Professional Toronto Resume Writing Service Serving All Industries, Mid-Career, Senior Managers & Executives
Boost Your Confidence & Land the Job Faster
Our Professional Resume Writing Service Will Get Your Application to the Top of the List.
"What I received in my resume exceeded my expectations. I am so confident with my new resume...I have received amazing feedback on it from recruiters."
Vice-President of Content, Crossover for Work
Who Our Resume Writers Serve
We serve professionals in all industries with our professional resume writing service.
Experienced Professionals & Managers
Leaders & Executives
What's Different About Careers by Design?
We are a group of experienced career professionals who are passionate about helping you succeed. As a boutique firm, we take pride in each and every Personal Brand and Resume we create. All our coaching and branding services at Careers by Design are highly personalized. You’ll never be just a number in a big company pumping out documents.
Compelling Resume & Personal Branding
It’s not easy to see your own strengths and describe them fully. Our Resume & Personal Branding specialist will take the time to get to know you.
Unlike other companies, we don't just rely on questionnaires or phone calls.
We also meet you one-on-one 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.
Speak to Your Strengths with Confidence
Our company was founded on highly personalized 1-on-1 face to face coaching.
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.
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.
Fast 3-business-day service turnaround
We strive to provide high quality service in a timely manner with our 3-business-day turnaround.
We also provide unlimited (minor) edits within a 30 day period following first receipt of your documents.
See our How It Works section below for more details.
Meet Our Professional Resume Writers
Passionate & dedicated writers who would love to work with you
to uncover your hidden strengths, talents & accomplishments!
Tami Cooper B.A. CRS
Availability: 0-1 week
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
Nadia Qasmieh M.A. CRS
Availability: 1 week
Hi! I’m Nadia, a confidence-building, career-boosting, image-polishing copywriter.
I’m passionate about helping leaders & executives see their true potential and assisting them in presenting themselves genuinely yet artfully. Especially in writing.
I will extract inspiring stories, craft engaging introductions, create cohesive structures, choose relevant details, and make sure every word is where it should be so your personality and accomplishments can shine.
Book your service with me or
learn more about pricing & programs:
Or book a free chat
Nicole Davey B.Sc.
Not Accepting New Clients
Hi! I’m Nicole and I have over 13 years of experience in Human Resources. I have personally recruited, worked with professional recruitment firms, and headhunters to fill many positions.
I have reviewed 1000’s of resumes and LinkedIn profiles throughout my career. I have trained HR staff and department managers on how to review and what to look for in a resume when hiring staff.
Adam Winfield B.A.
Not Accepting New Clients
Hi! I’m Adam, an accomplished copywriter 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 1000+ resumes and marketing documents for a wide range of clients from students and new graduates all the way to 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.
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"Being a stay-at-home mom for the past 4 years, I was excited, yet nervous to begin the job search process. Tami immediately made my husband Bill and I feel welcome. She was sincere and so proficient – we instantly felt at ease. Her expertise in the areas of career coaching and employment amazed both of us. The work Tami did for us to target our resumes and cover letters was incredible! Once I had my new documents, and a boost in my confidence, I began searching and applied for a position right away. I received an invitation for an interview a week later and was offered the position! Tami, you are such a valuable asset to your team. You are professional, warm, supportive, and you know your vocation. Thank you!"
Rodolfo Rivas Molina
Senior Relationship Manager | TD Bank
"Tami helped me upon my arrival to Canada as a foreign trained professional. She crafted my resume to reflect my career story in a way that leveraged my transferable skills and quantifiable achievements, resulting in a successful career reintegration in Canada. She was committed, not only to creating top-notch marketing materials, but to coaching me in cross-cultural awareness, business communication, and the importance of networking. In each of my many interactions with Tami, she demonstrated that beyond her expert knowledge and her high standards of excellence, she cares about her clients’ success."
Health, Safety & Environment Manager
"Tami has a very professional and welcoming approach and most of all was compassionate and provided emotional support during my job search. I was feeling so overwhelmed with the whole process but once I had my newly updated resume, everything fell into place. Tami was able to create a resume that presented my professional accomplishments in such a clear, concise and targeted manner. I sent out a number of resumes to prospective positions, heard back from most within a few days, and was hired for the position that was number one on my list. I cannot thank Tami enough for the time and attention she provided to me during my job search process."
