Resume Writing

We build Resumes and LinkedIn profiles with an emphasis on both substance and presentation. Your new documents are developed to complement your job search goals on a visually appealing and ATS-compliant format.

Career Coaching

Whether you’re making a career change, exploring new paths, or prepping for a job interview – we can help. Bolster your career efforts with our mock interview prep and making a career change programs involving a dedicated Career Coach.

Our History

JobStars USA opened for business in 2013. Today, we’re one of the country’s top, individually-owned and operated career services practices. The original business name (JobStars LLC) officially changed (JobStars USA LLC) in 2019. The business entity is an Illinois-based LLC with a Chicago, IL principal business address.

About JobStars’ OwnerDoug Levin - JobStars USA Owner - JobStars USA LLC

Doug Levin is the Owner and Operator of JobStars USA LLC. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach with more than a decade of experience in career services. With 10+ years and 10,000+ hours of experience as a practicing Resume Writer, Doug has continuously shaped, mastered, and refined his approach to building interview-winning documents. To this day, Doug plays a central role in the delivery of top-notch career services for every valued JobStars USA client.

“My daily commitment is ensuring the delivery of top-notch services for every valued JobStars USA client.” – Doug Levin, Founder, Owner, and Operator
JobStars LLC BBB Business Review

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Keirsey™ Career Temperament Report?2021-04-24T18:53:14+00:00

The Keirsey™ Career Temperament Report ($95 value) assists career professionals, job seekers, and students with career exploration. Report includes expert advice on career options, tips on communication, and insight on navigating the job market based on personality type. This information is particularly beneficial when aligning career choices with your innate strengths and preferences.

Here is a sample completed Keirsey Career Temperament Report.

What is the Process and Timeline2021-04-24T17:55:59+00:00

Building your new Resume requires effective information gathering and collaboration for an end-product that feels genuine and authentic. The client intake process helps to gather information on important variables like your desired job title and industry. The intake process consists of an introductory questionnaire and a telephone call.

After completion of the intake process, your first drafts are prepared and uploaded into the client portal within 5 business days. You may request 30 days of draft revisions to ensure full satisfaction. Final documents are prepared in both MS Word and PDF along with additional information and resources to make the most of your new Resume.

We pledge to deliver on the following timelines:

  • First drafts delivered in 5 business days (after completion of intake process)
  • All draft revisions delivered in 3 business days (per each round)

In general, the Resume Writing process typically lasts from 10 to 30 business days (start to finish). This timeline takes into consideration completion of the introductory questionnaire, telephone intake call, first draft development, draft revisions (up to 30 days), and preparation of final proofed copies.

What Are the Client Terms?2022-09-30T21:37:11+00:00

Please see our participation terms and conditions for more information relevant to paying clients.

How Does Rush Work?2022-01-30T16:17:32+00:00

First drafts are normally delivered within five business days. Adding rush service to your order means first drafts are delivered within two business days.

Please bear in mind, these timelines require your participation in completing the client intake process (online introductory questionnaire and telephone consultation).

**Rush timeline applies to your Resume and Cover Letter only. We currently do not do Rush for LinkedIn Optimization.

How Does Making a Career Change Work?2021-04-24T18:51:48+00:00

This program offers a combination of emotional support, practical guidance, and a greater sense of accountability in making a successful transition. We do not use rigid road-maps, this is a 1-on-1 program designed to offer practical advice specifically for you.

Intake Process

The client intake process begins with an online introductory assessment to provide more information regarding your career transition. After that, a 20-min intake session is scheduled to connect with your Career Coach prior to beginning your program.


Upon completion of the client intake process, you will be asked to complete both the DISCstyles™ Self Report and Keirsey™ Career Temperament Report.

Coaching Sessions

Making a Career Change includes three 50-min coaching sessions. This program is designed to help you understand your individual strengths, weaknesses, values, and motivations as it pertains to identifying rewarding and uplifting career paths. This program is also designed to set you on a path towards executing on making a successful change.

Logistics and Timing

This program is hosted within our dedicated client portal. Phone sessions are conducted on a recorded, confidential phone line. We also use Zoom video conferencing as needed. Generally recommended is a one-week interval between each session. This may go faster or slower, based on your needs and availability.

What is the Difference Between DIY and PRO for LinkedIn?2021-04-24T20:23:39+00:00

Do it Yourself (DIY)

DIY means doing the LinkedIn profile updates yourself.

We create the content for your LinkedIn™ profile on a helpful and informative worksheet. Simply copy and paste from this worksheet into your profile in the appropriate categories. Great option if you’re confident in your ability to optimize your LinkedIn profile without professional assistance.

Professional (PRO)

PRO means we do the LinkedIn profile updates for you.

