Career Directors International Recognizes the World’s Top Resume Writers with the 2013 TORI Award Competition Nominations

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Career Directors International announces the award nominees for the 12th 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.

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The TORI competition has created a serious benchmark for resume writing and for resume writers worldwide.

Once again professionals 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 resume, with new categories such as best information technology resume and best healthcare / medical 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.

CDI President and former TORI Winner, Laura DeCarlo, states, “Another year brings another dramatic leap in the quality, creativity, and writing of the TORI entries. This competition has created a serious benchmark for resume writing and for resume writers worldwide. CDI is proud to provide this platform for resume writers to challenge their abilities and increase their skills.”

The 2013 TORI nominees, by category and in random order:

Best International Resume:

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Gulnar Mewawala, The Emphatic Resume
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Best New Graduate Resume:

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Freddie Cheek, Cheek & Associates, LLC
Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
LaTonya Williams, CareerForce Dynamics, LLC

Best Creative Resume:

Miriam Cha, Metro Resumes
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Best Re-entry Resume:

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Kelly Donovan, Kelly Donovan & Associates
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Christine Robinson, Professional Designs Writing Service

Best Information Technology (IT) Resume:

Diane Murphy Goldstein, MG Resume & Coaching Services
Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Best Executive Resume:

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Tom Albano, All Star Career Services
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Best Sales Resume:

Tom Albano, All Star Career Services
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Best Healthcare / Medical Resume:

Ann Baehr, Best Resumes of New York
Laura Gonzalez, Masterwork Resumes
Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer
Kimberly Mohiuddin, Movin' On Up Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Best Cover Letter:

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Sharon Williams, JobRockit

The 2013 winners will be announced in mid-October and those resumes will be posted to the 2013 TORI winners page. Medals and certificates will be conveyed at CDI’s 2013 Global Career Empowerment Summit.

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:

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Jennifer Hay - IT Resume Service
Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Kimberley Bethke - Surcorp Resume Solutions
Norine Dagliano - ekm Inspirations
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Job seekers can also learn more about how to search for and select a certified resume writer 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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