Resume Writing Services - JobStars Resume Writing and Career CoachingResume Writing Services for professionals of all industries and experience levels.

Resume Writing Services for entry through executive-level professionals. Doug Levin is a general practitioner with nearly 10 years of Resume Writing experience and a demonstrated mastery for helping job seekers effectively market themselves.

Visit the Resume Packages page to compare and select from Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages. Consider the Individual Services such as LinkedIn OptimizationPersonal Website, and Professional Bio to compliment your expertly written Resume and give your job search a boost. Returning Customers may explore 2nd Focus Resume and Resume Rework. Specialty Resumes like Curriculum Vitae (CV)Military Transition, and Federal Resume have unique requirements and standards.

  • Bronze Resume Package

    $495.00$795.00
    Resume Writing for entry through executive-level professionals. Your new Resume is prepared from scratch on a visually appealing and ATS-friendly layout to align with your goals. Copies are uploaded into the portal within 5 business days after completion of the client intake process. The process includes unlimited revisions for edits for 30-days after receiving first drafts, to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final documents. Use the dropdowns below to remove/add a Cover Letter to your order.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.
    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.
    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. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    We strongly believe in developing visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resumes. Your document should capture the attention of the human reader while also satisfying the keyword requirements of applicant tracking systems. It must be both! JobStars USA maintains a small library of carefully crafted Resume formats that meet this standard. We select a format that best fits your needs while employing variations and customizations to tailor your document as needed.
    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.
    Bronze includes 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
    First drafts are normally delivered within five business days. Adding rush service to your order means first drafts are delivered within two business days. This cuts your wait time by 60%! Please bear in mind, these timelines require your participation in completing the client intake process (online introductory questionnaire and telephone consultation).
    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.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    $695.00$1,295.00
    Curriculum Vitae (CV) for entry through executive-level professionals. Your new CV is prepared from scratch on a visually appealing and ATS-friendly layout. Copies are uploaded into the portal within 5 business days after completion of the client intake process. The CV-writing process includes unlimited revisions for 30-days after receiving first drafts, to ensure your complete satisfaction. Use the dropdowns to add LinkedIn Optimization to your order to compliment your new CV.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CV Writing

    Building your new Curriculum Vitae 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. 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 CV. 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 CV-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.

    LinkedIn Optimization

    If you purchase LinkedIn Optimization, it begins upon completion of the CV Writing process. This is comprised of two parts: (1) developing the content for your LinkedIn profile (2) performing the actual live profile updates. Developing the content for your LinkedIn profile means preparing custom descriptions for each component of your LinkedIn profile including the introductory summary, work history, projects, education, certifications, organizations, and much more. Similar to the CV Writing process, unlimited revisions allow for refinements and improvements to the proposed content before it goes live on your LinkedIn profile. The end-result is a LinkedIn profile that is on-par and working in compliment to your new CV. For more information, please see the LinkedIn FAQs on this page.
    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.
    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. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    Typically, in the US, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is for those with extensive and/or specialized academic training. This includes college professors, PhD students, judges, scientists, medical doctors, and more.
    Unfortunately, no. CVs are more complex and time-consuming than normal. In order to maintain high quality service, we currently don't offer Rush for CVs. The normal timeline is five business days turnaround after completion of the client intake process. It's best to give at least two weeks of lead-time before you need a finalized document.
    Curriculum Vitae includes a matching Thank You Letter and References List in the same layout as your new CV. 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
    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 CV 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 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.
    Yes, it saves time and ensures top quality. Doing a profile properly requires carefully updating each section and populating it with quality content in the appropriate categories. You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We provide the content for your LinkedIn profile on a worksheet with links to instructions and examples. Familiarity with LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful.
    Yes, this is the most cost effective way to build your new CV and LinkedIn Profile. Savings are already baked into the cost of this package which includes LinkedIn Optimization at a reduced rate (compared to the standalone rate).
  • Federal Resume

    $695.00$1,295.00
    Federal Resume for entry through executive-level professionals. Your new Federal Resume is prepared from scratch on a visually appealing and USAJobs-compliant layout. Copies are uploaded into the portal within 5 business days after completion of the client intake process. This process includes unlimited revisions for 30-days after receiving first drafts, to ensure your complete satisfaction. Use the dropdowns to add LinkedIn Optimization to your order to compliment your new Federal Resume.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Resume Writing

    Building your new Federal 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 rank. 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 Federal 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.

