It’s always going to be Cowtown to some people, but there is a lot more than agribusiness going on in Calgary. With jobs on offer in the oil and gas industry, energy, finance, and technology, Calgary is a great place to be looking for work.
That said, it's important to stay competitive. The best way to do that?
Get a professionally written resume.
Start getting noticed by submitting a resume that makes a perfect first impression. There are scores of talented resume writers who you can enlist to create that for you.
Because sorting through Google results can make you feel like you’ve been caught up in an information stampede, we've created this short list of Calgary resume writers for you.
Best Resume Services in Calgary
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Resume Writers in Calgary:
- Find My Profession (that's us!)
- Docherty Career Management
- Career Impressions
- Calgary Resume Centre
- Wordscapes Resume Service
- We Love Resumes
- Professional Edge Resumes
- Resume Calgary
- Calgary Resume Services
- Calgary Career Counseling
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch resume service available in Calgary. We are a global company headquartered in the US on a mission to master effective, ATS compatible resumes that convert into offers.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we are not a one-person shop.
Collectively, our team of elite resume writers has experience in 85+ unique industries/professions. This allows us to assign you a professional writer (in the United States) based on your unique background and experience.
We are also not a resume factory. We will never use “ghostwriters”. You will have your resume writer’s name, email, and phone number for direct communication.
With 100+ 5-star reviews and a 60-day interview guarantee that speaks for itself, you can sleep easy knowing that your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Pros: Find My Profession commits to working with each client until they are completely satisfied. Don’t worry about having a limited number of edits, or a set amount of time with your writer.
Cons: Find My Profession is a virtual/online company. While we provide services in your city, we don’t have a physical office. Also, with a focus on more senior positions, our entry-level resume service may be a bit pricey for recent graduates.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days. Can expedite to 2 business days.
Cost: $395-$895 USD
Phone: (831) 888-0967
Don't take our word for it, check out some of our 5-star reviews.
2. Docherty Career Management
Docherty Career Management, located in the Suncor Energy Centre, is run by former employment agency owner Ken Docherty. Ken has written award-winning resumes and was the first resume writer in Canada to be asked to join the Forbes Coaches’ Council. Many of his resume packages include LinkedIn profiles and interview coaching as well. The samples on his website will impress you instantly for their visual appeal. They would definitely stand out in a stack.
Pros: Ken Docherty’s top resume packages include something intriguing: a ‘Think Ahead’ resume update in one year’s time. That’s a unique offering in this industry.
Cons: The prices are on the high end if you are just starting out. That said, you would likely get an excellent return on investment from this service even when using one of the packages at the lower end of the price spectrum.
Turnaround: 5 business days.
Phone: Contact through the website’s contact page.
3. Career Impressions
Career Impressions, based in Vista Heights, is an executive resume writing service only, dedicated to creating effective personal branding packages for top-tier professionals. Expert resume writer and interview coach Adrienne Tom has written hundreds of resumes for people in the C-suite over the last 13 years.
Pros: There are some unique designs in her resume gallery. Take a look and imagine how quickly one of these resumes would catch the attention of your targeted potential employer.
Cons: It’s a hefty investment. Arguably, you would likely get a good return on that investment, but if it is out of reach for you right now, check out some of the more affordable options on this list.
Turnaround: Finalized in 14 days.
Cost: $895–2295, with the high-end packages including LinkedIn and branded cover letters.
Phone: (587) 332-6806
4. Calgary Resume Centre
Calgary Resume Centre on Varsity Drive is owned by Alison Marie, a senior resume writer with more than a decade’s experience as a recruiter. She has spent years using the ATS systems HR professionals use, and customers report an excellent response rate with the resumes her team creates. The samples on their website are crisp and visually stunning.
Pros: When you are considering your budget, note that the higher-priced packages Calgary Resume Centre offers include LinkedIn. It’s a good value.
Cons: Their rush service is 3 days. If you are truly in a hurry, there are services on this list that can do 48 and even 24 hours.
