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RESUME NEWS FLASH ! Our package fees have changed. We've invented a new way of writing resumes and, as a result, are now able to offer full packages from as little as $175. *
Supervisory, Lower/Middle Management, and Professional resume packages start at $199. Technical packages range from $199 to $239, depending on degree of complexity. Senior Management and Executive resume packages start at $259. All resume packages include a concise cover letter (detailed letter typically costs $75, satisfaction-guaranteed).
Hourly rate: $50. Minimum: 1 hour.
NOTE: The section with the aqua background, below, is no longer valid. Fees are subject to change without notice.
* HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applied to all amounts, regardless of how you pay, for residents of Ontario and other provinces where such tax is levied. Rate charged is that of purchaser's province. In some cases, GST (Goods & Services Tax) or PST (Provincial Sales Tax) is applied. We do not charge tax to persons residing outside Canada.
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FEES

 
NOTE: Amounts in Canadian dollars
 
In Toronto, you can get a resume for as little as $25 or pay thousands. Obviously, there is a reason why people pay thousands. A lot of work goes into preparing a high-quality document, and we'll detail this at a later time. Suffice it to say that some writers belong to professional organizations (we belong to several), and a small percentage of these go through an exhaustive certification process (we did).

In 2007, we introduced a "Starter" package for those who have reasonably good English skills (or have access to help with English), but need assistance in distinguishing themselves favourably from their competition. For a limited period, we are offering this service for only $77.00.

We already know this approach works because several clients have hired us to do exactly the same thing at an hourly rate. One client acquired successive contract positions as a software engineer and returned, recently, for a resume update. The Starter package delivers the same kind of benefit at a flat rate. Please click here for full details.

All other packages are comprehensive in nature. For these, our prices are roughly in the middle (in relation to what other resume writers are asking). We charge enough to allow us spend the time needed to create an excellent document, but the amount we charge is easily recouped when our client acquires employment or is awarded a promotion. For a detailed overview of the resume writing profession in Toronto, please click here.

FLAT RATE / HOURLY RATE

In general, there are two ways of purchasing services from a resume writer: flat rate and hourly rate. We're no exception. Most of our resume clients prefer the flat rate because they get more value per dollar spent. Some clients choose the hourly rate because they don't require much of our time, and this option gives them more control over the process. After all, if you're paying for somebody's time, you can pretty well choose how that time is spent. Whenever you buy a package (of any kind), there have to be restrictions in order to keep the fee from skyrocketing.

Our packages are described below. If you prefer to pay by the hour, please give us a call.

RESUME PACKAGES

Our clients have received comprehensive resume packages for as little as $249.95 by qualifying for our Standby Specials (TM).

Most businesses, including resume services, give clients incentive to maximize usage of their services. We at Résu-Card ® do the opposite.  If you have the time and skill required to do some of the work yourself (for example, many of our clients have excellent word-processing skills), we encourage you to do that, and we save you money by doing only what you need us to do.

Various packages are available to those who visit our Scarborough location. All our resumes are "competitive" — so-called because they are guaranteed to distinguish you favourably from your competition. Click here to read about the philosophy behind this concept.

    

All packages are now available in Microsoft ® Word and include a FREE digital file (disk or email), so that you can revise documents yourself and "Word-attach" them to emails when applying for jobs. If you don't find a package here that suits you, let us know, and we'll customize one for you!

Writers offer packages on the assumption they can predict roughly how long a job will take. In 99% of cases, we can. If there are special circumstances that prevent this, we will offer you an hourly rate instead.

CONDITIONS
 
Package prices apply only when (a) you learn about us through our own advertising, e.g., this site, and (b) we work directly with one individual. Package prices do not apply when you are referred to us by an external individual or organization.
 
Some of our clients prefer to have a second person present while documents are being completed. This is okay. But if more than one person is in our office while a document is being prepared, our hourly rate applies. There are no exceptions.
 
However, we do have a waiting room. You are welcome to have another person or persons accompany you and stay in our waiting room while your document is being completed. In this case, package prices rule.
 
