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    Resume Writing Video Tutorial Lessons by TORI Award-Winning Resume WritersDid you know that CDI has 17 (and growing) resume writing how-to video tutorials from the industry’s top TORI resume award winners? Even better, we’ve had recent winners tell us it was those lessons, which are free to members, that gave them the ability to up their resume writing game for the win! (Not a member? Keep scrolling as we’ve got lessons for you to check out as well!)

    Master-Level Resume Writing Video Tutorials from Award-Winners

    Here at CDI we love adding value to the industry by bringing together resume writers of all levels to provide an environment for growth, development, and innovation.

    Marie Plett, Kimberly Robb Baker, Mary Elizabeth Bradford, Cheryl L. Simpson, Donald Burns, Tiffany Hardy, Laura Smith-Proulx, Rachel Raymond, Skye Berry, Robin Schlinger, and Laura DeCarlo.

    Plus, Q&A advice tip articles from 12 former TORI winners AND 9 former TORI judges! What for more tips each week leading up to the TORI deadline.

    The programs cover the strategies needed to create today’s resume ranging from using MS Word for creative design and also making graphic resumes ATS-friendly to dynamic writing through branding and storytelling, client information gathering techniques, and new types such as executive career portfolio resumes.

    Again, these trainings are ALL free for CDI members. (Not yet a member? Be sure to scroll down to the bottom where we have included one of our fan-favorite video tutorial lessons for you to access.)

    Current resume writing video tutorials include: 

    Step-by-Step Tutorial: Create Amazing Graphs & Charts for Resume Writing in MS Word with Marie Plett

    Nail Your Resume Writing Intake Process to Elevate Writing & Enhance Client Experience with Rachel Raymond

    Graphic Resume Design and ATS with Marie Plett (Q&A Video Lesson)

    How to Design ATS-Friendly Graphic Resumes with Marie Plett

    How to Embrace the Future of Visual Storytelling in Resume Writing with Skye Berry

    Story-Based Value Propositions in Resume Writing, LinkedIn Profiles, and Peripheral Documents with Kimberly Robb Baker

    Executive Career Portfolio Resumes with Mary Elizabeth Bradford

    Resume Formatting Magic Tricks & Charts in MS Word with Marie Plett

    Elevate Your Resume Formatting from Blah to Brilliant with Cheryl Lynch Simpson

    Mind Control via Emotional Resonance in Resume Writing with Donald Burns

    Visual Branding for Resume Writing in MS Word with Cheryl Lynch Simpson

    Resume Writing Intake Process with Tiffany Hardy

    Headlines & Branding Statements in Resumes with Laura Smith-Proulx

    Step-by-Step Creative Logos for Resumes with Marie Plett

    Story Telling & Branding in Resume Writing with Kim Robb Baker

    Introduction to the Federal Application and Resume Writing Process with Robin Schlinger

    Secrets to Writing New Graduate Resumes with Laura DeCarlo

    There are 40+ other high-value resources in CDI’s member resume writing section from lessons to tip sheets and video tips to punctuation and grammar primers. 

    Resume Writers and the TORI Awards

    The TORI awards is the resume writing industry’s longest-running resume award competition.

    Hosted annually, there are currently 10 categories for a total of 50 chances at nomination and 30 chances to win (first, second, and third place).

    2023 TORI categories include:

    • Best Difficult Transitions Resume
    • Best Classic Difficult Transitions Resume
    • Best High-Tech Resume
    • Best Classic High-Tech Resume
    • Best Healthcare/Medical Resume
    • Best Sales Resume
    • Best Executive Resume
    • Best Classic Executive Resume
    • Best New Graduate Resume
    • Best Classic New Graduate Resume

    When you visit the TORI page, you will see how life-changing it has been for many resume writers, allowing them to raise their rates, pick and choose ideal clients, and even double their volume just from nomination.

    We are again hosting categories for classic design resumes in 2023!

    The TORI resume writing awards are considered the lowest cost, yet highest value marketing strategy a professional resume writer can tap to grow their business. There is literally no faster way to creating visibility and credibility with job seekers. In fact, we’ve even heard from some winners that they don’t even have a website, because their TORI wins displayed on the CDI winning resume page (and linking to their contact information) is all they need for traffic!

    Get Started Today with CDI Free Resume Writing Resources

    Free to Everyone:

    Step-by-Step Graphic Logos for TORI-Winning Resumes with Marie Plett (Video Master Class) >>

    Story-Based Value Propositions with Kimberly Robb Baker (Video Master Class) >>

    Graphic Resume Design Strategies & Software for Resume Writing (Q&A Lesson)

    ATS-Friendly Graphic Resumes & the TORI Resume Writing Awards (Q&A Lesson)

    Capturing Winning Resume Writing Content from Job Seekers (Q&A Lesson)

    How Long It Takes to Prepare a TORI Entry: Tips from Resume Writing Award Winners (Q&A Lesson)

    TORI Resume Entry Selection: Tips from Resume Writing Award Winners (Q&A Lesson)

    TORI Resume Writing Award Judges Share Tips & Strategies – Part One (Q&A Lesson)

    TORI Resume Writing Award Judges Share Tips & Strategies – Part Two (Q&A Lesson)

    10 Winning Resume Writing Tips in 10 Minutes (Video Tip) >>

    Value of Visual & Creative Resumes with Laura DeCarlo & Marie Plett (Video Tip) >>

    Ten Tips for Writing TORI Award-Winning Resumes (Post) >>

    TORI Award Page >> (Includes links to winning resumes, tips, competition information, ROI details, and more)

    Free to Members: 

    Everything above and so much more! There are 40+ top resume writing resources (and growing) in the member library.

    Get all the resume writing resources in one place >>

    Not Yet a Member?

    Right now you can get access to CDI’s entire library of resources for as low as $97.00.

    Consider what new member, Alana Henry, recently wrote us:

    I recently became a member of CDI and am absolutely blown away by the depth and breadth of resources for resume writing professionals. Kudos to you all and your team for doing such a great job and really working to ensure the success of resume writing practitioners!

    Learn more about CDI membership now >>


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