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Award-Winning Resume Writers and Their Winning Resumes

TOAST OF THE RESUME INDUSTRY AWARDS

Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry's most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. This is an international competition in which contestants submit their best work in a category.

Winners are selected by a blind panel of global industry experts. Nominees are selected followed by first, second, and third place winners in each category.

WORLD'S BEST RESUME AWARDS

CDI embarked on a unique competition in 2008 to find find the World's Best Resume Writers!

The competition was opened to any English-writing individual in the world who wanted to try their hand at professional resume writing.

The competition was standardized by providing all candidates the same note files.

Two separate competitions were hosted with industry professional judges and the general public.

 

 

Click the Links Below to View Winning Resumes!!

 

 

* Please keep in mind that our nominees and winners span the globe and may not always reflect a US format, wording, or content selection. Winning resumes and letters may have been formatted in international A4 size, so they may appear differently when you view them.

*About TORI resumes and ATS systems.

2014 TORI Award Nominees (in no particular order):

Best International Resume

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith, Consilium Careers

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

 

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Tamara Dowling, SeekingSuccess.com

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions

Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

 

Best Creative Resume


Ashleyanne Spencer-Smith, Consilium Careers

Laura Gonzalez, Masterwork Resumes

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Marlene Cole, Pilbara Resumes

 

Best Accounting & Finance Resume

 

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Best Information Technology (IT) Resume

Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions

Ken Docherty, Docherty Career Management

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Best Executive Resume

Ken Docherty, Docherty Career Management

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction

Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

 

Best Sales Resume

 

Karen D'Anna, Write On Resume Services

Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Best Cover Letter

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions

Laura Gonzalez, Masterwork Resumes

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

 

Special Thanks to 2014 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts

Laurie Berenson - Sterling Career Concepts, LLC

Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services

Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite

Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources

Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com 

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC

Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer

Melissa Cooper - RezBiz, LLC

Jill Kelly - Outplacement Australia / Career Edge

2013 TORI Award Nominees and Winners:

Best International Resume

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Gulnar Mewawala, The Emphatic Resume

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker

- 2nd Place - Brenda Bernstein

- 3rd Place - Cheryl L. Simpson

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.

Freddie Cheek, Cheek & Associates, LLC

Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

LaTonya Williams, CareerForce Dynamics, LLC

Winners:

- 1st Place - Victoria McLean

- 2nd Place - Michelle Riklan

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Creative Resume


Miriam Cha, Metro Resumes

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Rosa Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:

- 1st Place - Michelle Lopez

- 2nd Place - Rosa Vargas

- 3rd Place - Miriam Cha

Best Re-entry Resume

 

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

Kelly Donovan, Kelly Donovan & Associates

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Christine Robinson, Professional Designs Writing Service

Winners:

- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen

- 2nd Place - Gayle Howard

- 3rd Place - Christine Robinson

Best Information Technology (IT) Resume

Diane Murphy Goldstein, MG Resume & Coaching Services

Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Winners:

- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 2nd Place - Maureen McCann

- 3rd Place - Diane Murphy Goldstein

Best Executive Resume

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

Tom Albano, All Star Career Services

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:

- 1st Place - Cheryl L. Simpson

- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

- 3rd Place - Amy L. Adler

Best Healthcare/Medical Resume

Ann Baehr, Best Resumes of New York

Laura Gonzalez, Masterwork Resumes

Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kimberly Robb Baker

- 2nd Place - Ann Baehr

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Sales Resume

 

Tom Albano, All Star Career Services

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Winners:

- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 2nd Place - Kimberly Robb Baker

- 3rd Place - Tom Albano

Best Cover Letter

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Michelle Lopez, One2One Resumes

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Winners:

