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    Laurie J. James, MCD, CCELW, CDCC, CDP

    Lauriejjames.com, LLC
    802 Robert Lee Circle
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
    United States
    Phone: (337) 278-4230

    Career Services/Coaching Certifications:
    Master Career Director
    Industry Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award
    Services/Products: Career Assessment & Testing, Career Coach, Career Counselor, Career Management, Image Consultant, Interview & Salary Negotiations Coach, Job Search Coach, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Outplacement Professional, Professional / Technical Writer, Resume & Cover Letter Writer, Social Media (Online ID) Strategist, Trainer/Instructor
    Profession/Specialty: Any
    Employment Level: Any

    Author, Master Career Director, Certified DISC(tm) Practitioner, Interview-Winning Résumé Writer, and Job-Winning Career Coach who focuses on #IntentionalPositivity in every service offered:

    • Résumé Writing
    • LinkedIn Profile Writing
    • Job and Career Transition Coaching
    • DISC Communications Consulting
    • Outplacement Contracting

    Successfully coached thousands of professionals through their entire job search.

    • Crafted more than 12,000 interview-snagging and job-winning résumés since 1986.

    Hold the following credentials: 

    • Certified DISC Practitioner (CDP)
    • Certified DISCstyles (TM) Communications Consultant (CDCC)
    • Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW)
    • Master Career Director (MCD)
    • International Job and Career Transition Coach (IJCTC)

    First person in Louisiana to earn numerous 7 additional résumé and career coaching credentials. Published Author on Résumé Writing: 

    • RésuméMaker.com software
    • America’s Top Résumés for America’s Top Jobs, Second Edition
    • Best Résumés for $100,000+ Jobs
    • Best Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs

    Published Inspirational Writing:

    • eThoughtsTeam.com Devotional Writings
    • Face Magazine monthly articles on #IntentionalPositivity

    Recognized Industry Leader:

    • Lifetime Member, Marquis Who's Who of Professional Women (2023)
    • CDI Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)
    • TORI Award for Judging International Entries (2003)
    • Co-founder and first President, Professional Résumé Writing and Research Association (PRWRA – rebranded Career Directors International in 2006)
    • Member, Career Thought Leaders
    • Former Industry Affiliations: Career Masters Institute, National Résumé Writing Association; Professional Association of Résumé Writers

    Noteworthy Industry Accomplishments: 

    • Spearheaded efforts with leaders of other career associations to form VolunteersforCareers.org, a website where more than 800 career professionals from all over the globe volunteered their services yielding more than 6,000 free career services valued at over $2 million to the victims’ families devastated by aftereffects of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States in 2001
    • Introduced several industry innovations including awards for members, various member benefits, multiple levels of credentialing, and opportunities for members in 19 countries to empower each other through collaborative atmosphere
    • Co-created global recognition for professional résumé writing efforts 
    • Created the recognition name Toast of the Résumé Industry (TORI) Awards
    • Created and served on international panel to judge TORI award nominations
    • Co-created “International Update Your Résumé” Month and “International Update Your References” Week
    • Organized First PRWRA Conference (Atlanta, GA)
    • Organized Second Annual PRWRA Conference (New Orleans, LA)
    • Organized Third Annual PRWRA Conference (Indianapolis, IN)

    Noteworthy Industry Presentations:

    • Frequent Presenter, NCAA College Student-Athletes (Sun Belt Conference)
    • Frequent Presenter, LAGCOE: Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
    • Frequent Presenter, Townsquare Media Interactive Career Fairs
    • Frequent Presenter, Louisiana Student Alumni Career Workshop
    • Frequent Presenter, Lafayette Economic Development Authority Career Fair
    • Career Coach, Acadiana Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM)
    • Keynote Speaker, R.L. Stevens First Company Meeting (20th Anniversary)
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