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

    $250.00$495.00
    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

    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.

    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 call to discuss your profile. The first draft of your new content is ready within five business days. Currently, we do not offer RUSH service on LinkedIn Optimization.
    Yes, you may request as many edits and revisions as needed (during 30-day period after receiving first draft) to ensure your complete satisfaction with the new LinkedIn profile content before it goes live on your profile. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    Rates vary by seniority level and DIY vs. PRO. Please see the drop down menus below FAQ (on this page) to make a selection.
  • 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 in MS Word for your review. The timeline is 5 business days after completion of the intake process. You may send as many content edits and revisions as needed until you're satisfied with the final draft. After preparing your content we then build and launch your new personal website.

    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:
    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).

    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.
    • Thought-Provoking Introductory Questionnaire
    • Telephone Intake Call
    • New Bio in Five Business Days
    • Unlimited Draft Revisions for 30 Days
    • Final Copies (Word & 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.
    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 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 for potential placement. This service connects you with individual Recruiters with hundreds of job vacancies to fill.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.
    After your documents are distributed, those recruiters interested in learning more about you will reach out directly. This outreach is usually a telephone call or email correspondence to make contact and setup time for discussion.
    Prices vary by experience level, due to time and expertise requirements for preparing your Recruiter Letter.
  • Resume Refresh

    $195.00$850.00
    Resume Refresh for entry through executive-level professionals. Refresh is our most economical service for enhancing your existing Resume. This includes improving the visual appeal, transitioning to an ATS-friendly format, re-purposing existing content, adding recently held jobs, and giving it a professional touch. Resume Refresh is an abbreviated service allowing for 1-2 rounds of draft revisions (within 30-days).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    After placing your order, you'll log into the client portal to complete the introductory questionnaire. Thereafter, a 15-minute intake phone call is scheduled to discuss things. The refreshed draft is ready in five (5) business days (after intake call). If you need things faster, RUSH cuts that down to two (2) business days. Two rounds of revisions within a 30-day period are included for questions or edits after receiving your documents. Final versions of your documents are prepared in MS Word and PDF.
    Resume Refresh is for re-purposing and enhancing your existing Resume. This is a little different from our Bronze package which is a line-by-line rewrite and redevelopment from scratch. Here is a comparison chart:

    Comparison: Refresh vs. Bronze

    Compare

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

    Refresh

    • No
    • No
    • 1-2 Rounds
    • No

    Bronze

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Unlimited
    • Yes
    You may provide information on your recent work history, achievements, and job descriptions within the introductory questionnaire. We'll take your inputs and work those into your revised and refreshed document. This is a good work-around for building on your existing Resume. However, sometimes it's better to invest in the Bronze package to explore the granular details of your work history via a full overhaul, line-by-line rewrite, and redevelopment from scratch.
    Yes, one 15-minute intake phone call is included in this process.
    RUSH speeds up the timeline by 60%! The normal turnaround time is 5 business days for first draft delivery. However, your first drafts are ready within 2 business days via RUSH. This timelines require completion of the client intake process consisting of an introductory questionnaire and a 15-minute phone call. RUSH timeline applies to your Resume and Cover Letter only. We currently do not offer RUSH for LinkedIn profiles.
    Rates vary by seniority level and timeline. Please see the drop down menus below FAQ (on this page) to make your selections.
    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.

    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.