Individual Services

Individual Services Tag - JobStars Resume Writing and Career CoachingIndividual Services for entry through executive-level professionals across all industries.

Individual Services aim to compliment your expertly written Resume and give your job search a boost in the right direction. Doug Levin is a general practitioner with nearly 10 years of Resume Writing experience and a demonstrated mastery for helping entry through executive-level job seekers.

Popular services include LinkedIn Optimization, Personal Website, and Professional Bio as well as Resume Distribution, Resume Refresh, and Resume Rework. Looking for a Resume overhaul? Checkout the Resume Packages page to learn about the full-service Resume Writing experience.

  • LinkedIn™ Optimization

    $195.00$550.00
    LinkedIn™ Optimization for entry through executive-level professionals. The content for your LinkedIn profile is prepared and formatted on an informative worksheet for easy copying and pasting. We also offer to do the work of overhauling your profile on your behalf (Pro). LinkedIn is an incredible resource for discovering opportunities and gaining knowledge. It's also a widely used platform among hiring managers and recruiters. Get yourself a LinkedIn profile that attracts the right type of attention.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do it Yourself (DIY)

    DIY means doing the LinkedIn profile updates yourself. We create all the content for your new LinkedIn™ profile on a helpful DIY worksheet. Simply copy and paste the professionally written content from the DIY worksheet onto 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.
    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.
    The process begins with an introductory questionnaire followed by a telephone intake call to discuss things. After that, first drafts of your new profile content are ready for review within four business days. Add RUSH to your order for 2 business days turnaround time.
    Yes, you may request as many edits and revisions as needed (during 30-day period) to ensure your complete satisfaction with the new LinkedIn profile content before changes go live.
    Rates vary by seniority level, timeline, and LinkedIn preference. Please see the drop down menus below FAQ (on this page) to make your selections.
  • Networking Letter for entry through executive-level professionals. Designed for initiating communication and sparking dialogue with people in your professional network. Leverage the power of who you know. Tell people what you're looking for and how they can help you. Your new Networking Letter is a functional template requiring tweaks to ensure customization with each use. You may also request to have it tailored for one specific opportunity. Prepared as a MS Word document in first-person tense.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes! After receiving the first draft of your new Networking Letter, you have a 30-day window to request edits and revisions to ensure your complete satisfaction.
  • Personal Website

    $495.00$650.00
    Personal Website for entry through executive-level professionals. Build personal brand equity by outlining who you are in a dynamic and visually-appealing manner. Compliment your Resume and LinkedIn profile with this essential component for highlighting your specific value and accomplishments. It tells your story - presenting your accomplishments and enabling employers to see your true value and potential.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Intake Process

    After placing your order you will log into the client portal to complete the Personal Website questionnaire. This is a questionnaire for gathering additional information about your life, background, personality, work experience, and more.

    Content Development

    Content for your personal website is prepared on a word document for your review. The timeline is 5 business days after completion of the intake process. You may send changes, questions, or comments on the content until you're satisfied with it. After taking care of the content part - we move forward with building and launching your site.

    Website Hosting and Maintenance

    Your personal website includes all setup and hosting costs for the first 12 months. After that, the renewal fee to keep your site live is $225 annually.
    Your new personal website is developed from any of the following designs:
    The following resources are made available for download within the 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
    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
    Interviewing Worksheets & Exercises
    • Elevator Pitch
    • Interview Cheat Sheet
    • Interview Recap Worksheet
    • Interview Script
    Prices vary by experience level, due to time and expertise requirements for each project.
  • Professional Bio

    $150.00$550.00
    Professional Bio for entry through executive-level professionals. Your expertly written Professional Bio showcases your industry expertise, work history, personality traits, life purpose, and more (based on your needs). Great for social sites (LinkedIn, Facebook), personal website, etc. Written in first person or third person (based on your needs).

