Why Choose Me?
You deal directly with the owner, a former employment agency owner, experienced executive recruiter, media contributor, and resume writing specialist. Recognized as an industry expert by CBC, News 1130, CKNW, CGA Association, BIV, and many more. See my Resume Samples here.
I am the most experienced resume writer and strategist in Western Canada with over 18 years of experience in crafting resumes that impress even the most intransigent of hiring managers as an employment agency owner, executive recruiter, and professional resume writer. I know of no other resume writer in Western Canada who can offer the depth of expertise and blended skillset I bring to your project.
CMRW - I am the first Certified Master Resume Writer in Canada and 1 of only 39 worldwide. The CMRW credential is issued by Career Directors International and is the industry's oldest and most prestigious master-level resume credential, and the only one endorsed by the CDI. I was unanimously accepted as an elite master resume writer by the certification committee on the submission of my first portfolio.
By being awarded this credential, I demonstrated myself as being the only writer in Canada capable of meeting & maintaining the professional standards of excellence, innovation, and versatility required to receive acceptance into an elite group of writers based in markets including New York, Chicago, Sydney, and Melbourne.
I am also a Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a member in good standing of the most recognized and respected international associations in the industry, Career Directors International and the PARW/CC. I am sought out by some of the very brightest and best in the country, to include Fortune 500 executives, trailblazing entrepreneurs, high-ranking public officials, and a former member of the Prime Minister's innermost circle.
Former Executive Recruiter - I use my consulting expertise to uncover your unique qualities. Having worked as an executive recruiter, I am uniquely placed to understand the hiring practices of many leading employers. Furthermore, I use my consulting background to extract all of the information I need to write your documents. As such I will never ask you to waste your time filling out a questionnaire template or worksheet designed to have you do all the work!
Some of the companies who have benefited from my expertise include: Alberta Health Services, Shell, Chevron, Encana Corporation, Fluor, IBM, Finning International, Motorola, and more.
Look Beyond the Certification - When seeking to partner with a resume writer, assess their employment background. Are they speaking from experience? Do they have hands-on experience of actually crafting resumes to impress hiring managers, or are they merely regurgitating and repeating information they have found in books, newsletters, or online courses?
What insights can they bring? Have they managed search assignments for Fortune 500 companies? Did they deal with hiring executives on a daily basis? Are they experienced in dealing with corporations and knowing what recruiters look for? Or is the extent of their real world employment experience limited to low level administrative roles?
My experience as an executive recruiter gives me an unrivalled insight into the hiring practices and search strategies employed by leading corporations.
Up-front pricing - With my resume service there is no secrecy, pricing gimmicks, hidden fees or 'hard-sell'. I work smart to save you money and as such can offer outstanding value when compared to less efficient and inexperienced resume writers.
Customized documents - I will personally write your resume documents. No faceless 'ghost writers' hired to do the actual writing.
100% client satisfaction rate.
Career Directors International Endorsement
"Career Directors International is proud to officially endorse Ken Docherty as a Certified Master Resume Writer. Mr Docherty has consistently demonstrated superior talents in the art of strategic resume writing and contemporary career marketing through a portfolio to prove his level of expertise.
The CMRW (Certified Master Resume Writer) designation has only been completed by a small number of professionals worldwide with the confidence and talents to submit a multifaceted professional portfolio of resumes and cover letters across a range of sectors and situations.
We consider these individuals as Career Director International’s “elite” writers. CMRWs distinguish themselves as being a class above in strategising, branding and representing their clients to the highest professional standards.
As a professional association, Career Directors International advocates the highest levels of integrity and professional scrutiny in evaluating talents. This philosophy is designed to elevate the reputation of the entire careers industry.
We are proud to endorse Ken Docherty as one of our association’s elite and the first professional resume writer in Canada to achieve this master-level credential.
Gayle Howard, Director of Certifications
Laura DeCarlo, Career Directors President
Career Directors International www.careerdirectors.com