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Innovator Award Winners

There are many true Career Innovators in our midst!

CDI receives extremely innovative submissions in the pursuit of a Career Innovator Award.  This contest does not run every year.

2018 Award Winners

In no particular order: 

Carolyn Smith of My Career Groove Pty Ltd. - https://mycareergroove.com job board (2-sided market for highly skilled talent seeking to find their career pathway and employers wanting to attract and secure top talent)

Lotte Struwing of Lasting Solutions HR Consulting & CoachingLasting Solutions Career Management Program via http://www.hrcareertransition.com/ (‘turn-key’ program that gives career strategists instant access to high-paying corporate clients with the ability to provide best-in-class, career transition services) 

Janet Wall of CEUonestop.com - www.CEUonestop.com website (provides various professional development opportunities to career development professionals through live and virtual venues)

Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.comResume ClipBullets For All Professions™  at http://www.careercatapult.com/CareerCatapult.com/Resume_ClipBullets.html (significantly cuts down resume writing time and makes writing expert resumes a breeze because most all the resume bullets you will need for a particular position are already written out for you)

Virginia Franco of Virginia Franco Resumeshttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/resume-storyteller-with-virginia-franco/ podcast (features a mix of career experts and real life job seekers who have tested the job search waters and lived to tell the tale) 

2018 Honorable Mentions

Skye Berry-Burke of Skye Is The Limit Resume and Career Solutions  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsM6odIH00g “Staying Current with Resume Design Trends” presentation (empower other like-minded Canadian resume writers and career professionals to design career marketing documents that are in alignment with more modern and effective job search strategies)

Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications - Resumeshttps://www.creativeresumestrategist.com/ Creative Horizons Communications Strategy (offers jobseekers a holistic, creative, “whole-person”, and intuitive approach that guides and empowers them to navigate challenging career transitions)

Special thanks to 2018 Judges:
  • Posey Salem, Radiant Resume Career Services
  • Laura Labovich, The Career Strategy Group
  • Rachel Vander Pol, RVP Career Services
  • Tiffany Hardy,  Top1Resumes
  • Lucie Yeomans, Your Career Ally/Sick Resumes
  • Marie Plett, Aspirations Career Services, Inc
  • Kimberly Robb Baker, This Little Brand

2012 Award Winners

Jennifer Hay of IT Resume ServiceTwitteresume: The Twitter-Enabled Real-Time Resume

Laura Labovich of The Career Strategy Group and Miriam Salpeter of Keppie Careers100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job

Murray A. Mann and Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias of Global Diversity Solutions Group LLCMulticultural Career Management Program (MCMP)

Pat Schuler of The Gemini Resources Group and Susan Whitcomb of The Academies, Inc. - Serious Revenue: Landing 4- and 5-Figure Clients … with Integrity and Heart

Barbara Safani of Career SolversJob Search Mobile Phone and iPad App

Chip Cohan of Preptel Corporation - Preptel’s solution to optimize resumes-based computational linguistics

Special Thanks to 2012 Judges:
  • Director of Awards (non-judge) - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
  • Mary Elizabeth Bradford, The Career Artisan
  • Janine Moon, Career Ownership
  • Susan Guarneri, AssessmentGoddess.com
  • Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt.org
  • Aricia LaFrance

2011 Award Winners

Jennifer Rolles of IntRvue, Inc.www.intrvue.com - a powerful platform for capturing, developing and presenting professional stories online.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford of Career ArtisanThe Job Search Success System - www.job-searchsystem.com 

Camille Roberts of CC Career ServicesFree e-book: Create an Effective Federal Résumé with the USAJOBS.gov Online Resume Builder (http://www.job-hunt.org/guides/Job-Hunt-USAJOBS-resume.pdf)

Barbara Adams of CareerPro Global Inc. - Introduction of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to the Resume Writing/Career Services industry and bringing quality assurance and accountability to the forefront of the careers industry. (www.careerproplus.com)

Janine Moon of Career OwnershipBook: Career Ownership: Creating ‘Job Security’ in Any Economy CareerOwners.com)

Special Thanks to 2011 Judges:
  • Director of Awards (non-judge) - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
  • Val Matta, CareerShift, LLC
  • Joan Murrin, University of Iowa, Dual Career Network
  • Robert Shindell, ILostMyJob.com LLC
  • Chandlee Bryan, Best Fit Forward
  • Laura Labovich, Aspire! Empower! Career Strategy Group
  • Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt.org
  • Aricia LaFrance, www.aricialafrance.com

2010 Nominees and Award Winners

Nominees

Presented in no particular order:

Robert Shindell of ILostMyJob.com, LLCILostMyJob.com - www.ilostmyjob.com

Barbara Bruno of Good as Gold TrainingCandidate Next Step (CNS) - www.candidatenextstep.com

Carole Martin of The Interview CoachJob Interview Brand (AKA Job Winning Interview Brand) - www.jobinterviewbrand.com

Deb Dib of Executive Power Brand, Susan Whitcomb of The Academies, and Chandlee Bryan of Best Fit ForwardThe Twitter Job Search Guide - Amazon page: http://tinyurl.com/236daua / Book website: www.TwitterJobSearchGuide.com

Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.comCareer Worksheets for All Professions - www.CareerCatapult.com click on "Career Worksheets" in right side bar

Winners

1st Place - Deb Dib of Executive Power Brand, Susan Whitcomb of The Academies, and Chandlee Bryan of Best Fit Forward - The Twitter Job Search Guide - Amazon page: http://tinyurl.com/236daua / Book website: www.TwitterJobSearchGuide.com

2nd Place - Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.com - Career Worksheets for All Professions - www.CareerCatapult.com click on "Career Worksheets" in right side bar

3rd Place - Robert Shindell of ILostMyJob.com, LLC - ILostMyJob.com - www.ilostmyjob.com

Special Thanks to 2010 Judges:
  • Director of Awards (non-judge) - John Donovan
  • Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
  • Susan Guarneri - Career Assessment Goddess
  • Tony Deblauwe - HR4Careers
  • Laura Drew - Carolina Career Coach
  • Laura Labovich, Aspire! Empower! Career Strategy Group
  • Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt.org
  • Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

2009 Nominees and Award Winners

Nominees

Presented in no particular order:

Val Matta of CareerShift - CareerShift - www.careershift.com

Michael Queally of Resume Partners Pty Ltd - iResume & iCoverLetter - www.resumepartners.com.au/iresume/

Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.comResume Writer System-in-a-Box™ - www.CareerCatapult.com click on "Resume Writer System in-a-Box" in right side bar

Joan Murrin of University of Iowa - Dual Career Network (DCN) program - www.uiowa.edu/~dcn

Jane Roqueplot of JaneCo's Sensible Solutions - ProfilingPro.com - www.profilingpro.com

Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.com - Career Worksheets for All Professions - www.CareerCatapult.com click on "Career Worksheets" in right side bar

Winners

1st Place - Val Matta of CareerShift - CareerShift - www.careershift.com

2nd Place - Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders.com - Resume Writer System-in-a-Box™ - www.CareerCatapult.com click on "Resume Writer System in-a-Box" in right side bar

3rd Place - Joan Murrin of University of Iowa - Dual Career Network (DCN) program - www.uiowa.edu/~dcn

Special Thanks to 2009 Judges:
  • Director of Awards (non-judge) - John Donovan
  • Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
  • Malloy Lacktman - Sage Resumes
  • Susan Guarneri - Career Assessment Goddess
  • Tony Deblauwe - HR4Careers
  • Laura Drew - Carolina Career Coach