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CDI was originally founded in 2000 as the Professional Resume Writing and Research Association (PRWRA) to provide a venue for global career professionals to access educational, networking and personal / professional development opportunities in the careers industry.

Since its inception, the association has continued to grow from a resume association to that of an innovative and comprehensive, multi-discipline career association that has embraced all types of career professionals from around the world.

In 2005 the decision was made by the association's leadership to adopt the new name of Career Directors International (CDI) in order to provide an accurate portrayal of the depth and breadth of the association's membership and benefits. As of January 2006, the association has been known as CDI.

Driving the success behind CDI is the vision, energy and efforts of current President, Laura DeCarlo, the Advisory Board of Sr. Directors, Committee Directors, and numerous committee and focus group volunteers. The Advisory Board of Sr. Directors and Committee Directors guide CDI members and programs by providing complementary expertise in career services, employment, business, and marketing/PR. Founding leadership of the original PRWRA was under President, Laurie Roy, and CEO, Todd Holthaus.

CDI's Commitment:


Our commitment is our passion – to ensure that career and resume professionals can grow and thrive in a rich, vibrant, exciting, safe, and nurturing environment. We build businesses, friendships, and leaders. We are the early adopters, driving innovation, embracing change, and demanding excellence.

Integrity is our compass. Compassion is our trademark. Quality is our signature.

Our mission is to:

  • Champion the industry’s cause for credibility and visibility;
  • Foster exceptional success in every generation of career and resume professionals; and
  • Cultivate the career superhero that exists within each one of us.

CDI's member benefits are the most diverse, comprehensive, and exclusive available to the resume writer and career professional.

Learn about CDI's exciting member benefits.

Learn about annual membership.

Read/listen to what members have to say about CDI.


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