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    Prior Years’ Resume Writing Award Winners

    (TORI & WBRW)

    Award-Winning Resume Writers and Their Winning Resumes

    Toast of the Resume Industry Awards

    Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry’s most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. This is an international competition in which contestants submit their best work in a category.Learn more about the TORIs

    Learn more about the TORIs

    The Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) resume writing competition award winners represent the epitome of excellence for job seekers to stand out from the competition.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Resumes CAN be both ATS-friendly and offer low to high visual design levels. (See member video tutorials for high design and our step-by-step tutorial course for more information).
    2. Not all jobs are found through online application or recruiters and may initially happen with a networking resume and be finished, as/if needed, with an ATS-friendly resume.

    When viewing the winning resumes below you’ll see two types from 2021 to present – high design for networking, unless they used the techniques in our trainings, or classic design, which are ATS-friendly yet still attractive.

    At the end of the day the focus is first and foremost on writing. Judges time and time again do not pick the fanciest or most visually dynamic resume IF it is not also the best written.

    According to CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, “TORI winners are the best of the best in their overall strategy of visual formatting and design, personal marketing, understanding and targeting of employer/position requirements, and use of powerful language. In a world where visual presentation and self-marketing has become an art open to everyone with smart phone apps, to win a TORI is the ultimate stamp of approval a resume writer could attain.”

    Winners are selected by a blind panel of global industry experts. Nominees are selected followed by first, second, and third place winners in each category.

    Learn more about entering the TORI Awards
    TORI Awards FAQs

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    Selecting a Resume Writer to Hire

    A resume writing award is just one of the criteria you should consider when selecting a resume writer to hire. We recommend you take a few moments to learn more about selecting a company at CDI’s How to Select a Career Service Provider page.

    Click to learn about CDI Resume Awards & ATS System Compatibility

    Addendum 3/08/2021: CDI has changed the game with the TORI competition by introducing classic design categories. 

    Addendum 1/20/2020: It is now possible to make graphic resumes ATS-friendly! CDI has released a 94 minute video training that is free to members entitled How to Design ATS-Friendly Graphic Resumes. Now claims that these design-heavy resumes cannot be ATS compatible is no longer true. However, the following is still our current standing on the TORIs while we encourage everyone to embrace the techniques in this training.

    TORI and World’s Best Resumes are networking resumes, which are used for job seekers in networking their way into jobs. Networking is the method in which over 80% of all job opportunities are found.

    A scannable resume or an ATS resume, meant for automated tracking systems, is needed when a job applicant is applying online or when that type of resume is requested. Professional resume writers will advise their clients to first have a visual resume — one that combines visual impact, spatial segmentation of content for readability, and strategic branding to tease out the job seeker’s unique value. To complement this resume, a scannable version is always needed. Depending on the method of job search this may be an ATS resume which is customized for each position or it might simply be an ASCII resume. Both of these require dumbing down the format by stripping out the elements that make it friendly for a human while ensuring the key words are needed to match the job ad.

    When opportunities emerge for a job seeker where there is limited certainty on what version to use, it is a good idea to send both. A simple line in the cover letter stating, “For your convenience I have also included an ATS-friendly resume” will suffice.

    Bottom-line, the TORI and World’s Best resume represents the epitome of excellence for job seekers to stand out from the competition in a personalized, networked job search. An ATS-friendly resume is a necessary complement to that resume but should never be the ONLY tool a job seeker uses since they dehumanize the document. Until machines are the sole decision maker it will always be necessary to appeal to the human aesthetic.

    2022 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    Nominees are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Classic Executive Resume

    Melissa Orpen-Tuz – Vivid Career Services
    Amy Britta Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Paula Christensen – Strategic Career Coaches
    Rachel Raymond – RVP Career Services

    1st Place
    Eve Ruth

    3rd Place
    Rachel Raymond

    Best Classic New Graduate Resume

    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.
    Amy Britta Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Betsy Shepard Reed – BSR Career Development
    Rebecca Worthen – Career Keystone
    Tamara Cameron – iCareerSolutions

    Best Difficult Transition Resume

    Pam Foster – Career Stylr
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Angela Watts – MyPro Resumes & Recruiting
    Kamee Gilmore – Paradigm Solutions | PRCS Canada
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers

    1st Place
    Pam Foster

    3rd Place
    Angela Watts

    Best Executive Resume

    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Julio Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Pam Foster – Career Stylr
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Deborah Schuster – The Lettersmith

    1st Place
    Marie Plett

    2nd Place
    Eve Ruth

    3rd Place
    Pam Foster

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Julio Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Deborah Schuster – The Lettersmith
    Ashley Watkins
    Bridget Batson – Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling
    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.

