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    ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP

    Programs below are audio unless indicated as video. 

    Items marked ‘Video Tip” are 3-10 minutes long and take a deep dive into just one key subject. Unlabeled items are audio programs.  

    Member Orientation: Your 90 Day Plan – Learn On Demand + New Dashboard Tour with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Accelerator & Accountability (30 Day Goal Setting) On Demand Event with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Documents – Resume Writing (General)

    Analysis of Exceptional TORI-Winning Classic Executive Resumes (Video) 

    Is Live Resume Writing for You? with Bridget Batson (Video)

    AI (ChatGPT) for Leery & Curious Career Industry Pros with 10 Prompts (Video)

    Is the Resume Really Dead? with Laura DeCarlo, Marie Plett & Audrey Prenzel (Video Tip)

    Resume Writing Power Q&A with Laura DeCarlo

    Debunking Resume Myths and Folklore with CDI’s Certification Committee representatives: Laura DeCarlo and Barb Poole of Hire Imaging, LLC


    Resume Writing – Intake

    Nail Your Resume Writing Intake Process to Elevate Writing & Enhance Client Experience with Rachel Raymond (Video)

    Resume Writing Intake Process with Tiffany Hardy (Video)

    Research for Strengthening Weak Resume Interviews hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Resume Data Mining: Client Information Gathering & Control hosted by Laura DeCarlo


    Resume Writing – Storytelling & Branding

    Mind Control via Emotional Resonance in Resume Writing with Donald Burns (Video)

    Headlines & Branding Statements in Resumes with Laura Smith-Proulx (Video)

    Story Telling & Branding in Resume Writing with Kim Robb Baker (Video)

    Creating Resume USPs hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Use Storytelling to Transform Job Descriptions in Resume Writing with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)


    Resume Writing – Graphic Design

    Step-by-Step Tutorial: Create Amazing Graphs & Charts for Resume Writing in MS Word with Marie Plett (Video)

    Graphic Resume Design and ATS with Marie Plett (Video)

    How to Design ATS-Friendly Graphic Resumes with Marie Plett (Video)

    How to Embrace the Future of Visual Storytelling in Resume Writing with Skye Berry (Video)

    Story-Based Value Propositions in Resume Writing, LinkedInProfiles, and Peripheral Documents with Kimberly Robb Baker (Video)

    Resume Formatting Magic Tricks & Charts in MS Word with Marie Plett (Video)

    Elevate Your Resume Formatting from Blah to Brilliant with Cheryl Lynch Simpson (Video)

    Visual Branding for Resume Writing in MS Word with Cheryl Lynch Simpson (Video)

    Step-by-Step Creative Logos for Resumes with Marie Plett (Video)

    Value of Visual & Creative Resumes with Laura DeCarlo & Marie Plett (Video Tip)


    Resume Writing – TORI Awards

    Also see “Business – Start-Up, Operations & Strategy” section below for successful practitioners sharing the TORI role in their success.

    Analysis of Exceptional TORI-Winning Classic Executive Resumes (Video) 

    Up Your Resume Writing & Design – Advice From TORI Entries That Won or Weren’t Nominated (2+ Hr Video Lesson)

    Grow Your Resume Writing Business with a 2024 TORI Award with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Award-Winning Resume Writing Strategy & TORI ROI with Marie Plett, Deborah Schuster & Pam Foster (Video)

    Award-Winning Resume Writing Strategy & TORI ROI with Barbara Safani, Yuvika Iyer & Arno Markus (Video)

    Award-Winning Resume Writing Strategy & TORI ROI with Tiffany Hardy, Amy Britta Watt & Renzo Luis Maúrtua Neumann (Video)

    Award-Winning Resume Writing Strategy & TORI ROI with Bridget Batson, Catharine Craig & Paula Christensen (Video)

    10 TORI-Winning Resume Writing Tips in 10 Minutes with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)


    Resume Writing – Specialty & Niche

    Introduction to the Federal Application and Resume Writing Process with Robin Schlinger (Video)

    Executive Career Portfolio Resumes with Mary Elizabeth Bradford (Video)

    Overcoming Resume Challenges with Unemployed / Under-Employed Clients with Donald Burns, Rosa Vargas, and Laura Smith-Proulx

    Trends in Executive Resume Writing with Barb Poole, Susan Guarneri, and Cheryl L. Simpson

    ASCII Resume Conversion (includes tools and samples) with Laura Labovich and Laura DeCarlo

    Millennial Resume Writing hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Working with Clients Reentering the Workplace hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Resume Fraud Mega Trends Report with CDI’s Research Committee


    Other Documents

    Thank You & Follow Up Letters hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Up Your Resume Writing Sale With Two Add-Ons Your Clients Must Have with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)


    LinkedIn Profiles & Online Identity

    Strategies for Writing and Creating Winning LinkedIn Profiles with Brenda Bernstein (Video)