- 1st Place - Donald Burns

- 2nd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

- 3rd Place - Michelle Lopez

Special Thanks to 2013 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions

Jennifer Hay - IT Resume Service

Jeri Hird Dutcher - Workwrite

Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources

Grant Cooper - CareerPro of New Orleans / Strategic Resumes

Kimberley Bethke - Surcorp Resume Solutions

Norine Dagliano - ekm Inspirations

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com 

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC

Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

 

2012 TORI Award Nominees and Winners:

Best International Resume

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kimberley Bethke

- 2nd Place - Barbara Safani

- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Adrienne Tom, Career Impressions
Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Kornelia Telesz, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.
Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kornelia Telesz

- 2nd Place - Adrienne Tom

- 3rd Place - Brenda Bernstein

Best Creative Resume

Tina Nicolai, Resume Writers' Ink, LLC®

Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Kristin Johnson, Profession Direction
Patricia Duckers, Prism Writing Services, LLC/CareerPro Global, Inc.

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson

- 2nd Place - Kristin Johnson

- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Re-entry Resume

 

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Kimberley Bethke, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kimberley Bethke

- 2nd Place - Amanda Andrews

- 3rd Place - Wayne Pagani

Best Technical Resume

Roland Coombes, Itouch Professional Resume Writing

Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen

- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy

- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Executive Resume

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Group/Resume Solutions

Amy L. Adler, Five Strengths Career Transition Experts

Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:

- 1st Place - Amy L. Adler

- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy

- 3rd Place - Donald Burns

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Laurie Berenson, Sterling Career Concepts, LLC
Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen
Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Winners:

- 1st Place - Donald Burns

- 2nd Place - Sharon Williams

- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Best Military Conversion Resume

Amanda Andrews, Professional Resume Services

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less

Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global/21st Century Resumes
Sandra Ingemansen, Resume Strategies

Diana Dryden Smith, Federal Resume Resources

Winners:

- 1st Place - Sandra Ingemansen

- 2nd Place - Fran Sheridan

- 3rd Place - Amanda Andrews

Best Cover Letter

Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile

Donald Burns, Donald Burns’ Career Defense

Sandra Ingemansen, Emprove Performance Group, LLC

Winners:

- 1st Place - Donald Burns

- 2nd Place - Kevin R. Morris

- 3rd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

Special Thanks to 2012 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions

Laura Labovich - The Career Strategy Group

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts

Jill Kelly - Career Edge

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer

Audrey Prenzel - Resume Resources

 

2011 TORI Award Nominees and Winners:

Best International Resume

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Winners:

- 1st Place - Donald Burns

- 2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 3rd Place - Sandra Ingemansen

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering

Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions

Winners:

- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson

- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy

- 3rd Place - Rosa E. Vargas

Best Creative Resume

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering

Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources

Tina Nicolai, Resume Writers' Ink, LLC®

Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert LLC

Winners:

- 1st Place - Cheryl Simpson

- 2nd Place - Michelle Riklan

- 3rd Place - Rosa E. Vargas

Best LinkedIn Profile

 

Karen Siwak, Resume Confidential

Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Melanie Lenci, Résumé Relief

Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Winners:

- 1st Place - Donald Burns

- 2nd Place - Melanie Lenci

- 3rd Place - Cheryl Simpson

Best Technical Resume

Leeza Byers, Byers Workforce Solutions

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros for Less

Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile

Jennifer Hay, IT Resume Service

Donald Burns, DonaldBurns.com

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kevin R. Morris

- 2nd Place - Jennifer Hay

- 3rd Place - Donald Burns

Best Executive Resume

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Holly S. Reslink, EmpowerLink, LLC

Cheryl Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions

Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Winners:

- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy

- 3rd Place - Cheryl Simpson

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Surranna Sandy, Surcorp Resume Solutions, Resume Solutions

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Sharon Williams, JobRockit

Victoria McLean, City CV Ltd.

