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Distinctive Career Services Founder Michelle Dumas Expands Resume Writing Expertise at The NRWA Conference

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Training at The National Resume Writers’ Association Annual Career Conference Provides Valuable Insight into New Techniques to Ensure Job Search Success

SOMERSWORTH, N.H., (September 29, 2014) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has expanded her resume development skills at The National Resume Writers’ Association Annual Conference held in Denver earlier this month. By joining with experts in resume writing, Dumas has perfected some of the latest techniques that have been proven to be most effective for job seekers in an increasingly competitive job market.

Dumas serves clients nationwide with resume writing and career marketing services. At The NRWA conference she received advanced training in the latest techniques, issues, and technologies affecting the careers industry from recognized industry leaders. The NRWA annual conference is the leading training event for resume writers, career coaches, and educational institution placement professionals.

Training provided during the annual event includes:

  • Job seeker branding strategies that distinguish candidates in resume and career documents.
  • How to customize resumes for clients at various stages of their career, including career change, executive placement, job market newcomers, and military-transition clients.
  • Techniques to optimize resumes for ATS (applicant tracking system) processing.
  • The latest social media trends and techniques to help job seekers increase exposure.

“The career services market is not static and there are new tools and techniques being perfected continuously to address the latest changes in the job market,” said Dumas. “Training at The NRWA conference helps professionals stay current with proven resume and job search tactics so we can help shorten the job search for our clients.”

A member of The NRWA Board of Directors and The NRWA Certification Advisory Board, Dumas is one of a handful of professional resume writers who holds both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. Dumas is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC). Her career consultancy, Distinctive Career Services, offers a range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile writing, job search assistance, and personal branding strategies.

In addition to founding Distinctive Career Services, Dumas is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” and “Secrets of a Successful Job Search,” and a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search. Dumas also works personally with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program,

About Distinctive Career Services

Founded in 1996, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) offers professional resume writing and consultation, design, and distribution services to job hunters worldwide. Using a proprietary methodology, Distinctive Career Services provides its clients with all the tools necessary to promote and market themselves, and shows them how to open new doors to reach their highest career aspirations. The firm’s clients include thousands of job seekers at all professional levels to the highest C-level executives. Clients come from all industries and includes working professionals looking to advance or change their careers as well as under- and unemployed workers looking to shorten their job search.

For more information, visit Distinctive Career Services online at


Michelle Dumas, Founder and Executive Director

Distinctive Career Services, LLC

(800) 644-9694

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