Career Directors International (CDI) has recognized Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for more than 20 years, with a 1st Place Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award for 2017. For the third year, Dumas was singled out as an award winner, this year with a
(October 5, 2017) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for more than 20 years, has been nominated as a finalist in the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) competition hosted each year by Career Directors International (CDI). Dumas has been nominated as a
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