Gold Resume Package

Gold Resume Package


Resume Writing for entry through executive-level professionals. Gold is our signature service for building your new Resume, optimizing your LinkedIn profile, and sending your Resume to 500+ recruiters. This involves a deep consultation and line-by-line redevelopment on an ATS-friendly and visually appealing layout. Your new Resume communicates a clear message, is loaded with keywords, and is compatible with applicant tracking systems. Gold includes a 30-day window of unlimited revisions after receiving first drafts to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final documents. Next, your new LinkedIn profile content is developed to align with your goals. LinkedIn Optimization is either performed manually (DIY) or professionally (PRO). Finally, your Resume and Recruiter Letter are sent to 500 to 2,000+ recruiters at staffing and search firms. The end result is a new Resume and LinkedIn profile that compliment each other and improve your marketability while reaching hundreds of recruiter inboxes.

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.

Please see the Resume Writing Process page for an extended overview.

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+ recipients at staffing and search firms (or PE / VC 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.

Building a visually-appealing and ATS-friendly Resume is the key to success in today’s modern hiring environment. Your document must capture a human’s interest while also satisfying the requirements of applicant tracking systems.

To that end, we maintain a small collection of carefully crafted formats that meet these standards. We normally select a format on behalf of each customer. Customers may also browse our collection and select their desired format (if preferred).

Generally speaking, most private-sector Resumes are one or two-page documents (depending on your experience level) prepared in MS Word.

Sometimes building one ‘master version’ that satisfies multiple targets is best.

Imagine you’re targeting Project Manager jobs as well as Program Manager jobs. Since these titles are similar, we’ll create one ‘master version’ that works for both targets.

However, now imagine you’re targeting Project Manager jobs as well as Business Development Manager jobs. Since these aren’t so similar, you’re going to need two different versions (one for each focus).

In cases like this, we offer 2nd Focus Resume when multiple versions are needed.

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 means first drafts are delivered within two business days. We also respond to all draft revisions within one business day (normally three 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.

Gold includes a matching Thank You Letter and References List as well as an optional Cover Letter to ensure you’re fully equipped for the job search.

Additionally, this service includes full access to our entire library of exercises, guides, and worksheets which are free for you to download within the client portal.

Job Search Guides

  • Guide to Accessing the Hidden Job Market
  • Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Guide to Behavioral Interviewing
  • Guide to Cover Letters
  • Guide to Customizing Your Resume
  • Guide to Facing Unemployment
  • Guide to Job Search After Age 50
  • Guide to Job Search Letters (Letters of Acceptance, Refusal, and Resignation)
  • Guide to Networking
  • Guide to Professional References
  • Guide to Quitting Your Job
  • Guide to Salary Negotiation
  • Guide to Understanding Salary Transparency Laws
  • 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 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, 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.

We send your Resume and accompanying Recruiter Letter to 500 to 2,000+ recipients at staffing and search firms across the country. Sending your Resume to recruiters is a fast, convenient, and pain-free way to jump start your job search.

For example, we’ll send your Resume to recruiters at well-known national search firms like Korn Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, and Christian & Timbers as well as smaller firms (based on your industry, occupation, and experience level).

Making contacts in the recruiting world is extremely valuable for job seekers. Of course, doing that on your own can be time-consuming and difficult. This service puts you in touch with 500 to 2,000+ recruiters with one click of a button.

The objective of Resume Distribution is to start a dialogue with recruiters and to expand your recruiter network.

We also possess the ability to send your Resume to private equity and venture capital firms (such as 5 AM Ventures, CVC Capital Partners, and Lexington Partners) rather than sending it to staffing and search firms.

The VC & PE option is best for C-Suite leaders and entrepreneurial-minded professionals specifically targeting opportunities in the startup ecosystem such as running a portfolio company or joining a board.

First, we develop a Recruiter Letter that accompanies your Resume during send-off. This letter is intended to communicate your qualifications, share the context of your situation, and capture interest from recruiters.

Next, your Resume and Recruiter Letter are emailed to approximately 500 to 2,000+ individual recipients at staffing and search firms across the country (or PE / VC firms) based on relevancy as it pertains to your industry, occupation, and experience level.

Finally, after sendoff you receive an MS Excel spreadsheet with a list of all the recipients and their contact information. This allows you to conduct follow-up with recruiters to capture their attention and take an interest in your situation.

After your documents are distributed, those parties 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.

Resume Distribution is a one-time sendoff. Results vary from person to person depending on many factors. Please see the FAQs on the Resume Distribution page for more information.

The Gold Package addresses your Resume and LinkedIn profile needs today.

But, what about one, two, or even three years from now?

As the years pass – we make it easy to keep things updated. Our Resume Rework service is reserved exclusively for returning JobStars customers (starting at $195).

Whether adding your newest jobs, tweaking the focus, or changing the layout. Anytime you need help down the line – this service is reserved for our valued former customers.

Yes. This package makes a great gift for loved ones and friends.

Simply place your order here on the website and include the name and email address of your gift recipient into the ‘order notes’ at checkout.

Gold ranges from $995 to $1,650 (depending on multiple factors). Please make your selections from the dropdowns below the FAQs to see exact pricing.

The price you see is the price you pay; no sales tax or hidden fees.

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.

Yes, Gold is the most cost effective way to build your new Resume and Cover Letter + LinkedIn Optimization + Resume Distribution. These services are included in the Gold package at reduced rates (compared to their standalone rates).

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