Sandra Ingemansen, Résumé Strategies

Winners:

- 1st Place - Surranna Sandy

- 2nd Place - Rosa E. Vargas

- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best Military Conversion Resume

Lee Kelley, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Nancy Segal, Solutions for the Workplace, LLC

Joseph L. Tatner, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Winners:

- 1st Place - Lee Kelley

- 2nd Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Cover Letter

Kevin R. Morris, CareerMobile

Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Career Steering

Winners:

- 1st Place - Kevin R. Morris

- 2nd Place - Gayle Howard

- 3rd Place - Maureen McCann

Special Thanks to 2011 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - Robin Schlinger, Robin's Resumes®

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging, LLC

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Résumé Solutions

Laura Labovich - Aspire! Empower! Career Strategy Group

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts

Jill Kelly - Career Edge

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

August Cohen - Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

 

2010 TORI Award Nominees and Winners:

Best International Resume

Beverley Neil, d'Scriptive Words

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Kim Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Peter Hill, P.H.I. Consulting

Winners:

- 1st Place - Debra Mills

- 2nd Place - Peter Hill

- 3rd Place - August Cohen

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Ginger Korljan, Take Charge Coaching

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Barb Poole, Hire Imaging, LLC   

Winners:

- 1st Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 2nd Place - August Cohen

- 3rd Place - Jennifer Rushton

Best Creative Resume

Rosa Vargas, Creating Prints

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Jeri Hird Dutcher, Workwrite

Kris Plantrich, ResumeWonders Writing and Career Coaching Services

Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources

Winners:

- 1st Place - Jeri Hird Dutcher

- 2nd Place - August Cohen

- 3rd Place - Michelle Riklan

Best Career Change Resume

 

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Mary DeLuca, Preferred Résumé® Group, LLC

Maureen McCann, ProMotion Career Solutions

Wayne Pagani, W.P. Consulting & Associates

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Winners:

- 1st Place - Maureen McCann

- 2nd Place - August Cohen

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Technical Resume

Cheryl Milmoe, Career Management Solutions

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less

Winners:

- 1st Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 2nd Place - August Cohen

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Executive Resume

Alexander Kofman, Resume Pros 4 Less

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Rosa Vargas, Creating Prints

August Cohen, Get Hired Stay Hired, LLC

Erin Kennedy, Professional Resume Services

Holly Reslink, EmpowerLink, LLC

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Winners:

- 1st Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 3rd Place - Erin Kennedy

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Surranna Sandy, Resume Solutions

Karen D'Anna, Write On Resume Services

Holly Reslink, EmpowerLink, LLC

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Winners:

- 1st Place - Holly Reslink

- 2nd Place - Surranna Sandy

- 3rd Place - Jennifer Rushton

Best Military Conversion Resume

Mark Holmes, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Terrie Osborn, Resumes Etc.

Camille Roberts, CC Career Services

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Fran Sheridan, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Winners:

- 1st Place - Terrie Osborn

- 2nd Place - Camille Roberts

- 3rd Place - Mark Holmes

Best Cover Letter

Holly Reslink, EmpowerLink, LLC

Karen Bartell, Best-in-Class Resumes

Patricia Duckers, CareerPro Global Inc.

Surranna Sandy, Resume Solutions

Camille Roberts, CC Career Services

Doug Morrison, Career Power

Winners:

- 1st Place - Patricia Duckers

- 2nd Place - Camille Roberts

- 3rd Place - Surranna Sandy

Special Thanks to 2010 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue

Robin Schlinger - Robin's Resumes®

Tamara Dowling - SeekingSuccess.com

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

Tony Deblauwe - HR4Change

Susan Joyce - Job-Hunt.org

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Sharon Williams - JobRockit

 

2009 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

Best International Resume

Susan Kelly Easton - Competitive Edge Career Services

Laura Labovich - A & E Consulting, LLC

Kathleen Alexander - Clever Fox

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Tamara Dowling - SeekingSuccess.com

Winners:

- 1st Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 2nd Place - Kathleen Alexander

