10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

The 10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019

Did you know that a simple Google search for “Professional Resume Writers” will yield over 66 million results?

After hearing from readers time and time again how difficult it is to choose a resume writer out of the masses, we decided there should be a better way.

That’s why Find My Profession filtered through over 1,000 resume writers covering the United States and Canada in order to hand-pick 10 of the best professional resume writers in 2019.

You might be asking yourself….

What Is A ‘Professional’ Resume Writer?

Just about any resume writer in the world would consider themselves a ‘professional’ resume writer.

To be a professional resume writer there are no certifications or courses required.

This is a title that anyone can use so it’s important to be careful when you see someone claiming to be a professional resume writer.

What Is A ‘Certified Professional’ Resume Writer?

A certified professional resume writer, on the other hand, does typically require some sort of testing and certification.

Someone interested in becoming a certified professional resume writer (CPRW) would find testing for these certifications available at Resume Writing Academy as well as the National Resume Writers’ Association.

Joining one of these organizations would allow you access to other certified resume writers also known as the professional association of resume writers.

Difference Between Certified and Non-Certified Resume Writers

When it comes to the quality of the resume, there is no guarantee that a certified professional resume writer will provide higher quality work.

While these certifications can be valuable from a marketing perspective, it's important to screen any resume writer you choose using the criteria below.

Selecting a resume writer simply because of the certifications that they have is something that we strongly advise against.

We know better than ever that credentials do not always translate into success. Many Fortune 50 companies were founded by non-college grads and many of the best resumes are written by non-certified resume writers.

What Should You Look For In A Professional Resume Writer?

Since you are probably more interested in seeing our top 10 list of already vetted resume writers, I will keep this section brief.

In short, here is what you should look for when evaluating a professional resume writer (certified or not).

Cost: Does the resume writer fit within your budget?

Relevancy: Does the resume writer have experience in your industry and for your profession?

Aesthetics: Does the writer provide samples? If so, do you like how the samples look?

Turnaround: Do you need your resume in a rush? Services range from 2 days to 20 days so this can be an important factor if you have a deadline.

Guarantee: Does the writer provide any sort of interview/success guarantee?

This article was written by an employee of Find My Profession. While we genuinely feel that the list is uninfluenced by our bias, we wanted you to know that some individuals on this list are employees/contractors of Find My Profession.

Best Certified Resume Writers in 2019

If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Certified Professional Resume Writers:

  1. Andy Ricardo
  2. Omitted
  3. Gulnar Mewawala
  4. Eric Uhland
  5. Lindsay Duston
  6. Jerome Imhoff
  7. Lisa Rangel
  8. Kyle Elliot
  9. Rebecca Skov
  10. Donna Svei

And now for the detailed reviews...

Top 10 Professional Resume Writers

In 2018, we published an article with the best professional resume companies on LinkedIn.

You can find that here.

Today, we will be writing about the 10 best professional resume writers in 2019.

In order to compile this list, we have narrowed over 1,000 professional resume writer profiles to find the writers that we believe have the best overall services and reviews.

1. Andy Ricardo – Find My Profession

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Andy Ricardo comes with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and nearly 10 years in professional resume writing.

Having served as the Recruitment Division Head overseeing the annual processing of over 8,000 resumes, and having successfully written hundreds of resumes personally, Andy knows what is needed to create a successful resume and how to illustrate the unique value of each person. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC).

You can find Andy Ricardo at Find My Profession with resume costs around $695.

2. Omitted

3. Gulnar Mewawala – The Emphatic Resume

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Gulnar Mewawala is a triple certified Master Resume Writer, Wharton MBA, and former executive search professional.

In 2010, after moving back to the U.S. Gulnar decided to use her background in executive search to write high-quality resumes for professionals and executives. Not only does she create powerful resumes, but she also provides LinkedIn profiles, bios, and cover letters. 

You can find Gulnar Mewawala at The Emphatic Resume with resume costs ranging from $1200 - $2500.

4. Eric Uhland – Great Resumes Fast

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Eric Uhland is a bit of an oddball on this list, but we couldn’t pass him up. While Eric is not a resume writer per se, he is one of the best copy editors for professional resumes that exists.

