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Old Aug 16th 2010, 1:02 am
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Hi All

Just wanted to stick up a quick thread to see if anyone can recommend a good CV / Resume writer in the Calgary area.

I figured I could contact them and have some CV's professionally created for Lauren and myself before we land in order to give us a jump start in trying to find work.

Many thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by Andy_and_Lauren
Hi All

Just wanted to stick up a quick thread to see if anyone can recommend a good CV / Resume writer in the Calgary area.

I figured I could contact them and have some CV's professionally created for Lauren and myself before we land in order to give us a jump start in trying to find work.

Many thanks in advance.

Andy
Surely you just need a resume writer, does it matter what city they are in?
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I used a company called careerjoy in Toronto - i'm still in the UK - did all the talking over the phone/email. V happy with the result - it may depend on who you get - I work in IT and can say i am very happy with my resume. I also paid for some more 'coaching' on the Canadian job market etc..

Have had a very positive job interview over skype on the basis of that Resume & im not living in Canada yet

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Originally Posted by fitchmeister
Hi

I used a company called careerjoy in Toronto - i'm still in the UK - did all the talking over the phone/email. V happy with the result - it may depend on who you get - I work in IT and can say i am very happy with my resume. I also paid for some more 'coaching' on the Canadian job market etc..

Have had a very positive job interview over skype on the basis of that Resume & im not living in Canada yet

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How much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?
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Their prices for the Resume are on their website www.careerjoy.com, it basically depends on your expected salary/position - It's cheaper than a UK service due to the exchange rate i.e. it's 1$Cdn per £1

They tend to 'package' their services but seem happy to accomodate services outside of this. e.g. i met with one of thier Career advisors for a one off meeting in Toronto to discuss generic 'working in Canada' stuff. I got lots of useful information on how to approach finding a job.

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Wow that's pretty pricey at $300 for the cheapest package although admittedly I don't know how much these things usually cost.

Their website seems to have serious code errors as well. Thanks for the link though, I'll definitely consider it.
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As a newcomer, there is help out there that is free...

http://www.rosenet-ca.org/facts/f-isa.htm has a list of all the agencies, some of which provide resume assistance.

Also:

http://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/car...b_search.shtml

http://www.ccis-calgary.ab.ca/index....137&Itemid=147

http://www.immigrantservicescalgary....ation-planning

Additionally, you can have your resume reviewed free of charge: https://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/hotline/resume.html


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http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Resume
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Originally Posted by The Aviator
Surely you just need a resume writer, does it matter what city they are in?
I suppose not but I wasn't sure if there were 'specifics' for each state. Thanks for the helpful reply though...

Originally Posted by fitchmeister
Hi

I used a company called careerjoy in Toronto - i'm still in the UK - did all the talking over the phone/email. V happy with the result - it may depend on who you get - I work in IT and can say i am very happy with my resume. I also paid for some more 'coaching' on the Canadian job market etc..

Have had a very positive job interview over skype on the basis of that Resume & im not living in Canada yet

Rgds

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Thank you Roger, I shall look into it.
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As a newcomer, there is help out there that is free...

http://www.rosenet-ca.org/facts/f-isa.htm has a list of all the agencies, some of which provide resume assistance.

Also:

http://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/car...b_search.shtml

http://www.ccis-calgary.ab.ca/index....137&Itemid=147

http://www.immigrantservicescalgary....ation-planning

Additionally, you can have your resume reviewed free of charge: https://alis.alberta.ca/ep/eps/hotline/resume.html

Excellent stuff - many, many thanks.

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Ironically, at the bottom of this thread there is a banner advert for CV's...
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Actually the banner ad on mine is for HSBC.

It's Google ads so they will usually just rotate anyway.
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Wow that's pretty pricey at $300 for the cheapest package although admittedly I don't know how much these things usually cost.

Their website seems to have serious code errors as well. Thanks for the link though, I'll definitely consider it.
Hi the price is dependant on what you are expecting - the process i went through was really quite thorough.

Good luck all

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Originally Posted by Andy_and_Lauren
I suppose not but I wasn't sure if there were 'specifics' for each state.
FYI Canada has Provinces and Territories, the US has States.
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Is it really pronounced rez-you-may?
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I think rare-zoom-eh? might be closer.
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