In addition to preparing the content for your profile, we perform the work of optimizing your LinkedIn™ profile. This process requires providing a temporary password and granting access to your profile account. Great option if you’re unfamiliar with the inner-workings of how to properly optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Is PRO Worth the Extra Cost?2021-04-24T20:27:28+00:00

Yes, it saves time and ensures top quality.

Optimization requires populating your profile with quality content in the appropriate categories. It means scrupulously ensuring consistency and strong visual appeal. It means adding enough skills and the proper keywords to add depth and substance.

However, you can totally do it yourself too! We provide the content for your LinkedIn profile on a helpful worksheet, along with links and tips for doing it yourself.

What is LinkedIn™ Optimization?2021-04-24T20:24:02+00:00

LinkedIn Optimization is a top-to-bottom service for building the strongest possible profile using all the components of your LinkedIn profile. This includes developing an opening summary, individual job descriptions, long-form projects, and more.

LinkedIn is a widely used platform among hiring managers and recruiters. You’ll want a strong LinkedIn profile that works in tandem with your Resume and accurately communicates your level of seniority and industry specialization.

We create bespoke content for your LinkedIn™ profile (DIY) on a MS Word document. Unlimited revisions are included for 30-days to ensure your complete satisfaction with your LinkedIn profile content before it goes live.

For an additional charge, we offer a service for performing the work of optimizing your LinkedIn™ profile (PRO) on your behalf. Please read the following FAQ for a closer look at the differences between DIY & PRO for LinkedIn.

What is 30 Days Post Program Correspondence?2021-04-24T18:49:55+00:00

This allows you to keep the conversation going with your Career Coach for 30-days after your final session concludes. Write out your thoughts, comments, and questions in a private message to your Career Coach. Please allow 1 business day turnaround time for replies.

What is the DISCstyles™ Self Report?2021-04-24T18:53:57+00:00

DISCstyles™ Self Report ($95 value) is a self assessment for understanding your personal style. It identifies ways you can apply your personal strengths. JobStars USA is an Authorized DISC Administrator™.

Here is a sample Completed DISCstyles Self Report.

What if I Have Multiple Targets?2021-04-24T17:58:31+00:00

One of the keys to building an interview-winning Resume is establishing a clearly defined target with respect to your desired industry, occupation, and/or seniority level.

Our 2nd Focus Resume is beneficial when you have multiple divergent targets.

Using appropriate keywords and key phrases (pertaining to each unique focus) is the key to building a document that scores well with applicant tracking systems during the online application process.

How Does Mock Interview Prep Work?2021-04-24T18:52:41+00:00

Preparing for an upcoming job interview is one of the most critical elements of job search success. This program is designed to boost your interviewing preparedness and confidence through practice, repetition, and constructive feedback.

Intake Process

The client intake process begins with an online introductory assessment to provide more information regarding your interview strengths, weaknesses, and needs. After that, a 20-min intake session is scheduled to connect with your Career Coach prior to beginning your program.

Coaching Sessions

Mock Interview Prep includes five 30-min coaching sessions. This program is designed to explore the psychology of behavioral interviewing as well as providing a forum to practice roleplaying questions and answers to questions.

Logistics and Timing

This program is hosted within our dedicated client portal. Phone sessions are conducted on a recorded, confidential phone line. We also use Zoom video conferencing. Generally recommended is a one-week interval between each session. This may go faster or slower, based on your needs and availability.

Can I Do Sessions After Hours?2021-04-24T18:50:31+00:00

Yes. Nights and weekends are available upon request and availability.

How Do We Protect Client Information?2022-08-10T18:51:18+00:00

JobStars USA is dedicated to safeguarding personally identifiable and sensitive client information. Please see our Customer Privacy Policy for a detailed breakdown on what information we collect, how we use it, and how it is stored.

How Do Unlimited Revisions Work?2022-02-21T13:46:25+00:00

Unlimited Revisions allow for edits, revisions, and questions for a period of 30-days after receiving your first drafts.

We do our very best to develop flawless documents on the first try. Your input is helpful in building documents that are properly aligned with your goals. Constructive feedback and helpful comments and questions are welcomed and encouraged.

The process for making revisions typically involves downloading the document in MS Word and using track changes / comments to make markups, then uploading your revised draft into the secure and confidential client portal. Although written revisions tend to be most productive, phone call requests are happily accommodated too.

Unlimited Revisions is for refining and fine tuning the master version of your Resume. If you have multiple targets, please consider adding 2nd Focus Resume to your order for the development of a secondary version.

We aim to provide timely and thorough responses. Please allow up to three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.

May I Do Only LinkedIn™ Optimization?2021-04-26T12:51:00+00:00

Yes! If you only seek help with LinkedIn that is not a problem. Please visit LinkedIn™ Optimization for complete details on this standalone service.

