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Resume Writing Award Winners

(TORI & WBRW)

Award-Winning Resume Writers and Their Winning Resumes

 

Toast of the Resume Industry Awards

Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry's most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. This is an international competition in which contestants submit their best work in a category.

TORI AWD TOAST OF THE RES INDUSTRY
World's Best Resume Writer

World's Best Resume Awards

CDI embarked on a unique competition in 2008 to find the World's Best Resume Writers!

The competition was opened to any English-writing individual in the world who wanted to try their hand at professional resume writing. The competition was standardized by providing all candidates the same note files. Two separate competitions were hosted with industry professional judges and the general public.

CDI Resume Awards & ATS System Compatibility

Addendum 1/20/2020: It is now possible to make graphic resumes ATS-friendly! CDI has released a 94 minute video training that is free to members entitled How to Design ATS-Friendly Graphic Resumes. So claims that these design-heavy resumes cannot be ATS compatible is no longer true. However, the following is still our current standing on the TORIs while we encourage everyone to embrace the techniques in this training.

TORI and World's Best Resumes are networking resumes, which are used for job seekers in networking their way into jobs. Networking is the method in which over 80% of all job opportunities are found.

A scannable resume or an ATS resume, meant for automated tracking systems, is needed when a job applicant is applying online or when that type of resume is requested. Professional resume writers will advise their clients to first have a visual resume -- one that combines visual impact, spacial segmentation of content for readability, and strategic branding to tease out the job seeker's unique value. To complement this resume, a scannable version is always needed. Depending on the method of job search this may be an ATS resume which is customized for each position or it might simply be an ASCII resume. Both of these require dumbing down the format by stripping out the elements that make it friendly for a human while ensuring the key words are needed to match the job ad.

When opportunities emerge for a job seeker where there is limited certainty on what version to use, it is a good idea to send both. A simple line in the cover letter stating, "For your convenience I have also included an ATS-friendly resume" will suffice.

Bottom-line, the TORI and World's Best resume represents the epitome of excellence for job seekers to stand out from the competition in a personalized, networked job search. An ATS-friendly resume is a necessary complement to that resume but should never be the ONLY tool a job seeker uses since they dehumanize the document. Until machines are the sole decision maker it will always be necessary to appeal to the human aesthetic.

Selecting a Resume Writer to Hire

A resume writing award is just one of the criteria you should consider when selecting a resume writer to hire. We recommend you take a few moments to learn more about selecting a company at CDI's How to Select a Career Service Provider page.

2020 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

Nominees are listed in no particular order. 

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Rebecca Henninger - RH Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes

Best Difficult Transition Resume

Krista Mitchell - iCareerSolutions
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Matthew Dupee - The Resume Strategy
Rachel Raymond - RVP Career Services
Natalie MacLellan - Best Foot Forward

Best Executive Resume

Carol Adams - Ideal Resumes LLC
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Jay Mesa - Higher You LLC
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Lucie Yeomans - Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
Jay Mesa - The Essay Expert LLC
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes

Best High Tech Resume

Marla Emery - Emery Consulting, Inc.
Scott Nichols - Professional Resume Services
Jay Mesa - Higher You LLC
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes

Best Hospitality Resume

Bridget Batson - Houston Outplacement Resume Writing and Career Counseling
Lucie Yeomans - Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
Rachel Raymond - RVP Career Services
Jay Mesa - Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Marketing Resume

Lisa McDonald - Career Polish, Inc.
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Arno Markus - iCareerSolutions
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes

Best New Graduate Resume

Paula Christensen - Strategic Career Coaches
Melanie Denny - Resume-Evolution
Lucie Yeomans - Your Career Ally / Agave Communications LLC
Krista Mitchell - iCareerSolutions
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Portfolio Careers Resume

Irma Rojas - RSO Resumes
Angela Watts - MyPro Resumes & Recruiting
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Sales Resume

Jheneal McDuffie - The Resume Chic & Co.
Irma Rojas - RSO Resumes
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Special Thanks to 2020 Judges:

Director of Awards - Gayle Howard - Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching

Dawn Bugni - The Write Solution
Julie Walraven - Design Resumes
Tammy Shoup - Breakthrough Resume Writing Service, LLC
Michelle Lopez - One2One Resumes 
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Cheryl L. Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend

2019 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Important difference with 2019 resume winners: We allowed for non-US spelling and A4 paper size to fully embrace our global resume writers. Therefore, some thumbnail images below will look longer and you may see some spelling that looks inaccurate to you such as organise instead of organize.