    LinkedIn Optimization

    If you purchase LinkedIn Optimization, it begins upon completion of the Federal Resume Writing process. This is comprised of two parts: (1) developing the content for your LinkedIn profile (2) performing the actual live profile updates. Developing the content for your LinkedIn profile means preparing custom descriptions for each component of your LinkedIn profile including the introductory summary, work history, projects, education, certifications, organizations, and much more. Similar to the Resume Writing process, unlimited revisions allow for refinements and improvements to the proposed content before it goes live on your LinkedIn profile. The end-result is a LinkedIn profile that is on-par and working in compliment to your new Federal Resume. For more information, please see the LinkedIn FAQs on this page.
    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.
    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. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    Anyone applying to job announcements within the United States federal government. This includes the Air Force, Army, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Defense, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing and Urban Development, NASA, Navy, State Department, and Veterans Affairs.
    Unfortunately, no. Federal projects are more complex and time-consuming than normal. In order to maintain high quality service, we currently don't offer Rush for Federal projects. The normal timeline is five business days turnaround after completion of the client intake process. It's best to give at least two weeks of lead-time before you need a finalized document.
    Federal Resume includes a matching Thank You Letter and References List in the same layout as your new Resume. 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
    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.
    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 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.
    Yes, it saves time and ensures top quality. Doing a profile properly requires carefully updating each section and populating it with quality content in the appropriate categories. You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We provide the content for your LinkedIn profile on a worksheet with links to instructions and examples. Familiarity with LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful.
    Yes, this is the most cost effective way to build your new Federal Resume and LinkedIn Profile. Savings are already baked into the cost of this package which includes LinkedIn Optimization at a reduced rate (compared to the standalone rate).
  • Gold Resume Package

    $950.00$1,495.00
    Resume Writing for entry through executive-level professionals across all industries. Your new Resume is prepared from scratch on a visually appealing and ATS-friendly layout. Use the dropdowns below to remove/add a Cover Letter to your order. Copies are uploaded into the client portal within 5 business days post-completion of the client intake process. The process includes unlimited revisions for edits for 30-days after receiving first drafts, to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final documents. Following that, content for your LinkedIn profile is prepared. LinkedIn Optimization is either performed manually (DIY) or professionally (PRO). Lastly, your Resume and accompanying Recruiter Letter are emailed to 500+ recruiters at staffing/search firms.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Resume Writing

    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.

    LinkedIn Optimization

    LinkedIn Optimization begins upon completion of the Resume Writing process. This service is comprised of two parts: (1) developing the content for your LinkedIn profile (2) performing the actual live profile updates. Developing the content for your LinkedIn profile means preparing custom descriptions for each component of your LinkedIn profile including the introductory summary, work history, projects, education, certifications, organizations, and much more. Similar to the Resume Writing process, unlimited revisions allow for refinements and improvements to the proposed content before it goes live on your LinkedIn profile. The end-result is a LinkedIn profile that is on-par and working in compliment to your new Resume. For more information, please see the LinkedIn FAQs on this page.

    Resume Distribution

    Resume Distribution is the final step after your Resume and LinkedIn are completed. Your new Resume and an accompanying Recruiter Letter are emailed to a network of 500 – 2,000 individual recruiters at staffing and search firms. After sendoff, you receive an MS Excel spreadsheet with a list of all the recipients and their contact information. Please see the Resume Distribution FAQs on this page for more information.
    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.
    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. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    We strongly believe in developing visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resumes. Your document should capture the attention of the human reader while also satisfying the keyword requirements of applicant tracking systems. It must be both! JobStars USA maintains a small library of carefully crafted Resume formats that meet this standard. We select a format that best fits your needs while employing variations and customizations to tailor your document as needed.
    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.
    First drafts are normally delivered within five business days. Adding rush service to your order means first drafts are delivered within two business days. This cuts your wait time by 60%! 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.
    Gold includes 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
    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.
    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 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.
    Yes, it saves time and ensures top quality. Doing a profile properly requires carefully updating each section and populating it with quality content in the appropriate categories. You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We provide the content for your LinkedIn profile on a worksheet with links to instructions and examples. Familiarity with LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful.
    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.
    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.
    Yes, our Gold Package is the most cost effective way to build your new Resume and LinkedIn Profile and then send your Resume to 500+ recruiters at talent search firms. Savings are already baked into the cost of the Gold Package which includes Cover Letter, LinkedIn Optimization, and Resume Distribution all at a reduced rate (compared to their standalone rates). This equates to significant savings.
  • 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

    $550.00$695.00
    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.
  • 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 Refresh

    $195.00$795.00
    Resume Refresh for entry through executive-level professionals. Refresh is our most afforable service for refining and improving your Resume. This includes transitioning to an ATS-friendly and visually appealing layout, re-purposing existing content, adding recently held jobs, and generally giving it a professional touch. Resume Refresh allows for 1-2 rounds of draft revisions (within a 30-day period).

