• Wednesday, July 08, 2020 1:35 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Microsoft has unveiled a global initiative to help jobseekers obtain the digital skills they need to stay competitive in a COVID-19 job market. The company is offering free training (and discounted certifications) via three of its knowledge-based platforms: Microsoft Learn (to obtain certifications in the company’s technologies), LinkedIn Learning (16,000+ online courses), and the GitHub Learning Lab (opportunities for aspiring and experienced software developers). 

    The company has committed $20 million in cash grants to nonprofit organizations worldwide to assist those who need it the most ($5 million of the grant money will go to community-based nonprofits that are led by and serve minority communities in the United States). 

    The program emphasizes training in areas involving data and technology. Microsoft identified the 10 most in-demand jobs and the content offered is tailored toward those markets. 

    Professions featured are: software developer, sales representative, project manager, IT administrator, customer service specialist, digital marketer, IT support/help desk, data analyst, financial analyst, and graphic designer. 

    If you have resume clients who work in these fields, it might be a worthwhile opportunity for them to enhance their knowledge and update their certifications. Or, you might have clients who are looking to make a career transition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program might offer a chance for these jobseekers to explore a new field. 

    Microsoft outlines the initiative in a blog post on the company website

    In addition, you can find links to training courses and additional resources at opportunity.linkedin.com

    You can watch Microsoft’s full video announcement below: 

  • Sunday, June 07, 2020 12:54 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Get to know other resume writers in our community with our “10 Questions” series! Our third profile features Lori Jazvac, owner of Burlington, Ontario Canada-based Creative Horizons Communications – Resumes.

    Jazvac utilizes a “holistic, intuitive, and results-driven approach” as she helps clients in all fields “navigate complex career transitions.” 

    >> Click Here to Read the Full “10 Questions With Lori Jazvac” Feature on the Resume Writers’ Digest Blog! 

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 7:00 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Do you wonder how to draw more prospects to your resume writing business? Looking to increase your visibility and credibility — but without spending a lot of money? This 15-page special report outlines seven simple marketing techniques that you can do each day to reach jobseekers and help answer the question, “Why should I hire you?” Each technique can be done in just minutes a day. Use one or more to improve your engagement and watch your reach grow... and your income. 

    Check out our Grow Your Reach... Grow Your Income Special Report in our online store

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 5:35 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    This Pass-Along Materials content is extremely versatile. It can be used as social media content (for Twitter or Facebook posts). Each section has its own checklists and can be used as such, or as a blog post, article, or as talking points in a videoconference. 

    Topics include: 

    • Jobseeker’s Guide to Your First Resume 
    • Should I Include This Job on My Resume?  
    • Jobseeker’s Guide to Accessing the Hidden Job Market
    • Pitching Your Boss on Telecommuting
    • Surviving Sudden Unemployment 

    The Career Checklists #8 Pass-Along Materials Content was available for BeAResumeWriter.com Bronze Members.
  • Friday, May 15, 2020 1:12 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Get to know other resume writers in our community with our “10 Questions” series! Our second profile features “Executive Resume Writer, Word Nerd, Mac Geek, and Storyteller Extraordinaire” Gayle Howard, owner of Melbourne, Australia-based Top Margin.  

    >> Click Here to Read the Full “10 Questions With Gayle Howard” Feature on the Resume Writers’ Digest Blog! 

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:17 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    In 2019, the NRWA Conference was held on a cruise ship — a first for the association. 

    Our May 2020 special report features a selection of summaries from the conference. (Thank you to Darlene Dassy of Dynamic Resume Solutions for her write-ups!)

    The 18-page special report includes summaries of these sessions:

    • Engaging Psychology to Equip Clients for Successful Career Switches
    • Strategically Crafted Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles for Career Changers
    • Resume Writing and Profitability Are Not Antonyms
    • Resumes and Cover Letters for New Grads 
    • Make Your Website Work FOR You: Tools to Help You Grow Your Business
    • How to Identify, Build, & ROCK Your Resume Niche
    • Indeed: Inside and Out (How to Get the Most Out of the Nation’s #1 Job Site)
    • 15 LinkedIn Tips & Tools You Should Know & Teach Your Clients to Maximize Results 

    The NRWA Conference at Sea Excerpts Special Report is included with a BeAResumeWriter.com Bronze Membership — in the Paid Member Resources section. 
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Get to know other resume writers in our community with our “10 Questions” series! Our first profile features Dawn Rasmussen, owner of Portland, Oregon-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services.  

    >> Click Here to Read the Full “10 Questions With Dawn Rasmussen” Feature on the Resume Writers’ Digest Blog! 

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:08 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    This 8-page guide is designed to help individuals who are particularly impacted by sudden unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides an overview of unemployment benefits (and additional benefits due to the CARES Act) as well as guidelines for individuals to address personal financial needs, securing healthcare insurance, working on personal development, and self-care. 

    Check out our Surviving Sudden Unemployment Pass-Along Materials Content in our online store

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:30 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The media is hungry for career-related content to share with their readers, viewers, and listeners. Feed them!

    The benefits of public relations can be immense. My bachelor’s degree is in public relations, and I know how powerful PR can be for you individually and for the careers industry as a whole. 

    >> Click Here to Read My Full Blog Post “Resume Writers: 7 Reasons to Feed the Media” on the Resume Writers' Digest Blog! 

    (Includes a link to a 2017 Omaha Magazine story I participated in as part of the ”Job Search Advice To Combat Gender Inequality” feature.)

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:32 PM | Bridget Weide Brooks (Administrator)

    Are you finding yourself increasingly stressed out and unable to focus and finish projects? Feeling overwhelmed can hurt your health ... and it can hurt your business. The good news is: You have more control than you might think you have. This 51-page special report can help. It’s filled with information and exercises to help you reduce your stress and anxiety and take control of your life and the projects in it. It will help you figure out the best way to move forward when you’re stuck, stressed, and overwhelmed. 

    Check out our Don’t Be Overwhelmed Special Report in our online store

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