Turnaround: 5–7 business days with rush service available.
Phone: (403) 774-7422
5. Wordscapes Resume Service
Wordscapes Resume Service offers a one-on-one, in-person consultation about your experience and career goals before writing your resume completely from scratch. Their resume writer has 33 years’ experience in the industry and provides a no-risk guarantee on all his work.
Pros: Their resume packages all include a 45-minute session with a personal coach. If you are looking for an introductory career coaching session, this could be a good value for you.
Cons: There are no price ranges on the website. It would have been nice to have at least a range of pricing to see since others in the industry provide that. There are also no resume samples to look at.
Turnaround: A self-described ‘quick’ turnaround.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (403) 288-8911
6. We Love Resumes
We Love Resumes has over ten years’ experience writing resumes. By industry standards, they offer an affordable service with their all-inclusive packages. They serve job seekers from a variety of industries, including oil and gas. Their services are 100% guaranteed.
Pros: New grads, listen up. The $175 student and entry-level resume package includes a LinkedIn profile. That’s an absolute steal.
Cons: This is a writing service only, so if you are looking for an arrangement with a bit of career advice or coaching involvement thrown in, there are plenty of other great options on this list.
Turnaround: First draft in 1–3 business days.
Phone: (855) 243-9090
7. Professional Edge Resumes
Professional Edge Resumes is owned by award-winning, certified Canadian resume writer Jennifer Miller. She is a published career expert who can write a clean, modern resume for you whether you are a recent graduate or a C-suite executive. After filling out a questionnaire, you will have a 45–60-minute consultation with her to discuss your experience and the best way to market your skills to potential employers.
Pros: One of the first things you will notice about her excellent resume samples are how easy to read they are.
Cons: She has no verified third-party reviews for us to check out.
Turnaround: Within 7 days.
Phone: (403) 860-1381
8. Resume Calgary
Resume Calgary president Ozzie Saunds is a career advice contributor you may recognize from CTV, Calgary Herald, Workopolis, Moneysense, and Canadian Immigrant. He is a former recruiter who knows the value of a well-written, well-presented resume infused with exactly the right keywords. Check out his helpful Computer Optimization tab if you are curious about how ATS systems work.
Pros: There are focused, visually appealing samples on the website that would make a great first impression. There are also some cost-effective add-ons if you just need a small service. Their LinkedIn optimization service is just $50, for example.
Cons: Their website is chaotic to get around, but according to reviewers, the human aspect of the business is stellar.
Turnaround: 3–5 business days.
Phone: (403) 879-2225
9. Calgary Resume Services
Calgary Resume Services has two locations in the Calgary area to serve you. They serve a very wide range of industries and can offer you interview coaching and other forms of career advice. If you are new to the country, they partner with an immigration service to help ease your transition to the Calgary job market. They offer special pricing for students and the military.
Pros: Their higher-priced packages, while expensive, offer a lot of value. They include things like LinkedIn, and even resume distribution if you need it.
Cons: Reading the company’s ‘about’ page, there are some major grammatical issues. That seems out of step with a resume writing company, whose job it is to ensure that your resume is above reproach. That said, their customers do not report frequent spelling errors.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (587) 997-6306
10. Calgary Career Counseling
Calgary Career Counseling is perfect for clients who are happy with the format and content of their existing resume but want a detailed review to look at grammar and spelling to ensure their resume is targeted to the correct job postings.
Pros: Calgary Career Counseling provides in-person visits or phone consultations. This is nice if you are looking to meet with your career expert in person and you are local to Calgary. Their career coaches seem to be highly qualified as their website says they are all Master's or Ph.D. level Psychologists and Career Coaches.
Cons: If you were looking for a company to completely redesign, rewrite, and work your resume from scratch, this may not be the best fit. However, if you are looking to save some money and hire someone to look over your already completed resume, this service might be perfect for you.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (403) 261-5085
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Calgary, Alberta:
Airdrie, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Chestermere, Strathmore, Indus, Morley, Drumheller, Hanna, Okotoks, High River
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