I came to resume writing after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in writing, and working for many years as an engineer. Certifications are vital in many engineering careers—and they are vital for a resume writer as well.
Certification is important because:
- It indicates that the holder has passed certain courses, stayed up to date in the field, continued to meet high standards, and shown a dedication to growing in the profession.
- It protects the public from individuals who claim to have experience and knowledge but do not reach the levels of skill and service delivery that are expected from a professional.
- It confirms that the certified person has been objectively evaluated by other professionals through rigorous testing and has agreed to their code of ethics.
As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have 8 certifications: Master Career Director (MCD), Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW), and Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC) from Career Directors International; Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW); 360 Reach Branding Analyst and Social Branding Analyst from Reach/Career Thought Leaders (CTL); 5 Steps to Rapid Employment Coach from The Jay Block Companies; and Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) from the Career Network.
In addition, I have mentored other resume writers, received awards from Career Directors International, and directed and served as a judge for their international resume and career innovation competitions. I have been an invited speaker many international and local meetings and conventions to share my expertise with professional resume writers and job seekers about the structure, content, goals, strengths, and pitfalls of resumes.
But perhaps most important for you, the client, is that only a certified professional resume writer will write your resume. When you trust your resume to a certified resume writer, you expect that a certified professional will write your resume. At Robin’s Resumes®, you know that will happen.
Please contact me about your resume; I’m here to help, and I am fully certified.