Audrey Prenzel, BA, BEd, CARW, CEIC
Since 2001, Audrey has captured the most marketable attributes of professionals from 30+ countries to secure the ideal job by offering strategic and customized career search document preparation, job hunt methods, interview training, salary negotiation guidance, and outplacement. She is well recognized within the careers industry for her publications, conference emceeing, and television appearances.
A Canadian-based industry leader, Audrey is a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer and the only Canadian to receive the TORI award (Toast of the Résumé Writing Industry) for Best Military Résumé™ and Best Web Résumé™ as awarded by the Career Directors International. Nominations were also earned in the Best International ™, Best Workforce Re-entry™ and Best Career Change™ and Best Technical™ Résumé categories for this global competition. After judging for a few years, she now oversees all judges for the competition. Audrey is Canada’s first Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC).
Audrey wrote the popular book: Military to Civvie Street: The Complete Job Transition Guide for those Leaving the RCAF, Army & Navy as a hard copy in 2009, and as an interactive e-book updated regularly.
More than any other Canadian, Audrey’s writing samples have been selected in top selling résumé software programs, and have earned placement in other international résumé writing guides. Along with being a featured career columnist for Canadian magazines, media attention has been garnered on radio, and regional and national newspapers, including the Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, StarPheonix, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette and Metronews. Television appearances include Roger’s Daytime, Careers in York, The NewVR, OMNI TV, Workopolis TV, City TV’s Breakfast Television, and Women with Vision.
Audrey’s skill-set is complemented by university education including:
- Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours): University of Waterloo
- Bachelor of Education Degree: York University
- Specialist Qualifications in Special Education: Nipissing University
- Institute for Studies in Learning Disabilities: (Levels 1, 2 & 3) University of Waterloo
For 13 years, Audrey served as a classroom, Special Education Resource Teacher, and a Life Skills Teacher. Audrey’s peer coaching capacity has been recognized for providing professional development in curriculum planning, software support, and as a Master Math Trainer.
Proudly, Audrey has numerous accountabilities with Career Directors International. She is a Board Member, the Canadian Advisor, as well as a global leader the Aerospace and Defence and Military Transition Programs. Audrey heads the largest committee as Director of International Relations. Other career practitioners from Canada, the US, and Australia are placed on long waiting lists so Audrey can mentor them.
Clients, audiences, and convention attendees appreciate Audrey’s incurably high energy level and great sense of humour. Regardless of the industry, Audrey has been consistently respected for shaping the career identity for this country’s top intellectuals, as well as those Canadians who think that they have no marketability. She recognizes that career transition, whether by choice or circumstance, can be stressful which makes her genuine, upbeat nature perfect for serving others during these times.
Published 250+ times in national and international magazines, professional journals, blogs, résumé writing guides, websites, career software, and newspapers!