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Review of Resume Writers...

From complimentary resume critiques to guaranteed interviews, professional resume writing services are competing for your business. But not all such services are created equal. Former recruiter David Alan Carter trained a critical eye on the most popular of the bunch. Here's what he found.
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ResumeWriters.com

Visit... Resume Writers.com 

Achieving our highest ranking, this company is the largest network of professional resume writers on the Internet, and holds a 99.99% customer satisfaction rate. They guarantee you'll have interviews within 60 days. 24-hour rush service available...
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Student, grad & entry-level: $169.95

Mid-career professional: $199.95

Senior-level executive: $299.95

GreatResumesFast.com

Visit... GreatResumesFast.com

Writing sparkles from a team of HR Execs, Hiring Managers and former Recruiters. And that includes the company CEO. Your writer will spend 1-2 hours on the phone with you to get it right. 99.9% success rate. 60 days of free unlimited revisions...
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Student, grad & entry-level:
$595.00

Mid-career professional: $595.00

Senior-level executive: $795.00

Monster.com

Monster Resume Writing Service

A familiar name in the job search world. But how do their resumes stack up? Actually, but the company contracts out their resume writing to a 3rd party. While that isn't a problem in and of itself, complaints are mounting...
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Student and recent grad: $129.00

Mid-career professional: $189.00

Senior-level executive: $349.00

ResumeCorner.com

 Visit... Resume Corner.com 

 

Top notch writers lead the list of reasons to consider this service. Each is certified and holds a minimum of a Master's Degree and industry-specific expertise. Up front pricing, 1-on-1 phone consultation, and an interview guarantee...

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Resume: $149.00

Resume plus Cover letter: $179.00

ResumesPlanet.com

ResumesPlanet.com

Less than a hundred bucks buys a resume. And the company guarantees an interview. So, what's not to like? Well, the quality is simply not there. The Better Business Bureau rates them poorly. And then there are the complaints...
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Student and recent grad: $89.95

Mid-career professional: $94.95

Senior-level executive: $104.95

e-resume.net

Rated "Best of the Bunch" by the Los Angeles Times. Makes us wonder whether the Times ever tried to get an email answered by the firm. Our ranking reflects growing customer complaints, unresponsive service...
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Student and entry-level: $119.00

Mid-career professional: $155.00

Senior-level executive: $245.00

1-on-1-Resumes.com

AVOID THIS ONE
(Serious Negatives) 

1-on-1-Resumes.com

One low price fits all levels of experience, and the company even guarantees you'll land an interview. So what's wrong with this picture? Well, writing is less than adequate, and the Better Business Bureau has revoked their accreditation...
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All Resumes: $89.95



About Our Ratings...

We evaluated dozens of professional resume writers and resume services in the course of developing this site. We reviewed everything from one-man shops to boiler room operations employing dozens.We saw prices ranging from $39.00 to $1000.00 and everything in between. Needless to say, the vast majority of these companies didn't make the cut. Why? Four reasons:

Quality of Workmanship

We're former resume writers, ourselves (see "Who We Are"). After ten years in the business, we know a thing or two about writing a resume. Like how to draw relevant information out of a client. Like how to put that client's best foot forward on paper through subtlety of language. Like how to use design and layout to marketing advantage. It drove us a bit crazy at times because we're perfectionists. Though we're no longer writing resumes, those job skills, that perfectionism, is still there--and we look for it in other writers. Most of the time, sadly, we don't find it. When we do, we sit up and take notice. So quality of workmanship is what we value the most.

Price and Value

Because we know what it takes to go from telephone interview to finished resume--in terms of time and anguish--we know fair pricing when we see it. Which explains why the resume writing services we detail above are in the same relative ballpark when it comes to pricing. And explains why we elected not to review that resume writer charging $1000. We look for fair value.

Timeliness

When you're between jobs and out of work, every day seems a month and every month a year. Time is of the essence and we looked seriously at the sense of time conveyed by resume writers. Not everybody has to offer rush service. But they do need to provide a reasonable time frame for completing your project.

Ease

Everything's a hassle. Ever notice that? And just when you really, really need things to go right--like when you're out of work or can't take another day under the oppressive thumb of Attila The Hun, the night shift supervisor at Acme Wing Nuts--well, forget it. Hence, we put a good deal of stock in resume writing services whose web sites navigated smoothly. Where information was readily available. Where pricing was up front and clear. Companies who signaled a level of personalized service that would make us comfortable shelling out those bucks--fair as they are. In short, we valued resume writers who were easy to work with.

We've tried to provide a modicum of help in preparing a resume that reflects your unique qualifications for the job you desire. We wish you well in your job search, and trust that your career goals are just within reach.

-- David Alan Carter

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We took the most popular resume writers on the Web and put them to the test. We looked at writer certification, quality of work, customer service, pricing and guarantees.
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