Since 1986, Eric has been writing, editing, and copywriting essays, magazines, books, and resumes. We have heard nothing but praise coming from his team members and we felt that he definitely deserved a place on this list.

You can find Eric Uhland editing resume copy at Great Resumes Fast with costs around $695.

5. Lindsay Duston – Find My Profession

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Lindsay Duston is a seasoned resume writer who has been writing executive-level resumes for over 15 years.

With over 10,000 resumes written and reviewed throughout her career, and various certifications in the resume writing industry, Lindsay is sure to impress anybody looking for a professional resume writer.

You can find Lindsay at the #1 Executive Resume Service with costs ranging from $395 to $895.

6. Jerome Imhoff – The Resume Shop Ink.

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Jerome Imhoff is a 10-year staffing veteran who has matched hundreds of job seekers with employers.

Having read thousands of resumes as a hiring manager, he knows what stands out to a hiring manager and what doesn’t. Jerome comes with a Master of Arts in Education, BA in English, and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate.

You can find Jerome Imhoff at The Resume Shop with costs around $500+.

7. Lisa Rangel – Chameleon Resumes

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Lisa Rangel is a former 13-year recruiter turned resume writer who has been in the resume writing industry for over 10-years.

As a former recruiter, Lisa is very knowledgeable on resume best practices and focuses her efforts on the executive level client. Given the high cost of her service, it makes sense that they would be catered towards six and seven-figure earners.

You can find Lisa Rangel at Chameleon Resumes with costs starting at $1,800+.

8. Kyle Elliott – Kyle Elliott Consulting

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Kyle Elliott is a career coach and resume writer with one simple goal – to help people find jobs they love (or at least tolerate).

As an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and proud alum of San Francisco State University, Kyle is passionate about coaching and motivating people not just on their resumes, but also on mental health, and professional development.

You can find Kyle Elliott at Kyle Elliott Consulting with professional resume packages around $999.

9. Rebecca Skov – REA

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Rebecca Skov has been employed in Human Resources and Career Counseling for over two decades and is experienced in human resources practices, recruitment, and career coaching.

In 2003, she launched a very successful recruitment and retention program on behalf of UC, San Diego, The Partner Opportunities Program. She also founded and served as the Director of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

You can find Rebecca Skov at REA with costs around $695.

10. Donna Svei – Avid Careerist

10 Best Certified Professional Resume Writers in 2019 (CPRW)

Donna Svei has earned her place on the list due to her tenure and commitment to the resume industry.

Having been in either the retained executive search world or resume writing world since 1987, Donna Svei sure is a seasoned professional when it comes to resumes. In 1980, prior to starting her own firm, she worked for Deloitte as an audit and tax professional.

You can find Donna Svei at Avid Careerist with prices that are not transparently listed, however, we believe the cost is north of $2,000.

Best Professional Resume Builder

If you are asking yourself, “why should I hire a professional resume writer”, you may consider using a resume builder instead.

As a special bonus, we have included the best professional resume builder.

While you won’t get the expertise of a professional resume writer guiding you through the process, this is a great low-cost solution for anyone who thinks they are better off doing it themselves.

Best Professional Resume Writers Near Me

If you are looking for a writer that is available in your local market, we have compiled a list of the top 10 resume writing services for all of the major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Find your city below and click the link for detailed reviews on the top writers near you.

Best Resume Services In the United States

Arizona

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California

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Best Resume Services in San Francisco, CA

Best Resume Services in San Jose, CA

Colorado

Best Resume Services in Denver, CO

D.C.

Best Resume Services in Washington, D.C.

Florida

Best Resume Services in Jacksonville, FL

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Best Resume Services in Orlando, FL

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Georgia

Best Resume Services in Atlanta, GA

Illinois

Best Resume Services in Chicago, IL

Indiana

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Massachusetts

Best Resume Services in Boston, MA

Michigan

Best Resume Services in Detroit, MI

Minnesota

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Missouri

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Nevada

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New York

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North Carolina

Best Resume Services in Charlotte, NC

Ohio

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Virginia

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Washington

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Best Resume Services In Canada

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