If you type in “Resume Writer” on LinkedIn, you will find 996,504 results.
You will get 17,000 results if you filter the search to “Executive Resume Writer.” Not as many, but more than one person can sort through.
Finding the best resume writing service for executives can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have taken upon ourselves all the hard work of researching the best resume writing services for executives.
We have narrowed it down to nine top executive resume services (including ours).
We’ve also included a bonus list of the 10 worst companies that we believe executives should avoid.
The following resume services are some of the best in the world.
Most of these writers work virtually and typically do not meet in person.
If you prefer to work only with a local resume writer, click on the link to be taken to a search by city directory.
Executive resume service criteria
Each of the executive resume services below was evaluated based on the following criteria:
Cost: The cost of the service compared to other executive resumes.
Turnaround: The speed at which the resume is completed.
Resume Design: The design, style, and overall look of the resume.
Customer Service: Guarantees, number of edits, and website UI.
Keep in mind that the below services are of the absolute highest quality.
This list is for someone who is looking for the best executive resume writers rather than the most affordable resume writers ($100 - $300).
Best Executive Resume Services
Finding the best executive resume writer can be tough.
That’s why Find My Profession has created this shortlist based on our own independent research.
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the best executive resume writing services:
- Find My Profession
- Great Resumes Fast
- An Expert Resume
- Mary Elizabeth Bradford
- Chameleon Resumes
- Avid Careerist
- Career Steering
- Capstone Resumes
- Kelly Donovan
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is a top-notch resume writing service with a ton of experience writing resumes for executives.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we pair you up with a writer who has the most experience in your line of work. You don’t have to worry about working with some randomly assigned individual who has no idea what you do for a living.
You will even have your dedicated writer's email and phone number in case you need anything.
Our resumes are Applicant Tracking System (ATS) compatible and keyword optimized to increase conversions and land you interviews.
With a 60-day interview guarantee that speaks for itself, you can sleep easy knowing that your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Pros: All of our writers are Professional Resume Writers (PRWs) and we have experience writing for 85+ different industries and professions.
We are not a one-person shop so we can actually assign you a writer with expertise in your industry.
Cons: The turnaround time is 3-5 business days. While this is not a long turnaround time, there are companies that offer faster delivery.
Find My Profession operates virtually and does not accept in-person visits.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days; 48-hour expedited option available.
2. Great Resumes Fast
Great Resumes Fast is hands down one of the best executive resume companies in 2020. Boasting a huge success rate, it’s no wonder Great Resumes Fast has more than 50 five-star reviews!
Jessica Hernandez at Great Resumes Fast has been writing resumes for more than 10 years and her commitment to quality has paid off.
Great Resumes Fast works across a broad array of industries and roles.
Look forward to a 60-90 minute phone consultation with your writer.
Pros: Great Resumes Fast is well-priced, offers one of the faster delivery times on the market, and is a highly credible and well-rounded company.
Cons: Great Resumes Fast does not seem to require all their writers to be certified. While the founder has a great background, Jessica does not write the majority of her resumes herself.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days
3. An Expert Resume
An Expert Resume is known to provide a top-notch resume fit for an executive. This company was able to move up on their list due to an extreme makeover that they have done on their website since 2018.
It looks about 100x better and is much easier to navigate than previously.
CEO and Founder of An Expert Resume, Laura Smith-Proulx has been honored in the global resume industry for 11 years, accumulating 32 resume honors & awards from 2007-2019.
Pros: Hiring An Expert Resume means that you will be working directly with Laura. She is a very experienced resume writer with many rewards.
Laura Smith-Proulx is well known and credible in the industry.
Cons: Since our last article, this company has lowered its cost a bit and completely made over their website.
Aside from cons that are no longer relevant, the price and turnaround time is likely more than the average person wants to pay for a resume.
Turnaround: 10-15 business days
4. Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Mary Elizabeth Bradford has been in the business of writing resumes since before it was cool. In 2008, Mary Elizabeth Bradford was voted a Forbes Top 100 Career Website and has received multiple rewards and recognition for their resume writing services.
The founder, Mary Elizabeth Bradford has a focus on six- and seven-figure earners and comes from a background of HR and recruiting.
Pros: Mary Elizabeth Bradford holds many certifications within the resume-writing community. She has been in the business for many years.
From the looks of it, when you retain this service, you will be getting Mary herself to write the resume (I would contact this service to confirm).
Cons: A few cons stuck out to us while doing our research.
For one, it looks like the website has not been updated since the company began in 2008. It is a bit crowded and difficult to navigate. You have to scroll past some $10,000+ services before finding the actual resume cost.
Turnaround: Since there was not much information on the site, we believe that the average turnaround time is anywhere from 10-20 business days.
Executive Resume Services: 5-9
Each of the executive resume writing services listed above has its own unique qualities that make them great. While there are a ton of great resume writing services, those are the ones worth talking about.
Below, find the remaining list of the 5th-9th best executive resume writers:
5. Chameleon Resumes
6. Avid Careerist
7. Career Steering
8. Capstone Resumes
9. Kelly Donovan
Worst Executive Resume Services: 1-10
As a special bonus, we have included a list of the 10 worst executive resume services in 2020.
Keep in mind, we are not saying the below companies are bad companies.
They simply are not focused on "executive" resume writing and therefore we do not recommend them to executives.
2. Resume Professional Writers
4. Resume Companion
6. Talent Inc.
7. Resume Writing Group
8. Resume Valley
10. Craft Resumes
For a detailed article on these companies, click here.
Best Executive Resume Samples
What does it look like to knock an executive resume out of the park?
Take a look at these two examples (first page only) from resume writing services on our list.
As you can see, executive resumes need the perfect combination of a sharp appearance that grabs your attention and focused language that is easy for hiring authorities to digest at a glance.
Below is an executive resume sample taken from Find My Profession (#1 rated on the list).
Lastly, we have a sales executive resume sample from Great Resumes Fast (ranked #2 above)
For more executive resume samples, check out our list of the 20 Best Executive Resume Samples (With Free Downloads).
Finding the best executive resume writer for your job search can be difficult and highly time-consuming.
We truly believe that at least one of the companies on this list will be an excellent fit for everyone who reads it.
Find My Profession is so confident in our services that we even offer a 60-day interview guarantee. If you aren't completely satisfied with your resume within 60 days, we will rewrite it for you for free.
Give us a call and learn how we can help land your next job.