Final Draft Resumes was founded in 2019 with the goal of helping career-driven professionals land the right job opportunities through tailored, professionally-written career documents. Our cofounders formed the company after recognizing the need for high-quality resume services that professionals could trust their careers with.
Our clientele includes finance and pharmaceutical CEOs, senior managers in top consulting firms, and recent graduates working for startups and Fortune 500 companies. We've worked with clients in the following industries:
Business Analysis and Intelligence
Government and Public Service
Who do we write for?
We write resumes for professionals at every stage of their career, from executives to established professionals and early career professionals.
Our clients generally fall into one or more of the categories below:
They're busy executives that simply don't have the time to prepare their own resumes amid an already full schedule.
They're experienced professionals that are great at what they do but aren't familiar with current resume writing standards or hiring practices.
They've gone their entire career without needing a resume and have no idea where to start.
They're looking to pivot industries and need help positioning themselves.
They thought they had a strong resume, but have applied to hundreds of jobs with no success.
Since founding Final Draft Resumes in 2019, we've written thousands of resumes for CEOs, VPs, directors, managers, and individual contributors in situations like those above, helping them understand and establish their value and regain confidence in their job search.
Our Team of Expert Resume Writers
James began his career as a Recruiting Specialist with AECOM where he screened and interviewed thousands of internal applicants across multiple divisions including civil engineering, IT, accounting, and finance. James discovered that otherwise qualified candidates were frequently rejected from interview opportunities due to poorly written resumes.
He transitioned to independent career consulting in 2012 where he provided local writing services in the Edmonton area, while maintaining and growing a national and international list of clients from the US, UK, Asia, and Australia.
Since 2012, James has been writing resumes for Canadian, US, and international job seekers from all backgrounds.
James currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta and spends his time between family, managing the business, and engaging with his clients. You can some of the articles he has written on our Career Blog.
You can also follow him on LinkedIn for resume and job search strategies and advice!
Alex began his career as a scientist in the environmental services industry, overseeing environmental assessment projects in Western Canada.
While his formal training is in the sciences, he has 10 years of experience in technical writing and business communications. In 2019, he cofounded Final Draft Resumes, leveraging his diverse and powerful background in science, engineering, and communications to bolster the company’s knowledge-base in these fields and provide technically accurate and high-impact career documents.
In addition to running day-to-day operations, Alex provides subject matter expertise, writing, and editing services to clients with technical backgrounds and to-date has directly written and edited over 350 resumes.
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What makes Final Draft Resumes different than other resume writing services?
We're a professional services firm that takes our clients' careers and success very seriously. We are committed to delivering a superior level of service and integrity that you won't find with most other services.
James and Alex, our cofounders, are also our resume writers, with over 20 years of combined experience in recruiting and business communications. They've collectively reviewed and written thousands of resumes and have a deep understanding of what hiring managers look for.
Why are your prices higher than those of some other services?
Our fees represent the time and effort we put into each client's resume, from the initial consultation phone call, research and analysis, writing process, and revisions, we typically spend 7 to 10 hours on a resume.
You'll get to work with your writer throughout the entire writing process. We never outsource our services to other writers.
Have you written resumes for someone in my industry before?
We've been doing this for over 10 years, and have written resumes for professionals in most industries. Some of the industries we've written for are presented below. For a more comprehensive list, click here.
For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.