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    Ready to cut through all the noise and bust out of the hustle culture to get right to what you want and need in a nourishing and supportive community?

    We’re here to help you say YES to success on your terms!

    To job-seeking clients landing faster and converting into raving fans. 

    To a one-stop resource for ALL your career service, resume writing, and business-building needs.

    To an easy path to building a profitable 6-figure business with resume writing and career services

    To a balanced life and career you’re excited to wake up to each day.

    With CDI you gain access to our 6X Success Model for a complete 360 degree solution.

    Together we’ll shorten your path to confidence, success, profitability, and job seeker satisfaction.

    Are you ready to reach the next level?

    6X Success Model for Resume Writers & Career Coaches with CDI. Peer Networks & Partnerships, done-for-you tools & scripts that work, cutting edge learning & trends, best practices & future trends, complete 6+ figure process, and prestigous certifications and awards

    For 23 years CDI has been the leading global professional association and learning lab for resume writers and career coaches. We strive to keep it SIMPLE while still ensuring you have ALL the tools you need to succeed.

    Career practitioners join us at various points in their career. Do any of these sound like you?

    Dramatically successful on the surface but know you’re meant to have much more.
    Feeling trapped by low prices and long hours without being able to break the cycle.
    Struggling to get your business off the ground and worrying time is running out.
    Just starting out and wanting to have an easy, direct path that’s free of pitfalls.
    Craving the confidence of time-saving done-for-you expert resources and tools.
    Tired of going it alone and ready to leverage partnerships and colleague referrals.
    Looking to rapidly gain expertise and authority to fast-track your success.

    If so, it’s time to say hello to the next stress-free chapter of your career.

    Our members who follow our done-for-you scripts, tools, strategies, and engagement plans are saying:

    With CDI you’ll gain the the inside track.

    Done-for-You Job Seeker Resources

    Time saving, white-labeled client educational resources you can sell or give away to boost the value of your packages.
    (Take the time and guesswork out of creating and providing tools to give your clients and prospects).

    Community + Learning Online Like You’ve Never Experienced

    Join a welcoming community with included live events to learn, network, and connect around hot topics in resume writing, career services, business growth, practice management, and emerging topics like AI.

    (No boring lectures here; only total engagement events that leave you recharged and on top of your game).

    CDI Live Member Events

    Resume Writing Tutorials from Award-Winning Writers

    Clear strategies for designing high-impact resumes that help you overcome client career challenges and changes, and which make clients hungry to hire you.

    (Resumes aren’t a magic bullet but they can open doors for qualified candidates!)

    Up-to-Date Career Coaching & Career Service Resources

    Relevant tools for readily teaching clients job search, interviewing, career management, personal branding, and job survival strategies.

    (They don’t do this for a living — have the knowledge to make their path easier and yours more rewarding.)

    Proven 4-Figure Packaging & Sales Closing Script

    Easy scripts and tools on how to present, package, and close 4-figure packages of resume and career services, 94-97% of the time, without ever actually having to be salesy.

    (There’s no reason you shouldn’t attain the same success your clients do!)

    Presentation Script That Packs Your Calendar

    Simple script that you can use to get audiences excited and 100% fill your calendar with prospect appointments.

    (If they don’t hire you they can’t benefit from your expertise to shorten their path to success!)

    Processes for Easy Sales Funnels & Building Raving Fans

    Imagine a 55% referral base of new clients, simple strategies for getting metrics-driven testimonials that pre-sell prospects, and scripts that turn unhappy clients into repeat buyers.

    (You’ve made a difference and getting clients to spread the word is easier than you think.)

    Sample Contracts to Win Corporate Clients + Templates

    Done-for-you forms plus easy proposal process that lets you land lucrative transition assistance contracts with corporations and government agencies.

    (There’s a whole world of B2C that could benefit from your expertise with their transitioning staff.)

    Opportunities for You to Stand Out & Be In the Spotlight

    With an enhanced directory listing, expert guest blogging, Q&A Spotlights, publishing opportunities, volunteer roles, and award programs, there are so many ways to build your authority. 

    (Entrepreneurs wear a lot of hats and we’re here to help you stand out and shine.)

    Empowerment to the Extreme

    We believe in our members and we’re here through group support, live event participation, lessons, and trainings to help you bust through barriers and win like never before. 

    We’re behind you all the way. If you want it, with CDI there’s a path to attain it! 

    At CDI we’ll show you the paths of least resistance trekked by the industry’s top resume writers, career coaches, and other career and business pros. With us you’ll:

    • Join a vastly caring community — we all do what we do because we want to make a difference.
    • Become surrounded by colleagues who become friends who believe fiercely in bringing the best they can to job seekers and the world.
    • Cut through the noise to proven solutions and strategies that really work.
    • Get lifted up by an organization who only exists to help you bring your best self to job seekers and be richly rewarded as a result.

    Whether 6-figures-plus is important to you or you’re just ready to confidently know you’re bringing your best self to job seekers or employers, with CDI we’ll guide you toward  YOUR best way.

    Join us now to hit your goals and help more job seekers while leaving the hustle culture behind!

    Truly what’s most important is that the results speak for themselves:

    What Exactly Do You Get When You Join?

    Our full suite of association benefits for less than the profit you’ll have from your next new client.

    $17,127 value!