    Down and Dirty: Digging Up Dirt on Online Sites, Services, and Email Messages for Job Seekers with Susan P. Joyce of Job-Hunt.org and Margaret Dikel of RileyGuide.com

    Background Investigations Mega Trends with the CDI Research Committee

    AI (ChatGPT) for Leery & Curious Career Industry Pros with 10 Prompts (Video)


    Job Search

    Top LinkedIn Tips for Job Search: What Job Seekers Need to Know with Donna Shannon (Video)

    Strategies for Navigating Career Search with Marginalized Job Seekers with Ari Shaffer (Video)

    Using the A-B-C-D Method to Leverage the Hidden Job Market with Lori A. Jazvac (Video)

    Creating Client Job Search Momentum & Accountability with Barbara Safani (Video)

    How to Tap Into the Hidden Job Market with Mary Elizabeth Bradford

    Strategies for Tapping the Hidden Job Market with Mary Elizabeth Bradford, Debra Feldman, Barbara Safani, and Susan P. Joyce


    Career Coaching

    Coaching Strategies for Resume Writers with Aricia Shaffer (Video)

    How To Effectively Support & Empower LGBTQ+ Job Seekers with Kyle Elliott (Video)

    Favorite Coaching Questions & Strategies to Motivate Clients with Susan Guarneri, Laura Labovich, and Aricia LaFrance

    Coaching Clients Using SWOT Analysis hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    AI (ChatGPT) for Leery & Curious Career Industry Pros with 10 Prompts (Video)


    Interviewing

    Interviewing: Tackling, “Tell Me About Yourself?” hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    New Trends in Interviewing hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Business – Marketing, Social Media

    Also see “Business – Start-Up, Operations & Strategy” section below.

    How to Use AI to Grow Your Career Industry Business with Social Media with Andrea Thomas (Video)

    How Resume Writers & Career Coaches Leverage LinkedIn Posting as a Top Marketing ROI Strategy (Video)

    Social Marketing: Boost Your Visibility and Client Leads with Wendi Weiner

    Social Networking for Business-Building: LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook with Miriam Salpeter, Laura Labovich, Camille Roberts, and Erin Kennedy


    Business – Marketing, Various

    Grow Your Resume Writing Business with a 2024 TORI Award with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Grow Your Solopreneur Business Faster Through Niche Marketing with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    How to Attract Job Seeker Prospects with Certifications and Credentials with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Top Three High ROI Marketing Strategies for Resume Writers & Career Coaches – Customer Referral Deep-Dive with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Marketing’s Role in Business Success of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (Client Referral Method) with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Fastest Way Resume Writers Can Grow Their Businesses with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Profiting from Career Fairs hosted by Laura DeCarlo


    Business – Marketing, Email & Online Other

    How to Use Questions in Marketing to Attract Qualified Leads with Tai Goodwin (Video)

    Newsletters are Dead – Do This Instead to Fill Your Pipeline with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Easily Get Your Passive Email List to Buy Resume Writing & Career Coaching Services with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)


    Business – Marketing, Advertising

    What is SEM and Why Should I Care? (Lesson 4) with Jim Cooper of Embassy Desk SEO (Video Masterclass)


    Business – Referrals, Partnerships & Repeat Clients

    How Resume Writers & Career Coaches Leverage Partnerships as a Top Marketing ROI Strategy with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Client Referrals as #1 Marketing Strategy of Resume Writers & Career Coaches with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Easily Get Testimonials That Close Sales on Your Website with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    The Client Waiting List – How & Why? with Pat Schuler


    Business – Media

    Pitching the Media in the Digital Age with journalist and digital strategist, Alexis Grant of AlexisGrant.com

    Media Strategies Tips Seminar hosted with Susan Geary and Laura DeCarlo


    Business – Websites & SEO

    Make Your Website a Winner with SEO Content Strategy (Lesson 3) with Jim Cooper of Embassy Desk SEO (Video)

    SEO Campaign Roadmap (Lesson 2) with Jim Cooper of Embassy Desk SEO (Video)

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101 (Lesson 1) with Jim Cooper of Embassy Desk SEO (Video)

    Convert More Website Visitors With an Initial Free Offer with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)


    Business – Mindset

    Cultivating a Winning Entrepreneurial Mindset with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    5 Strategies to Bust Barriers and Bash Imposter Syndrome to Reach Goals with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Getting Out of Overwhelm with Kathleen Watson of Stepping Into Big, LLC

    Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination with Aricia LaFrance

    Easy Steps to Finding Time to Meet Your Big Goals with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Tips to Avoid Burnout for Career Industry Entrepreneurs with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Your Brain is Blocking You from Joy – How to Hit Big Goals with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Overcoming Money Hang-Ups with Aricia LaFrance and Pat Schuler


    Business – Sales, Pricing & Packaging

    Also see “Business – Start-Up, Operations & Strategy” section below.