"Nicole Davey is an extraordinary professional from Careers by Design who will work hard to ensure that you are satisfied with your final product. She brings years of experience in copywriting and professional branding, as well as her knowledge and latest trends in today's employment market. I had a 45 min conversation with Nicole through the Zoom cloud meeting and she uncovered my skills and talents. She uses the words and formats in a resume that is really outstanding. She has done an amazing job in transforming my resume, cover letter and also made my LinkedIn profile to be more professional and easier to spot, and for my skills to become transparent to recruiters and future employers. I would definitely recommend Nicole Davey from Careers by Design to anyone who really wants to start a new career; who has skills but going through a hard time finding a job and to stand out from the competitive Canadian job market and to be selected for amazing job opportunities."
Policy Analyst, Government of Canada
"As a direct result of Nadia's efforts, I was able to land a difficult to obtain full-time position with the Government of Canada in a field I'm passionate about. I would definitely recommend Nadia's services to anyone else seeking assistance in their job search efforts."
Strategic Legal Advisor
"My career experience is diverse and I was struggling with how to present myself in a way that would best highlight my skills, achievements, and experience. After speaking with me, and taking the time to understand my career path, Nicole provided me with a resume, and updated LinkedIn profile that better captured my brand. With these new materials developed by Nicole, I was more confident as I moved into a new phase of my career."
Human Resources Generalist
"I worked with Tami Cooper on my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn in November 2020. From our initial call, she was extremely professional and responsive. She gave me excellent tips every second of the way and she understood my struggles in terms of seeking employment. Her turnaround time was incredibly fast. She understands what employers are looking for and in turn, presented me with an excellent resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn! For any job seekers or someone that wants to update their professional pieces, I would highly recommend!"
Director of Business Development
"I received extraordinary help and guidance from Tami. She dedicatedly coached me and adapted my résumé into a powerful document that reflected my background, expertise and abilities. As well, she supported me in targeting companies/industries aligned to my work experience until I was successful in landing my dream job. I am truly grateful to Tami, and affirm her professionalism, strong resume writing skills, and coaching abilities; she is personable, accessible, and very effective."
Sales Professional to Paralegal
"Nicole Davey was an absolute pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her services! My previous career background consisted of a lot of information on the resume I had done in the past. Some of it was overkill. Nicole was able to take all the main points and say so much more using far less words! Additionally, I am a recent graduate from a full time Paralegal Program, trying to blend all of it together took some real brain gymnastics. Needless to say, Nicole certainly delivered and her writing skills reflect her previous career work. Highly impressive. I am excited to start applying for work using my brand-new nicely polished resume! Thank you, Nicole, I will definitely recommend your services to others!"
Sales & Business Development Manager
"Phenomenal service. Within 24 hours of using my updated resume I had 2 interviews with top companies in my field booked. Two weeks later and I’m evaluating offers from BOTH companies. Very well written resume and cover letter, and very quick service."
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President & Agency Owner of RJB Insurance Group Inc.
"Nadia was a pleasure to work with. She dedicated the time to learn about my background and turn around my entire resume and social media profile to highlight my skills and expertise. I would highly recommend her services for cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn profile writing."
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."
"I highly recommend resume writing service that offered by Nadia in Career By Design. She is very professional at what she does. My resume turned out great. It makes me very confident when I apply for jobs. Also, she is very patient and whenever I needed help, she is always there and tries her best to adjust my needs. I really appreciate it."
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How It Works
We've redesigned the resume writing process to be more effective &
focused on delivering results, every time.
Book a Free Chat and/or
Book Your Resume 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!
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 interview.
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.
You have 30 days from the time of receiving the package in step 3 to request any (minor) edits or revisions.
We will respond as fast as we can but please allow 24-48 business hours to receive a response to any request for 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 book a phone chat and ask us about our rush service.
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
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.
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.
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.
When is the Right Time to Hire a Resume Writer?
If you’re wondering whether you should act now and hire a resume writer, here are 3 reasons when it makes perfect sense…
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.
Address: 1200 Bay St, Suite#202 Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J2