- 3rd Place - Tamara Dowling

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Peter Hill - P.H.I. Consulting

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging

August Cohen - GetHiredStayHired, LLC   

Winners:

- 1st Place - Peter Hill

- 2nd Place - Barb Poole

- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best Creative Resume

Norine Dagliano - ekm Inspirations

Kris Plantrich - Resume Wonders Writing and Career Coaching Services

Cliff Flamer - BrightSide Resumes

Tamara Dowling - SeekingSuccess.com

Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Tamara Dowling

- 2nd Place - Cliff Flamer

- 3rd Place - Gayle Howard

Best Resume for Career Change

 

Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services

Kris Plantrich - Resume Wonders Writing and Career Coaching Services

Holly Reslink - Leadership Resumes / Career Biography

Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Billie Jordan - Advantage Resumes and Career Services

Winners:

- 1st Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 2nd Place - Kris Plantrich

- 3rd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

Best Technical Resume

Cliff Flamer - BrightSide Resumes

Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Barbara Safani

- 2nd Place - Cliff Flamer

- 3rd Place - Jennifer Rushton

Best Executive Resume

Peter Hill - P.H.I. Consulting

Gillian Kelly - Career Edge

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging

August Cohen - GetHiredStayHired, LLC

Gayle Howard - Top Margin Career Marketing

Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Peter Hill

- 2nd Place - Laura Smith-Proulx

- 3rd Place - Gillian Kelly

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Gillian Kelly - Career Edge

Kathleen Alexander - Clever Fox

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Winners:

- 1st Place - Barbara Safani

- 2nd Place - Jennifer Rushton

- 3rd Place - Kathleen Alexander

Best Military Conversion Resume

Lee Kelley - CareerPro Global, Inc.

Fran Sheridan - CareerPro Global, Inc.

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts

Kris Plantrich - Resume Wonders Writing and Career Coaching Services

Gillian Kelly - Career Edge

Michael Kranes - Resume Slayer

Winners:

- 1st Place - Michael Kranes

- 2nd Place - Gillian Kelly

- 3rd Place - Annemarie Cross

Best Cover Letter

August Cohen - GetHiredStayHired, LLC

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

Debra Mills - Pro-CV Writing Services

Gillian Kelly - Career Edge

Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume

Winners:

- 1st Place - August Cohen

- 2nd Place - Debra Mills

- 3rd Place - Barbara Safani

Special Thanks to 2009 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - John Donovan

Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Executive Resume Rescue

Robin Schlinger - Robin's Resumes®

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Resume Solutions

Don Skipper - Career Beginnings, Inc.

Laura Drew, Carolina Career Coach

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

Tony Deblauwe - HR4Change

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Louise Kursmark - Best Impression Career Services, Inc.

 

2008 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

Best International Resume

Gillian Kelly, Career Edge

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Cheryl Harland, Resumes by Design

Beverley Neil, d'Scriptive Words

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

 

        The winners are:

Best New Graduate Resume

 

Roland Coombes, Itouch Professional Resume Writing

Norine Dagliano, ekm Inspirations

Erin Kennedy, Professional Resume Services

Gillian Kelly, Career Edge

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen       

The winners are:

Best Creative Resume

Tamara Dowling, SeekingSuccess.com

Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Norine Dagliano, ekm Inspirations

Roland Coombes, Itouch Professional Resume Writing

        The winners are:

Best Resume for Career Re-Entry (2nd Career)

 

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Freddie Cheek, Cheek & Associates, LLC

Tamara Dowling, SeekingSuccess.com

Norine Dagliano, ekm Inspirations

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

 

        The winners are:

Best Technical Resume

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Michael Kranes, Resume Slayer

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

        The winners are:

Best Executive Resume

Sharon Williams, JobRockit.com

Laura Labovich, A & E Consulting, LLC

Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

        The winners are:

Best Sales and Marketing Resume

Barb Poole, Hire Imaging

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Illona Vanderwoude, Career Branches

Laura Labovich, A & E Consulting, LLC

Gillian Kelly, Career Edge

        The winners are:

Best Military Conversion Resume

Audrey Field Prenzel, Resume Resources

Annemarie Cross, Advanced Employment Concepts

Angela Jones, Resume Rescue of San Diego

Jan Leary, CareerPro Global, Inc.

