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Joy Cohen

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, Joy Cohen is a Subject Matter Expert on the topic of Résumé Writing, and
works in private practice as a Career & Human Resources Consultant and Employment Counsellor,
providing services Canada wide, to job seekers, and companies, primarily in Alberta’s oil and gas sector.
She is a Registered Professional Recruiter, Certified Professional Résumé Writer, and holds a Bachelor’s
degree in Human Services. She is an experienced counsellor with a strong background in social work.

Joy's 10+ years of consulting experience spans 4 key areas: career and employment advising, recruitment
practices, résumé development and facilitating diverse adult learner groups in person and online. Industry
career advising experience: Education, Health, Manufacturing, Construction, Government,
Telecommunications, Engineering, Geosciences, and Oil and Gas. She has worked successfully with job
seekers from Blue Collar through to Executive and C Suite Level candidates.

Behind the scenes, Joy has completed numerous candidate résumé development projects on behalf of
various Alberta recruitment firms, so that their candidates can be shown in their best possible light to
potential employers. As a former Instructor at Bow Valley College at the Chiu School of Business, Joy
taught and developed employment preparation courses, which include: networking and job search skills,
résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills and LinkedIn profile development, to a variety of soon to be
graduating students.

Publications, Workshops, and Appearances
• Best Selling Author of Take Aim: How to Get Noticed and Hired in Tough Times.
• Co-Author of Surviving the Downturn: What’s changed in job search, why you never hear back,
and what to do about it.
• Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
• Canadian Heavy Oil Association
• Instrumentation Society of Automation
• Regular Presenter at SAIT, U of C, GeoSkills and Alberta Student Energy Conference
• Critical Job Search Skills for New Grads: What to Do Before You Write Your Résumé
• Calgary Public Library: Get Your Résumé Past the Gatekeepers, Career & Industry Change,
Interviewing Skills, Turbo Charge Your Job Search with LinkedIn