    How Career Industry Pros Make Special Offers Without Discounting Services or Creating Products (Video)

    Stop Giving Away Your Expertise for Free with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    New Year, New Rates! Your Business Deserves a Price Increase with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Bust the DIY Resume Writing Myth to Close More & Higher Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Successfully Navigate “How much does it cost?” to Close More Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Is Your Perception Lowering Your Profits? with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    What to Do When Your Prospect Needs to Think About It with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Packaging Sweet Spot for Resume Writers & Career Coaches with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    What You Focus on IS What You Will Sell with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Stop Selling What Your Clients Ask For with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    SWOT Analyze Yourself to Close More Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    One Easy Way to Dramatically Improve Cold Conversions When Prospects Call with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    How to Share Quotes that Close Resume Writing & Coaching Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Use Show & Tell to Up Close Rates on Resume & Career Service Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    It’s Process Not Price that Closes Career Service Sales with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Career Services Pricing hosted by Laura DeCarlo


    Business – AI, Techy & Innovation

    Resume Writers and Career Coaches Being Negatively Impacted by ChatGPT with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Is OpenAI Like ChatGPT Really Hurting Resume Writers and Career Coaches? with Laura DeCarlo (Video)


    Business – Products & Programs

    Products & Programs: How to Stop Trading Hours for Dollars as a Service-Based Entrepreneur with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Craft a Profitable Client Product…Without the Need to Write with Dr. Jeannine Bennett (Video)

    Cracking the Outplacement Code for Resume Writers & Career Coaches with Lotte Struwing (Video)

    Make Money While You Sleep With a Membership Site with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Publishing Your Book – Working with Publishers & Self-Publishing with Amy L. Adler, Michelle Riklan, and Laura DeCarlo

    How to Make Job Clubs & Coaching Clubs Work for You with Chandlee Bryan, Laura Labovich, and Susan Guarneri

    Making Revenue from Affiliate Programs & Websites with Susan P. Joyce


    Business – Start-Up, Operations & Strategy

    Beginner’s Guide to Digitally Organizing Your Business with Notion with Kim Cramer (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Private Consulting Client Edition (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Emily Kapit – Private Consulting Client Edition (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Beverly Smith – Private Consulting Client Edition (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Brenda Bernstein – Private Consulting Client Edition (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Cliff Flamer (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Deborah L. Schuster (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Sandra Allison (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Grant Cooper (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Donna Shannon (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Marian Bernard (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Laura M. Labovich (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Lori A. Jazvac (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from Guest Dr. Jeannine Bennett (Video)

    Start Up & Growth Secrets for Resume Writers & Career Coaches from CDI’s Founder (Video)

    New Year Resolutions: Take One Step Today to Reach Your Goal with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Career Entrepreneur Holiday Survive and Thrive Guide with Laura DeCarlo

    6 Steps to Build a 6-Figure Business as a Resume Writer or Career Coach with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Grow Your Business With a Virtual Assistant with Laura DeCarlo

    Success Strategies for the New Year hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Secrets from the Winner’s Circle: How I went from start-up to success-story with expert panel: Audrey Prenzel of Resume Resources; Laura Smith-Proulx, Don Orlando, and Pat Schuler

    Whole Life / Office Organization hosted by Laura DeCarlo


    Business – Customer Service/Control

    Schedule Resume & Coaching Clients Without Sacrificing Time with Laura DeCarlo (Video Tip)

    Setting Boundaries with Clients So You Can Pay the Bills – contracts, conversations, control & contentment with Laura Smith-Proulx, Audrey Prenzel, Janice Worthington, and Laura DeCarlo

    Client Touch Points: How to Keep Their Attention with Camille Roberts, Susan Guarneri, Marcia Baker, and Laura Labovich


    Business – Various Consulting & Coaching with CDI’s President

    Business Coaching Event – Fly Higher Tribe Style Session with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    6-Figure Strategy for Resume Writers and Career Coaches with Laura DeCarlo (Video Coaching Class)

    Path to Keep Momentum with Laura DeCarlo

    Career Business Accelerator Coaching Call with Laura DeCarlo

    Coaching & Business Strategies to Power into Success with Laura DeCarlo


    Business – Thriving in Challenging Times

    Career Pro Pajama Jam: Business Strategy, Coaching & COVID-19 Support with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Coaching + Strategies in Resiliency, Mindset & Business Positioning During Challenging Times with Laura DeCarlo (Video)

    Prospering Despite a Downturn Market hosted by Laura DeCarlo

    Thriving in Tough Times – 5 Unexpected Keys to Success and Peace of Mind with Pat Schuler


    Business – Other

    Planning Retirement Options for Small Business Owners with Montell McDowell of www.additupfinancial.com

    Ergonomic Tips to Optimize the Home Office with Posey Salem

    Ergonomic Tips for Mobile Devices with Posey Salem

    Health, Wealth, and Happiness: How to Make it Work with Chronic Pain & Illness (Or a Business or a Life!) with Deb Dib, Pat Schuler, Camille Roberts, Debbi O’Reilly, Audrey Prenzel, and Laura DeCarlo

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