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing

        The winners are:

Best Cover Letter

Sharon Williams, JobRockit.com

Tamara Dowling, SeekingSuccess.com

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Beverley Neil, d-Scriptive Words

        The winners are:

Special Thanks to 2008 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - John Donovan

Robin Schlinger - Robin's Resumes®

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Resume Solutions

Don Skipper - Career Beginnings, Inc.

Malloy Lacktman - Sage Resumes

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

Tony Deblauwe - HR4Change

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Louise Kursmark - Best Impression Career Services, Inc.

Jane Roqueplot - Jane Co's Sensible Solutions

 

2008 World's Best Resume Nominees & Winners:

Professional Vote Winners

1st Place, Professional: Sharon Williams, JobRockit.com - Resume Z

2nd Place, Professional: Cliff Flamer, BrightSide Resumes - Resume Y

3rd Place, Professional: Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing - Resume X

Public Vote Winners

1st Place, Public: Cliff Flamer, BrightSide Resumes - Resume Y

2nd Place, Public: Gayle Howard, Top Margin Career Marketing - Resume X

3rd Place, Public: Sharon Williams, JobRockit.com - Resume Z

Special Thanks to 2008 World's Best Judges:

 

Brian McComak, MSM, PHR - Director, Human Resources, L’Oreal

Amy Clem - Sr. Recruiter, Volkswagen

Barbara Safani, CMRW, CPRW, MA, BA, NCRW, CCM – Career Solvers / Fast Track Transition Career Research

Vera Morales - Regional HR Director, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Darlene Dassy, CMRW, CARW, BBA – Dynamic Resume Solutions

Joe Sabrin - EVP/Founder - eHire.com

Tina Kashlak, PHR, BA - Regional HR Manager, Pacific Sunwear of California

Laura Labovich, MLRHR, CFRW, CARW – A & E Consulting, LLC

Marta Hayes-Trice - Sr. Manager, Career Services – American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Services, Inc.

Tony Deblauwe, CCRE, MA, MCD, MHROD, CLC, CEC – HR4Change

Robin Schlinger, CARW, CFRW, CECC, BSChE, CFRWC - Robin’s Resumes

Lynn M. Lorenz, SPHR, MBA, MA - HR Goddess, LLC

Delia Troy - VP, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Operations - Beeline

Dave Guerra – CEO, Corpus Optima

Diane Long - Kelly Services

Laura Drew, CEIC - Carolina Career Coach, Inc.

 

2007 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

Best International Resume

Beverley Neil - d'Scriptive Words
Debbie Navara - www.resumesonline.com.au
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Jill Kelly - Career Edge

 

        The winner is: Beverley Neil

Best New Graduate Resume

Laura Labovich - A & E Consulting, LLC
Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online

        The winner is: Sharon Williams

Best Creative Resume

Beth Stefani - Orison Professional Services, Inc.
Jill Kelly - Career Edge
Debra Mills - Pro-CV Writing Services
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online

        The winner is: Beth W. Stefani

Best Resume for Career Re-Entry

 

Erin Kennedy - Professional Resume Services
Freddie Cheek - Cheek & Associates, LLC
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online

 

        The winner is: Gayle Howard

Best Technical Resume

Karen Bartell - Best-In-Class Resumes
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Jill Kelly - Career Edge
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

        The winner is: Jill Kelly

Best Executive Resume

Annemarie Cross - Advanced Employment Concepts
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Jill Kelly - Career Edge

