I recently received word that I am a Certified Professional Résumé Writer or CPRW. Now that I am a CPRW, what does that mean?
Per the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) website, the “CPRW credential is the Industry Standard for professional résumé writers.” The certification process came to be in 1991 and consists of a four modules. The CPRW allows the general public and resume professionals to recognize a standard of resume writing. I find the PARW/CC to be an outstanding resource for professional advice on current resume trends.
I have enjoyed providing my clients with critiques for some time through my website and I felt it was time to ensure that my skills were comparable with the industry standard. As a resume professional, I feel it is important to continually learn and grow in my chosen industry.
It is true that I provide resume critiques and that is very different from a resume writer. Not only is it less expensive to purchase a critique, it allows you to author you own resume and make some very personal decisions in regards to your application materials. For the most part, I do advocate writing your own resume. However; I do recognize that some locations, industries, and levels of employment require a professional resume writer. This requirement may be due to lack of time, a standard within a particular industry, or you may be pursuing a job at the C-suite level. If you are looking for a resume writer. I can refer you to someone who meets my standard for resume writing as an HR Professional and excels at resume writing within your industry.
The path to create amazing application materials can be stressful. I can help ease that stress by providing professional guidance for your résumé. I currently hold two HR certifications (PHR & SHRM-CP) and over 10 years’ experience in talent acquisition. The addition of the CPRW credential allows my clients to be confident in my abilities as a resume writer within the industry.