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Dillard & Associates has been featured in various print and online newsletters, journals, magazines, books, blogs, ezines, and trade publications, as well as radio stations, education resource sites and podcasts
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Dillard & Associates has been featured in various print and online newsletters, journals, magazines, books, blogs, ezines, and trade publications, as well as radio stations, education resource sites and podcasts including The National Resume Writers’ Association; The Career NewsJibberJobber; Black EOE Journal; Professional Woman's Magazine; Directory of Professional Resume Writers: How to Find and Work with a Pro to Accelerate Your Job Search;; Living a Better Life®; Resume Writers' Digest; KCWG The Truth Radio and Pluralsight; as well as SOS Enrichment, Inc.; The Voice of Job Seekers; Jobs2Careers; Career Sherpa;; ReeMarkable Women EntrepreneursFox Business; and Career Resource Institute™.


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~ John Wooden

Dillard & Associates Receives 2017 Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Award

2017 Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Award
Anaheim Hills, CA - July 03, 2017 -- Dillard and Associates has been selected for the 2017 Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Award in the Employment Agencies classification by the Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Award Program. About the Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Awards Program
The Anaheim Hills Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Anaheim Hills area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.
Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anaheim Hills area a vibrant and vital place to live. [Press Release]


Dillard & Associates Named Among 250 Small/Medium Sized Businesses to Take the Fair Chance Business Pledge

Fair Chance Pledge The White House
- President Obama, November 2, 2015

Washington, DC, November 02, 2015 -- The Pledge

“We applaud the growing number of public and private sector organizations nationwide who are taking action to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, including individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system. When almost 70 million Americans — nearly one in three adults — have a criminal record, it is important to remove unnecessary barriers that may prevent these individuals from gaining access to employment, training, education and other basic tools required for success in life.

We are committed to providing individuals with criminal records, including formerly incarcerated individuals, a fair chance to participate in the American economy.

Dillard & Associates Receives 2013 California Excellence Award in Human Resources

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ARLINGTON, VA, April 16, 2014 --  Dillard & Associates has been selected for the 2013 California Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that California is renowned for.

Dillard & Associates has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of California.


The USTCI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

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Dillard & Associates Partners With LifeLock
TEMPE, AZ, March 21, 2014 -- Dillard and Associates has teamed with LifeLock to offer its employees and clients added protection against identity theft in the job search. LifeLock's monitoring services relentlessly protect your credit and personal information from identity theft and fraud, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Dillard & Associates, Jessica Dillard, Receives Letter of Appreciation from President and CEO, American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2013 -- Dear Jessica, During this week of giving thanks, I'm thinking of you. No matter the crisis, no matter how many times I came asking for your help this year, you were there, as part of the Red Cross community. 

Thank you…for caring, for responding with compassion, and for being there when someone needed help. 

I meet people often whose lives have been turned upside down after a disaster, and they tell me what the Red Cross has done to get their lives back on track. They shake my hand or give me a hug and say “thank you,” but really, they are thanking you.

It’s your support that puts food and water into the hands of people who are without, helps a person in need of CPR or first aid, provides lifesaving blood to hospital patients and comforts families across the country. You’re the real hero.


Gail McGovern

President and CEO, American Red Cross


Dillard & Associates Elected to Serve as a Competitive Event Judge

ANAHEIM, CA, April 19, 2013 -- Dillard & Associates will serve as a competitive event judge at the 2013 International Career Development Conferences in Anaheim, California, assisting over 15,000 high school and college students that will become the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

With over a 60 year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.

Dillard & Associates, Jessica Dillard, Has One of the "Top 10%" Most Viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, February 07, 2013 -- Recently, LinkedIn reached a new milestone: 200 million members. But this isn't just our achievement to celebrate — it's also yours.

I want to personally thank you for being part of our community. Your journey is part of our journey, and we're delighted and humbled when we hear stories of how our members are using LinkedIn to connect, learn, and find opportunity.

All of us come to work each day focused on our shared mission of connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. We're excited to show you what's next.

With sincere thanks,


Deep Nishar

Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience

Dillard & Associates, Jessica Dillard, Receives Recognition from NAACP-Riverside Branch

RIVERSIDE, CA, February 06, 2013 -- Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
To quote Ms. Rucker-Hughes, “As President of the Riverside NAACP, I can say unequivocally that without the tireless and expert involvement of yourself and your committee, our Membership kick-off would not have been the success it was. Each of you played a role in delivering the finished product, which was well organized, well planned and executed to a degree of perfection that could have only come about from folk who individually strive for excellence in everything they do!