        The winner is: Annemarie Cross

Best Professional Resume

Lisa Becker - CareerPro Global, Inc.
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Gayle Howard - Top Margin Resumes Online
Freddie Cheek - Cheek & Associates, LLC
Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

        The winner is: Jennifer Rushton

Best Career Change Resume

Barb Poole - Hire Imaging
Sharon Williams - JobRockit
Freddie Cheek - Cheek & Associates, LLC
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Jill Kelly - Career Edge

        The winner is: Barb Poole

Best Cover Letter

Arnold Boldt - Arnold Smith Associates
Beverley Neil - d'Scriptive Words
Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen
Laura Smith-Proulx - An Expert Resume
Sharon Williams - JobRockit

        The winner is: Sharon Williams

Special Thanks to 2007 Judges:

 

Director of Awards - John Donovan

Robin Schlinger - Robin's Resumes®

Darlene Dassy - Dynamic Resume Solutions

Don Skipper - Career Beginnings, Inc.

Malloy Lacktman - Sage Resumes

Susan Guarneri - AssessmentGoddess.com

Susan Geary - 1st Rate Resumes

Marty Weitzman - Gilbert Resumes

Louise Kursmark - Best Impression Career Services, Inc.

Jane Roqueplot - Jane Co's Sensible Solutions

Nona Pratz - Types Write

Nicole Miller - Milroy Consultants

 

 

2006 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

* Please keep in mind that our winners span the globe and may not always reflect a  US format, wording or content selection.

Best International Resume

Camille Carboneau Roberts, Superior Resumes

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

 

        The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Best New Graduate Resume

Kaye Blosser, R.L. Stevens & Associates

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Sharon Pierce-Williams, The Resume.Doc

Daisy Wright, The Wright Career Solution

 

        The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Best Creative Resume

Arnold Boldt, Arnold-Smith Associates

Jill Kelly, Career Edge

Ellen Mulqueen, The Institute of Living

Nona Pratz, Types Write

Sharon Pierce-Williams, The Resume.Doc

 

        The winner is: Sharon Pierce-Williams - United States

 

Best Resume for Re-Entry

 

Arnold Boldt, Arnold-Smith Associates

Camille Carboneau Roberts, Superior Resumes

Ellen Mulqueen, The Institute of Living

Barb Poole, Hire Imaging

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

 

        The winner is: Barb Poole - United States

Best Technical Resume

Audrey Field, Resume Resources

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online

Laura Smith-Proulx, Evans Resumes / Career Change Resumes

Jennifer Rushton - Keraijen

Barbara Safani - Career Solvers

 

        The winner is: Jennifer Rushton - Australia

Best Executive Resume

Deb James, Leading-Edge Resumes & Career Services

Louise Kursmark, Best Impression Career Services, Inc.

Beverley Neil, d'Scriptive Words

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Sharon Pierce-Williams, The Resume.Doc

 

        The winner is: Sharon Pierce-Williams - United States

Best Professional Resume

Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online

Jennifer Rushton, Keraijen

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Sharon Pierce-Williams, The Resume.Doc

Beverley Neil, d'Scriptive Words

 

        The winner is: Beverley Neil - Australia

Best Cover Letter

Camille Carboneau Roberts, Superior Resumes

Debra Mills, Pro-CV Writing Services

Beverley Neil, d'Scriptive Words

Barbara Safani, Career Solvers

Sharon Pierce-Williams, The Resume.Doc

 

        The winner is: Debra Mills - Scotland

 

2004 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

 

Best New Graduate Resume

Darlene Dassy
Gayle Howard

Grant Cooper

Annemarie Cross

Kaye Blosser

Barb Poole

        The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

 

Best Professional Resume

Gayle Howard

Lea Clark

       The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

 

Best Creative Resume

Gillian Kelly
Ellen Mulqueen
Arnold Boldt

 