Other conditions apply to Standby Specials (TM). These conditions are outlined at the end of the section on that topic.

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"Starter" Resume: only  $75.00

This is our lowest-priced package. It is based on the principle that most employers screen candidates in or out within 20 seconds. What we do is write the first segment of your resume. We ask questions to determine your best qualities and showcase them within the first half-page. This will generate interest and give the employer an incentive to read the rest of your document.

Since most employers form their impression of you on the basis of the initial segment, this approach gives you a good chance to make the "first cut" in the competitive process.

As mentioned above, we already know this approach works.

ESTABLISHING CREDIBILITY

We do not merely list or describe positive qualities, as is frequently done by resume writers. We support each claim with evidence. Anybody can list positive qualities. Since it is widely held that a significant percentage of candidates exaggerate their qualifications, a mere list is not worth anything. To establish credibility, you need to present evidence, and we guarantee that we will do that.

    

In other words, we write the most important part of your resume. We do this within one hour. This package is offered on the conviction that:

  • Many of you are fully capable of writing the rest of the resume yourself.
  • The initial segment will be powerful enough to distinguish you favourably from your competition, regardless of what you add to it.
  • The positive first impression thus created will give you:
    • The edge you need to generate interest in you as a candidate.
    • A significant advantage over applicants who do not engage the services of a professional, i.e., the vast majority of applicants.
UNLIMITED OPTIONS

On completion of this package, you have the following choices. You can:

  1. Leave the premises and complete the resume on your own, if you are confident of your ability to do so.
  2. Engage our services to add more information and further distinguish yourself from your competition.
  3. Engage our services to complete the entire document for you.
  4. Leave, think about it, and decide later.
As an added bonus, this package is fully upgradable. Should you discover that you need additional help, you can upgrade it to any other package by simply paying the difference.

Also, this package gives you the opportunity to:

  • Check us out to see how good we are, with minimal investment on your part.
  • Get a really good idea of what a Certified Professional Resume Writer can do for you.
  • Have the satisfaction of getting your resume started—often the most difficult part of the task.
Package includes:
  • A laser printout
  • A digital file that contains:
    • The text we have written
    • A Microsoft Word template you can use to complete your document
    

Economy Resume: $299.95

This package is suitable for all but those seeking professional, technical, managerial or executive positions.

It comes with an attractive website. To see what it looks like, please click below. Enter the User Name "perform" and the Password "service" (this security device prevents search engines from spidering the site). Click here to view our Economy sample. This is only one of several attractive designs that are compatible with Microsoft ® Word and come with a FREE, matching Word file on disk. The other designs will be uploaded as soon as time permits.

  • We guarantee we will find at least 3 favourably distinguishing features and incorporate them into your resume.
     
  • Package includes:
     
    • FREE Website.
    • FREE Hosting for 6 months under a short Web address.
       
    • FREE Concise cover letter with letterhead. You may, at your option, target a specific position. This letter refers to your resume, but does not repeat information contained in that document. Nor does the letter go into detail regarding your background. (We welcome the opportunity to write a detailed cover letter to accompany your resume. Please click here for samples and fee information.)
       
    • FREE digital files containing resume and letter, on disk or by email. These files are available in Microsoft ® Word format.

     
  • Up to two pages, using regular-sized twelve-point font.
  • Summary and two additional sections, normally "experience" and "education." Contrary to popular belief, this format is sufficient for most job applications.
     
  • Work experience during last 7 years.
  • Five hard copies.
     
  • Attractive design with matching Website.
     
  • There may be extra charge for resume:
    • Based on specific job posting or predetermined structure.
    • With large graphic files.

     
  • Click here for further details.

 
    
 
 

Technical Resume: $349.95

Similar to Economy Resume, but this one includes an extra, technical section. To view samples, click either of the following links, then use the "Back" button on your browser to return:

  • Visit our huge portfolio and click on any of the technical job categories.
     
  • Click here for a resume of an Engineering Technician that:
     
    • Distinguishes him favourably from his competition.
    • Sells his services strongly within the first half page.
    • Works on all three major types of browsers.
    • Downloads within 2 seconds on a slow modem.
    • Fits on one page when word-processed.
       
