Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google. Serving clients for 19+ years.

Boost Your Confidence 
Land the Job Faster


  • Passionate & knowledgeable Canadian writers - trained to dig into your accomplishments and experiences.
  • Committed to customer service - over 300 5-star Google Reviews.
  • Wide range of services - resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, applications, biographies, editing services.
  • Meet your deadline - queue-jumping Express Option available.

What Our Clients Say

"I noticed a huge change in call backs and emails of interest with this new resume and cover letter. A few days later I was fortunate to score my first interview and secure a job!

FARIA LLANOS  //  Senior Change Specialist

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Why Careers by Design

Boost your confidence

Many of our clients have told us that working with us has boosted their confidence and helped them see a new side of themselves.

Our collaborative process of working on your resume and brand will enable you to speak about your strengths with more confidence in any interview setting.

Build your brand easily 

We meet you face-to-face via video conferencing to get to know you. Our writers are trained to ask the right questions to dig into the finer points, which can distinguish you from other candidates.

This approach, only available at Careers by Design, helps us to clearly communicate the value that you will bring to the right employer

Get to know & choose
your writer

Many of our competitors select a writer for you.  They do this to optimize their sales channel and revenues. 

We take a different approach. We believe in the power of 1-on-1 coaching and that there has to be a good fit to ensure success. With us, you'll choose to chat with the writer of your choice and only then move forward.

Trusted Writing Team


Veronica Enair


Tami Cooper B.A. CRS


Adam Winfield B.A.

"Hi there, we're the professional resume writing team at Careers by Design.

Are you struggling to write a resume that enables you to stand out in a crowded and competitive job market?

If so, we have two things to say to you:

#1 – You are not alone!

Writing about yourself can be hard. It’s hard to decide what to include, it’s hard to decide what to omit and it’s very hard to find the right words – words that will help you stand out without making you sound like you are exaggerating your accomplishments.  

#2 – You have definitely come to the right place.

At Careers By Design, we’ve helped thousands of Canadians, including hundreds in the Ottawa area, achieve career success over the past 19+ years. We are a full service Ottawa career counselling & coaching as well as resume writing provider so we understand how ultra-competitive the job market is now and how essential having the right resume has become to completing a successful job search and landing your dream job.

That’s why we use a targeted accomplishments-based approach that focuses on your best achievements and creates true impact – this is important because the competition for jobs is getting fiercer by the day.  Your resume needs to stand out by conveying your fit for the role you're targeting within seconds.

We also work with all career stages: whether you are starting out, looking to move up or seeking to switch jobs or careers.

If you're in Ottawa and researching an experienced, knowledgeable resume writer to help you, you absolutely need to connect 1-on-1 with the professional you hire.

Choose us & we'll meet face-to-face, not like other companies that work over a messaging platform or connect you with sales advisors.

All our services include a 45min to 1 hour virtual face-to-face session where we will learn about who you are, and ask you specific questions to dig out those crucial accomplishments and how they're relevant to the job posting you're aiming for.

Book a no-obligation, free phone chat with us & let's talk.  

No matter what career stage you're at or industry, we've done it all.  We will draw out the exact key accomplishments you need to communicate to get hired. 

Reach out to us anytime at 1.888.977.6284 and we'll help you get ahead of the competition and poised for career success!

Your Success is Our Success

Join 1000s of clients with More Happy Mondays!

"Veronica's work perfectly blends professionalism with a personal touch."

Veronica's ability to convey clear, direct messages while staying true to our brand's voice is exceptional. Whether it's enhancing a resume or creating a captivating team bio, Veronica's work perfectly blends professionalism with a personal touch.

That's why we keep coming back to her – she's simply the best!

Brian Stevanak
Financial Services

"I had an amazing experience working with Tami Cooper at Careers by Design. "

I thought I had a great resume but was not getting any traction in the market. After working with Tami, I started receiving many more calls from recruiters and employers and was ultimately successful in landing my next position.

The process is very easy and I was so impressed with the amount of information she collects in a short interview and how she is then able to describe it so effectively, in a way that attracts employers. Would highly recommend her services!

Patrick Milne
Vice President, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

"Adam is extremely skilled and efficient. He was able to easily understand my career objectives and translate it into a strong, sharp, results oriented resume"

My experience with Careers by Design was enjoyable!

Adam is extremely skilled and efficient. He was able to easily understand my career objectives and translate it into a strong, sharp, results oriented resume.

I also took advantage of the new executive one pager service. Its a great single sheet visual format which summarizes my significant accomplishments & top skills. Its a great format to stay distinctive & grab attention while networking or leave behind after an interview.

Overall a great experience, highly recommend!

Aarthi Kalyanaraman
Senior Marketing Director

"With Veronica's help, my resume went from average to outstanding, and the response from potential employers has been fantastic."

When I wanted to get back into fitness sales, I needed a standout resume. Veronica did an awesome job turning my work history into a compelling story that fits today's job market perfectly. She really knows the fitness industry and made my strengths shine.

