SOMERSWORTH, NH – Distinctive Career Services LLC, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, today announced that the firm’s founder, Michelle Dumas, has been named to the Board of Directors of The National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) as Experienced Business Owners Representative.

Dumas received the appointment after being voted in as Experienced Business Owners Representative by the NRWA membership. Dumas has been an active member of The NRWA since 1997, speaking at The NRWA conferences and serving as a member of The NRWA Certification Advisory Board.

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. The NRWA also offers a series of online training programs and teleseminars for professional development, and sponsors an annual conference for members.

“Being named to serve the business owners who make up The NRWA gives me an opportunity to give back to the organization that has helped me build my own business, Distinctive Career Services,” said Dumas. “The role of the professional resume writer has changed in the last decade, and to continue to thrive, resume professionals will have to adapt their businesses to meet changing job candidate needs. By working as part of The NRWA Board I will be able to share my experience and help small business owners identify new opportunities, develop new tools, and build their own operations.”

Dumas and the team of career professionals at Distinctive Career Services offer a range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, Linkedin profile writing, 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, 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,

Dumas is one of a handful of professional resume writers to hold both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. Dumas also 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). She holds a degree from the University of New Hampshire.

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.

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Michelle Dumas, Founder and Executive Director

Distinctive Career Services, LLC

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About the Author: Michelle Dumas

Michelle Dumas is the founder and CEO of Distinctive Career Services, one of the internet's longest-standing and most respected professional resume writing firms. Michelle is a 6X certified and 7X award-winning resume writer and career consultant. To learn more about the services offered by Distinctive Career Services visit

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