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Awards and Competitions

for Resume Writers and Career Coaches

As a member of CDI you have the opportunity to be recognized for career industry innovations, cutting-edge resume writing and associated contributions in resume writing and career services.

CDI programs include: 

TORI

Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) Resume Writing Competition - Annual

This is the #1 way resume writers build profitable businesses.

Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry's most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. The TORI™ Award competition is truly the resume writer's #1 secret to explosive business growth. CDI members are eligible and encouraged to strive for writing and creative awards, which benefit the general membership, members' clients, CDI, and the industry as a whole.

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WBRWWorld's Best Resume Writer™ (WBRW) Competition - Every 5-7 years

Distinguish yourself by being selected as a first, second, or third place winner of the World’s Best Resume Writer competition. No other opportunity of this scope has ever existed for professional resume writers. Attaining this accolade will truly allow you to benchmark to your prospects and clients that you are the best of the best worldwide. This competition will again be held in 2019.

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CIACareer Innovator™ Awards Competition - Annual

Are you a Career Innovator? Have you created a resource, tool, program, or initiative that has added significant value to the careers industry, either to job seekers or career professionals? Then enter CDI’s Career Innovator Awards competition. Our Award Committee will select up to five of the most innovative and effective of the entries for recognition. All awards will be considered equal designations of innovation and excellence as contributions to the industry. This competition is currently on hiatus.

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Awards That Members Earn Through Their Accomplishments

CDI-LTAA

Career Directors International Lifetime Achievement Award - Annual, When Earned

CDI offers a distinguishing Lifetime Achievement Award recognition to any career or resume professional who attains excellence through industry longevity, contribution, and lifelong learning. The Career Directors International Lifetime Achievement Award will be conveyed once per year at our Annual Convention Banquet to all those members who have met the criteria. Members not in attendance will still be recognized and conveyed this prestigious award and recognition.

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CDI President's Choice Award for Excellence in Service for resume writers and career coachesPresident's Choice Award for Excellence - Annual

Each year, CDI's President selects the individual or individuals who have made the most significant contribution to the organization and the careers community for this distinguished award.

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Pat Schuler Kick Butt Award - Annual

CDI has created this award in Pat's name to honor the influence her coaching had on entrepreneurs in the career industry.

This is a self-nomination/third party nomination award that will be given to the one member who best demonstrates kicking ass per the designated criteria.

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