    Client Process

    • Thought-Provoking Introductory Questionnaire
    • Telephone Intake Call
    • New Bio in Five Business Days
    • Unlimited Draft Revisions for 30 Days
    • Final Copies (Word & PDF)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    First, place your order on the website. Then, log into the client portal to complete the introductory questionnaire. Thereafter, a short introductory phone call is scheduled. Your new Professional Bio is ready within five (5) business days after the intake phone call. Adding RUSH cuts the turnaround time to three (3) business days. Unlimited revisions for 30 days is included for edits and questions after first draft delivery. Final versions are prepared on an eye-catching format in both MS Word and PDF.
    There’s a 30-day window after receiving the first draft allotted for requesting edits, asking questions, and fine-turning the new Professional Bio. Please allow three business days turnaround time per round of revisions requested.
    Yes, an intake phone call is included in this process to discuss things before developing your Professional Bio.
    The following resources are made available for download within the 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
    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
    Interviewing Worksheets & Exercises
    • Elevator Pitch
    • Interview Cheat Sheet
    • Interview Recap Worksheet
    • Interview Script
    Rates vary by seniority level and timeline. Please see the drop down menus below FAQ (on this page) to make your selections.
  • Project List for entry through executive-level professionals. The Project List is an addendum to the Resume used for listing work projects, presentations, publications, and more. using a Project List allows you to list as many projects as you'd like without worrying about space limitations. Prepared as a MS Word document in third-person.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    There are lots of reasons for needing one. Here are a couple scenarios where a Project List comes in handy:
    • Technical Systems Engineer leading technical teams on a variety of unique and distinctive projects and technical initiatives.
    • Event Planner organizing and facilitating multiple conferences, speaking engagements, and fundraising events.
    Project List is prepared within 4 business day after completion of the client intake process.
    Prices vary by experience level, due to time and expertise requirements for each project.
  • Recruiter Letter for entry through executive-level professionals. Designed for connecting with recruiters at third-party staffing agencies and executive search firms. Communicate your qualifications, share your story, and capture the attention of recruiters with the potential for eventual job placement. Prepared as a MS Word document in first-person tense.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Searching for a new job in an effective manner requires utilizing as many different resources as possible to improve your odds. Connecting with Recruiters is a key element that can help boost your job search efforts.
    Yes! After receiving the first draft of your new Recruiter Letter, you have a 30-day window to request edits and revisions to ensure your complete satisfaction.
  • Resume Distribution

    $325.00$395.00
    Resume Distribution for entry through executive-level professionals. We send your Resume and an accompanying Recruiter Letter to 500+ retained and contingency recruiters representing major search firms including Korn Ferry, Boyden, Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, and Christian Timbers. Boost your job search efforts by connecting with Recruiters that may have a shared interest in getting you hired.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    First, complete the introductory questionnaire to select your desired industry, occupation, and salary requirements. Then, a Recruiter Letter is drafted to accompany your Resume. Both documents are emailed to recruiters at third-party staffing agencies and executive search firms. After sendoff, you receive an MS Excel spreadsheet with a list of all the recipients and their contact information.
    Yes! Sending your Resume to 500+ nationwide recruiters is a great way to jump-start your job search. Results vary from person to person depending on your background, credentials, and so forth. But, It is quite common to receive multiple emails and calls after sending out your Resume.
    Recruiters at third-party agencies are always on the lookout for high quality candidates for multiple positions they're trying to fill across numerous industries and occupations. Most third-party recruiters (contingency) get paid on a per placement basis. So, if you have a desirable mix of skills and experience they will want to hear from you.
    Prices vary by experience level, due to time and expertise requirements for preparing your Recruiter Letter.
  • Resume Refresh

    $150.00$750.00
    Resume Refresh for entry through executive-level professionals. Rather than doing a line-by-line content rewrite (Bronze package) - this service is for re-purposing your existing Resume. Potential improvements include transitioning to a new format, adding new jobs, improving consistency, and proofreading for quality. Resume Refresh is an abbreviated service that allows for two (2) rounds of draft revisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    As described in the product description, Resume Refresh is for proofing, editing, and re-purposing your existing Resume. This is a little different than our Bronze package, which is a deep consultation, line-by-line content rewrite, and full redevelopment.

    Comparing Resume Refresh & Bronze:

    Compare

    • In-Depth Consultation
    • Redo from Scratch
    • Draft Revisions
    • Line-by-Line Rewrite

    Refresh

    • No
    • No
    • 2 Rounds
    • No

    Bronze

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Unlimited
    • Yes
    First, place your order on the website. Then, log into the client portal to complete the introductory questionnaire. Thereafter, a brief introductory phone call is scheduled.
    • Refreshed drafts are ready in five (5) business days or less (after intake call).
    • RUSH cuts the turnaround time to two (2) business days (after intake call).
    • Two rounds of revisions included after receiving your documents.
    • Final versions of your documents are prepared in MS Word and PDF format.
    In addition to providing a copy of your current Resume, you may complete the introductory questionnaire to include information on the new jobs to add to your document.
    Yes, one 15-minute intake phone call is included in this process.
    RUSH cuts your wait time for Resume first drafts down to 2 business days (normally 5 business days). Draft revisions are ready within 1 business day (normally 3 business days). These timelines require completion of the client intake process (online introductory questionnaire and telephone consultation). RUSH timeline only applies to your Resume and supporting drafts (LinkedIn Optimization excluded from RUSH).
    Rates vary by seniority level and timeline. Please see the drop down menus below FAQ (on this page) to make your selections.

    Do it Yourself (DIY)

    DIY means doing the LinkedIn profile updates yourself. We create all the content for your new LinkedIn™ profile on a helpful DIY worksheet. Simply copy and paste the professionally written content from the DIY worksheet onto 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.
    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.
    Send a contact us message with questions.