Vancouver is a vibrant place to work—so much so that Vancouver frequently features in the top five on worldwide 'Best Cities to Live In' lists. The kicker? Everyone wants to work here. So how can you stay competitive in the job market?
Start by hiring a great Vancouver resume writer.
Job searching isn’t like it was ten years ago, or even five. Your resume has six seconds to impress a potential employer.
But with a great resume writer at your back? Prepare to make a blockbuster impression.
We have sorted through hundreds of reviews and other criteria to make you a list of the best resume writing services in the Vancouver area. Use it to give yourself peace of mind as you take the next step in your career.
Best Resume Services in Vancouver
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 Resume Writers in Vancouver:
- Find My Profession
- Vancouver Resume Writing and Interview Coaching
- SkyHigh Resumes
- Channel Resume
- Career Story
- Careers by Design
- Flourish Career Consulting
- Vancouver Resume Services
- Fast & Focused Resume Service
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch resume service available in Vancouver. 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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. Vancouver Resume Writing and Interview Coaching
Vancouver Resume Writing and Interview Coaching’s Ken Docherty 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 unique: a ‘Think Ahead’ resume update in one year’s time. What a great idea.
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.
FutureWorks is owned by experienced resume writer Dorothy Keenan. In addition to a full range of resume services, all of which include three one-hour consultations, FutureWorks offers career guidance and outplacement services. All FutureWorks resumes come with a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee.
Pros: The sheer quality of the samples on the website will give you peace of mind that your money would be wisely invested here. Also, the one-on-one time that is being offered is generous.
Cons: FutureWorks sometimes has a waitlist. Which is telling, right? You can decide whether you are in a rush or have a little more wiggle room.
Turnaround: 10–15 days for a first draft.
Phone: (604) 618-3112
4. SkyHigh Resumes
SkyHigh Resumes on West Broadway is a boutique Canadian resume writing service with more than 10 years under its belt. They can bundle LinkedIn to your package and get you thinking about what you want your personal brand to be. SkyHigh offers rush services so if you need them to act quickly, they will come to your rescue.
Pros: SkyHigh’s samples are visually attractive and will give potential employers a good snapshot of you. They offer unlimited revisions of your resume, which was a pleasant surprise. Clearly, they will value your investment as much as you do.
Cons: There really were few drawbacks to spot. They don’t offer interview coaching as some other services do, but if pitching yourself in just the right way on paper and/or LinkedIn is all you need, SkyHigh could be a great option for you.
Turnaround: 5–7 business days.
Phone: (604) 330-2992
5. Channel Resume
Channel Resume is an executive resume writing service only, so if you are looking for a writer who focuses solely on job seekers at that level, you are in luck. Former executive recruiter Milton Kiang promises resumes that are sure to help propel you to the top.
Pros: Milton Kiang’s resume writing process includes meeting with you in person so if you are looking for a truly personalized service, you are sure to get it here. Some of us just work more effectively that way.
Cons: Milton’s resume writing fees are reasonable, but keep in mind that they don’t include cover letters or LinkedIn like some other high-end packages do. Everything is separate, and a cover letter will cost $350-395 to add. Decide what you need and do the math to see if this would be a good fit for you.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (604) 838-1222
6. Career Story
Career Story writer and coach Kristin Vandegriend’s mission is for you to find clarity and purpose in your career. If you are looking for a holistic approach, Kristin’s may be the resume writing service for you. In addition to resumes, she offers career guidance, interview coaching, events, and workshops.
Pros: All resume services include tailored cover letters.
Cons: She is located in Burnaby, but if you like to work virtually, this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
Turnaround: 5–7 business days.
Phone: (604) 614-3155
7. Careers by Design
Careers by Design is a successful career coaching business with a dedicated resume writer, Tammy Banfield, on the team. Reviewers say that Tammy works patiently with them to draw out exactly what their most marketable talents are. Careers by Design has three package levels called “starting out” “experienced professionals” and “leaders”, which lends a helpful simplicity to the task of choosing a package.
Pros: Careers by Design offers a monthly installment plan to spread out the full cost of your resume package. You won’t see that very often in the resume writing industry.
Cons: Because this business is primarily a coaching service, there is just one dedicated resume writer. That said, no reviews mentioned a lack of availability.
Turnaround: 3 days.
Phone: (778) 819-8492
8. Flourish Career Consulting
Flourish Career Consulting is led by Vida Thompson, who has a decade of experience in HR and recruiting. Reviewers adore her resumes and her hands-on approach to guiding her clients’ careers. When you have your resume done, you can tack on LinkedIn profile and career coaching for a bulk rate. She serves a variety of industries, including IT, health care, engineering, marketing, HR, and law. If you are interested in learning more about career development, check out one of her Vancouver-area career kick-starter workshops.
Pros: If you are undecided, test the waters with Vida’s free resume review.
Cons: Some resume samples on the website would have been helpful.
Turnaround: 5 business days with rush service available.
Phone: (604) 689-4070
9. Vancouver Resume Services
Vancouver Resume Services is a rare resume writing service that specializes in immigration services in connection with employment and integration. If you are coming to Vancouver from abroad, they could have valuable advice for you. They also do entry-level, mid-level, and executive resumes for all kinds of existing Canucks.
Pros: You can upload your resume to their website for a free review.
Cons: There are typos and some confusing information on their website. Hopefully, those kinds of errors would not appear on your resume, where there is no margin for error.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (604) 229-2449
10. Fast & Focused Resume Service
Fast & Focused Resume Service writer Tim Cunningham promises that his magic resume format will help you get more interviews and make you a stronger candidate for the job you want. The initial consultation is free and he is crystal clear about his process.
Pros: Tim will offer two review sessions of your resume rather than one, and will provide ongoing support to ensure you are happy.
Cons: The website has a page that leads one to expect a cost disclosure, but it is actually a lengthy explanation of why it is worth paying more for your resume. (We agree that it is worth investing in a good resume, but after all that, a full disclosure would have been nice.) You will have to call or email for a cost.
Turnaround: First draft in 36 hours.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (604) 418-7094
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Vancouver, British Columbia:
Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Nanaimo, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton
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