Gold Resume Package
$950.00 – $1,595.00
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
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 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 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.
The process for making revisions typically involves downloading the document in MS Word and using track changes / comments to make markups, then uploading your revised draft into the secure and confidential client portal. Although written revisions tend to be most productive, phone call requests are happily accommodated too.
Unlimited Revisions is for refining and fine tuning the master version of your Resume. If you have multiple targets, please consider adding 2nd Focus Resume to your order for the development of a secondary version.
We aim to provide timely and thorough responses. Please allow up to three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
The key to success in today’s modern hiring environment is building a visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resume. Your document should capture human interest while also satisfying the keyword requirements of applicant tracking systems.
To that end, we maintain a small collection of carefully crafted formats that meet these standards. We select the style that best fits your needs while employing customizations for tailoring your document as needed.
Generally speaking, most private-sector Resumes are one or two-page documents (depending on your experience level) prepared in MS Word.
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.
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.
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.
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.