Career Directors International Announces 2014 Winners of the TORI Resume Writing Award Competition

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Career Directors International announces the 2014 winning resumes for the 13th annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award competition. The writers and their resumes demonstrate a commitment to resume writing excellence and set a new benchmark for job seeker documents in their overall strategy, design, writing, and marketing focus.

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The TORIs represent a unique opportunity for resume writers to challenge themselves as well as set standards to create the ultimate networking and interview-gaining resumes.

Currently in its 13th year, the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award competition has become a true benchmark for allowing professional resume writers, job seekers, and career coaches from around the world to view and learn from the upper echelon standard in resume writing. According to CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, “The TORIs represent a unique opportunity for resume writers to challenge themselves as well as set standards to create the ultimate networking and interview-gaining resumes. In the crowded job market today, job seekers need that critical edge to stand out and be seen.”

As in prior years, there were nine categories to enter with five nominees per category along with one first, second, and third place award in each category. The judging panel was carefully selected to represent CDI certified writers and TORI award winners. Led by CDI’s Award Director Robin Schlinger, these individuals have selected the winners from the previously announced nominees. They recognize the following individuals by category:

Best International Resume

1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
3rd Place - Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.

Best New Graduate Resume

1st Place - Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
3rd Place - Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions

Best Creative Resume

1st Place - Marlene Cole, Pilbara Resumes
2nd Place - Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
3rd Place - Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Best Accounting / Finance Resume

1st Place - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense
2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
3rd Place - Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Best Information Technology Resume

1st Place - Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC
2nd Place - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense
3rd Place - Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions

Best Executive Resume

1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
2nd Place - Ken Docherty, Docherty Career Management
3rd Place - Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Best Sales Resume

1st Place - Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
2nd Place - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense
3rd Place - Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Best Healthcare / Medical Resume

1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
2nd Place - Kristin S. Johnson, Profession Direction
3rd Place - Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Best Cover Letter

1st Place - Laura Gonzalez, Masterwork Resumes
2nd Place - Sharon Williams, JobRockit
3rd Place - Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

The 2014 winners were recognized at CDI’s 2014 Global Career Empowerment Summit on October 18, 2014 at The Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. All winners receive award logos, certificates, and medals.

For more information on the TORI Awards, visit CDI’s awards page. To view TORI winners, go to the winner's page. 2014 winning resumes will be posted by the end of the year.

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:

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes
Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer
Melissa Cooper - RezBiz, LLC
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge

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 organization that positions career and resume professionals for dynamic success as both practitioners and business owners. 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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