Can We Do a Phone Call?2021-04-24T17:56:31+00:00

Yes, an in-depth phone consultation with Doug Levin is a standard part of the intake process. This discreet and confidential phone call is beneficial to the Resume Writing process for familiarizing with your background and fleshing out your objectives (occupation, industry, and seniority level).

Upon first draft delivery, document revisions are typically handled through written correspondence, although phone calls are happily arranged upon request.

What is the Timeline?2021-04-24T18:49:05+00:00

Generally recommended is a one or two-week interval between each career coaching session. This may go faster or slower, based on your personal preference and availability.

What Are the Rates?2023-01-08T03:06:54+00:00

Resume Writing

For help with your Resume – our services are offered at a few different price points.

Our most affordably priced service (Resume Refresh) starts at $250 for professionals. Our full-service Resume Packages range from $500 to $1,600 (depending on several factors). For exact pricing, please visit the service page and scroll below the FAQs to make your selections and see pricing.

Career Coaching

We offer two different Career Coaching programs at the $495 price point as well as individual A La Carte Sessions for $150.

View Rates

All rates are posted here on the JobStars website. Please visit your desired service page to see exact pricing.

What is Resume Distribution?2021-04-24T18:02:40+00:00

We send your Resume and an accompanying Recruiter Letter to 500+ retained and contingency recruiters at major third-party search firms including Korn Ferry, Boyden, Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, and Christian Timbers.

Savvy recruiters are always looking for high quality candidates to place. This service is incredibly convenient for getting your Resume into the email inbox of hundreds of Recruiters with numerous job openings to fill.

How it Works

After gathering information on your job title, industry, and seniority level we develop a Recruiter Letter that accompanies your Resume during send-off. Along with your Resume, this letter is emailed to 500 – 2,000 recruiters at staffing and search firms.

Recipients are chosen based on relevancy as it pertains to your desired industry, occupation, and geographic location. After sendoff, you receive an MS Excel spreadsheet with a list of all the recipients and their contact information.

Resume Distribution is a one-time sendoff. Sending your Resume and Recruiter Letter to 500+ nationwide recruiters is a fast, convenient, and pain-free way to jump-start your job search. Results vary from person to person depending on many factors.

How Will My New Resume Look?2022-01-30T16:17:24+00:00

The key to success in today’s modern hiring environment is building a visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resume. Your document should capture human interest while also satisfying the keyword requirements of applicant tracking systems.

To that end, we maintain a small collection of carefully crafted formats that meet these standards. We select the style that best fits your needs while employing customizations for tailoring your document as needed.

Generally speaking, most private-sector Resumes are one or two-page documents (depending on your experience level) prepared in MS Word.

Who Do We Serve?2022-10-19T19:57:09+00:00

JobStars USA serves individual job seekers including entry-level through executive-level professionals across a broad range of industries and occupations. We help professionals in the local service area (Chicagoland), nationwide, and globally to those eligible for employment in the US, US territories, and Canada.

Here are some examples of recently served clients.

* Job Title | Seniority Level | Industry | Geographic Region

  • Sales and Business Development Executive | Management | SaaS and Technology | Austin, TX
  • Maintenance and Warehousing Associate | Professional | No Industry Specialization | Philadelphia, PA
  • Mechanical Engineer | Management | Defense and Space Manufacturing | San Francisco, CA
  • Chief Executive Officer | C-Suite | Energy and Utilities | Salt Lake City, UT
  • VP of Internal Audits | Management | Banking | Chicago, IL
  • Marketing Associate | Professional | Ad Agencies | New York, NY
  • Operations Manager | Management | Healthcare | Miami, FL
  • VP of Marketing | Management | Consumer Packaged Goods | New York, NY
  • Sales Manager | Management | SaaS and Technology | Chicago, IL
  • Director of Global Logistics | Management | Electrical, and Electronics Manufacturing | Seattle, WA
  • Project Manager | Management | Construction | Chicago, IL
  • Senior Business Analyst | Management | Fintech | San Francisco, CA
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager | Management | eCommerce | Miami, FL
  • Lead Pastor | Management | Theology | Chicago, IL
  • Senior Tax Analyst | Management | Banking | Chicago, IL
  • Business Analyst | Professional | Oil and Gas | Dubai, UAE
  • Agriculture Technician | Professional | Agriculture | Indianapolis, IN
  • Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist | GS 13-15 (Federal) | Criminal Justice | Los Angeles, CA
  • Sales and Business Development Manager | Management | Healthcare | Minneapolis, MN
  • Chief Intelligence Officer | GS 13-15 (Federal) | Criminal Justice | San Francisco, CA
  • VP of Analytics | Management | Fintech | Boston, MA
  • Director of Environmental Policy | Management | Science | Washington, DC
  • VP of Marketing and Strategy | Management | Sports and Entertainment | Cleveland, OH
  • Human Resources Manager | GS 13-15 (Federal) | Healthcare | Baltimore, MD
  • Chief Operating Officer | C-Suite | Real Estate | Chicago, IL
  • In-House Counsel | Professional | Legal Services | Chicago, IL
  • Human Resources Business Partner | Professional | Retail | Denver, CO
  • VP of Product Development | Management | Consumer Packaged Goods | Chicago, IL
  • Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs | GS 13-15 (Federal) | Government Administration | Washington, DC
  • Senior Director of Labor Relations | Management | Aerospace and Aviation | Dallas, TX
  • Senior Director of Engineering | Management | Telecommunications | Philadelphia, PA
  • Technical Product Manager | Management | Computer Software | Minneapolis, MN
  • Park Ranger | GS 8-12 (Federal) | Wildlife and Parks | Flagstaff, AZ
  • Change Management Consultant | Management | Fintech | Columbus, OH
  • VP of Manufacturing Engineering | Management | Transportation | Seattle, WA
  • Director of HR | Management | Technology and SaaS | Charlotte, NC
What if I Need More Sessions?2021-04-24T18:50:52+00:00