Veronica's expertise has been a game-changer for me!

Lisa Pineda
Fitness Sales

"Within two weeks of completing my package with Tami, I've landed two interviews. 5 Stars!"

Tami went above and beyond my expectations. She was very friendly and professional. She actively listened to the information I provided in our one-on-one, and sought to understand what I needed. 

Kesha Daley Livingston
Senior Law Clerk

"Since employing the use of my new resume from Adam, I have observed a significant increase in interview calls. In just two weeks, I’ve received nine interview invitations."

Working with Adam was great. He explains his methodology for crafting result-oriented resumes in an articulate and comprehensive manner.

Since employing the use of my new resume, I have observed a significant increase in interview calls. In just two weeks, I’ve received nine interview invitations, a stark contrast to the two I received over two months with my previous resume.

The remarkable outcomes speak for themselves. I extend my sincere gratitude to Adam for his invaluable assistance.

George Ragogna
Operations Senior Manager, Co-operators Group

"Working with Veronica has allowed me to better articulate my skills, values and goals, and by doing this I feel I am more confident."

Initially I was lost as to how best to structure and tailor my cover letter and resume and both have really helped me improve that.

Working with Veronica has allowed me to better articulate my skills, values and goals, and by doing this I feel I am more confident.

She was understanding when I expressed difficulties I was having with my resume and career, and continued to work with me to figure out how to make improvements.

All in all good experience!"

Peter (Zi Mo) Wang
Technical Support Specialist

"Adam Winfield is a great writer, clear thinker and insightful branding specialist.
Thank you Adam! I really appreciate your skill and professionalism in delivering - truth, well told!"

Jay Wright
Former President & CEO, Arterra Wines Canada

How It Works

We've redesigned the resume writing process to be more effective &
focused on delivering results, every time.


Chat with a Writer! 
Book a Free Chat and/or Service

Book a free chat with one of our writers and ask any questions about our service.  Unlike other companies, we want every interaction to be personalized so you will be speaking directly with the writer!

**Note that the wait time for chats can be long. If you want to skip the line & go straight to the paid service, click the link matching your career stage under the resume writer's name and you will be taken to a checkout page.**


Complete Your
Zoom or Telephone Consultation

Once you've purchased the service, you'll be directed to complete an intake form and also be able to book in for your 1-on-1 consultation.  

Our Zoom consultations are professional & friendly. Relax in the comfort of your own home & together, we'll create your new personal brand & marketing materials.


Receive Your Documents Within 3 Business Days

After the Zoom (or telephone) call, we will begin the diligent research and writing phase.

You'll receive your new marketing package via email within 3 business days.

Got a tighter timeline? Choose Express Option during checkout and we will work hard to meet your deadline.

You have 30 days from the time of receiving the package to request any (minor) edits or revisions.

Who Our Resume Writers Serve 


Starting Out Professionals & New Graduates


Mid-Career Professionals targeting
Manager or other Experienced roles.


Established professionals targeting
  Senior Technical Staff, Senior Manager or Director roles.


Leadership candidates targeting
VP/SVP & C-Suite.

Find out more about our packages by scrolling to the next section and selecting the package of interest.

Meet Our Professional Resume Writers

Passionate & dedicated writers who would love to work with you
to uncover your hidden strengths, talents & accomplishments!

Veronica Enair

Hello there! I'm Veronica Enair, your go-to resume architect for young and experienced professionals alike. I weave through your career tapestry, highlighting the moments that make you the candidate that employers are eager to meet.

Crafting hundreds of career stories, I've empowered professionals from all industries and positions.

My passion? Unearthing your unique professional journey and polishing it into a resume that not only reflects your accomplishments but also your potential. My clients don't just chase opportunities; they attract them.

Ready to step into the spotlight?

Let's showcase the professional you are, and the one you're destined to become.

Book your service with me or 
learn more about pricing & programs:

Or book a free chat

Tami Cooper B.A. CRS 

tami cooper resume writer

Hi! I’m Tami and I love what I do!

I take a collaborative and authentic approach to helping you to discover, and present, what is best about you! I have spent more than 20 rewarding years in career services, empowering clients from around the world to reach their full potential.

I am an expert writer of strategic, targeted, achievement-based resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles. Each of my products are hand-crafted and intended to showcase your greatest accomplishments.  

Let's work together to ensure you are presented in the best possible light!

Book your service with me or 
learn more about pricing & programs:

Or book a free chat

Adam Winfield

Serving Career Stages: Leaders/Executives

Hi! I’m Adam, an accomplished executive resume writer who digs through your career history to pull out the gems that wow hiring managers and make you stand out from the crowd.  

I've written 3000+ resumes and personal branding documents for happy clients including a wide variety of seasoned leaders & accomplished C-level executives.

