Powerfully Persuasive Resumes
from a Vancouver Resume Writing Service

Powerfully persuasive resume – a crucial career tool that can make your job search short and successful by:

  • presenting your brand, establishing your value proposition, identifying your business impacts and demonstrating the ROI you bring to potential employers,
  • outlining your key accomplishments and giving readers enticing hints of how you made them happen,
  • showing that you can build, lead or serve on outstanding teams, and
  • proving that you are ready to rise to the next level.

I’m Tim Cunningham, Vancouver resume writer, and owner of Fast & Focused Resume Service. I’ve helped more than a thousand clients (CEOs, other executives, mid-career managers, professionals and others) win the jobs – and the salaries – they deserved by creating powerfully persuasive resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that made interviews happen.

Let’s talk about how I can help you take the next step in your career journey.

Let Me Interview You – Before They Do

Many of us know that we should focus on our successes when we write resumes. But when we try to do that, we often find that we can’t remember more than a couple of professional accomplishments when we sit down facing the blank screen. 

That’s where I can help.  

When I interview you, I don’t stop when I find out what your job responsibilities were. Instead, I go on to ask probing questions to uncover your success stories. Questions like:

  • What corporate strategies did you conceive and execute? With what results?
  • Did you build or lead teams? How well did they do?
  • What kind of sales did you make?
  • How did you grow revenues? By how much?
  • What emergencies did you manage?
  • What new clients did you bring in?
  • How did you cut costs?
  • What new policies or procedures did you devise and launch? How did they make things better?
  • But I don’t stop there. Instead, because many companies have their own in-house jargon, I make sure I use words that outsiders will understand to recount your successes and select presentation strategies that maximize their impact.

  • Let me help you identify your accomplishments and present them in powerfully persuasive ways.

Here’s What Clients Say About My Help:

Andrew O’Brian CEO, Quiport Corporation

Andrew O’Brian
CEO, Quiport Corporation

“Thank you for your tremendous support . . . the resume was crucial in terms of selling my skills. I am off to manage five international airports as the CEO. It was a pleasure to work with you.”

Eric Li Accountant

Eric Li
Accountant

“Your magic resume writing won more than ten interviews within just three weeks and played a crucial role in landing a job with a major local company and as a board member of a non-profit. Besides the offer I accepted, I got two other offers.”

Agne Zurauskaite Business Development Manager

Agne Zurauskaite
Business Development Manager, The Economist

“In the 16 days since you sent me the resume package, I’ve been called for five interviews – in the middle of the recession!”

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LinkedIn Coaching

These days it’s not enough to have a strong resume. Because you can provide more information on LinkedIn than you can on a resume, many recruiters and hiring managers will only consider a candidate if that person has a strong LinkedIn profile.

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, I’ll show you how to set one up. And if you already have one, I’ll show you how to make it work for you by increasing reader interest and steering hiring managers to find you. I’ll also teach you how to locate and research new job opportunities and how to use LinkedIn to help you stay ahead of your field. 

 

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Resume Alignment – A Powerful Tool

Creating a resume that presents your key success stories is only half the battle. That’s why the next step in my resume writing service is to align your resume with each job ad you apply for.

A generic resume might match up perfectly with company A’s requirements and get you an interview.  But if company B’s job ad asks for different requirements, that same resume might not open the door because it doesn’t emphasize the particular skills and accomplishments that make you a perfect fit.

After more than a decade in the field, I know how to tailor clients` resumes to match the requirement of specific job ads. When you work with me, I`ll do it for you – and show you how to do it yourself. 

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Interview Preparation

By focusing your resume, your cover letter, and your LinkedIn profile on your successes, your chances of being interviewed increase exponentially.

When you arrive at your interviews, you`ll get another bonus. You`ll discover that everything that you learned during our resume consultation will have prepared you to handle the critical questions about your professional experience. When you find the answers you need on the tip of your tongue, you`ll relax and your confidence will tell the interviewer that you are ready to do the job.

Call me today to start making job interviews happen.

Why you need a professional resume writer
(if you’ve never used one before)

Finding a great job doesn’t have to be Mission: Impossible. But if you’re in the market for new employment in Vancouver’s tight job market, working with a professional resume writer can make the crucial difference between a short job search and a long one at a time when the average job search in BC is lasting well over 15 weeks.

Today’s Internet has made jobs easier than ever to find and apply for while making winning the job more challenging than ever. According to the leading job posting sites, each corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes. Of these candidates, only four to six will be called for an interview.

The vast majority of job seekers in BC (over 90%) rely on what I call “an average resume.” Along with the writer’s name, contact information, education details and job list, these resumes describes the candidate’s job responsibilities – what they did at each job – in some detail. But then the writers stop talking about what they did and turn to other matters – sometimes hobbies, sometimes computer skills, sometimes something else. They don’t give their readers the crucial answer to the question that every hiring manager or recruiter reading the resume is asking: “How well do you do your job?”