It’s quite common to desire additional time with your Career Coach. For more time, you may add 1, 2, or 3 A La Carte Sessions after your program ends to keep working together.

What is JobStars USA?2022-08-12T17:05:29+00:00

JobStars USA is a career services practice in the business of helping job seekers achieve their career goals. This involves engaging in the delivery of Resume Writing and Career Coaching services for individual professionals.

Download: JobStars Menu of Services (PDF)


What is Included in My Order?2021-04-24T17:59:57+00:00

We offer a matching Cover LetterThank You Letter, and References List in the same layout as your new Resume to ensure you’re fully equipped for the job search.

Additionally, the following worksheets, exercises, and guides are free for download within the JobStars USA client portal.

Job Search Guides

  • Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Guide to Behavioral Interviewing
  • Guide to Cover Letters
  • Guide to Facing Unemployment
  • Guide to LinkedIn Settings
  • Guide to Networking
  • Guide to Professional References
  • Guide to Quitting Your Job
  • Guide to Salary Negotiation
  • Guide to Working With Recruiters

Career Discovery Worksheets & Exercises

  • Career Discovery Pondering Questions
  • Career Values Identification Workbook
  • Researching Occupations Exercise

Goal Setting Worksheets & Exercises

  • 3 Month Vision Worksheet
  • Annual Goal Setting Worksheet
  • Rocking Chair Life Visioning Exercise
  • SMART Goal Setting Exercise
  • Understanding The Why of Your Goals
  • Wacky Wild Goal Brainstorming

Interviewing Worksheets & Exercises

  • Elevator Pitch
  • Interview Cheat Sheet
  • Interview Recap Worksheet
  • Interview Script

Job Search Worksheets & Exercises

  • Company Target List Worksheet
  • Job Search Fundamentals Checklist
  • Job Search Tracker (excel)
  • Monthly Goals Worksheet
  • Requesting an Informational Interview

Self Improvement Worksheets & Exercises

  • Boost Your Strengths Exercise
  • Weakness Zapper

Self Reflection Worksheets & Exercises

  • 360 Feedback Exercise
  • Find Your Hidden Treasure
  • Get Perspective Worksheet
  • Job Focus Grid
  • Personal SWOT Exercise
  • Sample Values List
  • Top 10 Cognitive Distortions
Why Do Rates Vary?2021-04-24T18:00:23+00:00

Rates vary based on seniority level. This is a fairly good indicator for how time consuming and complex a project typically is. Please select the level that most appropriately describes your experience and career profile.

Is JobStars USA an Employment Agency?2022-08-10T18:23:49+00:00

No. We are exclusively a career services practice that provides Resume Writing and Career Coaching for individual job seekers. To find employment agencies by industry try using our popular List of Employment Agencies.

Where Can I Read Customer Reviews?2022-10-04T21:07:26+00:00

Please visit our Customer Reviews page to read BBB testimonials from former JobStars USA clients.

Is JobStars USA a Certified Administrator?2021-04-24T18:47:55+00:00

Yes. JobStars USA is a certified administrator of the DISCstyles™ Self Report as well as the Keirsey™ Career Temperament for aligning your career choices with your innate strengths and preferences.

Message From the Owner

Allow me to personally thank you for visiting my website and taking time to learn more about my business JobStars USA.

Affiliate Program

The JobStars USA Affiliate Program rewards our valued online and offline partners for their referrals.

Brand Ambassadorship

Our Brand Ambassadorship Program is a recognition and rewards program for our valued former clients.