Vancouver is one of the most “livable” cities in the world. It’s routinely in the top 5 on multiple lists.
Everyone wants to live there.
Competition for jobs is high.
That’s why you must have a first-class resume.
Putting together a high quality resume is much more complicated than many realize.
A simple google searched template isn’t enough.
Recruiters throw the cut and paste style resumes away first. Screened out.
It pays to have a pro write your resume.
This is important if you want an edge over the competition.
Here are 10 of the best resume writing services in Vancouver.
Best Resume Writing Services In Vancouver
Here’s the 10 services for those who don’t have the time to read it all.
Workpapa is an American-based resume writing team that works globally, including Vancouver. Their mission is to make the best resumes possible for their clients. Resumes that will give them the best chance at employment.
Workpapa has experienced writers for all industries. They will cater to your needs.
Workpapa offers great service at competitive prices.
Their services include:
To ensure consumer confidence, Workpapa offers a 30 day interview guarantee. Unlimited revisions and 24 hour service is also offered.
Pros: Workpapa has a divers, in-depth website. It covers everything about who they are and what services they provide. Price and turnaround are ultra competitive, and specific. Workpapa also has testimonials and video testimonials. It also offers a free confidential resume feedback, which no one else seemingly has.
Cons: They don’t actually have a physical location/premise in Vancouver. Some clients would prefer a face to face meeting.
Turnaround: 24-48 hours.
2. Skyhigh Resumes
Skyhigh Resumes is a team of 4 certified resume writers, located in Canada. They deal with clients in Vancouver all the time. The team has a combined experience of 35 years in HR, recruitment and career consulting.
The team consists of:
Alison is the founder of Skyhigh Resumes. Over the last decade she has produced thousands of resumes. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Post Graduate in Human Resources Management.
Shawna joined Skyhigh Resumes in 2017. She has been a certified resume writer for 5 years. Her background is in Employment Services.
Christina joined the team in 2019. She has 5 years experience in Corporate Recruitment. Christina enjoys building long-term relationships with clients.
Susan joined Skyhigh Resumes in 2017. She has 15 years of experience as a Strategic Resume Writer. She also has 6 years as an Employment Advisor.
Skyhigh Resumes offers 3 basic resume packages.
Pros: The samples on their website are very good. It helps give potential clients a visual image of what they’re buying. Offering unlimited revisions is a huge perk. This only helps make potential clients confident in your services.
Cons: They do not seem to offer other services like LinkedIn profile writing, or cover letter writing. There is no coaching either. It would help to diversify their services.
Turnaround: 5-7 business days
Phone/Contact: (604) 330-2992
3. Vancouver Resume Services
Vancouver Resume Services is a resume writing service provider based in Vancouver. They have over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources field. They have a physical location in Vancouver. 1285 W Broadway.
They offer 3 categories of resume writing.
Vancouver Resume Services states it offers a “98% interview within 90 days” success rate. Also a “100% satisfaction” rate.
Aside from resume writing, they also offer career advice, and immigration services.
Pros: They offer a free resume review service. Simply upload it on their website and get feedback. This offers free values to potential clients.
Cons: The website is extremely slow to load. Very slow page speed. This increases bounce-rate, leading to more people leaving the site. Some of the information on the website is confusing/vage.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone/Contact: (604) 229-2449
4. Fast & Focused Resume Service
Fast & Focused Resume Service is run by Tim Cunningham, a certified resume writer. Before writing resumes, he had a 15 year career in sales, customer service and financial supervision. After calling it quits in the corporate world, he decided to start a small business: Fast & Focused Resume Service.
The goal of the business is to help those who need a boost to reach their career goals.
The mission statement is as follows.
“To develop effective resume strategies for clients that moves them quickly into the jobs they want.”
Tim’s resume writing process has 6 steps.
The resume writing service is packaged as either:
Pros: Besides not listing the price, the services provided and the process is incredibly well outlined. It gives a specific, measurable visualisation to the customer. He offers 2 reviews opposed to just one, which is an added bonus.
Cons: The cost/price is not stated anywhere. This is problematic as you want to be specific as possible. Create less barriers for your potential clients.
Turnaround: 36 hours for first draft
Cost: Not stated.
Phone/Contact: (604) 418-7094
FutureWorks was founded in 1997 by Dorothy Keenan. Dorothy is a certified resume writer with over 25 years of experience helping individuals find work. She has worked with all types of individuals, at different stages in their career. Some of these include:
Dorothy is also a certified Myer Briggs Type Indicator, Retirement Options and Strong Interest Inventory.
FutureWorks offer 5 different resume packages.
The packages include:
Aside from resume writing, Dorothy also provides various consulting services.
Pros: FutureWorks has tremendous samples displayed on the website. This helps potential clients visualize the value they’re buying. The one on one sessions are also of high value.
Cons: There can often be a waiting list for Dorothy’s services. This really suggests her quality, skillset and value as a resume writer. Though nonetheless, there can be a cue. That is still a con.
