Looking for work in the Gateway to the North? From oil and gas to the tech industry, Edmonton’s employment scene is vibrant. However, it is also competitive.
That's why you need a professionally written resume.
There are scores of resume writers serving the Greater Edmonton area, but you will find so many on the Internet that sorting through them will feel like trying to find your car in the West Edmonton Mall parking lot on Christmas Eve.
The solution? Use this list!
The best resume writing services are never free, but you will find many providers on this list who will give you a healthy return on investment. They will also give you a twinkle of pride when you see just how good they make you look on paper.
Best Resume Services in Edmonton
Finding the best resume writer can be tough.
That’s why Find My Profession has created this shortlist based on our own independent research.
While all the options are great, we hope to win your business with our 60-Day Interview Guarantee and outstanding commitment to customer service.
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Edmonton Resume Writers:
- Find My Profession
- High Impact Resumes
- Edmonton Resume Writers
- Edmonton Resume Centre
- Edmonton Resume Services
- Resume Ready
- Resumes with Results
- Paradigm Resume & Career Services
- Go-Getter Resumes
- Canadian Resume Writing Service
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch resume service available in Edmonton. We are a global company headquartered in the US on a mission to master effective resumes that convert into offers.
No matter where you are in your career, we are here to help. We have some of the best resume writers available in Edmonton with expertise spanning 75+ industries.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we pair you up with a writer who has experience in your industry. You don’t have to worry about having a resume writer who is unaware of the role that you are applying for.
While the majority of our clients are Executive and C-Suite, we also work with the Government/Federal and IT Professionals in the Greater Edmonton Area.
With 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 is reliable and affordable compared to other high-quality professional resume writers. Our applicants receive direct contact with their personally assigned writer who has experience in their line of work.
Cons: Find My Profession is not physically located in Edmonton and therefore you could not meet us in person. 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
2. High Impact Resumes
High Impact Resumes has many satisfied customers who rave about the service they have received from owner Julie Marseu. In addition to resume writing, she can offer interview coaching. She has a 100% success rate at helping people either get jobs or second interviews after working with her.
Pros: If you are an entry-level job seeker or in a skilled trade, she has attractive one-page resumes on offer at a price that is not sky high (half the price of a full two-page resume).
Cons: The resume-writing process is made very clear and deadlines are given for customers to pay, but there is no deadline given for the writer to complete the work. That seemed out of balance. However, no reviews mentioned untimeliness.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (780) 488-1812
3. Edmonton Resume Writers
Edmonton Resume Writers is a team of former HR recruiters who guarantee you will get results with their professional resumes. Their premium packages give you a choice between LinkedIn profile development or interview training as an extra. They say their resumes have had 99% success at jumping through ATS hoops, which is crucial in today’s market. Edmonton Resume Writers will offer you a free resume review and has a resume gallery with an array of eye-catching samples.
Pros: You can meet with them in their Jasper Avenue office for a real face-to-face consultation.
Cons: There were typos on their website. The only reason we would point this out is that there is no margin for such errors on your resume. That said, you will have an opportunity to review your resume and provide feedback with this service.
Turnaround: 3–5 business days.
Phone: (780) 666-4768
4. Edmonton Resume Centre
Edmonton Resume Centre, located on 23rd Avenue, is run by two writers with an HR background. If you are a new grad or entry-level job seeker, check out their premium junior-level package. It includes a resume plus a LinkedIn profile for $349. What an affordable way to get your personal brand off to a great start.
Pros: Their samples are very smart-looking and eye-catching. You can immediately see that they prepare something unique for each client.
Cons: You know, we really didn’t see any. The only thing we would like to see is a larger body of great reviews for this two-woman team.
Turnaround: 5–7 business days or 3 days with rush service.
Phone: (780) 669-2165
5. Edmonton Resume Services
Edmonton Resume Services, with locations downtown and in South Edmonton, has a lot of connections with recruiters for key Edmonton industries. If you are thinking of a job with a big company in Edmonton, you may want to give this service a look. They say that 98% of their resume customers have had interviews within 90 days.