I enjoy learning about the work people do and helping them find the best ways to show off their strengths and achievements. Professionals in all fields and industries have gone on to improve their careers after working with me to craft the perfect resume package. 

Book your service with me or 
learn more about pricing & programs:

Or book a free chat

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers.  Browse commonly asked questions below.

I’m not getting any interviews. Will a new resume help? 

Have you helped people in my industry?

Will my resume be optimized for ATS (automated tracking systems)?

How many sessions are required to develop a new resume?

Can you write a general/multi-purpose resume?

How important is LinkedIn?

When will I receive my documents?

What if I require changes or revisions?

Why You Need Our Service

Careers By Design’s Experts Will Solidify Your Brand &
Turn You into the Strongest Candidate for an Open Position!

The truth is we live in a marketing-focused world and in this world to get you noticed a great resume has to be like a great ad – that means:

• It has to sell you.
• It has to let the employer know that if he hires you, he’ll receive certain benefits.
• It has to let the employer know that you have what it takes to succeed in the position.
• It also has to be designed in such a way that it “grabs the attention” of the hiring manager.
• It has to be written in such a way that it motivates the hiring manager to pick up the phone and invite you to an interview.

A big part of what we can do for job seekers is to help them create a brand identity that hiring managers or recruiters will remember.

Again, this can be very difficult to do on your own but an expert third party seeing you with a fresh, outside, objective view may be just what is necessary to create that memorable brand that gets you hired.

We Also Help You Take Full Advantage of LinkedIn & Resume Cover Letters!

If you are having difficulty securing interviews ask yourself this – is your LinkedIn profile attention grabbing or forgettable?  The difference between the two can be the deciding factor as to whether you get invited to interview for that dream job or you never hear anything back.

The truth is having a terrific LinkedIn profile has surged in importance as LinkedIn has become more and more popular among recruiters and hiring managers.

The Savvy Intern reports that 85% of recruiters now go to LinkedIn before looking at any other recruitment tools.Meanwhile, LinkedIn has grown to over 430 million members. In other words, the competition to stand out from the crowd and draw an employer’s attention is fierce.

And not only that, a well-written profile will also help you make important connections and join valuable groups that can ultimately lead to your dream job.

So how do you feel about your profile?Is it making the right impression? Is it generating interest? Is it portraying you in the right light?

If it is NOT, you are putting yourself at a severe disadvantage in today’s job market.

That’s why many employment experts now say the number one thing you can do to improve your job search chances and land that new or better job is to have your LinkedIn profile professionally written.Simply put, your LinkedIn profile is too important to trust to anyone other than a professional.

You may be a great writer but, for instance, here at Careers By Design we have learned from experience how to:

• Optimize your profile for relevant, powerful keywords so that when a recruiter searches for someone with your skills and experience your profile is right there at the top of the list

• Strengthen your personal brand so that you appear ideally qualified for the position you are seeking

• Demonstrate your personality and values so that companies feel you are an ideal fit for their culture

Another area where Careers By Design experts can really help job seekers in Ottawa and other areas is with their cover letters.

It’s easy to take for granted just how important a well-written cover letter is for your job hiring prospects. About half of all HR reps say they won't even read a resume if the candidate hasn't submitted a cover letter. The bottom line is you need an attention-grabbing, well-worded cover letter to get hiring managers to proceed on and view your resume.We can help you with that.

Buy Why Should I Choose Careers by Design?

Careers by Design is a national Career Counselling and Life Coaching firm that was founded in 2005 by Shirin Khamisa, a recognized thought leader at the intersection of career development and personal leadership.

Shirin’s career advice has been featured in national media outlets including: CTV, CBC, The Globe & Mail, and the Financial Post.

Shirin’s passion for helping people find work they feel good about has had a positive impact on thousands of Canadians – enabling those in Ottawa as well as other areas to create “More Happy Mondays.”

 So why risk subjecting yourself to a long, drawn out, stressful job search … why risk missing out on your dream job … all because your resume is not the quality it needs to be?

Why not save yourself a lot of hard work as well as valuable time and money by getting help from the experts at Careers By Design?

If you are looking for exceptional quality, personal service, firm commitment to exceed your expectations, and a great return-on-investment, contact us now – we are here to help!

We know what it takes to create carefully planned, employer focused, visually appealing resumes and cover letters that put the spotlight directly on your strengths and accomplishments, show you in the best possible light and ensure the hiring manager knows that you will bring value to the company.

We also make sure your resume contains relevant industry keywords and current buzz words that further make it stand out and demonstrate your industry knowledge.

With Careers By Design, you are able to immediately tap into the valuable experience we have gained over the past 14 years in which we’ve been helping Canadians in Ottawa and elsewhere achieve job and career success.

Remember, we also offer career coaching, interview coaching and job search assistance – everything you need to turn your dream career into reality.

Ottawa Location Information

We serve clients across all areas of the Ottawa & National Capital Area,
including Westboro, the Glebe, Sandy Hill, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans & Barrhaven .