Career Directors International Recognizes the World’s Top Resume Writers with the TORI Award Competition Nominations

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Career Directors International announces the award nominees for the 11th annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award resume writing competition. The competition was incredibly strong with some of the most extraordinarily crafted resumes our judges have ever reviewed. These professional resume writers demonstrated the outstanding quality, creativity, and writing skills that are the benchmark of the competition.

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Once again we’ve seen such a dramatic leap in the quality, creativity, and writing from the entrants. CDI is proud to provide this platform for resume writers to challenge their abilities and increase their skills.

Once again professional resume writers from around the world have submitted their best resumes in CDI’s annual international resume writing competition, The TORI Awards (Toast of the Resume Industry). Competitors entered fictionalized resumes in nine separate categories, which ranged from best executive resume to best sales and marketing resume, best technical resume, and even best military conversion resume.

The panel of judges, all certified resume writers and many former TORI winners, led by CDI’s Award Director Robin Schlinger of Robin’s Resumes, have performed an anonymous evaluation to determine the nominees in each of the categories. A second panel of highly-qualified and certified resume writers will select the first, second, and third place winners in each category to be announced in October.

CDI President and former TORI Winner, Laura DeCarlo, states, “Once again we’ve seen such a dramatic leap in the quality, creativity, and writing from the entrants. We could never have projected the increase in submission quality the competition sees year over year. CDI is proud to provide this platform for resume writers to challenge their abilities and increase their skills. The 2012 TORIs represent an extremely stiff competition, and those who have been nominated should recognize the incredible value they offer job seekers.”

The 2012 TORI nominees, by category and in random order:

Best International Resume:
Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Best New Graduate Resume:
Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Kornelia Telesz, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Best Creative Resume:
Tina Nicolai, Resume Writers' Ink, LLC®
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction
Patricia Duckers, Prism Writing Services, LLC/CareerPro Global, Inc.
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Best Re-entry Resume:
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Best Technical Resume:
Roland Coombes, Itouch Professional Resume Writing
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Best Executive Resume:
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Best Sales and Marketing Resume:
Laurie Berenson, Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Best Military Conversion Resume:
Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global/21st Century Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen, Resume Strategies
Diana Dryden Smith, Federal Resume Resources

Best Cover Letter:
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

The 2012 winners will be announced in October and those resumes will be posted to the 2012 TORI winners page. Prior winning resumes can be viewed on CDI’s resume winner’s page. For more information on the TORI Awards, visit CDI’s awards page.

CDI also owes special thanks to the TORI judges and Award’s Director:

Director of the TORI Awards:

Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes

TORI Judges:
Barb Poole, Hire Imaging, LLC
Darlene Dassy, Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Laura Labovich, Aspire! Empower! Career Strategy Group
Annemarie Cross, Advanced Employment Concepts
Jill Kelly, Career Edge
Susan Guarneri, AssessmentGoddess.com
Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer
Audrey Prenzel, Resume Resources

Job seekers can also learn more about how to select a certified resume writer; access job search and resume writing tools, advice, and videos; and search for a qualified professional resume writer or career coach using CDI’s free job seeker center.

About CDI: Career Directors International – http://www.careerdirectors.com
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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