Starting with the press conference that was set up by Jessica, each of you knew what to do and it showed because the evening was exquisite and an unforgettable treat for me! I remember every bit of it fondly, right down to the food, the ambience, the music and the people! I am indeed grateful to all of you for doing your job well and for setting the bar so high that it gives all other Riverside NAACP committees something to strive to at least match.

Please accept my thanks to each of you, although my saying thank you will never convey the gratitude I feel to each of you for such a memorable event!”


Waudier “Woodie” Rucker-Hughes, President

Riverside Branch, NAACP

Dillard & Associates Receives Letter of Appreciation from Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC)


TORRANCE, CA, November 07, 2012 -- Thanks so much for your kind assistance with our mock interviews on Monday. Your expertise, advice and smiles went a long way for both our SoCal ROC students and the CSUDH students. I thought you may enjoy some feedback from our instructors:

The interviewers gave some really good personal feedback to the students. At this stage with 11th and 12th graders, it is enough exposure to give them an idea of what to expect when they go out in the real world.
I had many a student say they enjoyed the experience and learned some handy tips!
Every student only had positive comments. Many said they were very scared at the beginning only to find that interviewing got easier with each one they did. Overall, it was a great success!
As you may have found out, you participated in some of our students very first interviews! How neat is that!
Students were overwhelmingly encouraged by the experience. Some of these students don't get a lot of positives in their lives and the honest feedback you provided had them eager to do another interview.
Thanks so very much for what you do and who you are!
Victoria Westerskov
Job Placement Services Coordinator

Southern California Regional Occupational Center    


Dillard & Associates Receives Letter of Appreciation from California State University - Fullerton


FULLERTON, CA, August 23, 2012 -- Thank you for being a valued partner with Cal State Fullerton in addressing our community's needs.

As generous hosts, our partner sites -- nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and associations -- allowed CSUF students to serve over 1.4 million hours for course credit or as interns and service-learners in 2011-12. Our partners make this possible by matching students' hours with their own efforts as mentors, supervisors, and internship employers. We are deeply grateful for these partnerships.
We are pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of our partners, students and faculty in the 2012 Community Engagement Report, which is now available online at Please take a look to learn about the many accomplishments that earned for Cal State Fullerton -- for the 5th year in a row -- the nation's highest recognition for community engagement.
Please accept our thanks and appreciation for your support and encouragement of our efforts to deepen Cal State Fullerton's engagement with the community.
The report is produced by Kathleen Costello on behalf of the entire campus and by the Center for Internships & Community Engagement and the Office of Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Relations.
Thank you once again for all you did to make 2011-12 a very engaged year!
Dawn Macy, Director
California State University, Fullerton



Dillard & Associates, Jessica Dillard, Named The NRWA Region 6 Representative for 2013

PHOENIX, AZ, July 17, 2012 -- Jessica Dillard Elected The NRWA Region 6 Representative for 2013; supporting Professional Resume Writers in: Alaska, Asia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Washington, Western Canada and Wyoming


Dillard & Associates Partners With

CAREERJET.COM, May 2012 -- Dillard & Associates partners with a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. Now you can access more than 50 million jobs in just one search.


Dillard & Associates Volunteers Career Management Services at the NSHMBA Conference in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA, October 15, 2011 - - Thank you again for your generous offer to critique résumés, conduct mock interviews and provide career coaching at the 2011 National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference Career Management Center (CMC) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.


This year’s conference attracted more than 8,000 attendees and over 250 corporate and academic sponsors. NSHMBA is known as one of the premier Hispanic organizations in the country and works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.


Without your support we would not have been able to provide the attendees with the resumes and coaching that they needed for career, job search and entrepreneurial success. 


Murray A. Mann and Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias                                                                              

NSHMBA Career Management Center Coordinators


Dillard & Associates Receives Recognition in the Directory of Professional Resume Writers: How to Find and Work with a Pro to Accelerate Your Job Search

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Author(s): Louise M. Kursmark, 2008 JIST Works - Two books in one—a directory of hundreds of the top professional resume writers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, plus extensive tips on choosing the very best writer for your resume and how to work best with them. Somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000 people each year in the U.S. work with a professional resume writer to make their job search documents as compelling as possible, and they pay big bucks for the privilege—$400 on average, but often over $1,000. So it is important that this money be well spent. The Directory of Professional Resume Writers helps readers choose the writer whose style and specialty mesh best with their own, and then shows how to maximize their time working with the writer.

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