If you are looking for an executive resume writer to craft a masterful resume on your behalf, we are here to help. Today we will be reviewing Donna Svei of Avid Careerist. We will explain how she was able to make it on our list of the Top 10 Resume Writing Services for Executives in 2018 as well as the Top 10 List for 2019. We will also explain some of the pros and cons of working with Donna Svei.
Resume Review – Donna Svei (Founder of Avid Careerist)
Donna Svei of Avid Careerist is an executive resume writer who has been in the industry since 1987 (nearly 30 years). Her background is in corporate finance and retained executive search.
While AvidCareerist was able to make #6 on our list of top executive resume writing services, it had little to do with Donna Svei’s enthusiasm of our list. Shortly after publishing the article mentioned above, Donna requested that her name be removed from the list.
In order to maintain the integrity of our list, Avid Careerist has not been removed and remains #6 on our list.
Pros: Donna Svei has a ton of experience writing resumes. She is by no means new to the resume writing industry and invests a decent amount of time with the client upfront.
Cons: The overall resume aesthetics are fairly dull. When compared to some other resume writing companies (see below), the resume samples shown on Avid Careerist seem to lack style. Being visually appealing is a huge factor to draw your readers attention and land an interview. In addition, the lack of transparency on the website when it comes to pricing is alarming.
Donna Svei’s Resume Writing Process
Donna Svei’s resume writing process can be summarized into 7 main steps:
- Donna will learn all about your background in order to make sure she can handle the job.
- Agree to a fixed price fee.
- Spend 90 to 120 minutes on the phone with Donna being interviewed.
- Identify the things that matter most to your target organizations.
- Detailed conversation on your background.
- Resume draft 1.
- Finished resume.
How Much Does AvidCareerist Cost
While the cost is not transparently listed on the website and seems to be custom quoted, our sources believe that this service ranges in price from $1,800 - $3,000+.
Overall Rating - 8.4
AvidCareerist has scored an 8.4 on our Resume Rating scale. We have taken a variety of factors into consideration including the quality of the resumes (design, content, etc.), the estimated price of the resume, professionalism of the website, and time spent with the client.
Top Alternative Executive Resume Writing Services
If you are a senior-executive level professional (six-figure earner) and you are looking for a great resume writing service, check out the article above. To make it easier for you, we have taken the liberty of listing some of our favorites below.
- Find My Profession - 9.7
- Great Resumes Fast - 9.5
- An Expert Resume - 9.1
- Chameleon Resumes - 8.9
- The Writing Guru - 8.8
At the end of the day, there is no one size fits all resume writing service. Finding the best executive resume service will depend on your industry, role, location, and overall expectations. The most important thing is that you do your research. Find a credible company, read their company reviews, and make sure they have some sort of guarantee or at least the ability to make edits on your resume. Whatever you do, make sure to avoid the 10 Worst Resume Writing Companies for Executives.