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    Grow Your Resume Writing Business with a 2024 TORI Award (Replay + Bonus Coaching Opportunity)

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    Good news for resume writers who want to grow their businesses: The Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards are now open for 2024 registration.

    Why is that important?

    The TORIs are recognized as the #1 lowest cost and most effective way to grow your resume writing business almost overnight. But still, every year many resume writers come up with reasons not to enter even one category.

    That’s right — despite having 50 chances for nomination (something that DOUBLED a nominee’s business) – the most who have ever entered is 70 with averages of just 45-55 entrants each year worldwide!

    It’s time to make this YOUR year for your resume business with the TORI awards!

    Keep reading to learn what’s in this replay, why you can’t miss entering in 2024, and a value-added coaching bonus if you register in April.

    Before you jump into the main Q&A video below, here’s a quick video with four winner and nominee stories from Bridget Batson, Gayle Howard, Melissa Kelley, and Deborah Schuster.

    The TORIs are a must-do if you want to see your business grow quickly and easily.

    Regardless of where your business is today or where you THINK your business can be, there are many TORI winners who have built high-profit businesses with little to no online presence due to being found on the popular CDI TORI winner’s page.

    And let’s be clear, with a TORI win I’m talking about:

    • Changing your business success virtually overnight.
    • Being able to raise your rates over and over, and getting them.
    • Picking and choosing the ideal clients who appeal to you.
    • Offering a value differentiator from the generic 1.5M resume writers on LinkedIn today.
    • Having a funnel of prospects who are eager to work with you because they see your work impartially validated by a third party.

    In the following replay I share:

    • The ROI of participation and the seven (7) ways you win just by entering.
    • What a TORI award or nomination has done for your colleagues (and me), and what it can do for you as well.
    • Best tips for TORI preparation and planning, including where to find advice and tutorials from former winners and judges.
    • Information on the 2024 TORIs.
    • Answers to most-asked TORI questions and concerns + Q&A.
    • Lots of motivation and inspiration!


    Purchase all ten (10) categories of the 2024 TORI awards no later than Tuesday, April 30th and receive access to an exclusive Live Zoom resume coaching session with me, CDIs President, Laura DeCarlo.

    I am a multi-award-winning resume writer, author of Resumes for Dummies, and creator of CDI’s Resume Writing Master Mentor program, which has helped over a dozen resume writers to become TORI award winners.

    In this session, participants who submit a resume will receive direct hot seat coaching feedback and advice from Laura. If you choose not to submit a resume, you’ll have the chance to learn strategies and tips from feedback provided to your colleagues. Session will be recorded and provided to all those who meet the bonus purchase criteria.

    When: Wed, 6/05/2024 at 1 PM Eastern.

    Keep reading below the replay video for links to TORI resources, past winners, registration, and information on next week’s livestream show.

    Watch Grow Your Resume Writing Business with the Power of a 2024 TORI Award

    We’ve included jump links so you can get right to the topics that interest you!

    – Ways You Win By Entering
    – Testimonials
    – 2024 Categories & Info
    – Tips for TORI Entry & Prep
    – Debunking TORI Myths Q&A
    – TORI Deadline
    – Bonus Coaching Offer
    – Meet My Next Guest

    The TORI Award Business-Boosting Lesson + Q&A

    Use the ⏩︎ above to jump to the next topic.
    Click the list icon to the right of the video time for a list of topics.

    3:00 – TORI History & My Story
    5:41 – 4 Testimonials
    17:10 – What Awards Mean to Job Seekers
    18:36 – How You Win Just by Entering Pt 1
    21:35 – Testimonial
    24:00 – How You Win Just by Entering Pt 2
    30:00 – Thought Exercise Breakout
    43:19 – Testimonial & Proofreading Tip
    47:04 – Tips for TORI Entry & Prep
    61:40 – Debunking TORI Myths Q&A
    70:14 – TORI Info & Resume Resources
    76:48 – Classic Design Category Rules
    84:22 – Why You are a Career Superhero

    Next Livestream

    Deborah L. Schuster, CPRW

    Next week I hope you’ll join me again on Wed at 3:45 PM Eastern as I return to Start Up & Growth Secrets from Successfully Self-Employed Resume Writers & Career Coaches with my guest, Deborah L. Schuster of The Lettersmith.

    Perfect timing to have her as my guest as she has won several 1st and 2nd place TORI awards since she began entering in 2021. And we have a lovely testimonial from her on how joining CDI is one of the best things she’s ever gone for her business because even though she had been writing resumes for 25 years when she joined, it took her to the next level.

    Not just winning the awards but as she says, restoring the joy in what she does. She says it turns out that creating high impact resume graphics is one of her favorite parts of her job. That while her primary skill is writing, the graphic design engages another side of her brain!

    Deborah is a generalist with wins from new graduate to high tech, who tends to attract more mid-to-senior level job seekers and engineers. Her services include resume writing, interview prep, job search strategy, and LinkedIn profiles.

    I’ll still be asking her all the same questions I’ve asked my prior guests and getting her tips for you on how to start up, grow, and avoid costly business mistakes. I’m sure a little TORI wisdom will be one of her value-adds!

    Be sure to mark your calendars and tune in next Wed at 3:45 PM Eastern on CDI’s LinkedIn page, YouTube channel, or in our Facebook group.

    We’ve streaming on CDI’s LinkedIn pageYouTube channel, and in our Facebook group every Wednesday at 3:45 PM Eastern. And, don’t forget to like, follow, and subscribe so you stay in the know!

    TORI Award & Resume Writing Resources

    TORI Award & Resume Writing Tutorials + Lessons >> Members

    Q&A Tips and Lessons from TORI Winners & Judges >> Everyone

    TORI Registration & Information Page >> Everyone

    TORI Winning Resumes Page >> Everyone

    Livestream Replays >> Everyone

    Business Acceleration & Accountability – Get to Goal On Demand Event >> Members

    Easy Steps for Entrepreneurs to Meet Big Goals (Video Tip) >> Everyone

    10 Steps to a Competitive Edge in Your Life and Career >> Members

    Your Brain is Blocking You from Joy – How to Hit Big Goals (Video Tip) >> Everyone

    5 Strategies to Bust Barriers and Bash Imposter Syndrome to Reach Goals (Replay) >> Everyone

    Resume Writing Master Mentor Program >> Fee

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