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1-on-1 Professional Resume Writing ServicEs Toronto
for All Industries and career stages

Boost Your Confidence Land the Job Faster

  • Passionate & knowledgeable Canadian writers - trained to dig into your accomplishments and experiences.
  • Committed to customer service - 300+ 5-star Google Reviews.
  • Wide range of services - resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, applications, biographies, editing services.
  • Boost confidence - we will help you to confidently showcase your strengths, impressing employers during interviews 
"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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What's Different About Careers by Design?

18+ years in business.
Committed to customer service.

300+ 5-star Google reviews from happy clients across Canada.

Authentic, caring, personalized & effective approach.

Compelling Resume & Personal Branding

It’s not easy to see your own strengths and describe them fully. Our Resume & Branding specialists will take the time to get to know you. Read our reviews to understand the care and attention we invest with every client.  

We meet you face-to-face via video conferencing to get to know you.  We ask you the right questions to dig into the finer points, which can separate you from other candidates (who will all follow the same standard approach).

Our approach helps us to clearly communicate the value that you will bring to the right employer

Boost Your Confidence! 

Careers by Design specializes in personalized 1-on-1 face to face coaching.  It's in our DNA.  We have been offering career counselling in Toronto for nearly two decades.

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.

Passionate Resume Writers Ready to Help 

Our writers love what they do and are trained to draw out your unique accomplishments & experiences.  If you're searching for a "resume writing service near me" then you're in the right place!

With backgrounds that span HR, recruiting, education, marketing, content writing and professional editing, let them work for you & make you stand out on paper.  

Connect with us & feel the difference that working closely with your own writer makes.

Any Questions?

Talk to a resume writer, not a salesperson!

Hi I'm Tami, a Resume & Professional Branding Specialist here at Careers by Design.

I can answer any questions you have about our services.

Leave me a message in my voicemail inbox and
I'll call you back within 24 business hours.

Call me and speak to a resume writer at 1.888.977.6284 x2.

Who Our Resume Writers Serve 

We serve professionals in all industries with our professional resume writing service.


Mid-Career Professionals targeting
Manager or other roles.


Established professionals targeting
  Senior Staff or Senior Manager roles.


Leadership candidates targeting
Director level & above.

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!

Our Writers In Toronto & National News

Our writers are regularly featured in national and local media outlets, providing 
expertise to the public on topics such as resume creation, personal branding and job search tactics.

As featured in the Globe and Mail

A Critical Resume Review with Tami Cooper

Senior professional resume writer, Tami Cooper, provides the Globe & Mail with a critical resume review for one of it's readers - an experienced sales & merchandising professional.

As featured in the Toronto Sun

Give Your Resume A Pandemic Makeover with Adam Winfield

Fellow senior writer, Adam Winfield, shares key tips with the Toronto Sun on how to address employment gaps and other unique circumstances arising from the global pandemic. 

As featured in Canadian Business

We're In a Job Seeker's Market. Here's How to Use That To Your Advantage with Tami Cooper

Canadian Business interviews Tami Cooper on how job-seekers can negotiate into and out of roles and how to use the market to their advantage.

Your Success is Our Success

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Bonnie Davis

Bonnie Davis

Finance Director

"Adam helped me create a modern CV that focuses on my strengths and experiences. The turnaround time was very quick. Well worth the investment given the present competitive work environment. I highly recommend Adam."

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Andy Vivian

Andy Vivian

Former President & CEO of Solis Foods

"Having been focused on the success of my business for so long, I had neglected my personal brand. When it came time to work on it, I didn't know where to start. In Adam I found the right person to partner with to pick out my strengths and accomplishments and create a fresh and professional resume package that tells the story of my career in a highly effective way."

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Kristi Dubeau

Kristi Dubeau

Senior Marketing Executive & Business Leader

"Tami was very helpful to re-craft and package up my 20 years of business experience into a compelling story. She understood my objectives and worked under incredibly tight timelines and left me feeling optimistic about my future prospects. I feel I am equipped with the confidence and a "new me" on paper that has served me well in my career transition. Thank you again."

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Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron

Manager, Safety Operations, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

"Hi Tami, I am more than impressed with the resume and the cover letter as it captures my sentiments perfectly and is written in language I would actually use. Thanks again, Tami. This is really incredible work that far exceeded my expectations. Well worth every penny!"

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Chris Louangxay

Chris Louangxay

"I really enjoyed working with Tami. Her work was great quality and her time frame was very speedy. She is very personable and patient. The level of service was top notch 10/10! I highly recommend working with someone so professional like Tami."

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Jordan Pruner

Jordan Pruner

Customer Success Manager

"Adam was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and the turnaround time was incredible! Couldn't recommend more and very happy with the final results. The additional guidance and support was a really nice touch."

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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.