    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 service 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 (starting at $250 for professionals)

    Resume Refresh is designed for re-purposing the content (summary, job descriptions, achievements, etc.) from your existing Resume. Rather than doing a line-by-line rewrite, we'll take what you have and improve upon it. This includes giving it a visual makeover by transitioning to an ATS-friendly and appealing format. Given the nature of this service, the client intake process is less comprehensive and includes 1-2 rounds of revisions for fine-tuning things after first draft delivery.

    Resume Packages (starting at $550 for professionals)

    Bronze, Silver, and Gold (Resume Packages) include an in-depth consultation as well as a full overhaul and line-by-line rewrite from scratch. This requires delving into your work history in greater detail as well as developing new content that highlights your career progression and achievements in the best way. This service includes unlimited revisions for a 30-day period after first draft delivery to work through as many edits, questions, and fine-tuning as necessary.

    Refresh vs. Packages Comparison Chart

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

    Refresh

    • No
    • No
    • Yes
    • 1-2 Rounds
    • No

    Packages

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Unlimited for 30-Days
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    Yes, a 15-minute intake call with Doug Levin is a standard part of the client intake process for better understanding your needs prior to first draft development.
    If you have new jobs to add to your Resume, that information may be provided during the introductory questionnaire. This includes providing job descriptions and achievements for each of those roles. If you don't have this information, it may be more appropriate to invest in one of our Resume Packages in order to more thoroughly develop your new Resume.
    The content from your Resume is repurposed and carefully prepared on a visually-appealing and ATS-friendly layout that captures the attention of the human reader and satisfies applicant tracking systems.
    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.
    Refresh includes a matching Cover Letter (optional) 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
    First drafts are normally delivered within five business days. Adding rush service to your order means first drafts are delivered within two business days. This cuts your wait time by 60%! 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.
    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.
    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.
  • Silver Resume Package

    $650.00$1,195.00
    Resume Writing for entry through executive-level professionals across all industries. Your new Resume is prepared from scratch on a visually appealing and ATS-friendly layout. Use the dropdowns below to remove/add a Cover Letter to your order. Copies are uploaded into the client portal within 5 business days post-completion of the client intake process. The process includes unlimited revisions for edits for 30-days after receiving first drafts, to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final documents. Following that, content for your LinkedIn profile is prepared. LinkedIn Optimization is either performed manually (DIY) or professionally (PRO).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Resume Writing

    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.

    LinkedIn Optimization

    LinkedIn Optimization begins upon completion of the Resume Writing process. This service is comprised of two parts: (1) developing the content for your LinkedIn profile (2) performing the actual live profile updates. Developing the content for your LinkedIn profile means preparing custom descriptions for each component of your LinkedIn profile including the introductory summary, work history, projects, education, certifications, organizations, and much more. Similar to the Resume Writing process, unlimited revisions allow for refinements and improvements to the proposed content before it goes live on your LinkedIn profile. The end-result is a LinkedIn profile that is on-par and working in compliment to your new Resume. For more information, please see the LinkedIn FAQs on this page.
    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.
    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. Please allow three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
    We strongly believe in developing visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resumes. Your document should capture the attention of the human reader while also satisfying the keyword requirements of applicant tracking systems. It must be both! JobStars USA maintains a small library of carefully crafted Resume formats that meet this standard. We select a format that best fits your needs while employing variations and customizations to tailor your document as needed.
    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.
    First drafts are normally delivered within five business days. Adding rush service to your order means first drafts are delivered within two business days. This cuts your wait time by 60%! 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.
    Silver includes 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
    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.
    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 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.
    Yes, it saves time and ensures top quality. Doing a profile properly requires carefully updating each section and populating it with quality content in the appropriate categories. You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We provide the content for your LinkedIn profile on a worksheet with links to instructions and examples. Familiarity with LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful.
    Yes, our Silver Package is the most cost effective way to build your new Resume and LinkedIn Profile. Savings are already baked into the cost of the Silver Package which includes LinkedIn Optimization and Cover Letter at a reduced rate (compared to their standalone rates).