    ($997 value)

    • 8+ Live Webinars & Trainings
    • Quarterly Networking Events
    • Challenges
    • Other Member Events


    ($1375 value)

    • Pass-Along Job Seeker Tip Sheet Vault
    • 97% Close Consultation Script
    • Fill Your Calendar Presentation Script
    • Contracts & Forms Vault


    ($3405 value)

    • Enhanced Directory Listing
    • Expert Guest Blogging Opportunity
    • Job Seeker Q&A Features
    • Book Listings to Job Seekers
    • Other Publishing
    • Best Practice Tip Sheet Contribution
    • Volunteer Leadership Opportunity
    • Member Badge


    ($10,850 value)
    New Lessons & Tools Added Regularly

    • ChatGPT Prompts
    • 60+ Best Practice Tip Sheets
    • 70+ On-Demand Video & Audio Masterclasses
    • 100s of Deep Dive Lessons
    • Business Management + Contract Templates
    • Business Development + Scripts & Calendars
    • Resume Writing & Document Development
    • Career Services & Coaching
    • Guided Course – More Coming Soon
    • Exclusive Industry Reports
    • Emerging Tech Discussions


    ($500 value)

    • Member Community
    • Quarterly Live Networking Events
    • Peer Support Directories
    • Subcontracting & Referral Directory
    • 90-Day Onboarding Course & Quick Start


    25% Off Most Courses, Certifications & Consulting*

    *Resume Mastery Course and Career Profit Rocket 1-1 Consulting is 10%


    • Award Competitions
    • Certifications
    • Training Courses
    • Business Consulting
    Click to take a peek at the Member Resources


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, CDI is absolutely different from what you can learn on free sites or from colleagues.

    We’ve been told repeatedly how grateful members are to have finally joined us because all that free advice just didn’t work or left them under-charging and under-performing.

    In fact, one of our members said that before joining he believed that resume writing and coaching were similar to a fast-food drive through service. But, once on the inside, he realized that job seekers actually needed a 4-course gourmet meal that CDI had now prepared him to provide and profit with.

    It’s a WHOLE different world from what most career industry pros have experienced in dealing with certification mills, DIY approaches, dated/free advice, and/or AI-driven services. 

    What you don’t know really can hurt you.

    Remember, your clients compete against those who worked with CDI members, so if you want to ensure they have the same edge, this is where you’ll want to be. 

    Also, while we foster multiple opportunities for members to network and partner, you benefit from knowing the backbone of your tools and methodologies are PROVEN to perform and shorten your path to skill and/or entrepreneurial success.

    Since industry-leader Laura DeCarlo assumed the role of CEO in 2005 and rebranded PRWRA as Career Directors International, our singular goal has been to fill the gap on what’s missing in the industry. CDI is committed to ensuring that our members can find everything they need to learn, scale, and win at the most cost-effective investment rate industry-wide.

    With CDI you have:

    • Confidence in knowing that everything you learn is created or vetted by the industry’s top award-winning, multi-certified, 6-figure+ earners.
    • An ‘it’s included model’ with member live events (12-28 annually), on-demand replays, best practice tip sheets, done-for-you white-labeled job seeker tip sheets, and so much more all included in your annual or monthly membership rate.
    • Forward-thinking approach with stable master-level leadership to provide exactly what you need before it’s mainstream so you can relax and know we’ve got you covered. 
    • Enhanced directory listings that let you showcase your brand included in the price of membership and not for a premium added fee. 
    • Most comprehensive, ever-expanding library of tools and resources industry-wide that are curated to ensure that whatever you need, you’ll find it in CDI.
    • Innovative approach to networking that shatters your isolation and makes working fun and rewarding. Our members who actively participate rate events 10/10 and have attained partnerships, co-authorship publishing opportunities, subcontractor relationships, podcast guest opportunities, and much more.

    Your responsive leaders are your ultimate cheerleaders and solution-providers!

    Check out the testimonials on are page to see how our members are consistently winning, and not just surviving, by partnering with CDI.

    Only you know how you best learn, but we want you to know that we’ve worked hard to make our opportunities affordable with membership, easy to access, and adaptive for all learning styles.

    From our 90-day directed onboarding course and live orientation events to our quick start guides and visual member dashboard, however you want to start and progress, you can easily find the right path for you!

    When you do need more help, we have a supportive community along with different member support channels to turn to for help.

    Should you still decide that you benefit from a deeply personalized approach, we offer specialty courses, a group coaching/inner circle support program, and 1-1 business consulting for an additional fee. (CDI members receive discounts of 10-50% on most programs).

    At CDI we are so honored to help you achieve your goals, love what you do, and lead a balanced life every day of the year for less than the cost of one client!

    Still not convinced CDI is your golden ticket to making career industry success easy and stress free?

    Check out these free resources:

    • Master’s Video Sales Course
    • COVID/Business Support Resources
    • Resume Pricing Survey Report Excerpt
    • Flyer Higher Tribe Style Business Coaching Event
    • Six-Figure Career Business Toolkit
    • 3 Recruiter Voice Lessons
    • Graphic Resume Video Tutorial
    • Sales Consultation/Quote Email Script
    • 3 Best Practice Tip Sheets
    • Book Publishing Audio Masterclass
    • Cover Letter Poll
    • Deep Dive Core Lessons
    • Many more lessons in our Career Pro blog!

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    If you know you want to take your business and your skills to the next level, what’s stopping you? 

    Stop getting confused, sidetracked, and misled from outdated advice or strategies from so-called experts who can’t back up the talk with results.

    It’s time your membership ROI got you more than a membership logo and a monthly newsletter.

    Everything CDI does is built around a mission to ensure you and the clients you serve can reach ultimate success.

    We help resume writers and career coaches who struggle with stresses like low traffic, low conversions, low profits and work overwhelm to transform into industry leaders with high close rates, increased confidence in their craft, recognized authority in their niches, and incredible profits, all while enjoying (claiming) new-found work-life balance.

    You’ll recoup your ANNUAL fee with just one new client.

    Stop putting your success on hold and go click the button to join now! 

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