      The winner is: Gillian Kelly - Australia

Best Federal Resume

Kaye Blosser
Paul Willis

        The winner is: Kaye Blosser

Best Technical Resume

Jennifer Rushton
Freddie Cheek
Gayle Howard
Kaye Blosser
Annemarie Cross

        The winner is: Jennifer Rushton - Australia

Best Cover Letter

Arnold Boldt
Doug Morrison
David Humphrey

        The winner is: Doug Morrison

Best International Resume

Barb Poole
Gayle Howard

Annemarie Cross

        The winner is: Barb Poole

 

Best Web Resume

Paul Willis

        The winner is: Paul Willis

Best Executive Resume

Annemarie Cross
Kaye Blosser
Beverly Neil
Barb Poole
Gayle Howard

        The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

2003 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

 

Best Executive Resume

Camille Carboneau (Idaho)
Sharon Pierce-Williams (Ohio)
Barb Poole (Minnesota)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)

        The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Best New Graduate Resume

Freddie Cheek (New York)
Jennifer Rushton (Australia)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Susan Geary (Nevada)

      The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Best Resume for Career Change

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Camille Carboneau (Idaho)
Sharon Pierce-Williams (Ohio)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Jennifer Rushton (Australia)

        The winner is: Annemarie Cross - Australia

Best Creative Resume

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Susan Geary (Nevada)
Sharon Pierce-Williams (Ohio)

       The winner is: Sharon Pierce-Williams - Ohio

Best Resume for Re-Entry

Jennifer Rushton (Australia)
Audrey Field (Canada)
Barb Poole (Minnesota)
Gayle Howard (Australia)

       The winner is: Barb Poole - Minnesota

Best Military Conversion Resume

Audrey Field (Canada)
Gayle Howard (Australia)

     The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Best Technical Resume

Gayle Howard (Australia)
Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Barb Poole (Minnesota)

       The winner is: Annemarie Cross - Australia

Best Cover Letter

Susan Geary (Nevada)
Beverley Neil (Australia)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)
Karen M. Silins (Missouri)

       The winner is: Beverley Neil - Australia

 

Best International Resume

Jennifer Rushton (Australia)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)
Debra Mills (Scotland)

    The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

 

Best Web Portfolio

Audrey Field (Canada)
Paul Willis (North Carolina)
Gayle Howard (Australia)

    The winner is: Audrey Field - Canada

2002 TORI Award Nominees & Winners:

Best Executive Resume

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Sandy Hild (Texas)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Deb James (Ohio)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)

    The winner is: Louise Kursmark - Ohio

Best International Resume

Audrey Field, Résumé Resources (Canada)
Gayle Howard, Top Margin Resumes Online (Australia)
Louise Kursmark, Best Impression Career Services, Inc. (OH)

   
The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

New Graduate Resume

Freddie Cheek (New York)
Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)
Karen M. Silins (Missouri)

    The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia


Career Change Resume

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Audrey Field (Canada)
Sandy Hild (Texas)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
John M. O'Connor (North Carolina)

   
The winner is: John M. O'Connor - North Carolina

Creative Resume

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Rolande L. LaPointe (Maine)
Doug Morrison (North Carolina)
Karen M. Silins (Missouri)

   
The winner is: Annemarie Cross - Australia

Re-Entry Resume

Freddie Cheek (New York)
Kristen Coria (Connecticut)
Kathy Hadley (Florida)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)

   
The winner is: Gayle Howard - Australia

Federal Resume

Eric Brass (Virginia)
Grant Cooper (Louisiana)
John M. O'Connor (North Carolina)

   
The winner is: John M. O'Connor - North Carolina

Military Resume

Audrey Field (Canada)
Gretchen Gaede (Colorado)
Sandy Hild (Texas)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Paul D. Willis (North Carolina)

   
The winner is: Audrey Field - Canada

Technical Resume

Grant Cooper (Louisiana)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Louise Kursmark (Ohio)
Paul D. Willis (North Carolina)