    1st Place
    Julio Mesa

    2nd Place
    Bridget Batson

    3rd Place
    Ashley Watkins

    Best Classic Difficult Transition Resume

    Kevin Morris – CareerMobile
    Krista Morris – Virtuoso Resumes & Recruiting
    Alexis Ankersen – Calibrate Career Coaching
    Sally Johnson – Omnia Writing Services
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes

    1st Place
    Eve Ruth

    2nd Place
    Krista Morris

    3rd Place
    Kevin Morris

    Best Classic High Tech Resume

    Danielle “Elle” Holmes – Career Services by Elle
    Tamara Cameron – iCareerSolutions
    Kevin Morris – CareerMobile
    Scott Nichols -Advanced Method Resumes & Career Services
    Alexis Ankersen – Calibrate Career Coaching

    1st Place
    Danielle Holmes

    2nd Place
    Kevin Morris

    3rd Place
    Tamara Cameron

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Tamara Cameron – iCareerSolutions
    Rachel Raymond – RVP Career Services
    Alexandria Doyle – Resume Passion
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit

    1st Place
    Rachel Raymond

    2nd Place
    Marie Plett

    3rd Place
    Tamara Cameron

    Best High Tech Resume

    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Julio Mesa – The Essay Expert
    Kamee Gilmore – Paradigm Solutions | PRCS Canada

    Best Sales Resume

    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Melanie L. Denny – Resume-Evolution
    Amy Britta Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Bridget Batson – Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling
    Deborah Schuster – The Lettersmith

    Special Thanks to 2022 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services, Inc.
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Skye Berry Burke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Robin Schlinger – Robin’s Resumes
    Dawn Bugni – The Write Solution
    Julie Walraven – Design Resumes
    Tammy Shoup – Breakthrough Resume Writing Service, LLC
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Ceoresumewriter.com
    Gillian Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Laura Labovich – The Career Strategy Group
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend

    2021 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    Nominees are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Classic Executive Resume

    Melissa Orpen-Tuz
    Amy Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Rebecca Henninger – The Job Girl
    Lauren Charbonneau – Protagonist Career Solutions LLC

    1st Place
    Amy Watt


    CTO
    Communications & Technology

    2nd Place
    Melissa Orpen-Tuz


    Public Safety Leader
    Government

    3rd Place
    Carolyn Whitfield


    Global Operations Executive
    Retail Sales

    Best Classic High Tech Resume

    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Paula Christensen – Strategic Career Coaches
    Scott Nichols – Advanced Method Resumes & Career Services

    Best Difficult Transition Resume

    Pam Foster – Career Stylr
    Elle Holmes – Career Services by Elle
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Amy Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Tiffany Cruz – Power Writers USA

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Melanie Denny – Resume-Evolution
    Deborah Schuster – The Lettersmith
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Marla Emery – Emery Consulting, Inc.
    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.

    1st Place
    Deborah Schuster


    Healthcare CEO
    Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

    2nd Place
    Carolyn Whitfield


    Fitness Facility Manager
    Sports & Recreation

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Yuvika Iyer – Careerlinko
    Melanie Denny – Resume-Evolution
    Deborah Schuster – The Lettersmith
    Bridget Batson – Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling

    2nd Place
    Deborah Schuster


    Pharmacist
    Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

    3rd Place
    Bridget Batson


    Mechanical Engineer
    Manufacturing

    Best Classic Difficult Transition Resume

    Sally Johnson – Omnia Writing Services
    Tiffany Cruz – Power Writers USA
    Meg Applegate – Hinge Resume
    Scott Nichols – Advanced Method Resumes & Career Services
    Yuvika Iyer – Careerlinko

    Best Classic New Graduate Resume

    Yuvika Iyer – Careerlinko
    Mandy Fard – Market-Connections Professional Resume Services
    Amy Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Anne Galloway – power-to-change
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit

    Best Executive Resume

    Amy Watt – www.CareerMarketingCentre.com & www.PoliceTestTutor.com
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Yuvika Iyer – Careerlinko
    Bridget Batson – Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling

    Best High Tech Resume

    Laura Hartnell – Laura Hartnell Career Transition Services
    Julio Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.

