Michelle Dumas

Executive Resume Writer, Personal Branding Expert, Job Search Coach

Michelle Dumas founded Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) in 1996, one of the Internet's longest-standing resume writing, personal branding, and career marketing firms. As one of only a handful of multiple certified professional resume writers, including the prestigious NCRW, CPRW, CPBS, CEIP, and JCTC credentials, Michelle is widely respected as an authority in the resume writing and employment services industries. Michelle is the author of "Secrets of a Successful Job Search" and "101 Before-and-After Resume Examples." Her work has also been featured in more than a dozen other resume writing and job search books. Michelle is an active member of industry associations, including The NRWA. She has been a speaker at The NRWA national conferences, served for six years on the NRWA Certification Commission, and for the past decade has continually served as a member of the NRWA Certification Advisory Board. In 2016 she was elected to The NRWA’s executive board as president-elect and will serve as the association’s president in 2017.