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Innovator Award Winners

There are many true Career Innovators in our midst!

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

2020 Award Winners

In no particular order: 

Stacey Murray of Human Spark (FKA The Resume Creative - Resume Writing for Return to Work Success course

This course empowers parents (mothers and fathers), carers and people recovered from injury and illness with the resume writing and job search skills to successfully secure a reentry to the workforce. The course is accessible online and comprises 26 bite-sized modules which can each be listened to or read in approximately 10 minutes or less (most under 5 minutes - great for busy lives and not at all overwhelming), complete with exercises, reading materials, video demos, and audios.

Meg Guiseppi of Executive Career Brand - CareerBrandVideos™ for Job Search, Career and Entrepreneurs | Personal Branding Video at Small Business Rainmaker. (Innovation is a collaborative effort with Hannah Morgan and André Palko.)

CareerBrandVideos™ is a customized kinetic animation video system specifically designed for career-long branding for job seekers, career-minded people and entrepreneurs. The content or text in the videos is guided by proprietary information-mining documents (the worksheet and submission form attached here) which are based on the proprietary worksheets I’ve perfected over my 20+ years creating resumes, LinkedIn profiles, biographies, etc. for job seekers. The videos are to be used recurrently on various social media channels for personal branding and building online visibility.

Evelyn Salvador of Creative Image Builders - Resume Keywords for All Professions V. 6 (contact creator for V. 6)

The entire Resume Keywords product contains 70,000+ keywords and covers about 15,000 positions to ensure all critical keywords are included so careerists’ resumes are screened in—not out. All Keywords are categorized by profession and were gleaned from current job openings and actual employer keyword lists. Each profession-specific document allows users to check off all relative keywords to include in their resume.

Each also includes sections that cover their “Technical Skills,” “Primary Personal Attributes,” and “How These Attributes Help in Your Profession” along with the “Employer Benefits of Your Attributes.” All important information to get their resume screened in.

Kristin Sherry of YouMap LLC - The YouMap® Career Profile

YouMap® was created to fill a market gap for a holistic, actionable and intuitive career profile tool. The YouMap® profile uncovers all four pillars of career fit, which include strengths, values, preferred skills and personality, all of which must align to bring fulfillment. Other profiles only look at one (or two at most) of the pillars. The YouMap® Career Profile also has companion workbooks for job seeker/career changer, entrepreneur, organization/employee, life coaching, students, and military veterans.

Barbara Safani of Career Solvers - Job Search Networking Tracking System (available from https://www.careersolvers.com/)

The Job Search Networking Tracking System is a tool that helps job seekers track their networking activity throughout the entire life cycle of their job search. It keeps them organized and accountable and it turns what many view as an overwhelming task into a system that gives them structure and control.

2020 Honorable Mentions

Nickquolette Barrett of iRock Development Solutions, LLC dba iRock Résumés - iRockS.T.A.R. Method (You’re HIRED! – 10 Tips to Rock Out Your Interview and Land Your Dream Job – The method begins on at Chapter 7)

From interviewing hundreds of job candidates in my career as a leader in corporate America and with my clients, I found that people get caught up in telling their story or situation and forget to tell the end result. This led to the I developed a new way of helping job candidates interview better. I call it the iRockS.T.A.R. Method or R-S.T.A.R. Method, which helps job candidates to interview better when answering behavioral or competency-based questions. It’s a better way to utilize the S.T.A.R. method successfully.

Jennifer Hay of IT Resume Service - Information Management (BI and Analytics) and Data Management courses for job seekers interested in these fields

These courses provide an overview of the 27 most common specialties in information management and data management fields. The courses were designed for:

  • Recent graduates and those fairly new to information technology to help them decide the next steps in their career by giving them a foundational understanding of each specialty.
  • Recent graduates are often taught concepts and techniques for several specialties but are not taught how each fits into the overall field. They don't have a real understanding of the job roles and how they interconnect; for example, who would depend on them and upon whom would they depend.
  • Those people who are considering a job change into information technology and need help deciding what specialty is right for them.
  • Those people who want to help shape successful interviews by demonstrating their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of others within their team.

Meg Applegate of Hinge Resume Collaborative - Resume Branding Workbook

The Resume Branding Workbook is an e-workbook with a resume branding statement writing formula to help job seekers hone their value and articulate it from resume to interview. The DIY workbook specifically focuses on crafting a resume branding statement unique to their competitive edge, career accomplishments and job target.

Special thanks to 2020 Judges:
  • Laura Labovich, The Career Strategy Group
  • Rachel Raymond, RVP Career Services
  • Lucie Yeomans, Your Career Ally/Sick Resumes
  • Marie Plett, Aspirations Career Services, Inc
  • Skye Berry, Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
  • Lori Jazvac, Creative Horizons Communications - Resumes
  • Marie Plett, Aspirations Career Services, Inc.
  • Rebecca Henninger, The Job Girl @ RH Resumes

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