Goodwill Staff Earn Certified Professional Résumé Writer Credential

August 23, 2016, Press Release

JOHNSTOWN, PA, August 23, 2016—Through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC), six employees of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies have earned the Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) credential after passing the CPRW Exam.

PARWCC new logoThe PARW/CC was founded in January of 1990 as an association for career professionals to exchange information, enhance their skills, and demonstrate their commitment to providing professional services to the general public. Those who display the association’s logo demonstrate their dedication to excellence in meeting client career goals. Many members then choose to seek certification to further affirm their expertise as career professionals.

Certified Professional Résumé Writers are the career industry’s leading experts in the development of strategic résumés and demonstrate their knowledge, talent, and writing expertise in meeting the industry standard of excellence and in serving clients’ career interests.

The certification exam, consisting of four modules, tests the individual’s knowledge of the industry; the command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proofreading; strategic thinking; and the writing and submission of a résumé and cover letter based on a hypothetical client provided by PARW/CC, which is then evaluated by the PARW/CC Certification Committee.

The Goodwill employees who possess the CPRW credential are Jacki Trexler, Project Manager, Adult Services; Karen Sellers, Career Planner; Sarah Helman, Project Manager, Youth Services; Renee Shaw, Business Services Coordinator; Mona Wiley, Career Planner; and Richard Lamm, Career Planner.

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PA CareerLink LogoThese Goodwill staff members provide services at the PA CareerLink® Cambria County under the Title 1 contract for the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) made possible through the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board, the region’s leader and active partner in workforce development efforts. Services at the CareerLink include comprehensive job training and employment services that connect employers and job seekers through a One-Stop Approach. The CareerLink is located at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (former Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech) at 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania in Richland Township.

For more information on career services, please contact the PA CareerLink Cambria County at (814) 533-2493.

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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