Did you know that if you type in “Resume Writer” on LinkedIn, you will find 996,504 results?
If you filter further and search “Executive Resume Writer”, you will find over 17,000 results.
When it comes to finding the best resume writing service for executives, it can seem a bit overwhelming.
Luckily, we have taken all the hard work of researching the best resume writing services for executives and narrowed it down to a short and concise list of 10.
We’ve also included a bonus list of the 10 worst companies that executives should avoid.
The following resume services are some of the best in the world. These writers work virtually and typically cannot 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.
Finding the best executive resume writer can be tough. That’s why Find My Profession has created this short list. While all the options are great, we hope to win your business and show you why we have more verified 5-star reviews than any company on this list.
Executive Resume Service Criteria
Each of the executive resume services below was considered based on the following criteria:
Cost: The cost of the service compared to other executive resumes.
Timeliness: 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.
Verified Reviews: Number of verified 5-star reviews.
Please 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 writer rather than the most affordable resume writer.
Best Executive Resume Services
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
- The Writing Guru
- 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 has earned its place at the very top of our list receiving over 150 5-star reviews on trusted sites like Trustpilot, Google, Sitejabber, and even Glassdoor.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we pair you up with a writer who has experience in your industry. You don’t have to worry about having a resume writer who is unaware of the role that you are applying for. You will even have your dedicated writers 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.
You can feel confident in your purchase knowing that we are one of the only executive resume services who offer a free resume rewrite if you do not receive interviews within 60 days.
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 1-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 nowhere near the longest turnaround time, there are companies that offer faster delivery. Find My Profession operates virtually and does not accept in-person visits.
Timeline: 3-5 business days. 48-hour expedited option available.
Reviews: 5/5 stars on Google. 9.6/10 stars on Trustpilot. 4.8/5 stars Sitejabber. 5/5 stars on Facebook.
2. The Writing Guru
The Writing Guru has climbed the ranks coming from #5 on our list in 2018 to #2 on the list for 2019. Why? The Writing Guru does one thing better than almost every other resume writing service. They take a great deal of time to speak with you and understand your situation.
If you are in a highly technical role that is not straightforward at all, this service might be perfect for you. While remaining competitively priced, Wendi Weiner – Founder, personally spends an average of 15-20 hours with each client throughout the resume writing process.
Pros: The Writing Guru, from what we gathered, invests the most 1-on-1 time (15-20 hours) with each client to craft a high-quality custom executive resume.
Cons: The price range is a bit mysterious and requires a consultation to receive a quote. Depending on what price you are quoted, this could either be a very cost-effective solution or not. Also, if you do not have 15-20 hours to personally commit to working on your resume, this could be a problem.
Timeline: 10-15 business days
Reviews: 5/5 stars on Yelp.
3. Great Resumes Fast
Great Resumes Fast is hands down one of the best executive resume companies in 2019. Boasting a huge success rate, it’s no wonder Great Resumes Fast has more than 50 5-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.
Timeline: 3-5 business days
Reviews: 9.2/10 stars on Trustpilot.
4. 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 and find what you are looking for.
An Expert Resumes' CEO and Founder, Laura Smith-Proulx has been honored in the global resume industry for ~11 years accumulating ~32 total 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 who has won a ton of rewards. Laura Smith-Proulx is very credible, trustworthy, and well known in the industry.
Cons: Since our last article, this company has lowered its cost a bit and completely made over their website. Aside from those cons which are no longer relevant, the price and turnaround time is still a bit more than the average person wants to pay for just a resume.
Timeline: 10-15 business days
Reviews: No third-party reviews found.
5. 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 6 and 7-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 and 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 this).
Cons: There were a few cons that really 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. Lastly, it’s possible that having been in the industry for so many years, some of the trends and practices are a bit dated.
Timeline: Since there was not much information on the site, we believe that the average turnaround time is anywhere from 10-20 business days.
Reviews: No third-party reviews found.
Executive Resume Services: 6-10
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 out there, those are the 5 worth talking about.
See below for the remaining list of the 6-10th best executive resume writers:
6. Chameleon Resumes
7. Avid Careerist
8. Career Steering
9. Capstone Resumes
10. 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 2019.
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
Curious to know what it looks 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).
Here is another sharp executive-level sample coming from The Writing Guru (ranked #2 above):
Lastly, we have a sales executive resume sample from Great Resumes Fast (ranked #3 above)
For more executive resume samples check out our list of the 20 Best Executive Resume Samples (With Free Downloads).
Finding the best resume writer for your executive job search can be difficult.
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 proud to offer an Interview Guarantee, unlike 99% of other executive resume services.
If you aren't completely satisfied with your resume within 60-days, we will rewrite it for you for free.
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