Nicole Davey BSc
Resume & Professional Branding Specialist

Hi! I’m Nicole Davey and I have over 13 years of experience in Human Resources and 3 years of experience writing resumes professionally. I started my career in Human Resources on Bay street working for a Financial Services company and after 4 years was promoted to the head of the department. I have been building and leading Human Resources departments for the past 10 years.

I have personally recruited, worked with professional recruitment firms, and executive headhunters to fill positions ranging from entry-level to C-suite. 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.



A few years ago, I started writing resumes for friends and colleagues, and I find the mix of using my expertise and the ability to help people to be extremely rewarding. When I write a resume, I write it with the lens of a recruiter and the knowledge of what a hiring manager will be looking for.
I have written resumes and helped build personal brands for people in a wide range of industries and positions. I have worked with clients in financial services, information technology, engineering, sales, human resources, law, medical and pharmaceutical, marketing, education, oil and gas, supply chain, logistics, and retail industries. I have helped people in Canada, United States, Australia, Great Britain, and Europe. 

As your branding specialist, I will work with you to understand your goals, strengths, and accomplishments. We will work together to discover what special skills and attributes ONLY YOU can bring to the table. I can help you reach your career potential by making a great first impression.  Knowing how to present and market the best you is where I come in.

Your job is to be ready to take that next step. So, what are you waiting for?

How My Experience Can Help You

  • Over 13 years of experience in Human Resources with the past 10 years leading Human Resource departments in multiple industries including Financial Services, Retail, Wholesale, and Warehousing. 
  • I have personally recruited for entry-level to senior executive positions in a wide range of roles including Information Technology, Customer Service, Financial and Accounting, Operations, Transportation, and Purchasing departments.
  • When I craft a resume for my clients, I write through the lens of a recruiter. I understand what works and what doesn’t, as I have reviewed 1000’s of resumes throughout my career.
  • I have been writing resumes for friends and clients for the past 3 years and am dedicated to creating a resume that will highlight and promote your skills and experience.
  • I have worked with clients in financial services, information technology, engineering, sales, human resources, law, medical and pharmaceutical, marketing, education, oil and gas, supply chain, logistics, and retail industries.
  • I understand how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) work and how to optimize and format your resume for them.

  • I will use my extensive interviewing skills to dive deep into your previous experiences to highlight your achievements.

  • Experience with different resume formats depending on industry type, level of experience, and career transitioning.

  • Experience with traditional resume formats and modern design formats.

  • I will work with you to discover what special skills and attributes ONLY YOU can bring to the table.

  • I am constantly reviewing the job market and keeping up to date on resume trends and information.
  • Background & Experience

    Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto where she majored in Human Biology and minored in Political Science. Nicole also has a Human Resources Management Certificate from Seneca College.

    Nicole started her HR career working for a financial services company on Bay Street, where after four years she was promoted to the head of the department. After 11 years in financial services, Nicole accepted a position as the Director of Human Resources for 3 sister companies in wholesale grocery distribution and retail convenience stores.


    In addition, Nicole has 3 years of experience writing resumes and building brands. She previously worked for one of the top resume writing services in the world where she managed clients from Canada, United States, Australia, Great Britain and Europe.


    After having her third child, Nicole has decided to transition from Human Resources and expand her career with Careers by Design as a Resume and Branding Specialist.