Book Yourself In For A Free Chat &
Get a Free Resume Review

Fill out our quick form below to book yourself in for a free resume chat to discuss your needs
& answer any questions you may have.  Upload your current resume and we will provide you valuable feedback on how you can boost your success, with no obligation.

Frequently Asked Questions  

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

 General Questions About Our Services 

I'm not getting any interviews, will a new resume help?

Looking for a new job can be an expensive business. 

After buying fresh interview outfits and paying out for travel costs, the last thing you want is more expenditure.

Sometimes, though, you need to spend money to make money. Investing in yourself should always be your main priority.

You should seriously consider using a professional resume service in any of the following situations:

  • If Writing is Not Your Strength: Not everyone is a natural wordsmith. You might excel in your industry but lack the prose skills to effectively highlight your experience. If writing is not your forte, it’s time to call for some resume help.
  • If Your Circumstances Are Unique: Have you got lengthy gaps in your employment history? Are you switching careers completely? Have many of your jobs been very short-term? A professional resume service can help you present a unique situation favorably.
  • If Your Resume Is Failing To Generate Responses: With HR personnel often spending just 5 seconds scanning resumes, yours needs to pack a real punch to avoid the cull. Failure to generate interviews is often due to a resume that doesn’t present key information clearly. If you’re not hearing back from employers, it could be your resume rather than your skillset that’s to blame.
  • If You Are Just Entering The Job Market: If you’re an entry-level jobseeker or recent graduate, getting a first resume written well is crucial. Once you have this in place, you can build on it over time so get the job done by a pro and get into the workplace quicker. A one-off investment at this stage will continue repaying dividends over time.
  • If You’re Not Clear On What To Include: How far back does your employment history need to go? Can you omit jobs? Do you need to include information about your hobbies? If you don’t know where to start, a resume writing service will clarify all this for you.

Have you helped people in my industry?

Our writers are experts in the resume writing process and have years of experience working with all industries.  We feel confident that we can help you, no matter what industry.  If you would like to find out more, book a free phone chat with us and we will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

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

All Careers By Design resumes are developed with key words and critical job requirements in mind to work with resume scanning/tracking systems. Not only will your resume pass through software programs, but it will provide a compelling story when it arrives in front of recruiters and hiring managers.

How many sessions are required to develop a new resume?

Just one.

Unlike career coaching that requires multiple sessions, the resume writing process requires just one 45-minute consultation.

During the consultation, you’ll be guided to deep-dive into your career history, education, experience, skills, strengths, accomplishments, and goals. After the consultation, your resume writer does all the work to craft a compelling message for your target audience.

Can you write a general/multi-purpose resume?

It’s important to us that you achieve your desired results from your new resume and career marketing materials.

Unfortunately, without a career target or goal, your resume will simply not deliver optimal results.

Resumes that are too broad and general tend to fail at demonstrating the value you have to offer, and therefore are unlikely to generate responses and interview requests.

We recommend accessing career coaching first if you’re unsure of your next career steps or area of interest.

I'm new to Canada (or planning to move here), can you help me?

If you are a new immigrant to Canada or are planning to move here, we can certainly support you with our powerful and effective resume writing services given you have a specific job description or listing to target.   Your job must be one that is either in Canada or the US as our services are designed to perform the best with that type of readership.

However please note that our career coaches are not skilled at new immigrant issues and we do not take on coaching clients with less than 3 years of residence in Canada.

How important is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful tool for job searchers in numerous industries. Recent research indicates that many recruiters use LinkedIn exclusively for sourcing candidates, while 80%+ of hiring managers review LinkedIn profiles before deciding to call a candidate for an interview.

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, or if your LinkedIn profile lacks critical content, you could be missing out on potential opportunities. Your resume writer can help you optimize your profile and develop new profile content that will complement your resume and strengthen your personal brand.

When will I receive my documents?

Standard turnaround time for all resume packages is 3 business days from the time of consultation. This is quicker than the average turnaround time for the industry. However, if you have a pressing job application deadline, please select Express Option at checkout and the writer will call you and work hard to meet your timeline.

What if I require changes or revisions?

No one knows your career better than you. The consultation process is quite thorough and exhaustive, but ultimately, resume writing is a collaborative process. Occasionally, minor revisions are required, and these changes are included in all our resume writing packages.

We want to be sure that you are completely comfortable and confident with the way your resume markets you.

 General Questions About Resume Writing 

Who should hire a resume writing service?

The primary function of a resume is to get you interviews. If you’re not receiving responses or interview requests from your job applications, it’s likely that your resume is not marketing you strongly and clearly. Our resume writing services are designed to connect your experience, skills  and strengths with your ideal positions.

The goal is to communicate your value to potential employers in a meaningful way. Typically, clients see a dramatic increase in interview requests when they have a professionally developed, targeted resume.