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best Difficult Transition Resume

Melanie Denny - Resume-Evolution
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand

Best Executive Resume

Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue
Skye Berry-Burke - Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Krista Mitchell - iCareerSolutions
Arno Markus - iCareerSolutions
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Best High Tech Resume

Skye Berry-Burke - Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
Krista Mitchell - iCareerSolutions
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Hospitality Resume

Jay Mesa - Higher You LLC
Marguerite Claxton - The Career Company
Rachel Vander Pol - RVP Career Services
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes

Best Marketing Resume

Lisa McDonald - Career Polish, Inc.
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Arno Markus - iCareerSolutions
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Rachel Vander Pol - RVP Career Services

Best New Graduate Resume

Melissa Kelley - Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing
Tammy Shoup - Breakthrough Resume Writing Service
Kevin Morris - CareerMobile
Krista Mitchell - iCareerSolutions
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Portfolio Careers Resume

Lisa McDonald - Career Polish, Inc.
Arno Markus - iCareerSolutions
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best Sales Resume

Laura Hartnell - Laura Hartnell Career Transition Services
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Marie Plett - Professional Resume Services

Special Thanks to 2019 Judges:

Director of Awards - Audrey Prenzel - Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services

Dawn Bugni - The Write Solution
Julie Walraven - Design Resumes
Cliff Flamer - BrightSide Resumes 
Michelle Lopez - One2One Resumes 
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

2018 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Beverly Harvey - HarveyCareers LLC
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best Executive Resume

Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Rachel Vander Pol - RVP Career Services
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Sharon Williams - JobRockit

Best Hospitality Resume

Rachel Vander Pol - RVP Career Services
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes

Best Information Technology Resume

Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Beverly Harvey - HarveyCareers LLC
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com

Best International Resume

Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Michelle Lopez - One2One Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best New Graduate Resume

Pete Lavelle - Rez Builder Resume and Job Service
Paula Christensen - Strategic Career Coaches
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best Sales Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Melissa Kelley - Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing
Cliff Flamer - BrightSide Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes

Special Thanks to 2018 Judges:

Director of Awards - Audrey Prenzel - Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services

Sky Berry-Burke - Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Executive Resumes & Coaching
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

2017 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best Executive Resume

Maria Caraballo - Career Branding Inc
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue

Best Hospitality Resume

Rachel Vander Pol - RVP Career Services
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Carolyn Whitfield - Total Resumes
Eve Ruth - Compelling resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes

Best Information Technology Resume

Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Michelle Dumas - Distinctive Career Services, LLC
Donald Burns - Donald Burns' Career Defense
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand

Best International Resume

Jennifer Miller - Professional Edge Resumes
Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Michelle Dumas - Distinctive Career Services, LLC
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Best New Graduate Resume

Maria Caraballo - Career Branding Inc
Lori Jazvac - Creative Horizons Communications – Resumes
Jennifer Miller - Professional Edge Resumes
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies

Best Sales Resume

Tiffany Hardy - Top1Resumes
Marie Plett - AspirationsResume.com
Kimberly Robb Baker - This Little Brand
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering

Special Thanks to 2017 Judges:

Director of Awards - Audrey Prenzel - Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services

Sky Berry-Burke - Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Michelle A. Riklan - Riklan Resources
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

2016 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Victoria McLean - City CV Ltd.
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Marie Plett - Professional Resume Services
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes
Donald Burns - Donald Burns' Career Defense

Best Executive Resume

Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes
Marie Plett - Professional Resume Services
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Victoria McLean - City CV Ltd.
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Marie Plett - Professional Resume Services
Donald Burns - Donald Burns' Career Defense
Marlene Cole - Pilbara Resumes

Best Hospitality Resume

Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Shelly Piper - Make Your Mark
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Teena Rose - Resume to Referral
Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Best Information Technology Resume

Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Robert Dagnall - Resume Guru
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Marlene Cole - Pilbara Resumes

Best International Resume

Jennifer Miller - Professional Edge Resumes
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Marie Plett - Professional Resume Services
Donald Burns - Donald Burns' Career Defense
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes

Best New Graduate Resume

Victoria McLean - City CV Ltd.
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith - Consilium Careers
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Eve Ruth - Compelling Resumes

Best Sales Resume

Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith - Consilium Careers
Emily Kapit - Refresh Your Step Coaching & Consulting
Tom Albano - All Star Career Services
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions

Special Thanks to 2016 Judges:

Director of Awards - Audrey Prenzel - Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Melissa Cooley - The Job Quest, LLC
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

2015 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Please note that international resumes may reflect a different spelling from what is seen in the US. These will not be typographical errors. See above for any details on the 'networking' style of resumes represented in the TORIs.

