profiles

      • Communicating a consistent theme
      • Hallmarks of an effective e-note/cover letter
      • LinkedIn essentials
      • Capturing the client's voice


Norine Dagliano is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), DISC Administrator, and sole proprietor of ekm Inspirations, with more than 30 years of experience working with job seekers and career-services professionals, both experienced and 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 Student and New Grad Resumes & More! training program and the NRWA Writing Excellence program, Norine is on the NRWA board, is a member of the NCRW grading team, and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field. 

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