Someone once asked Carrie, “Of all the things you have done as a career professional, what is your greatest passion? Her answer was immediate “Resume Writing!” This was the question that launched Resume Pro Canada.
Resume development brings together Carrie’s skills in interviewing, marketing and writing. Her curiosity about various fields and occupations means there are not many jobs she hasn’t researched over the years. Carrie believes that a good resume is the cornerstone to career management. It is the foundation that everything else is based on, whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking for that “end of career” job. A good resume that communicates what you have to offer will be the key.
“Helping clients recognize the skills they have to offer and hearing their excitement when they see their resume is the best part of my work. It is also pretty exciting when someone calls to say they have landed the job of their dreams.” Carrie Wakeford
Resumes and Cover Letters
For over 25 years, Carrie Wakeford has been designing and developing resumes and employment letters for individual job seekers in Canada. She has provided individual and group training in career exploration and job search. As a trainer and manager of a career centre, Carrie has trained and supervised career counsellors and resume writers. She has developed workshops and online job search training, including an in-depth resume writing program.
Carrie’s experience includes developing and facilitating job search groups and providing individual counselling and coaching in all areas of career management including labour market research, career decision making, job search techniques, skills identification and interview skills development. She has also designed and facilitated on-the-job training for career practitioners. Carrie has provided extensive outplacement services in both Peterborough and Lindsay Ontario. She teaches online in the Career Development Professional program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario.
Labour Market Research
Carrie has led extensive research projects that involved interviewing employers about their hiring, resume screening and interview experiences. She has also studied the Canadian Labour Market extensively. She has developed career exploration and job training for job seekers and New Canadians. Through this experience she has developed a sound knowledge of the labour market in Canada with a specialty in Ontario.
Carrie is a Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) with Career Professionals of Canada (CPC).
Carrie has been a member of Career Professionals of Canada for 6 years. She is on their advisory committee and communications committee and acted as a website evaluator. Carrie was a judge of CPC’s national resume contest for three years.
Carrie won the Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) “Outstanding Career Professional Award” 2019 for her work in the field.
Carrie received the Executive Director Award from the Career Professionals of Canada.
She was recognized in a national competition for her “New Graduate – Entry Level Professional” resume.