    • Epitomizes the client's efficiency by minimizing the time required to read the document.

     
    This is one of several designs that are compatible with Microsoft ® Word and come with a FREE, matching Word file on disk.
The other designs will be uploaded as soon as time permits.
  • We guarantee we will find at least 3 favourably distinguishing features and incorporate them into your resume.
     
  • Package includes:
     
    • FREE Website.
    • FREE Hosting for 6 months under a short Web address.
       
    • FREE Concise cover letter with letterhead. You may, at your option, target a specific position. This letter refers to your resume, but does not repeat information contained in that document. Nor does the letter go into detail regarding your background. (We welcome the opportunity to write a detailed cover letter to accompany your resume. Please click here for samples and fee information.)
       
    • FREE digital files containing resume and letter, on disk or by email. These files are available in Microsoft ® Word format.

     
  • Up to two pages, using regular-sized twelve-point font.
  • Summary and three additional sections, normally "experience," "education" and "technical skills." Contrary to popular belief, this format is sufficient for most technical job applicants.
     
  • Work experience during last 7 years.
  • Five hard copies.
     
  • Attractive design with matching Website.
     
  • There may be extra charge for resume:
    • Based on specific job posting or predetermined structure.
    • With large graphic files.

     
  • Click here for further details.

 
    
 
 

Professional Resume: $399.95

  • We guarantee we will find at least 3 favourably distinguishing features and incorporate them into your resume.
     
  • Package includes:
     
    • FREE Website.
    • FREE Hosting for 6 months under a short Web address.
       
    • FREE Concise cover letter with letterhead. You may, at your option, target a specific position. This letter refers to your resume, but does not repeat information contained in that document. Nor does the letter go into detail regarding your background. (We welcome the opportunity to write a detailed cover letter to accompany your resume. Please click here for samples and fee information.)
       
    • FREE digital files containing resume and letter, on disk or by email. These files are available in Microsoft ® Word format.

     
  • Up to three pages, using regular-sized twelve-point font.
  • No limit to number of sections, e.g., those listing publications or affiliations.
  • No limit to number of years covered.
  • Five hard copies.
  • Attractive design with matching Website.
     
  • There may be extra charge for resume:
    • Based on specific job posting or predetermined structure.
    • With large graphic files.

     
  • Click here for further details.

Lower / Middle Management Resume:  $399.95

  • We guarantee we will:
    • Find at least 3 features that favourably distinguish you with respect to supervision or administration at the managerial level.
    • Incorporate them into your resume.

     
  • Package includes:
     
    • FREE Website.
    • FREE Hosting for 6 months under a short Web address.
       
    • FREE Concise cover letter with letterhead. You may, at your option, target a specific position. This letter refers to your resume, but does not repeat information contained in that document. Nor does the letter go into detail regarding your background. (We welcome the opportunity to write a detailed cover letter to accompany your resume. Please click here for samples and fee information.)
       
    • FREE digital files containing resume and letter, on disk or by email. These files are available in Microsoft ® Word format.

     
  • Up to three pages, using regular-sized twelve-point font.
  • No limit to number of sections, e.g., those listing affiliations.
  • No limit to number of years covered.
  • Five hard copies.
  • Attractive design with matching Website.
     
  • There may be extra charge for resume:
    • Based on specific job posting or predetermined structure.
    • With large graphic files.

     
  • Click here for further details.

 
    
 
 

Executive / Senior Management Resume: $499.95

Package includes detailed cover letter.
 
The following document is not merely a sample of our work, but an actual  resume  of a Chief Executive Officer who built gross revenues from $1 million to $22 million per annum. His company became one of the most highly reputed industrial spring manufacturers in North America. To view this executive resume, please click here).

Our next sample also describes the achievements of an actual candidate, a General Manager who operated a leasing company in Oman. There, "General Manager" means the same thing as Chief Executive Officer in Canada. During his tenure our client reduced his company's classified portfolio (3+ months overdue) by $17 million, or 61%, and within a single year increased net profit from $1.176 million to $3.756 million. To view the resume of this executive, please click here. This resume has an introduction that consists of a cover letter adapted for the web. Through submission of these documents, this candidate was hired by a Canadian company.

