Sharon Graham is Canada's Career Strategist. A recognized Canadian expert in resume, interview, and career strategy, Sharon has elevated industry procedures and practices across the nation. She holds simultaneous roles as president and principal consultant at Graham Management Group, and executive director of Career Professionals of Canada.With a superior reputation in the industry, Sharon is a consultant and advisor to a wide variety of practitioners and organizations and an outspoken advocate for ethics and integrity in the Canadian labour market.
With a vision for excellence and innovation, Sharon has been recognized by her peers on numerous occasions.
Sharon is a recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development in Canada. The Stu Conger Award - one of the most esteemed awards recognizing individuals who display outstanding vision and leadership in promoting and advancing career development and career and employment counselling in Canada. This prestigious title is Canada's premier honour presented annually by the Canadian Career Development Foundation. Leadership represents that rare combination of vision, dedication, commitment, ability to mobilize others, and willingness to work hard. The Stu Conger Award is given to individuals who exemplify those characteristics. Sharon's professional contributions, ongoing leadership, and body of work in the field are a testament to these qualities.
In 2006, Sharon was awarded the Leadership Recognition Award by her peers in recognition for her work in instituting leading-edge resources, a supportive communication vehicle, and exceptional mentoring and support to Canadian career practitioners.
Author of the highly regarded Best Canadian Resume Series, Sharon has established herself as a recognized expert in resume, interview, and career strategy. She has been featured across the Canadian media including Report on Business Television, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star. An industry pioneer, she authored the first fully Canadian content book on resume writing - Best Canadian Resumes. This is a volume rich with her writing and more than 100 samples submitted by Sharon and her esteemed colleagues. Best Canadian Resumes has become a one-of-a-kind resume sample book used as a textbook and resource for practitioners across Canada.
In keeping with that pioneering spirit, Sharon founded Career Professionals of Canada in 2004, setting the cornerstones for quality service, highest ethical standards, and provision of expert advice. As CPC’s executive director, she ensures that the mandate of this national organization - enabling Canadian practitioners to achieve their career, business, and organizational development goals- is upheld with integrity.
A firm believer in advancing the field, through CPC, Sharon has delivered cutting-edge innovations and strategies to career practitioners in the government, academic, not-for-profit, and private sectors. She has personally trained, mentored, and developed hundreds of resume writers, employment consultants, outplacement consultants, and other practitioners.
Sharon has championed the creation of a professional certification program to validate the expertise of career professionals across the nation. She is also the force behind CPC’s Awards of Excellence program, ensuring that peers in the Canadian careers industry recognize those who demonstrate the levels to which she aspires.
As owner and operator of Graham Management Group, Canada’s leading resume writing and career transition firm for six-figure professionals, she is frequently sought for her expertise in positioning her clients to meet the future head on. Sharon handpicked a consulting team of professionals also known for excelling in their craft. All possess current industry certifications and have been featured in foremost Canadian media as experts in their fields. Sharon matches these specialists very carefully to the needs of her customers.
Devoted to helping her clients achieve their goals by offering highly personalized solutions, Sharon provides comprehensive, hands-on assistance tailored to each individual’s needs. Through GMG, she produces strategic targeted documents, which also display her creative custom design savvy. Nothing stays static, as
Sharon is constantly developing and expanding service offerings. Her clients know that the packages she delivers feature the most current strategies and positioning to leverage their strengths, accomplishments, and unique selling points.
Sharon is an active member of:
- Career Professionals of Canada (CPC)
- Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
- Career Masters Institute (CMI)
- Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
The designations that Sharon possesses further reinforce her credibility and expansive knowledge base:
- Master Certified Resume Strategist (MCRS)
- Master Certified Interview Strategist (MCIS)
- Master Certified Career Strategist (MCCS)
- Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
- Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)
In her earlier career, Sharon contributed her services as a senior executive and consultant to a wide variety of individuals and organizations. She is a talented business writer who has successfully taken on a wide variety of corporate assignments. Her projects span website content development, policy and procedure manuals, job descriptions, feature articles, and other business correspondence.
The passion that Sharon feels for the successes of her clients and colleagues extends to her personal life. A devoted volunteer and advocate of human and animal rights, she seeks to make a positive difference in every life she touches.
The leadership excellence and counsel that Sharon provides instil utmost confidence. She has acquired a reputation in Canada, and beyond, that is reflective of her knowledge, integrity, dedication to client requirements, superior service, and outstanding product delivery. It is no surprise that her business is largely a referral-based network of delighted clientele.
Sharon knows that the success of her clients and colleagues is her success!