If a resume doesn’t answer that question, it gives a hiring manager no reason to put it in the “to be interviewed” pile. Which is why HR professionals consistently tell us that the average resume fails to produce an interview in more than nine out of ten job applications.

If you want to make job interviews happen, you can’t afford to rely on an average resume. For the same HR professionals also tell us that a select group of job seekers’ resumes are repeatedly winning multiple interviews.

What are these job seekers doing differently? Their resumes tell stories that show their readers exactly how well the writer can solve a potential employer’s problems. And that’s the information hiring managers and recruiters use to identify the people they want to interview.

But you may face a problem at this point: because of the way our minds work, many of us find it difficult to remember our successes. HR surveys show that most job applicants fail to highlight the full range of their accomplishments, skills and abilities in their resumes.

And that’s where a professional resume writer can make all the difference.

When your resume writer knows how to conduct a revealing interview, asks the probing questions, and digs deep beneath the surface of your job history to uncover the successes you’ve forgotten or haven’t realized were relevant, you’ll get a powerfully persuasive resume that quickly opens the doors to new opportunities and careers.

Let me identify and emphasize your accomplishments and character traits while building your confidence. After that, I’ll show you how to take full advantage of another crucial difference between the average resume that doesn’t work and one of my “magic” resumes that makes job interviews happen.

Let`s talk about creating a resume package that provides hiring managers and recruiters with all your success stories and accomplishments.

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Providing Help When You Need It Most

From my base in Vancouver, BC, I’ve helped more than a thousand clients move on to bigger and better jobs.  Having a professional resume writer build your state-of-the-art resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile will give you the tools and the confidence to make your job search short and successful.

And before I forget, there’s one more thing. I’ll also show you how to transform the conventional thank-you note into a powerful job-winning tool all by itself. That way, once your new resume gets you the interviews, you’ll have another opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

 

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What’s Involved in Creating an Outstanding Resume Package

Today’s successful resume must go beyond yesterday’s outdated resume writing and coaching practices by demonstrating what makes you uniquely valuable to potential employers. That’s why we’ll have an extensive online interview – so we can uncover all the successes that convince your interviewer that you will master the challenges of your new role.

Although the process can seem daunting at first, my clients grow increasingly relaxed as they work through it. And once we’ve made a deep dive into what makes you unique, you’ll be a far more relaxed and engaging candidate at your interviews because the answers you’ll need will be at the tip of your tongue. 

Whether you live in Saint John, Toronto, Vancouver, or beyond, my resume services can help you eliminate any issues that may be hindering your job search.

Let’s talk about tailoring your resume and cover letter to be a perfect fit for your dream job. 

How to Choose a Good Resume Writer in Vancouver

1- Look for a professional writer who holds one of the following credentials ACRW, CARW, CPRW, MRW, NCRW.

2- Check out the samples they provide. Do they:

  • Stop short at listing job responsibilities, or do they emphasize results and patterns of success over multiple jobs? Choose a writer who highlights their clients’ successes.
  • Are those results quantified?
  • Can readers understand the significance of the results?
  • Does the writer use strategies that gain reader attention quickly?

3- Look for client reviews that mention successful results and ease of working together.

4- Talk to the writer. How many people in similar positions have they worked with? With what results?

My “magic” resumes have helped more than a thousand job seekers find new jobs faster. In addition, many of those clients received multiple interview invitations within one or two weeks.

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Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches™ (PARW)
Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW)

Resume writing is a complex process. For more than twenty years, the Professional Association of Résumé Writers have set the standards for the best résumés and their seal of a Certified Professional Résumé Writer has identified resume writers who have mastered the challenges of producing résumés and cover letters that help job seekers win the jobs they deserve faster. Today, the CPRW is so widely recognized that many career book editors will only accept prospective resumes from writers holding this credential. As a CPRW holder for more than a decade, my goal is to offer my clients an unbeatable resume writing service and to uphold the standards set out by the PARW. 

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The Gallery of Best Resumes is a state-of-the-art collection of 150 resumes and 30 cover letters written by some of the world’s finest professional resume writers.

Career Directors International

CDI is a membership-based business dedicated to building successful career and resume entrepreneurs who excel at and love what they do. Founded in 2007, CDI is known for developing several significant initiatives, including:

  • Toast of the Resume Industry awards
  • Best Practice Tips sheets
  • Expert Webinars, Video Lessons and Teleclass series
  • Career Innovator awards
  • Mega Trend reports
  • World’s Best Resume Writer awards
  • Global Career Empowerment Summit
  • Update Your Resume Month and Update Your References Week
  • Numerous media and press initiatives.