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Victoria McLean - City CV Ltd.
Jewel Bracy DeMaio - Perfect10Resumes.com
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan

Best Cover Letter

Maureen Farmer - Word Right Career & HR Consulting
Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan

Best Executive Resume

Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing
Ken Docherty - Docherty Career Management
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Michelle Dumas - Distinctive Career Services, LLC
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes

Best Hospitality Resume

Skye Berry-Berke - Skye is the Limit Resume & Career Solutions
Victoria McLean - City CV Ltd.
Donald Burns - Executive Promotions LLC
Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Career Artisan
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Best Information Technology Resume

Maureen Farmer - Word Right Career & HR Consulting
Amanda Andrews - ProResumesNow
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Donald Burns - Executive Promotions LLC

Best International Resume

Rosa Vargas - Career Steering
Adrienne Tom - Career Impressions
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes

Best New Graduate Resume

Amanda Andrews - ProResumesNow
Laura Fontenot - Masterwork Resumes
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing
Freddie Rohner - iHire, LLC
Fatemah Mirza - CareerTuners

Best Sales Resume

Melanie Lenci - Résumé Relief
Donald Burns - Executive Promotions LLC
Sandra Ingemansen - Résumé Strategies
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Kimberly Robb Baker - Movin’ On Up Resumes

Special Thanks to 2015 Judges:

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger - Robin's Resumes

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite LLC
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes
Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge
Melissa Cooley - The Job Quest, LLC
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend
Amy Adler – Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

2014 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Please keep in mind that our nominees and winners span the globe and may not always reflect a US format, wording, or content selection. Winning resumes and letters may have been formatted in international A4 size, so they may appear differently when you view them.

Best International Resume

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith, Consilium Careers
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Winners:
- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 3rd Place - Victoria McLean

Best New Graduate Resume

Tamara Dowling, SeekingSuccess.com
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:
- 1st Place - Rosa Vargas
- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 3rd Place - Adrienne Tom

Best Creative Resume

Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith, Consilium Careers
Laura Fontenot, Masterwork Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Marlene Cole, Pilbara Resumes

Winners:
- 1st Place - Marlene Cole
- 2nd Place - Cheryl L. Simpson
- 3rd Place - Rosa Vargas

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 3rd Place - Kimberly Robb Baker

Best Information Technology (IT) Resume

Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC
Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
Ken Docherty, Docherty Career Management
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:
- 1st Place - Michelle Dumas
- 2nd Place - Donald Burns
- 3rd Place - Adrienne Tom

Best Executive Resume

Ken Docherty, Docherty Career Management
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 2nd Place - Ken Docherty
- 3rd Place - Michelle Dumas

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker
- 2nd Place - Kristin S. Johnson
- 3rd Place - Michelle Dumas

Best Sales Resume

Karen D'Anna, Write On Resume Services
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering
Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:
- 1st Place - Cheryl L. Simpson
- 2nd Place - Donald Burns
- 3rd Place - Rosa Vargas

Best Cover Letter

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions
Laura Fontenot, Masterwork Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:
- 1st Place - Laura Fontenot
- 2nd Place - Sharon Williams
- 3rd Place - Rosa Vargas

Special Thanks to 2014 Judges:

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes
Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer
Melissa Cooper - RezBiz, LLC
Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge

2013 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best International Resume

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Gulnar Mewawala, The Emphatic Resume
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker
- 2nd Place - Brenda Bernstein
- 3rd Place - Cheryl L. Simpson

Best New Graduate Resume

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Freddie Cheek, Cheek & Associates, LLC
Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
LaTonya Williams, CareerForce Dynamics, LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Victoria McLean
- 2nd Place - Michelle Riklan
- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Creative Resume

Miriam Cha, Metro Resumes
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:
- 1st Place - Michelle Lopez
- 2nd Place - Rosa Vargas
- 3rd Place - Miriam Cha

Best Re-entry Resume

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Kelly Donovan, Kelly Donovan & Associates
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Christine Robinson, Professional Designs Writing Service

