Well, I'm updating the Resume Writers' Digest database again, and my search for some of the careers professionals that have moved or left the business continues.
Along the way, I have come across some interesting things -- like a couple of associations for resume writers and career professionals which -- according to my research -- simply don't exist. Yet they issue membership certificates and apparently award a "Certified Professional Resume Writer" credential.
A search for "National Association of Career Professionals" on Google came up empty.
Likewise, a search for the "International Association of Professional Resume Writers" turned up no matches.
There are plenty of legitimate professional associations serving the careers industry out there, like: