Resume Refresh


Resume Refresh for entry through executive-level professionals. Refresh is our most economical service for refining and improving your existing Resume. This means transforming your document by 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 a bit shorter 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.

These full-service packages feature 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


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


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


  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Unlimited for 30-Days
  • Yes

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 your current Resume isn’t fully up-to-date, that is okay. You may provide information on your newest jobs when completing the introductory questionnaire. This involves providing job descriptions and achievements for each role. If you need help developing this information, please consider upgrading to one of our Resume Packages so the proper time can be invested into thoroughly developing 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.

No. This service is meant for targeting private-sector job opportunities.

If you’re seeking a USAJobs-compliant Resume for applying to jobs with the United States federal government, please visit our Federal Resume.

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.

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.