Turnaround: 10-15 days
Phone/Contact: (604) 618-3112
6. Channel Resume
Channel Resume is a resume writing service that only deals at the executive level. It is high-end. Channel Resume is run by Milton Kiang, a professional resume writer. Milton has over 15 years of writing experience.
Milton was also a former legal executive recruiter at the largest global legal search firm.
Milton has an extensive list of qualifications.
Milton has been published in various local, regional and national publications. These include:
Channel Resume offers resume writing, cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile writing, and University application personal statements.
Pros: the website is beautifully designed, and his ‘About Us’ page is extensive and in-depth. He really goes over his qualifications, and experience well.
Cons: His costs are quite high given they only include the resume. Others offer similar or even lower prices with more add-on value such as cover letters. Milton is marketing specifically to executives, a higher end market.
Turnaround: Not stated
Phone/Contact: (604) 838-1222
7. Career Story
Career Story is run by Kristin Vandegriend. Kristin has 12+ years of experience in the Human Resources (HR), Recruitment, and Career industries.
She has successfully helped hundreds of clients succeed in their goals. These clients range from senior level leaders, to business owners, mid-level professionals and even high school graduates.
Besides running Career Story, Kristin also advises/educates at Simon Fraser University. She helps students with job searches in the Science & Environment co-op program.
Kristin is a Certified Resume Strategiest, Certified Career Strategiest, and she is trained in narrative career counselling.
In 2017 she won both the Award of Excellence from the Career Professional of Canada.
She also offers interview coaching.
Pros: Kristin includes custom cover letters with her resume writing service. This is a good add-on value. Her website is easy to navigate and personalized. Her package deals are well listed and formatted. Easy to read.
Cons: She is not physically located in Vancouver. T his is not a problem for most, as she can be reached virtually.
Turnaround: 5-7 business days
Phone/Contact: (604) 614-3155
8. Flourish Career Consulting
Flourish Career Consulting is run by Vida Thompson. Vida has 10 years experience in the Human Resources and Recruitment industries.
Vida has a passion for building relationships with her clients. She wants to help them achieve their dream career.
Her educational background is as follows.
Vida offers services for individuals and businesses.
Pros: Vida offers a free resume review service. This can help potential clients gauge her expertise. It helps them understand the value they might get from her services.
Cons: She does not have any samples available on her website. Samples help potential clients visualize the value they would get from you.
Turnaround: 5 business days
Phone/Contact: (604) 689-4070
9. Careers By Design
Careers By Design was founded in 2005 by Shirin Khamisa. Shirin is an ICF Certified Coach, Career Counselor and licensed HeartMath provider. She works with all types of different professionals. She has helped thousands of people in one-on-one sessions.
Shirin leads the Careers By Design team. The team includes:
Tammy Banfield deals with the resume writing services in Vancouver.
The resume writing service is offered on 3 different career levels. There is a basic, essential and premium package for each career level.
The basic package offers a face to face 45 minute consultation with Tammy, a custom resume and a 3 day turnaround. The essential package adds a custom cover letter. The premium package adds LinkedIn profile writing.
Pros: Careers By Design offers flexible payment for their resume writing services. This is something I have only seen them offer. This gives potential clients more options.
Cons: There is only a couple certified resume writers. There might be a cue/wait for their resume writing services.
Turnaround: 72 hours
10. Vancouver Resume Writing
Vancouver Resume Writing was founded in 2001. Their team of expert resume writers offers a customized, personalized service. The team got their start in the career business as executive recruiters. This ensures they know what employees are looking for.
Their process starts with an in-depth questionnaire. This will judge your career history and professional background.
With this information, the team of writers will then put together a draft of your resume. It will be professional and will present your skills and experiences. They will be effectively communicated.
They will offer follow-up service for 4 days after.
Pros: The different packages are well listed on the site. They are easy to read. The packages include a lot of value for the price.
Cons: Some of the text is small and hard to read. None of the specific writers or team members are listed. It is vague. It doesn’t personalize the team to the potential customer.
Turnaround: 72 hours
Phone/Contact: (604) 800-4168
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I am very happy with my resume, I could not have written it better myself. Delighted with the excellent service from Workpapa. Both my resume and cover letter were brilliantly revamped! Great value for money and also very quick turnaround with the express service if you are in a rush. Service was excellent and on time.
Absolutely exceptional service received from signup to delivery and follow up. Gratified with the quality of the service.
The job I got offered is a perfect match for my skills and qualifications which your services so professionally and eloquently made visible.
Amazing, I would recommend to anyone.
Work papa was efficient, friendly, highly helpful and very knowledgeable.
I am very satisfied with the output and recommend workpapa to anyone looking for a professional resume writing service.
Excellent attention and highly recommended
First, you select your career level and complete your order on our site.
Then, you complete our simple questionnaire and upload your current documents.
After that, you login to our site and discuss your project and concerns with your writer using our status portal.
Then, your writer will complete your Resume and give it back to you in PDF or Word Doc form.