Why Choose Me For Resume Writing Services Calgary?
I Write All Resumes! – You deal directly with the owner, a former employment agency owner, experienced executive recruiter, media contributor, and resume writing specialist. Recognized as an industry expert by Forbes, CBC, News 1130, CKNW, BIV, and many more.
I am one of the most experienced resume writers and strategists in North America with over 20 years of experience in crafting resumes that impress even the most intransigent of hiring managers as an employment agency owner, executive recruiter, and professional resume writer.
I know of no other resume writer in this market who can offer the depth of expertise and blended skillset I bring to your project.
Unlike many of my competitors, I will not outsource your resume writing project to low-wage overseas contractors, anonymous writers, or junior staff with little real world experience.
Industry Best Certification – I am the first Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) in Canada and 1 of only 39 worldwide. The CMRW credential is issued by Career Directors International and is the industry’s oldest and most prestigious master-level resume credential, and the only one endorsed by the CDI. I was unanimously accepted as an elite master resume writer by the certification committee on the submission of my first portfolio.
By being awarded this credential, I demonstrated myself as being the only writer in Canada at the time capable of meeting & maintaining the professional standards of excellence, innovation, and versatility required to receive acceptance into an elite group of writers based in markets including New York, Chicago, Sydney, and Melbourne.
I am also a Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) and a member in good standing of the most recognized and respected international association in the industry, Career Directors International. I am sought out by some of the very brightest and best in the country, to include Fortune 500 executives, trailblazing entrepreneurs, high-ranking public officials, and a former member of the Prime Minister’s innermost circle.
Former Executive Recruiter & Recruitment Consultant – I use my consulting expertise to uncover your unique qualities. Having worked as an executive recruiter and staffing agency owner, I am uniquely placed to understand the hiring practices of many leading employers. Furthermore, I use my consulting background to extract all of the information I need to write your documents. As such I will never ask you to waste your time filling out a questionnaire template or worksheet designed to have you do all the work!
Some of the companies who have benefited from my expertise include: Shell, Chevron, Encana Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Fluor, IBM, Finning International, Motorola, Alberta Health Services and more. I know how small, medium, and large corporations conduct their recruiting processes, what hiring managers actually look for, and the methods and techniques needed to communicate core job seeker value quickly and effectively.
Look Beyond the Certification – When seeking to partner with a resume writer, assess their employment background. Are they speaking from experience? Do they have hands-on experience of actually crafting resumes to impress hiring managers, or are they merely regurgitating and repeating what they have found in books, newsletters, or online courses?
What insights can they bring? Have they managed search assignments for Fortune 500 companies? Did they deal with hiring executives on a daily basis? Are they experienced in dealing with corporations and knowing what recruiters look for? Or is the extent of their real world employment experience limited to low level administrative roles?
My experience as an executive recruiter gives me an unrivalled insight into the hiring practices and search strategies employed by leading corporations.
Up-front Pricing – With my resume service there is no secrecy, pricing gimmicks, hidden fees or ‘hard-sell’. I work smart to save you money and as such can offer outstanding value when compared to less efficient and inexperienced resume writers.
Choose Wisely – What matters most to you at this point? Getting it done cheap, or getting it done right? Yes, there are cheaper options and yes, I can only take on a certain number of clients per month. If cheap, quick, and readily available is what you need, there are plenty of people ready to send your project overseas, hand it to a ‘trainee’, or someone with no certifications or an actual understanding of the recruiting world and best ways to market a skill set. If you can see the value in what I bring to your project, I’d like to work with you.
Who it’s for:
Although I have developed a reputation for providing expert resume services to management and executive professionals/trades, I work with clients at all levels in all industries from nanotechnology to nursing and everything in between.
I offer 3 package options. The ‘basic’ package consists of a resume and cover letter. The resume is provided in 3 formats (PDF, Word, ATS-Friendly). My ‘silver’ package adds a LinkedIn Profile update to the ‘basic’ and my ‘gold’ level package adds 60 minutes of Interview Coaching to the ‘silver’. For a full overview visit my ‘Buy Now’ page.
Who it’s for:
Current clients in need of some preparation and coaching either for an upcoming interview or just to get some practice in anticipation of beginning a job hunt!
