- Seven (7) professional resumes, one
(1) ASCII resume conversion and two (2) cover letter samples along
with a brief description for each one of (a) the project situation /
challenge, (b) explanation of choices for document style and
information inclusion and (c) job seeker results (if known).
Preferred topics include*:
- Executive Resume
- Career Change
- New Graduate
- Technical Resume
(e.g., engineer, scientist, technician, IT pro)
Resume (e.g., manager, director, physician, account exec.)
- Re-Entry into the
- Resume of Your
- ASCII Conversion
Resume of Your Choice
- Cover Letters (2)
of Your Choice
* Substitutions may be acceptable
upon approval. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
321-752-0442 to evaluate your situation.
Upon registration, you will receive a
copy of CDI's Resume Writing Guide, a $39.95 value.
View a Sample Portfolio below.
Resume Evaluation form for a better understanding of the scoring
Pay the credential registration fee of
Submit all materials in MS Word format
email@example.com. Each resume, cover letter, biography and
philosophy essay must be submitted in a separate document but can be
sent as attachments to one email.
For each resume and cover letter, your
description of the situation and challenge should be included on the
final page of the document. Please DO NOT send it in a separate
To ensure proper processing make sure
that the saved name of each document includes your last name. (e.g.,
Johnson_Executive.doc, Johnson_philosophy.doc, Johnson_bio.doc). This is
for our tracking purposes, but your name will be removed to maintain
confidentiality of identity in the blind review process by our
Note: Resumes that use unique or unusual
fonts should be saved to preserve fonts as graphics before being
submitted in MS Word. Submitting in MS Word is required so that
formatting strategy can be evaluated.
APPLICANT REVIEW PROCESS:
Upon receipt, your application
materials will be submitted blind to members of the certification
committee for review, analysis, and approval.
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What the committee looks for in
terms of big-picture criteria in blind review of portfolio samples:
Strengths in Multiple Disciplines: The writer exhibits strengths
in writing for all diverse disciplines in the portfolio.
Contextual Narrative: Experience and achievements are placed in
context to tell a story, not just provide a result.
Branding Elements: Documents “humanize” the client by providing
elements unique to the individual’s personal brand.
Strategy: Documents show that strategic thought has been taken
in positioning information for optimum impact.
- Advanced Visual Appeal: The
document stands out due to its elegant or contemporary formatting
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This review and evaluation
period is 4-6 weeks upon which you will be notified of the final status
of your application. Portfolios not meeting the standards of the CMRW
credential will be counseled on an individual basis to determine
appropriate steps for remediation.
Should more than one additional
submission (recognized as a second portfolio) be required to fulfill the
needs of the CMRW credentialing process, an added processing fee of $95
will be applied.
Upon committee approval you will be conferred and
awarded the CMRW designation, which will include use of the logo for
print and web, sample press release and certificate.
MEMBER REGISTRATION -
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION -
Includes one year of
individual membership* ($220 value) to Career Directors International:
Your Pathway to Success, rich with
ongoing support, networking, and new information.
In order to demonstrate your commitment
to staying abreast of industry changes, the CMRW credential must be
renewed every three years for a fee of $75.00. For consideration you
1. Four sample resumes of your choice
One cover letter sample of your choice.
Update requirements and active
membership are a prerequisite of retaining the CMRW credential. CDI reserves the right to revoke this credential if these requirements
are not met and maintained.
renewal necessary? Because the craft of resume writing is
dynamic and is swiftly changing with the advances in computer technology
and applicant tracking / scanning as well as emerging legal issues
involving resume fraud. These are just a few concerns that make it
necessary for professionals to demonstrate ongoing education and
knowledge of modern resume writing techniques.
SAMPLE CMRW-LEVEL RESUMES & PORTFOLIO
CREDENTIAL CONVERSION OPTION:
Hold a credential similar to the CMRW? You
may be able to convert. Visit our
CMRW conversion page for
The CMRW credentialing program was restructured under the
guidance of the CDI's highly-talented, global
Certification Committee. Hand-picked to represent the
best-of-the-best of the industry and its various resume
certification procedures, the committee's members include:
Gayle Howard, CMRW, MRWLAA, MCD, MCPLAA, MRW, CPRW, CCM, BIC, HRCC, CWPP, CARW
- Top Margin Resumes Online, Melbourne, Australia
Laura DeCarlo, CMRW, MRWLAA, MCD, MCPLAA, CCM, CWPP, CCRE, CECC, CCMC,
IJCTC, 360 Reach, CEIC, BA - CDI & ACECS, LLC, Melbourne, Florida
Patricia Duckers, CMRW, CPRW, CEIP, CWPP, CFRW,
CFRWC, MFCC, MFCC/T, MMRW - CareerPro Global, Inc., Edison, New Jersey
Annemarie Cross, CMRW, MRWLAA, CPRW, CEIP, CECC, CWPP, CCM -
Advanced Employment Concepts, Victoria, Australia
Tom Albano, CMRW, CARW - All Star Career Services, Lake
Hiawatha, New Jersey
Barb Poole, CMRW, CARW, CCMC,
CPRW, PHR, BS - Hire Imaging, Maple Grove, Minnesota
Gillian "Jill" Kelly,
CMRW, MRWLAA, CARW,
ATSC - Career Edge, Queensland, Australia
Erin Kennedy, CMRW, CPRW -
Professional Resume Services, Lapeer, Michigan
Darlene Dassy, CMRW, CARW -
Dynamic Resume Solutions, Sinking Springs Pennsylvania
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, CMRW, MRW, CPRW, CEIP -
CareerTrend, Gordonville, Texas
For more information contact CDI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
*CDI membership is a
prerequisite for registration. For more information on membership visit
the Join page.