Winners:
- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 2nd Place - Gayle Howard
- 3rd Place - Christine Robinson

Best Information Technology (IT) Resume

Diane Murphy Goldstein, MG Resume & Coaching Services
Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Winners:
- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 2nd Place - Maureen McCann
- 3rd Place - Diane Murphy Goldstein

Best Executive Resume

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Tom Albano, All Star Career Services
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:
- 1st Place - Cheryl L. Simpson
- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 3rd Place - Amy L. Adler

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Ann Baehr, Best Resumes of New York
Laura Fontenot, Masterwork Resumes
Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker
- 2nd Place - Ann Baehr
- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Sales Resume

Tom Albano, All Star Career Services
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Winners:
- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 2nd Place - Kimberly Robb Baker
- 3rd Place - Tom Albano

Best Cover Letter

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 3rd Place - Michelle Lopez

Special Thanks to 2013 Judges:

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Jennifer Hay - IT Resume Service
Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources
Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes
Kimberley Bethke - Surcorp Resume Solutions
Norine Dagliano - ekm Inspirations
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

2012 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best International Resume

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kimberley Bethke
- 2nd Place - Barbara Safani
- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best New Graduate Resume

Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Kornelia Telesz, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kornelia Telesz
- 2nd Place - Adrienne Tom
- 3rd Place - Brenda Bernstein

Best Creative Resume

Tina Nicolai, Resume Writers' Ink, LLC®
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction
Patricia Duckers, Prism Writing Services, LLC/CareerPro Global, Inc.
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Winners:
- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson
- 2nd Place - Kristin Johnson
- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Re-entry Resume

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC
Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kimberley Bethke
- 2nd Place - Amanda Andrews
- 3rd Place - Wayne Pagani

Best Technical Resume

Roland Coombes, Itouch Professional Resume Writing
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Winners:
- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy
- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Executive Resume

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions
Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:
- 1st Place - Amy L. Adler
- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy
- 3rd Place - Donald Burns

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Laurie Berenson, Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Sharon Williams
- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Military Conversion Resume

Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less
Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global/21st Century Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen, Resume Strategies
Diana Dryden Smith, Federal Resume Resources

Winners:
- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen
- 2nd Place - Fran Sheridan
- 3rd Place - Amanda Andrews

Best Cover Letter

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes
Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense
Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Kevin R. Morris
- 3rd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

Special Thanks to 2012 Judges:

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group
Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Jill Kelly - Career Edge
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer
Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources

2011 TORI Award Winners and Nominees

The first list in each category designates the nominees, which are listed in no particular order. 

Best International Resume

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies
Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 3rd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

Best New Graduate Resume

Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching
Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions

Winners:
- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson
- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy
- 3rd Place - Rosa E. Vargas

Best Creative Resume

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering
Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources
Tina Nicolai, Resume Writers' Ink, LLC®
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Winners:
- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson
- 2nd Place - Michelle Riklan
- 3rd Place - Rosa E. Vargas

Best LinkedIn Profile

Karen Siwak, Resume Confidential
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com
Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions
Melanie Lenci, Résumé Relief
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:
- 1st Place - Donald Burns
- 2nd Place - Melanie Lenci
- 3rd Place - Cheryl Simpson

Best Technical Resume

Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions
Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros for Less
Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
Jennifer Hay, IT Resume Service
Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kevin R. Morris
- 2nd Place - Jennifer Hay
- 3rd Place - Donald Burns

Best Executive Resume

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Holly S. Reslink, EmpowerLink, LLC
Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions
Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Winners:
- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx
- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy
- 3rd Place - Cheryl Simpson

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions
Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Sharon Williams, JobRockit
Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Winners:
- 1st Place - Surranna Sandy
- 2nd Place - Rosa E. Vargas
- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best Military Conversion Resume

Lee Kelley, CareerPro Global, Inc.
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Nancy Segal, Solutions for the Workplace, LLC
Joseph L. Tatner, CareerPro Global, Inc.
Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Winners:
- 1st Place - Lee Kelley
- 2nd Place - Jennifer Rushton
- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Cover Letter

Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile
Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing
Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:
- 1st Place - Kevin R. Morris
- 2nd Place - Gayle Howard
- 3rd Place - Maureen McCann

Special Thanks to 2011 Judges:

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®
Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC
Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions
Laura Labovich - Aspire! Empower! Career Strategy Group
Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Jill Kelly - Career Edge
Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com
August Cohen - Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

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