Check out these executive resume samples to see how we distinguish our candidates favourably from their competition, advocate strongly on their behalf, and effectively sell their services to employers! For over 80 additional resume / cover letter samples, please click here.

  • We guarantee we will find at least 3 distinguishing features and incorporate them into your document.
     
  • Package includes:
     
    • FREE resume Website.
    • FREE Hosting for 6 months under a short Web address.
       
    • FREE Detailed cover letter with letterhead.
    • FREE digital files containing resume and letter, on disk or by email. These files are available in Microsoft ® Word format.

     
  • Up to four pages, using regular-sized twelve-point font.
  • No limit to number of sections or number of years covered in this document.
  • Five hard copies.
     
  • Attractive design with matching Website.
  • Counter not included in package, but available for nominal fee.
  • There may be extra charge for resume with large graphic files. Click for details.
For further information, please give us a call anytime.

Prices are subject to change in either direction without notice and apply to Scarborough location only. Sales to Canadian residents are subject to 13% HST.
 
    
 

 

 


S T A N D B Y   S P E C I A L S   [tm]

Book now to visit our Head Office in Toronto within three days, and save up to 50% ! To qualify, your appointment must be attended within three days of the time it is booked. If not, the regular fee applies.

NOTE
 
Standby Specials are offered as an incentive to use our services when we are not busy. Our motive in implementing this program was to become more busy, and we did. In periods of high demand, we are booked more than three days in advance. During these periods, unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer special prices.


There are two ways in which you can save money:

  • Investing in a competitive resume package (minimum $59.95).
     
  • Receiving a discounted hourly rate. Regular fee: $150.00 per hour. However, if you qualify for our specials, you may request and receive a lower rate, which fluctuates with demand (minimum $75.00).
Minimum fee for initial visit: $50.00. However, you are at no risk. We commence the process. If you don't  L O V E   the result, we keep the document, you keep your money. Our satisfaction rate over the last twelve years is 90%. In 2007, it was 99%. We have hundreds of references.

DISCLAIMER: Standby Specials are available to those who respond directly to our advertising and ask for them up front, i.e., when the subject of fees is first discussed—normally in our initial conversation. We reserve the right to exclude those who (a) were referred by another person or organization, (b) previously declined our services, or (c) previously used our services. However, even if you fall into one of these categories, you may qualify for a discounted hourly rate. Please call to ask.
 
    
 
Starter Resume Package: $59.95 (save $15)
  • Suitable for applicants with reasonably good English or access to someone who can assist with language.
  • Dare to be different. Distinguish yourself from your competition.
  • Click for further details.
Economy Resume Package: $249.95 (save $50)
  • Suitable for all applicants except those seeking technical, executive or senior management positions. If you are in one of these categories, please scroll down.
     
  • Free Web hosting period doubled from 6 months to full year!
  • Click for further details.
Technical Resume Package: $299.95 (save $50) Professional Resume Package: $349.95 (save $50) Lower / Middle Management Resume Package: $375.00 (save $24) Executive / Senior Management Resume Package: $449.95 (save $50) Cover letter $75.00 (save $75, as against regular price of $150)
  • Details your background and experience in relation to position sought.
     
  • The following samples are cover letters that have been adapted for the web:
    • The first is about an accomplished administrator.
    • The second is about a graduating college student who acquired her dream job as an arborist for the City of Toronto after submitting a link to her site.

     
  • Our resume is good; our letter is better. Resumes are properly written in telegraphic (abbreviated) style. Through prose does a writer truly shine.
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DISCLAIMER

  • It is your responsibility to ask for our "special" when you book your appointment. Once the fee is established, and you agree to pay it, the fee will not be reduced.
  • Be sure you are able to attend. If you cancel, then book another appointment, the regular fee applies — even if initial appointment was booked at special rate.
13% HST is applied to all amounts. We try to post fee increases in advance, but on occasion this is not possible. Appointments are contingent on availability.
 

 
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