    Best Sales Resume

    Pam Foster – Career Stylr
    Marie Plett – Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.
    Julio Mesa – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes

    3rd Place
    Carolyn Whitfield


    Sales Manager
    Food & Beverage

    Special Thanks to 2021 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services, Inc.
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Rachel Raymond – RVP Career Services
    Robin Schlinger – Robin’s Resumes
    Dawn Bugni – The Write Solution
    Julie Walraven – Design Resumes
    Tammy Shoup – Breakthrough Resume Writing Service, LLC
    Michelle Lopez – One2One Resumes
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Cheryl L. Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend

    2020 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    Nominees are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Rebecca Henninger – RH Resumes
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes

    Best Difficult Transition Resume

    Krista Mitchell – iCareerSolutions
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Matthew Dupee – The Resume Strategy
    Rachel Raymond – RVP Career Services
    Natalie MacLellan – Best Foot Forward

    Best Executive Resume

    Carol Adams – Ideal Resumes LLC
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Jay Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Lucie Yeomans – Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
    Jay Mesa – The Essay Expert LLC
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes

    1st Place
    Carolyn Whitfield


    Chief Executive Officer
    Healthcare

    2nd Place
    Jay Mesa


    Mental Health Expert
    Healthcare

    Best High Tech Resume

    Marla Emery – Emery Consulting, Inc.
    Scott Nichols – Professional Resume Services
    Jay Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Bridget Batson – Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling
    Lucie Yeomans – Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
    Rachel Raymond – RVP Career Services
    Jay Mesa – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Marketing Resume

    Lisa McDonald – Career Polish, Inc.
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Arno Markus – iCareerSolutions
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Paula Christensen – Strategic Career Coaches
    Melanie Denny – Resume-Evolution
    Lucie Yeomans – Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
    Krista Mitchell – iCareerSolutions
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    1st Place
    Melanie Denny


    Nurse Practitioner
    Healthcare

    3rd Place
    Paula Christensen


    Teacher
    Education

    Best Portfolio Careers Resume

    Irma Rojas – RSO Resumes
    Angela Watts – MyPro Resumes & Recruiting
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Sales Resume

    Jheneal McDuffie – The Resume Chic & Co.
    Irma Rojas – RSO Resumes
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Special Thanks to 2020 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
    Dawn Bugni – The Write Solution
    Julie Walraven – Design Resumes
    Tammy Shoup – Breakthrough Resume Writing Service, LLC
    Michelle Lopez – One2One Resumes 
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Barb Poole – Hire Imaging, LLC
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Cheryl L. Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend

    2019 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

    Important difference with 2019 resume winners: We allowed for non-US spelling and A4 paper size to fully embrace our global resume writers. Therefore, some thumbnail images below will look longer and you may see some spelling that looks inaccurate to you such as organise instead of organize.

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best Difficult Transition Resume

    Melanie Denny – Resume-Evolution
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

    Best Executive Resume

    Cheryl Lynch Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue
    Skye Berry-Burke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Krista Mitchell – iCareerSolutions
    Arno Markus – iCareerSolutions
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume

    Best High Tech Resume

    Skye Berry-Burke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Krista Mitchell – iCareerSolutions
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Jay Mesa – Higher You LLC
    Marguerite Claxton – The Career Company
    Rachel Vander Pol – RVP Career Services
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com

    Best Marketing Resume

    Lisa McDonald – Career Polish, Inc.
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Arno Markus – iCareerSolutions
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Rachel Vander Pol – RVP Career Services

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Melissa Kelley – Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing
    Tammy Shoup – Breakthrough Resume Writing Service
    Kevin Morris – CareerMobile
    Krista Mitchell – iCareerSolutions
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Portfolio Careers Resume

    Lisa McDonald – Career Polish, Inc.
    Arno Markus – iCareerSolutions
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best Sales Resume

    Laura Hartnell – Laura Hartnell Career Transition Services
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Marie Plett – Professional Resume Services

    Special Thanks to 2019 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Audrey Prenzel – Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services Dawn Bugni – The Write Solution
    Julie Walraven – Design Resumes
    Cliff Flamer – BrightSide Resumes 
    Michelle Lopez – One2One Resumes 
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Barb Poole – Hire Imaging, LLC
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
    Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts View Resume Award Winners Prior to 2019

    2018 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Beverly Harvey – HarveyCareers LLC
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best Executive Resume

    Cheryl Lynch Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Rachel Vander Pol – RVP Career Services
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Rachel Vander Pol – RVP Career Services
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com

    Best Information Technology Resume

    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Beverly Harvey – HarveyCareers LLC
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com

    Best International Resume

    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Michelle Lopez – One2One Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Pete Lavelle – Rez Builder Resume and Job Service
    Paula Christensen – Strategic Career Coaches
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best Sales Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Melissa Kelley – Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing
    Cliff Flamer – BrightSide Resumes
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes

    Special Thanks to 2018 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Audrey Prenzel – Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services Sky Berry-Burke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Susan Guarneri – AssessmentGoddess.com
    Barb Poole – Hire Imaging, LLC
    Laura Labovich – The Career Strategy Group
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
    Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

    2017 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best Executive Resume

    Maria Caraballo – Career Branding Inc
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Cheryl Lynch Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Rachel Vander Pol – RVP Career Services
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Carolyn Whitfield – Total Resumes
    Eve Ruth – Compelling resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com