  
 The winner is: Paul Willis - North Carolina

Cover Letter

Annemarie Cross (Australia)
Gretchen Gaede (Colorado)
Gayle Howard (Australia)
Doug Morrison (North Carolina)
Karen M. Silins (Missouri)

 
  The winner is: Karen M. Silins, Missouri

2001 TORI Award Winners:

Best Format

1st - Gayle Howard (Australia)
2nd - Barb Poole (Minnesota)
3rd - Nick Marino (Texas)

Best Chronological

1st - Gayle Howard (Australia)
2nd - Nicole Miller (Canada)
3rd - Barb Poole (Minnesota)

Best Functional

1st - Lea Clark (Georgia)
2nd - Kathy Hadley (Florida)
3rd - Nicole Miller (Canada)

Best Content

1st - Colleen Newman (Australia)
2nd - Kathy Hadley (Florida)
3rd - Nicole Miller (Canada)

Most Creative

1st - Rolande LaPointe (Maine)
2nd - Gayle Howard (Australia)
3rd - Gary Soots (Indiana)

Best Cover Letter

1st - Jennifer Ayres (Michigan)
2nd - Gretchen Gaede (Colorado)
3rd - Colleen Newman (Australia)

Most Innovation Idea Award

Susan Geary (California) - Efforts toward creating Update Your Résumé Month and Volunteers For Careers

Best Certified Resume Writer Submission

Lea Clark (Georgia)

Best Resume

1st - Nicole Miller (Canada)
2nd - Tammy Staley (Nevada)
3rd - Debbie Ellis (Kentucky)

2000 TORI Award Winners:

Best Resume

 

1st - Gayle Howard

2nd - Dr. Jerry Bills

3rd - Nicole Miller

 

Best Cover Letter

 

1st - Nancy Davis

2nd - Barb Poole

3rd - Karen Silins

 

Most Creative Resume

 

1st - Laura DeCarlo

2nd - Gayle Howard

3rd - Barb Poole

 

Best Resume Format

 

1st - Laura DeCarlo

2nd - Dr. Jerry Bills

3rd - Gayle Howard

 

Best Resume Content

 

1st - Gayle Howard

2nd - Laura DeCarlo

3rd - Dr. Jerry Bills

 

Best Chronological Resume

 

1st - Barb Poole

2nd - Kathleen Schackart

3rd - Dr. Jerry Bills

 

Best Functional Resume

 

1st - Dr. Jerry Bills

2nd - Laura DeCarlo

3rd - Kathleen Schackart

Most Overall Points

Laura DeCarlo

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TORI Resumes and ATS Systems

TORI Resumes are networking resumes, which are used for job seekers in networking their way into jobs. Networking is the method in which over 60% of all job opportunities are found.

A scannable resume or an ATS resume, meant for automated tracking systems, is needed when a job applicant is applying online or when that type of resume is requested. Professional resume writers will advise their clients to first have a visual resume -- one that combines visual impact, spacial segmentation of content for readability, and strategic branding to tease out the job seeker's unique value. To complement this resume, a scannable version is always needed. Depending on the method of job search this may be an ATS resume which is customized for each position or it might simply be an ASCII resume. Both of these require dumbing down the format by stripping out the elements that make it friendly for a human while ensuring the key words are needed to match the job ad.

When opportunities emerge for a job seeker where there is limited certainty on what version to use, it is a good idea to send both. A simple line in the cover letter stating, "For your convenience I have also included an ATS-friendly resume" will suffice.

Bottom-line, the TORI resume represents the epitome of excellence for job seekers to stand out from the competition in a personalized, networked job search. An ATS or ASCII resume is a necessary complement to that resume but should never be the ONLY tool a job seeker uses since they dehumanize the document. Until machines are the sole decision maker it will always be necessary to appeal to the human aesthetic.

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