Pros: They have some very handsome sample resumes on their website and their top packages include distributing your resume to their network, which could turn out to be an excellent value for you.
Cons: Again, typos on a website, the first point of customer contact, are worrying. This sentence, in particular, caught our eye: “Selling you’re self on paper is an art.” Ouch.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (780) 800-0116
6. Resume Ready
Resume Ready is a resume writing service operated entirely on Facebook. They are based in the Edmonton area and have a solid reputation as a resume writing service. The Resume Ready Facebook page constantly posts interesting things and memes, which some people could like. (Especially millennials.) However there is not much information on Carrie, the woman behind Resume Ready.
Pros: Resume Ready does not have an actual office or staff, meaning they can charge less than most other Edmonton resume services. They also have 10 years of experience with professional resume writing. Not to mention, Resume Ready’s Facebook reviews are stellar and genuine, which is always comforting to see.
Cons: Resume Ready only has a Facebook page, which is a turnoff for some customers looking for a more professional and impressive service. Resume Ready can only be contacted through Facebook message, which could be an issue if you do not have a Facebook account.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: $65 - $225
Phone number: Not stated.
7. Resumes with Results
Resumes with Results has been delivering top-notch resumes to job seekers in the Edmonton area since 1986. Reviewers say that certified resume writer Linda Allenby is personable, empathetic, and easy to schedule appointments with—even on weekends. Reviewers also reveal that this company gets frequent referrals between colleagues and friends and that clients return to Linda for their future career needs. In addition to resumes, Linda offers career counseling, executive coaching, and interview prep.
Pros: When you hire this company to write a resume, they will add a LinkedIn profile for you for free. They describe this as a $400 value.
Cons: It would have been nice to see price ranges, resume samples, and turnaround times on their website.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Call for a quote.
Phone: (780) 450.4165
8. Paradigm Resume & Career Services
Paradigm Resume & Career Services has won several awards of excellence from Career Professionals of Canada. Writer Kamee Gilmore promises to craft you a captivating resume, CV, biography, or online profile that will get results. She has a gallery of sharp samples to look at on her website.
Pros: You can add LinkedIn optimization for $249.
Cons: Kamee is based in Sherwood Park, but if you live out that way or like to work virtually, that shouldn’t be a problem.
Turnaround: First draft in 3-5 days, final copy guaranteed in 10 days.
Phone: (780) 222-4955
9. Go-Getter Resumes
Go-Getter Resumes writer Gabrielle Suttis is a former HR professional and in-house recruiter. She spent years screening resumes, particularly for the oil and gas industry, so she knows exactly what should go on your resume if you want it to get noticed. She can confirm for us that resumes with poor grammar and formatting go straight to a potential employer’s bin. She will make sure that yours is picture perfect so it can avoid that fate.
Pros: This is a very affordable service, and if you are in Edmonton’s oil and gas industry, here is a specialist for you.
Cons: Other than cover letters, she doesn’t offer add-ons like LinkedIn. However, if a resume is all you need and you aren’t interested in the whistles and bells, this service could be for you.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: From $200 for a resume from scratch.
Phone: Contact through the website.
10. Canadian Resume Writing Service
Canadian Resume Writing Service is run by resume writer and interview coach Candice Alstad-Davies. She is ready to write you a keyword-rich, accomplishment-based, premium resume. She has 16 years of experience doing exactly that.
Pros: Her higher-priced packages include LinkedIn and interview coaching. You also get some valuable free ebooks with her packages.
Cons: Candice is based out in Grand Prairie, which is quite a hike. If you prefer to work virtually, that won’t be a problem for you.
Turnaround: A few business days.
Phone: (780) 513-0010
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Edmonton, Alberta:
St. Albert, Lloydminster, Spruce Grove, Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Grande Prairie, Fort Saskatchewan
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