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CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITER / CAREER COACH / MILITARY REWARD PARTNER

Recognized career-support expert with 25+ years of industry experience.

Founder and president of A Word's Worth Résumé Writing and Career Coaching Service, 23-time nationally published author, blogger, workshop presenter, Career Path Talk Radio featured guest, and Asbury Park Press featured career professional. Proven expertise in writing powerful resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles, as well as providing cutting-edge career-coaching services. Identifies and highlights the unique skills and qualifications of diverse clientele, creating branding documents that help advance the careers of individuals at all levels and in all professions. Employs consultative assessments and industry knowledge to position clients to stand out from the crowd, gain the competitive edge, and achieve winning outcomes.

Work experience

Nov 1989Present

Owner / Writer

A Word’s Worth Résumé Writing and Career Coaching Service

Full P&L and management responsibility for highly successful resume writing and career coaching service  located in New Egypt, New Jersey - on the cusp of Monmouth, Burlington, and Ocean counties.

  • Built company from start-up into a solid revenue generator within a matter of months though aggressive print and electronic advertising, networking efforts, and word-of-mouth referrals. Created business concept to meet market-niche demand. Developed business strategy and organizational infrastructure.
  • Independently maintain full responsibility for all aspects of the business, encompassing sales, client assessments, document writing, financial administration, and customer relationship management.
  • Provide client empowerment enabling clients to target their documents to non-specified jobs and industries, support clients in the area of interview coaching, and maintain cutting edge knowledge of career industry and employment trends through professional affiliations, trade publications, and e-list participation.
19831988

Promotional Writer / Advertising Manager

Lab-Volt, Division of Buck Engineering

Wrote promotional materials (product and capability brochures, annual reports, and data sheets), managed trade magazine advertising, staged photo shoots, contributed input into hiring of artists and photographers, and produced monthly in-house newsletter.

19791983

Public Relations Project Specialist

New Jersey Department of Transportation

Corresponded to the public on behalf of Commissioner Louis J. Gambaccini concerning New Jersey roadway and bridge projects.

Education

May 1976

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

University of Rhode Island
Jan 1979Jan 1982

Human Resource Management graduate credits

Rider University

Part-time graduate school while working a 40-hour week at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, NJ

References

Wendy Enelow

“Nina is an extremely well-respected resume writer who has earned an excellent reputation for her writing, coaching and job search expertise. She is indeed an asset to any professional or executive job seeker.”

Martin Yate

“I have known Nina professionally in her resume writing capacity for some years. Experienced and credentialled I respect her expertise and have used samples of her work in my Knock em Dead job search and career management books.”

Skills

Writing, Interviewing, Customer Relationship Management
Expanding on the "who, what, where, why, and when" I learned in undergraduate school, I have integrated my passion for helping people, arriving at a place I've called "home" since 1989: A Word's Worth Resume Writing and Career Coaching Service.

Publications

LinkedIn

Certifications

Jan 1995Present

Certified Professional Resume Writer / Career Coach

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
Although I had started my business in 1989, before there was even a credentialing program available, I took the test in 1995 and passed with flying colors.