$195.00 – $850.00
Resume Refresh for entry through executive-level professionals. Refresh is our most economical service for improving the visual presentation, layout, and structure of your Resume. We repurpose the content from your original Resume while making tweaks and improvements along the way. The end result is an ATS-friendly and visually appealing document that makes you more competitive in the job search. Use the dropdowns below the FAQs to include a Cover Letter and/or LinkedIn Optimization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Resume Refresh begins with an online introductory questionnaire followed by a 15-minute intake call to discuss your needs before first draft development.
After completion of the intake process, your first drafts are prepared and uploaded into the client portal within 5 business days. You may request 1-2 rounds of revisions (within a 30-day period). Final documents are prepared in both MS Word and PDF.
Structure, layout, and overall presentation are so important to the effectiveness of your Resume. This means organizing, packaging, and presenting information from your resume in a neat and reader-friendly fashion.
Your document must satisfy ATS while capturing the attention of hiring managers.
Yes, if you’ve already documented your work duties and achievements in written form and need help with structuring, packaging, and presenting everything in an ATS-friendly and visually appealing manner.
If your needs go beyond the layout, structure, and formatting (such as rewriting or developing new content) you should consider our full-service Resume Packages.
Resume Refresh (starting at $250 for professionals)
Resume Refresh is designed for improving the visual aesthetics of your document.
Rather than doing a line-by-line rewrite, we take what you have and improve upon it. This involves re-purposing your existing content (summary, job descriptions, achievements, etc.) on an ATS-friendly and visually appealing format.
This service is focused on visual presentation rather than content development.
Resume Packages (starting at $550 for professionals)
Our Resume Packages are designed for a line-by-line redevelopment from scratch.
This requires delving into your work history and focusing on the development of new content to highlight your career progression and achievements.
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
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 content, please consider upgrading to a Resume Package so we may invest the requisite time needed to 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.
Most private-sector Resumes are one or two-page documents (depending on your experience level) prepared in MS Word and saved in PDF.
Generally speaking, a narrowly targeted Resume performs best. Knowing your desired job title, industry, and seniority level is helpful for narrowing your focus.
If your focus isn’t crystal clear, that’s okay. We’ll assess your situation during the intake process and make recommendations on how to approach things.
Sometimes building one ‘master version’ that satisfies multiple targets is best. Other times, multiple divergent targets can’t be reconciled.
We offer 2nd Focus Resume when a second version is called for.
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 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.
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.
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, the PRO option saves you time and ensures top quality.
Carefully analyzing and updating each component of your LinkedIn profile requires time, effort, and expertise to ensure maximum consistency and optimal display.
You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We prepare all the content for your profile on a helpful worksheet. Familiarity navigating LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful when doing it yourself.
Refresh ranges from $195 to 895 (depending on your needs and experience level).
Our pricing is structured to reflect a reasonable $75 per hour standard.
For instance, the Resume Refresh service requires approximately 3-12 hours of development time. This involves client intake, document creation, rush service (optional), revisions, support, and LinkedIn Optimization (optional).
Make your selections from the dropdowns below FAQs to see exact pricing.
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.