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Career Directors International Announces 2012 Winners of the TORI Resume Writing Award Competition

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Career Directors International announces the 2012 winning resumes for the 11th annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) competition. The writers and their resumes demonstrate a commitment to resume writing excellence and set a new benchmark for job seeker documents in their creativity, strategy, writing skill, and marketing approach.

Melbourne, Florida (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

What does it take to write and create an internationally-recognized and award-winning resume? According to Career Directors International (CDI) founder, Laura DeCarlo, “To be the best and be recognized as the best with an annual TORI Resume Writing Award, you have to embrace resume writing as a form of marketing. Resumes are no longer just job responsibility lists – they are about identifying the unique puzzle of skills, accomplishments, and talents that make up a job seeker, and then translating them into a powerful document that is easy to read, tells a story, grabs attention, and visually engages the reviewer.”

Currently in its 11th 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 the upper echelon standard in resume writing. According to DeCarlo, the TORIs represent a unique venue for resume writers to challenge set standards and continue to evolve their resumes into ever more user-friendly documents for employers; a win-win for job seekers who need to stand out in a crowded and competitive marketplace.

This year, over 200 applicants entered the TORI competition across nine categories vying for nominations and first, second, and third place awards in each category. The judging panel, all certified resume writers and many former TORI winners, led by CDI's Award Director Robin Schlinger, have selected the winners from the previously announced nominees. They recognize the following individuals by category:

Best International Resume:

  • 1st - Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
  • 2nd - Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
  • 3rd – Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Best New Graduate Resume:

  • 1st - Kornelia Telesz, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
  • 2nd - Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
  • 3rd - Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Best Creative Resume:

  • 1st - Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
  • 2nd - Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction
  • 3rd - Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Best Re-entry Resume:

  • 1st - Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
  • 2nd - Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services
  • 3rd - Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates

Best Technical Resume:

  • 1st - Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC
  • 2nd - Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
  • 3rd - Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Best Executive Resume:

  • 1st - Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
  • 2nd - Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
  • 3rd - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense

Best Sales and Marketing Resume:

  • 1st - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense
  • 2nd - Sharon Williams, JobRockit
  • 3rd - Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Best Military Conversion Resume:

  • 1st - Sandra Ingemansen, Resume Strategies
  • 2nd - Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global/21st Century Resumes
  • 3rd - Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Best Cover Letter:

  • 1st - Donald Burns, Donald Burns' Career Defense
  • 2nd - Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
  • 3rd - Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

The 2012 winners were recognized at CDI's 2012 Global Career Empowerment Summit on October 13, 2012 at The Catamaran Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. All winners receive award logos, certificates, and medals.

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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