During our 60-minute interview coaching session, we will cover preparation/research, interview etiquette, classic interview questions, behavioural interview questions, and more. I will put you through a mock interview and we’ll celebrate what you do well, and zero in on those areas in need of improvement. If you have a target job in mind, we’ll discuss your pitch for that specific role.
Who it’s for:
People who have or do not have an up to date LinkedIn profile.
I’ll review your and optimize your profile, and ensure the messaging is consistent between your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.
“1 hour. That’s how long it took from the time I received my resume from Ken to the time the recruiter for the position I was most interested in called.
Had a chat with her, she recommended me to the client and I got the job!
Take the rest of the day off. You’ve earned it! “
“Highly recommended. I always had problems with interviews, so I called Ken and booked an appointment.
Ken helped me focus on what was important and made me more aware of myself and my unconscious little blunders, so I could correct them.
He is friendly and funny, and full of constructive criticism.
I was the successful candidate for the job he helped me prepare for, which is my ultimate dream job!
Thank you Ken!”
“Ken did an amazing job on my resume and cover letter. He got everything ready for me within 2 days and just in time for the deadline.
He payed very close attention to everything I told him and put together a flawless piece.
First place I applied, I landed an interview with.
His work is definitely worth every penny.”
“My experience has been nothing short of fantastic.
I have received interview calls within a week of my posting the resume drafted by Ken. (I had been trying for almost 8 months before that without any success whatsoever)
“I engaged Ken to write an executive resume after being let go from my last role due to the economy. Ken took the time to fully understand my skills, accomplishments, unique value proposition, and put it all together in hard-hitting and highly impactful document.
I recently secured a wonderful role and I do not underestimate the part your work played in this. Thank you Ken for making this process easy for me.
I have referred you to my network and will continue to do so.”
“Excellent service!!! Ken really took the time to understand my previous roles along with skills and accomplishments. I was so impressed with the final results and had an interview for 2/3 jobs I applied for within 48 hours of applying (after receiving zero responses for almost a year).
I will be using Ken again to update my resume with my new role and responsibilities.”
“He did a great job. and because of that, I now have a great job. Instead of hoping for an interview, I’m getting interviews right away.
I would definitely recommend anyone who’s looking for work hire Ken for a professionally written resume.
When you consider what you stand to gain from getting a better job sooner as a result, it’s totally worth the price.”
“Ken is the absolute best in his field!
He takes the time necessary to craft the ultimate resume and cover letter documents.
I was offered a resume writing service from my company when I was let go, and I graciously declined and opted to enlist Ken to assist me after reading the reviews.
5 star reviews do not come along very often and when you use his service you will see exactly why he is the gold standard in this field.”
“I couldn’t be more happy with the experience that I had with Ken.
He did an outstanding job in producing a resume that was above and beyond my expectations.
I would recommend his services to anyone that needed a professional resume.
He genuinely cares.”
“Ken produced an extremely high quality product in my executive resume. He was able to bring together essential components of my professional experience and highlight them in a manner that opened the door for a targeted application.
His knowledge and experience helped brand my professionalism and expertise exactly as required; my new executive resume afforded me the opportunity to compete for one the highest positions within my field and community.
His interview coaching then ensured that I was able to maximize this opportunity through creating a dialogue within the interview and with the hiring committee to showcase all the added value my skills, experience, and passion brought to the position I was seeking with this premier organization.
I strongly recommend Ken and his services for those wishing to create lasting employment success and advancement opportunities.”
“Ken did an outstanding job with providing me a resume, a cover letter and a Linkedin profile. It was really hard for me to write my own resume, number one because I have never had the need before and second, because of my diverse experience in different industries and areas.
I knew I needed someone with experience to interview me to be able capture my key competencies and skills and focus on what will attract me to employers, he did it!
Thank you very much Ken, I now feel confident to go job hunting.”
“Ken did an outstanding job with providing me an up to date resume and cover letter in less than a week. I have been at the same company for 10 years, but have had so many different roles and positions, it was hard to articulate my key skills in a three page resume.
From our interview session, Ken was able to capture my key competencies and skills, and focus on what will attract me to employers. A small investment to secure a great career. Highly recommend!.”