Global Resume Writing Competition to Award the Best Resume Writers in 9 Categories Will Close on June 8, 2012

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The annual resume writing competition that resume writers around the globe wait to enter each year will close to entries on June 8, 2012. Sponsored by professional association, Career Directors International, the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award competition raises the bar on exceptional resume writing by challenging resume writers worldwide to showcase their award-winning writing techniques and creative new layout and marketing strategies.


Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award

It’s fabulous to see the impact that the TORIs are having on the resume writing profession by furnishing resume writers with a way of measuring and demonstrating their ever-increasing talents.

The Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Awards, hosted by Career Directors International (CDI) has been providing the platform for professional resume writers worldwide to showcase their innovative writing, layout, and marketing strategies since the competition first opened in 2000.

CDI’s President, Laura DeCarlo, who also formerly managed the TORI program, states that, “The TORIs set the bar extremely high and as a result, each year the competition attracts more and greater industry talent. Based on this progression and the truly huge leaps in quality, creativity, and writing seen in the 2011 competition, we expect to be dazzled by the entries this year. It’s fabulous to see the impact that the TORIs are having on the resume writing profession by furnishing resume writers with a way of measuring and demonstrating their ever-increasing talents.”

The best part about the TORIs is that everyone wins from this increase in quality and creativity in resume writing – job seekers, resume writers, and the career services industry as a whole. The TORIs create parameters against which job seekers can compare and measure qualifications of their prospective resume writers. With this new awareness about what a truly outstanding resume can look like, job seekers are more empowered to select a qualified resume writer who is truly committed to growing and improving in their industry.

Each year the competition opens in January to resume writers around the world to allow them to strut their stuff in nine separate categories ranging from most creative resume and best executive resume to best re-entry resume and even best military conversion resume. For 2012, the end-date is near with registration closing on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and final submissions of entries due no later than 5:00 PM Pacific on Friday, June 8, 2012.

“It’s not too late to take the plunge” DeCarlo states, adding, “What have you got to lose? The competition comes around just once a year and in the resume writing industry it’s considered the number one way for professional resume writers to build visibility for their businesses.” In fact, CDI member Sharon Williams of JobRockit, shares in a 2-minute YouTube video that 75% of her business comes from having won a TORI award.

Year over year, the competition has grown exponentially with over 300 entries expected across the nine categories in 2012. From each category of anonymous entries, five nominees are selected by a panel of judges, all certified resume writers, members of CDI’s resume certification committee, and many former TORI winners. A second similar panel of highly-qualified and certified resume writers will then select the first, second, and third place winners in each category, leading to 45 nominees, and 27 total winners.

CDI invites resume writers, job seekers, and the curious to visit their Award pages in order to learn more about the TORI competition and to view the evolution of winning resumes. Visitors can see all winners from 2006 through 2011 on the site.

Job seekers should also visit CDI for a wealth of how-to resources. At the Job Seekers site, CDI offers information on how to select a certified resume writer or other career professional; free job search and resume writing tools, advice, and videos; and a search feature to find a qualified professional resume writer or career coach.

About CDI: Career Directors International –
CDI is a global professional association that is committed to ensuring that career and resume professionals can grow and thrive in a rich, vibrant, exciting, safe, and nurturing environment. CDI is focused on championing the industry’s cause for credibility and visibility; fostering exceptional success in every generation of career and resume professionals; and cultivating the career superhero that exists within each one of us.

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