Your Clients Have Hero Stories to Share Through You With Their Resumes. Your TORI Entries Can Tell Them + Gain Reach to Help Many!
It’s been a tough year, but in these times of hardship and uncertainty, it’s comforting to witness and share the positive acts and triumphs of everyday heroes.
As resume writers, it is our great joy and honor to convey the stories of job seekers who overcome adversity, strengthen their communities, improve diversity and inclusion, champion social justice, and enable effective responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Perhaps these persevering 2020 job seekers are motivating you to do your best work.
Right now many CDI members are writing incredible resumes for:
► Medical administrators who are expanding hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.
► Recently fired job seekers who need to find entirely different professions.
► Community activists who are organizing events and demonstrations that are driving meaningful change.
► Tech wizards who are virtualizing businesses and schools within extremely tight time frames.
► Corporate social responsibility executives who greatly increase charitable contributions, diversity, and inclusion.
► Managers, and even staff, forced to show their resiliency and ingenuity in responding to changes within their workplace and department; toward locating scarce raw materials, goods and services; toward thriving and maintaining profitability in a quarantined world.
► Front-line emergency medical technicians, nurses, and doctors who are saving lives while risking their own.
It can be a difficult challenge to tell even the most amazing stories with compelling and cohesive narratives that resonate with potential employers.
Thankfully, you can learn best practices by reviewing samples from resume writers who are at the top of their game. One great way to learn how to best frame a complex or incredible work history is by reviewing TORI Award-winning resumes.
CDI members can also access the massive library of resume writing training materials which include 13 video-based tutorials from award-winning resume writers.
Last year, CDI created new TORI categories that align well with what is happening to job seekers in the world today.
The new categories include Difficult Transition as well as Portfolio Careers, which addresses job-seeker challenges in the gig economy.
The winning resumes showcase many innovative techniques for making each job seeker look like the serendipitous choice for the jobs they are applying to.
While your resumes can fit any category by specialty such as executive, accounting, hospitality, healthcare, marketing, sales, or new grad, there may be that special story that is a fit for Difficult Transitions or Portfolio Careers. If there were ever a year for it, this is definitely it!
After you bring your “A” game for your clients, please consider submitting your wonderful work for TORI Award consideration.
Help job seekers see that there is hope in converting the challenges of their careers into a solid marketing profile.
Just as important, your TORI wins will show other writers the techniques and strategies you employed to ensure success. After all, the TORI Awards are not just about bragging rights, prestige, or business growth opportunities. The winning resumes become invaluable tools that help us all grow as writers. Let your work be the catalyst for future resume writing excellence.
Thanks to the extension, there are still 30 days left to register for the TORI awards.
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