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    Celebrating CDI’s Career Pro Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2022

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    We are pleased to introduce our 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient whose submitted portfolio demonstrated she met the criteria.

    Required Criteria

    Industry Longevity: Member of the professional resume writing or career services community for a minimum of ten (10) years and a member of CDI for a minimum of the past three (3) consecutive years.

    Certification: Earn and maintain the Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) and/or Master Career Director (MCD) credential.

    Awards & Recognition: Earn a minimum of two TORI nominations or one TORI award* in the last three (3) years or be nominated for or win one Career Innovator award*. Consideration will be made for a Director of Awards who serves 3+ years and who would thus be ineligible to enter.

    * In lieu of an award, the following may substitute (completed in last 3 years):

    Continuing Education: Complete a cumulative 45 hours of industry training such as conference attendance or teleclasses over the past four (4) years. Must include at least one CDI course/certification or Annual Summit.

    Industry Contribution: Sit on a CDI committee for the past one (1) year with approved active participation in at least one major project (course, certification, survey and report).

    Membership: CDI membership is required.

    The CDI Lifetime Achievement award is available to members who self-nominate and show proof of meeting the required criteria.

    After 2022 we are closing applications for this award. We may re-evaluate this at some future point.

    CDI’s 2022 Recipient

    Please help us to congratulate:

    Laurie J. James

    Congratulations to Laurie on a job well done as our newest career pro lifetime achievement award recipient!

    Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

    Carolyn joins the ranks of some of the highest-achieving career professionals in the industry:

    • Carolyn Whitfield, Total Resumes – 2021
    • Damali Curry Edwards, Conscious Recruiting, Inc. – 2015
    • Laura Labovich, A & E Consulting, LLC – 2013
    • Robin Schlinger – Robin’s Resumes® – 2013
    • Sharon Williams – JobRockit.com – 2013
    • Barbara Safani – Career Solvers – 2012
    • Darlene Dassy – Dynamic Résumé Solutions – 2011
    • Patricia Duckers – CareerPro Global, Inc. – 2011
    • Gillian Kelly, Career Edge – 2008
    • John Donovan, CRS Resume Service – 2008
    • Tony Deblauwe, HR4Change – 2008
    • Don Skipper, Career Beginnings, Inc. – 2008
    • Mary Elizabeth Bradford, Career Artisan – 2008
    • Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online – 2007
    • Annemarie Cross, Advanced Employment Concepts – 2007
    • Susan Guarneri, Susan Guarneri Associates – 2006

    Learn More About CDI Award Programs

    CDI offers the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards, Career Innovator awards, World’s Best Resume Writer awards, President’s award, Lifetime Achievement award, and the Pat Schuler Kick Butt award.

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