CDI Recognizes Distinctive Career Services Founder With 1st-Place TORI Award for Best Information Technology Resume, 2017

Career Directors International (CDI) has recognized Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (, 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 a TORI award winner, this year with a First Place award for Best Information Technology Resume, the second time she has won in this category. In past years, Dumas has been a finalist and winner in the Executive, IT, Healthcare, Finance, and International categories.

Every year, CDI hosts the TORI resume writing competition to promote excellence in the professional career services industry and receives hundreds of entries from around the globe.

Dumas is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” and “Secrets of a Successful Job Search,” as well as a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search strategies. Dumas also personally works with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program,

Dumas and the team of career professionals at Distinctive Career Services offer a wide range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile writing, job search assistance, and personal branding strategies. Dumas holds both the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials, and is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC).

Winning Entry:

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About the Author: Michelle Dumas

Michelle Dumas is the founder and CEO of Distinctive Career Services, one of the internet's longest-standing and most respected professional resume writing firms. Michelle is a 6X certified and 7X award-winning resume writer and career consultant. To learn more about the services offered by Distinctive Career Services visit

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