There are over 7 billion people on earth today. 30 to 60 seconds of what sets you apart from everyone else is what employers use to determine whether your resume will get a further reading, an interview or be discarded forever in the waste along with hundreds of other poorly written resumes.
Understanding the value of your resume is the first step to being successful. Imagine what a single day off work will cost then multiply by 10. Without a professional resume that is what the real cost could be in terms of lost wages, potential opportunities and pay increases.
If your resume is not closing the deal, catching a potential employer’s attention, and securing an interview, then you can be sure someone else will.
A professional resume is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY if you hope to secure a new position, advance your career, boost your pay, improve your professional profile, increase workplace satisfaction or even acquire that first opportunity straight out of high school, college or university.
As with any investment in life a resume yields what you are willing to put forth in terms of time, energy and financial resources. “Go cheap or go home” should never be the motto when creating a document that is so critical to employment and future career success.
At Lightspeed Résumés we provide a complete front to back collaborative process that includes face to face consultations, preparation, proofing, email files and permanent storage on our system for future updates.
We don’t ask you to figure out what information to include or what to leave off and there are no lengthy forms to fill. Through one on one consultation we’ll ask the questions, stimulate discussion and take care of all the paper work so that you can get back to work and focus on what you do best. It's just the right way to do things!
All Resume / CV packages include the following:
Additional services are available to aid you in your job search and assist in securing employment with the company of your choice. These include:
"I was very impressed by John and found him to be just a great person to work with. I had used other resume services in the past but none have ever come close to Lightspeed Resumes level of expertise and excellent all around customer service. I strongly believe that by securing the support of Lightspeed Resumes my CV stood out amongst other submissions and I’ve been able to secure several senior management positions in the Calgary marketplace."
- Ron de Kleyn, National Sales Director, Planet Foods
"I just wanted to let you know that I have received several very positive comments from people that have viewed my resume. In fact I did land a position with the second one that I included with an application and the Engineering Manager there commented on how well presented the information was. Thank you very much."
- Daryl Light, Drafting Manager, Cameron Canada Corporation
"Just a quick update on what has transpired with my professional career since Lightspeed Resumes completed my resume and covering letter. After posting my resume on a web site, I was contacted by a number of companies almost instantly. 2 companies were of interest to me. 1 within my industry and 1 from an unrelated industry. I accepted and am currently working for a company within the industry that I have worked in over the past number of years. My salary has increased by just under 20% and my total earnings are expected to increase by as much as 50%. Very much appreciated. Thnx."
- Wayne Korolchuk, Business Development Manager, Thermal Energy Services Inc.
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my resume. Within a couple of days of e-mailing it to all my ‘target’ employers I got several responses and job offers. I ultimately decided to accept the offer from The Westin Calgary Hotel and start today. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks again and I wish you all the best!"
- Terie Brown, Manager, National Insurance Relations, Carstar Automotive Canada
"Tomorrow will be my last day here at RTI. Last month I accepted an exciting opportunity with GE Pipeline Solutions under the Oil and Gas Division of GE Energy. I will be located in Calgary with travel to some very exotic (and some not so exotic) branch offices on the agenda. A thanks to you (Lightspeed Resumes) for the superb resume writing that got me in the door for my interview process."
- Joe Seeman, Manager of Manufacturing, GE Pipeline Solutions
"After sending out the resume that you made for me I received a response about three and half weeks ago (less than a week after sending in my resume). To make a long story short, Monday is my first day as the newest programmer for Cana-Dream. Not only does this job open quite a few doors for me, but it also gave me a 125% increase in salary! I just wanted to say thanks for all your help. If it wasn’t for the resume you wrote for me I wouldn’t have had the chance to work for these people. Thank you so much!"
- Cam Schweider, Programmer, Greenpoint (div. of Intuit Canada)
"Thank you. It was a pleasure working with you. I feel much more energized about looking for work with my new resume."
- Patricia Meadows, Office Manager, Total E&P Canada
"Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for my fabulous resume. I am getting a lot of positive feedback from employers and lots of job interviews. Have a great day."
- Myrna Schilling, Area Sales Manager, Yager Homes
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for my resume update. I have been offered a job back home and will be leaving Alberta in 3 weeks. It was well worth the investment! I would like to have future updates done by you. Do you accept out of province clients? Again, thank you."
- Holly Skedanuk, AME, Sunwest Aviation
"The resume looks great! You definitely have a way with words. You put everything I want to say in a much more intelligent and persuasive tone! I am very proud and excited to send this out!"
- Hannah Brown, Graphic Design Graduate
"Wanted to let you know that I received a number of job offers with my new resume that you wrote for me! Sure was nice to have all those opportunities to be picky. I got a job doing what I love, right here in Calgary with great pay and benefits. Thanks again John, I will pass on your name to everyone that needs it"
- Derrik Meyer, Heavy Equipment Operator