Best choice for anyone looking for a job, regardless of their industry, experience or career level.
First job, middle managers, senior executives, IT Pros, Military-to-civilian jobs, Federal jobs.
You want a well-known resume writing service with a strong track record. This is a relatively new firm.
First impressions matter – and CareersBooster.com doesn’t help itself in this regard.
The website design is not great, as the information on services and pricing is a bit scattered. It is a mishmash of individual services, varying levels, numerous packages and different prices. Their resume samples don’t look very professional, either.
Get beyond the bad presentation, however, and CareersBooster.com is a pretty good resume writing service.
They also let their clients engage in phone interviews with writers, and they provide a 30-day interview guarantee, which is pretty unique in the industry.
The prices are on par with what many other resume writing services charge.
CareersBooster’s resume writing services cover many different career level and fields.
So whether you are in IT, finance or engineering, they will help you out.
They also cover job seekers with different levels of experience from entry level graduates with no experience to executives with over a decade of experience.
If you are not sure whether they will take your order because of your specialization area or years of experience, just give them a call or send an email to customer support.
The company says they only hire Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRW) according to the standards set by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC).
In addition to hiring certified resume writers, the service says that each writer has an area they specialize in. This improves the chances that your resume will be handled by someone with background knowledge and experience in your particular field.
To get started, complete an online order form. The form takes about five minutes to fill. It asks for your details, the level of urgency of your order (ranges between 24 hours and five days), your preferred package, any additional add-ons you want and the position you want to get hired for.
Once you make a payment (via credit card or PayPal), the next step involves sending over your career documents to help craft the resume draft. You old resume is preferred though you can also upload other documents or even send handwritten notes.
Someone will then contact you via phone to further discuss your resume including your background and career objectives. You can use this opportunity to communicate how you want the resume to represent your skills and experience.
If you are in a hurry, you can ask to receive your resume in as little as 24 hours. But the usual turnaround time is 3 to 5 days. If you request for a quicker turnaround, it will cost you more.
They provide clients with the opportunity to request for free revisions and even demand a refund if they are not satisfied with the job.
Resumes are delivered in three different formats: the web, scanned and electronic. A web resume is ideal for displaying online, a scanned resume is what you should send to prospective employers, and an electronic resume is for uploading to job boards.
I couldn’t find any customer feedback either on the website nor ratings by external sites such as BBB. This is a risk to customers since it is hard to gauge the company’s track record.
If you decide to utilize their service, you can try asking around on forums or your friends to find out whether anyone has an opinion – good or bad – about CareerBooster.com.
Pricing is very competitive.
Their bundled packages and individual services can be a little bit confusing because of the way they are all mixed up.
They offer six resume packages, including (click to learn more):
However, these are entry-level prices.
Professional, executive, military, career change and federal packages cost more.
Additionally, there are different prices for different turnaround times. A 24-hour rush job is the most expensive while a 5-day turnaround is the lowest priced.
As for the add-ons, they include LinkedIn profile writing ($89), resume distribution to agencies ($59.95), a list of agencies ($5) and others.
This is what I was talking about, when I said the website and packages are poorly designed. There is so much information and there are so many different options, that it can be hard to choose the right one for you.
A more straightforward approach would have made thing much easier for job seekers.
CareersBooster offers a free revision if you do not receive a job interview within 30 days of getting your resume.
They also guarantee to refund you your money if you are unsatisfied with the final resume.
Make sure you read the fine print in terms and conditions to determine how exactly these guarantees are set out.
Most resume writing services can be a problem when it comes to asking for a refund. Also, check how many free rewrites you can request for and within what period.
I'm a 40-something senior executive in the tech industry who's personally hired more than 100 people. I also sit on the board of a leading recruiting/headhunter agency.
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