Laurie J. James, MCD, CCELW, CDCC, CDP

Lauriejjames.com, LLC
802 Robert Lee Circle
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
United States
Phone: (337) 278-4230

Career Services/Coaching Certifications:
Master Career Director
Services/Products: Career Assessment & Testing, Career Coach, Career Counselor, Career Management, Image Consultant, Interview & Salary Negotiations Coach, Job Search Coach, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Outplacement Professional, Professional / Technical Writer, Resume & Cover Letter Writer, Social Media (Online ID) Strategist, Trainer/Instructor
Profession/Specialty: Any
Employment Level: Any

Interview-Winning Résumé Writer and Job-Winning Career Coach who focuses on #IntentionalPositivity in every service offered:

  • Résumé Writing
  • LinkedIn Profile Writing
  • Job and Career Transition Coaching
  • DISC Communications Consulting
  • Outplacement Contracting

Successfully coached thousands of professionals through their entire job search.

  • Crafted more than 12,000 interview-snagging and job-winning résumés since 1986.

First person in Louisiana to earn the following industry credentials: 

  • Certified DISC Practitioner (CDP)
  • Certified DISCstyles (TM) Communications Consultant (CDCC)
  • Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW)
  • Master Career Director (MCD)
  • Certified Résumé Writer (CRW)
  • Certified Expert Résumé Writer (CERW)
  • Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC)
  • Certified Career Research Professional (CCRP)
  • Credentialed Career Master (CCM)
  • Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW)
  • International Job and Career Transition Coach (IJCTC)
  • Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW)

Published Author on Résumé Writing: 

  • RésuméMaker.com software
  • America’s Top Résumés for America’s Top Jobs, Second Edition
  • Best Résumés for $100,000+ Jobs
  • Best Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs

Published Inspirational Writing:

  • eThoughtsTeam.com Devotional Writings
  • Face Magazine monthly articles on #IntentionalPositivity

Recognized Industry Leader:

  • Co-founder and first President, Professional Résumé Writing and Research Association (PRWRA – rebranded Career Directors International in 2006)
  • Member, Career Thought Leaders
  • Former Industry Affiliations: Career Masters Institute, National Résumé Writing Association; Professional Association of Résumé Writers

Noteworthy Industry Accomplishments: 

  • Spearheaded efforts with leaders of other career associations to form VolunteersforCareers.org, a website where more than 800 career professionals from all over the globe volunteered their services yielding more than 6,000 free career services valued at over $2 million to the victims’ families devastated by aftereffects of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States in 2001
  • Introduced several industry innovations including awards for members, various member benefits, multiple levels of credentialing, and opportunities for members in 19 countries to empower each other through collaborative efforts
  • Co-created recognition for résumé writing professionals with introduction of Toast of the Résumé Industry (TORI) Awards
  • Created and served on international panel to judge TORI award nominations
  • Co-created “International Update Your Résumé” Month and “International Update Your References” Week
  • Organized First Annual PRWRA Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • Organized Second Annual PRWRA Conference (New Orleans, LA)
  • Organized Third Annual PRWRA Conference (Indianapolis, IN)
Noteworthy Industry Presentations:
  • Frequent Presenter - LAGCOE: Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
  • Frequent Presenter - Townsquare Media Interactive Career Fairs
  • Frequent Presenter - UL Student Alumni Career Workshop
  • Frequent Presenter - Lafayette Economic Development Authority Career Fair
  • Career Coach - Acadiana Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM)
  • Keynote Speaker - R.L. Stevens First Company Meeting (20th Anniversary)
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