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
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
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.
BE THE CAREER SUPERHERO
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
Learn about annual membership.
what members have to say about CDI.