    Best Information Technology Resume

    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Michelle Dumas – Distinctive Career Services, LLC
    Donald Burns – Donald Burns’ Career Defense
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

    Best International Resume

    Jennifer Miller – Professional Edge Resumes
    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Michelle Dumas – Distinctive Career Services, LLC
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Maria Caraballo – Career Branding Inc
    Lori Jazvac – Creative Horizons Communications – Resumes
    Jennifer Miller – Professional Edge Resumes
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies

    Best Sales Resume

    Tiffany Hardy – TiffanyHardy.com
    Marie Plett – AspirationsResume.com
    Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering

    Special Thanks to 2017 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Audrey Prenzel – Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services Sky Berry-Burke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Susan Guarneri – AssessmentGoddess.com
    Barb Poole – Hire Imaging, LLC
    Laura Labovich – The Career Strategy Group
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Michelle A. Riklan – Riklan Resources
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
    Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

    2016 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Victoria McLean – City CV Ltd.
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Marie Plett – Professional Resume Services
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes
    Donald Burns – Donald Burns’ Career Defense

    Best Executive Resume

    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes
    Marie Plett – Professional Resume Services
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Victoria McLean – City CV Ltd.
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Marie Plett – Professional Resume Services
    Donald Burns – Donald Burns’ Career Defense
    Marlene Cole – Pilbara Resumes

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Shelly Piper – Make Your Mark
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Teena Rose – Resume to Referral
    Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

    Best Information Technology Resume

    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Robert Dagnall – Resume Guru
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Marlene Cole – Pilbara Resumes

    Best International Resume

    Jennifer Miller – Professional Edge Resumes
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Marie Plett – Professional Resume Services
    Donald Burns – Donald Burns’ Career Defense
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Victoria McLean – City CV Ltd.
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith – Consilium Careers
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes

    2nd Place
    Victoria McLean


    Music & Film Scoring
    Entertainment

    3rd Place
    Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith


    Fashion Buying Assistant
    Retail Sales

    Best Sales Resume

    Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith – Consilium Careers
    Emily Kapit – Refresh Your Step Coaching & Consulting
    Tom Albano – All Star Career Services
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions

    Special Thanks to 2016 Judges:

    Director of Awards – Audrey Prenzel – Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services Annemarie Cross – Advanced Employment Concepts
    Laurie Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
    Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services
    Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
    Grant Cooper – CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
    Susan Guarneri – AssessmentGoddess.com
    Barb Poole – Hire Imaging, LLC
    Laura Labovich – The Career Strategy Group
    Darlene Dassy – Dynamic Résumé Solutions
    Jill Kelly – Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
    Melissa Cooley – The Job Quest, LLC
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
    Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

    2015 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

    The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

    Please note that international resumes may reflect a different spelling from what is seen in the US. These will not be typographical errors. See above for any details on the ‘networking’ style of resumes represented in the TORIs.

    Best Accounting & Finance Resume

    Victoria McLean – City CV Ltd.
    Jewel Bracy DeMaio – Perfect10Resumes.com
    Gayle Howard – Top Margin Career Marketing
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan

    Best Cover Letter

    Maureen Farmer – Word Right Career & HR Consulting
    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan

    3rd Place
    Rosa Vargas


    Teacher
    Education

    Best Executive Resume

    Gayle Howard – Top Margin Career Marketing
    Ken Docherty – Docherty Career Management
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan

    Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Michelle Dumas – Distinctive Career Services, LLC
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes

    Best Hospitality Resume

    Skye Berry-Berke – Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
    Victoria McLean – City CV Ltd.
    Donald Burns – Executive Promotions LLC
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Career Artisan
    Laura Smith-Proulx – An Expert Resume

    3rd Place
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford


    Executive Vice President
    Hospitality & Travel

    Best Information Technology Resume

    Maureen Farmer – Word Right Career & HR Consulting
    Amanda Andrews – ProResumesNow
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Donald Burns – Executive Promotions LLC

    Best International Resume

    Rosa Vargas – Career Steering
    Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions
    Barbara Safani – Career Solvers
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes

    1st Place
    Sandra Ingemansen


    Global Sales Director
    Manufacturing

    3rd Place
    Kimberly Robb Baker


    Senior Executive
    Transportation

    Best New Graduate Resume

    Amanda Andrews – ProResumesNow
    Laura Fontenot – Masterwork Resumes
    Gayle Howard – Top Margin Career Marketing
    Freddie Rohner – iHire, LLC
    Fatemah Mirza – CareerTuners

    Best Sales Resume

    Melanie Lenci – Résumé Relief
    Donald Burns – Executive Promotions LLC
    Sandra Ingemansen – Résumé Strategies
    Sharon Williams – JobRockit
    Kimberly Robb Baker – Movin’ On Up Resumes

    3rd Place
    Sandra Ingemansen