How can a professional resume writer help me get the job I want?

Here are 6 of the best ways a professional resume service can simplify getting the job of your dreams…

1) By Making Your Resume Stand Out From The Pile

With more and more recruitment carried out online, it’s common for job vacancies to attract hundreds of applicants.

Hiring managers often take just a few seconds to decide whether a resume warrants closer investigation.

Rather than using a generic resume template, a professional CV will present your marketing document attractively with key information front and center so it makes that first cut.

2) By Making Sure Your Resume Is Highly Specific

You need your background and experience to appeal to the specific audience you are targeting.

Whether you’re switching industries or applying for multiple positions, getting resume help is one way to keep your applications laser focused.

3) By Highlighting Your Personal Brand and What You Can Offer

Any employer wants to know what you can do for them and how you differ from other applicants.

An effective resume writing service will showcase your personality and core values. This way, you can demonstrate clearly to an employer how you’ll mesh with their organization and add value.

It’s often hard to write about yourself in this way so let the professionals do it for you.

4) By Focusing On Your Achievements Not Just Your Duties

No hiring manager wants to look at a long, bulleted list of job duties.

They do, though, want to see worthwhile achievements.

A proficient professional resume builder will bring your accomplishments fully to the fore. They will show an employer directly what benefits you bring to the table.

5) By Using Keywords To Get Your Resume Through Applicant Tracking Systems

With an applicant tracking system (ATS), software can weed out unsuitable applicants before they even hit the desks of hiring staff.

Professional resume writing services will work with you to ensure your CV is fully optimized. They’ll employ key terms to make certain your resume overcomes this first hurdle.

6) By Producing A Complete Marketing Package

A well-crafted cover letter is crucial.

Increasingly, a concise and relevant LinkedIn profile is also a valuable tool when you’re looking for work.

With resume help, you’ll end up with a complete marketing package. Selling yourself is not always the easiest task so let the professionals do it for you.

What are the components of a successful resume?

There’s no precise, one-size-fits-all resume template. There are simply too many variables. There are, though, several core components present in a truly effective CV.

It Makes a Striking First Impression

If you want to make sure someone sits down and reads your resume, design and layout count.

Ask yourself this…

If you had 150 resumes to sift through, would you read a poorly formatted wall of text or toss it aside and move on to the next one?

All great resumes are crisp, clear and impeccably designed.

It Focuses on Accomplishments

A winning resume doesn’t just rehash your job duties.

Rather than describing what you did, a successful resume will outline how well you did it.

It Incorporates Keywords

Whether scanning is done electronically or by someone other than the hiring manager asked to manually look for keywords, don’t overlook the importance of targeted language.

Your resume should be heavy on words used in the job advert and in the company’s marketing material.

Make those keywords count.

It Includes Metrics

The best resumes include cold, hard numbers.

Which looks better to you?

“Increased revenue” or “Helped grow revenue by 215% in 3 months by doing x”.

The more achievements can be backed up with statistics the better.

It’s Highly Relevant

Less is more.

As well as being extremely specific to the job in question, the most powerful resumes cut out all irrelevant information. This helps to make what you choose to include even more effective.

Any Questions?

Talk to a resume writer, not a salesperson!

Hi I'm Tami, a Resume & Professional Branding Specialist here at Careers by Design.

I can answer any questions you have about our services.

Leave me a message in my voicemail inbox and
I'll call you back within 24 business hours.

Call me and speak to a resume writer at 1.888.977.6284 x2.

When is the Right Time to Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

If you’re searching for a "professional resume writer near you", here are 3 reasons when it makes perfect sense to do so.

You’re Employed and Looking 
For a New Job

If you’re working and want to switch companies, you probably don’t have too much spare time. Between work, family and fun, writing a new resume is probably low on your list. Hire a resume writer and get that new job with ease.

Your Resume Needs Polishing Not Writing From Scratch

If you have no resume in place at all, you should at least put together a basic framework yourself. From here, a professional resume writing service can build on that foundation more effectively than starting from scratch.

You Need To Find Work Quickly

If you’re unemployed and need to find work in a hurry, think of hiring a resume writer as an investment not an expense.

Toronto Location Information

We serve clients across all areas of the Greater Toronto Area,
including Downtown Toronto, North York, East York, Scarborough & Etobicoke.
Please note that all consultations are currently offered by phone and Zoom only.

Address: 1200 Bay St, Suite#202 Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J2
Telephone: 647-812-3204

We provide resume writing services in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Our service areas include:

Downtown Toronto: St. Lawrence, Church and Wellesley, Queen West, King West, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Financial District
Yorkville: Annex, Rosedale, Summerhill, Forest Hill
The Annex: Seaton Village, Harbord Village, Palmerston, Casa Loma

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