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Michelle Dumas Elected 2017 President of The NRWA

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The National Resume Writers’ Association Selects Founder of Distinctive Career Services President-Elect and Ethics Chair for 2016

WAKEFIELD, NH (August 25, 2015) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has been elected President of the The National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) for 2017. In the interim, she will serve The NWRA as President Elect and Ethics Chair beginning January 1, 2016.

The NRWA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the support of professional resume writers. The Association is responsible for increasing market visibility for resume writers, promoting standards of excellence and best practices, and providing peer marketing, training, and certification. Michelle has been an active member of The NRWA since shortly after its inception in 1997. Michelle has served on the The NRWA Certification Commission, has been a member of the Certification Commission Advisory Board for seven years, and has most recently served two terms on the Board of Directors as Director of Industry, Experienced Business Owners. She has also been a speaker at The NRWA annual conferences.

“Since inception, The NRWA has been an important force for creating standards and best practices for professional resume writers,” said Dumas. “I am honored to have been elected and look forward to continuing to work with my peers to develop a plan of action that will promote the continued growth and success of The NRWA. Working together, we can continue to promote the highest ethical standards for our profession, and continue to cultivate new benefits for our members.”

A large percentage of The NRWA members are self-employed or small business owners. Other members work in state employment offices, college placement offices, and military placement offices. The members are committed to professional development and many have earned professional credentials. The NRWA offers its own certification and education programs, including the Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credential.

Michelle is one of only a handful of professional resume writers to hold both Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. She also is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS). Michelle also has credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC).

Michelle created Distinctive Career Services to offer a range of career support services to executives, including resume writing, cover letter writing, Linkedin profile development, job search assistance, personal branding strategies, and more. All the firm’s services are tailored to each job seeker’s needs and are highly customized.

In addition to founding Distinctive Career Services, Michelle is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” and “Secrets of a Successful Job Search.” She also is a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search. Michelle 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 include 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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About the author: Michelle Dumas is a multiply-certified, national-award-winning professional resume writer and career marketing expert widely recognized as pioneering thought-leader and trend-setter in the employment services industry. With 20 years of experience, Michelle has helped 10,000+ job seekers in all 50 U.S. states and across the world land rewarding jobs and build fulfilling careers.

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