Awards and Competitions
for Resume Writers and Career Coaches
As a member of CDI you have the opportunity to be recognized for career industry innovations, cutting-edge resume writing and associated contributions in resume writing and career services.
CDI programs include:
Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) Resume Writing Competition - Annual
This is the #1 way resume writers build profitable businesses.
Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry's most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. The TORI™ Award competition is truly the resume writer's #1 secret to explosive business growth. CDI members are eligible and encouraged to strive for writing and creative awards, which benefit the general membership, members' clients, CDI, and the industry as a whole.
World's Best Resume Writer™ (WBRW) Competition
Distinguish yourself by being selected as a first, second, or third place winner of the World’s Best Resume Writer competition. No other opportunity of this scope has ever existed for professional resume writers. Attaining this accolade will truly allow you to benchmark to your prospects and clients that you are the best of the best worldwide. This competition will again be held in 2024.
Career Innovator™ Awards Competition - Every Other Year
Are you a Career Innovator? Have you created a resource, tool, program, or initiative that has added significant value to the careers industry, either to job seekers or career professionals? Then enter CDI’s Career Innovator Awards competition. Our Award Committee will select up to five of the most innovative and effective of the entries for recognition. All awards will be considered equal designations of innovation and excellence as contributions to the industry.
Awards That Members Earn Through Their Accomplishments
Career Directors International Lifetime Achievement Award - Annual, When Earned
CDI offers a distinguishing Lifetime Achievement Award recognition to any career or resume professional who attains excellence through industry longevity, contribution, and lifelong learning. The Career Directors International Lifetime Achievement Award will be conveyed once per year following the submission of applications by August 1st.
President's Choice Award for Excellence - Annual
Each year, CDI's President selects the individual or individuals who have made the most significant contribution to the organization and the careers community for this distinguished award.
Pat Schuler Kick Butt Award - Annual
CDI has created this award in Pat's name to honor the influence her coaching had on entrepreneurs in the career industry.
This is a self-nomination/third party nomination award that will be given to the one member who best demonstrates kicking butt per the designated criteria.