Powerfully Persuasive Resumes
from my Vancouver Resume Writing Service

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

  • presenting your brand, establishing your value proposition, and demonstrating the positive ROI you will bring to your next employer,
  • outlining key accomplishments, explaining how they helped your employers, and providing readers with enticing hints of how you made them happen,
  • showing that you can build, serve on, manage or lead outstanding cross-functional teams, and
  • proving your are readiness to take on bigger challenges.

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. I did it by creating powerfully persuasive resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that made the right job interviews happen.

What’s the Winning Difference?

There are several professional resume writers in Vancouver, so why should you choose me? Here are three reasons why I deliver stronger, more persuasive resumes that win job interviews and make my clients happy that they hired me.

First, unlike many resume writers who have HR backgrounds, my work was in sales, customer service, financial supervision, and purchasing in businesses across Canada. This varied operational background gives me a huge advantage as I ask the questions that uncover critical accomplishments that helped you – and your employers – achieve your goals.

Second, interviewing skills. Professional resume writers add persuasive power to your resume by uncovering and presenting forgotten accomplishments that show hiring managers how well you will perform in the positions they need you to fill. Growing up, I watched my Dad – an eminent TV journalist – interview hundreds of people. Watching him uncover key details in news stories taught me how to uncover the key successes in a client’s job history. 

Finally, I answer the questions managers would love to ask in a job ad but can’t. Questions like: “What crises did you manage?” “What disasters did you clean up?” or “Did you do the right thing when you were faced with an ethical challenge?” Answering these unaskable questions is another way of making you stand out.

Here are some examples of the difference my interviewing has made for others. Call me today and find out how you can put these same skills to work for you. 

Here’s What Clients Say About My Help:

Andrew O’Brian CEO, Quiport Corporation

Andrew O’Brian
Chief Executive Officer, Reach Airports

“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

Creating a resume that presents your successes is only half the battle. 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 resume might not win an interview because it doesn’t emphasize the exact mix of skills and accomplishments that make you a perfect fit. That’s why the next step in my resume writing service is to align your resume to ensure you present the best fit possible for each job you apply for. 

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 prepare for your job interviews.

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 looking for a new position 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 BC job search takes well over 15 weeks. (Not to mention that getting into a new job sooner can more than pay for your investment in your new resume.)

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.

Currently, more than 90% of BC’s job seekers rely on resumes that give the writer’s name, contact information, education details and job list. These resumes also describe 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 did you do your job?”

If your resume doesn’t answer that question, it’s an average resume. And because average resumes don’t give hiring managers any reasons to put them in the “to be interviewed” pile, HR professionals consistently tell us that they fail to produce interviews in more than nine out of ten applications.

Many of us know that we should focus on our successes when we write resumes. Yet when we sit down facing the blank screen, we find that we can’t remember more than one or two professional accomplishments before our minds freeze. 

That’s where I can help.

I’ve helped hundreds of clients get past that mental block. I do it by asking detailed questions that trigger memories and uncover successes. 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?

Successes like delivering significant sales growth, creating helpful policy or procedure improvements, devising successful operations strategies and effectively managing a business emergency make all the difference. These are the kinds of stories hiring managers and recruiters use to identify the people they want to interview. And when your resume presents stories that show you delivering successes, job interviews start to happen.

But I don’t stop with uncovering and listing your accomplishments. In a day when most hiring managers don’t give more than a glance at each resume, I carefully select the presentation strategies that ensure your success stories will get their attention – and make the impact you deserve.  

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, you’ll have another opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

How We’ll Create Your Outstanding Resume Package

To deliver consistent and successful results in today’s tough business climate, the resume writing process you choose must outperform yesterday’s outdated methods. So when you work with me, we’ll use a process that has proven effective over many years – a resume writing process designed to focus on uncovering all your successes and showing interviewers that you have mastered all the challenges of the position they must fill.

We’ll begin with you reviewing your career details with the help of a questionnaire I personally designed after years of experience in uncovering key details. The goal of the questionnaire is not to get every bit of the information I need, but to help you review your professional experience from perspectives you will likely not have considered. When we meet for the interview, I’ll ask questions that will trigger forgotten memories and reveal the unmentioned achievements that make you a stronger candidate.

And there’s a fringe benefit to this process: 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. Along the way, we’ll develop strategies to address any issues that may be hindering your job search. 

You might be wondering, “What’s the turnaround time?” Under normal circumstances, I can produce your resume in about a week’s time. But if you have a tight deadline, I’ll make special arrangements to meet it.

So don’t rely on yesterday’s conventional resume writing process. Instead, help me craft for you a resume that works in today’s business world.

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Providing Help When – and Where – You Need It Most

From my base in Vancouver, BC, I’ve helped hundreds of clients move on to bigger and better jobs. These folk were not just from BC’s Lower Mainland. Clients have sought me out from other Canadian cities, the US and several countries on four continents. With this experience, I know that I can provide the state-of-the-art resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile tools to make your job search short and successful, no matter where you are from – or where you want to work.

If you’re looking for work with an English-speaking company anywhere in the world, I’ll provide a resume that meets local content expectations while powerfully presenting the value you represent to prospective employers in places as diverse as the United States, Gabon, the UK, Germany, the Cayman Islands, the Arabian Gulf, and Australia.

 

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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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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.