The Importance of Resume-Writing Credentials

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: cover letter, Job Search Tips, Resumes | Tags: , , , , , |

Hiring practices have changed enormously over the last decade as employers gravitate to online postings, resume databases, and automated screening software. Combine these changes with the recent surge in unemployment, and job seekers face a complex and challenging task to create their marketing materials and manage their job search for best results.

Now, Stephen Van Vreede of No Stone Unturned and is better prepared than ever to provide job seekers with the powerful tools they need in today’s highly competitive job market. Stephen has completed a rigorous training program to earn the Academy Certified Resume Writer designation – a new, high-level certification that signifies mastery of best-in-class resume strategies.

Earning the ACRW indicates that a resume writer has successfully completed all components of The Resume Writing Academy, an intensive and comprehensive training program that teaches the following skills and concepts through classroom study, training assignments, independent learning projects, and intense individualized feedback:

* Resume Strategy & Client Positioning
* Resume Writing Styles, Trends & Techniques
* Cover Letter and Thank-You Letter Writing Styles, Trends & Techniques
* Personal Branding for Resumes
* Resume Formats, Designs & Structures
* English Language & Grammar

“My clients are facing steep challenges in the employment market these days,” says Stephen, “and even after 8 years in the career field, I wanted to be sure that I was preparing them with the very best strategies and documents. My investment in the Resume Writing Academy and the ACRW means that my clients can enter the job search with confidence, knowing that they have the very best, most powerful, and most up-to-date resumes to accelerate their search.”

In addition to the ACRW, Stephen has an MBA in Marketing from Villanova University and a dual B.S. degree in Finance & Logistics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified professional résumé writer (CPRW) and a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). Stephen paid his dues in the corporate world eventually running a large-scale call center for a major truck rental company, and he has spent the past 8 years with No Stone Unturned, assisting job seekers in achieving their goals.

In February 2009, Stephen launched a new group job hunting networking site: It is absolutely FREE to join, and job seekers have access to everything on the site. Come check it out at NoddlePlace. You can also follow Stephen on Twitter.

The Resume Writing Academy ( is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program that teaches writers of all experience levels how to develop resumes that get noticed and get results. Founded and led by industry leaders and multi-published authors Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, the Resume Writing Academy is recognized for its rigor, high standards, and accomplished graduates. Stephen joins an elite group of only 30 ACRWs nationwide.

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