If you are a senior-level job seeker in Space City, it is important you look great on paper.
The way resumes are scrutinized today, having a strong marketing message is critical. Yet it is deceptively difficult to do that as you attempt to cram years of experience onto a page or two.
Hire a professional executive resume writer.
Writing about yourself is hard. The great news is that there are dozens of executive resume writers in Houston, TX who know exactly which words to use to make you sound like a true top dog. To make finding one easier, use this list of the top ten best executive resume services.
Best Executive Resume Services in Houston
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 Services in Houston:
- Find My Profession (that's us!)
- Perfect Resume
- Resume Target
- Executive Drafts
- Boardroom Resumes
- Resumes by Design
- Advanced Career Solutions
- Confident Career Moves
- USA Resume
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch executive resume service available in Houston. We are a global company headquartered in the US on a mission to master effective, ATS compatible resumes that convert into offers.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we are not a one-person shop.
Collectively, our team of elite resume writers has experience in 85+ unique industries/professions. This allows us to assign you a professional writer (in the United States) based on your unique background and experience.
We are also not a resume factory. We will never use “ghostwriters”. You will have your resume writer’s name, email, and phone number for direct communication.
With 100+ 5-star reviews and a 60-day interview guarantee that speaks for itself, you can sleep easy knowing that your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Pros: Find My Profession commits to working with each client until they are completely satisfied. Don’t worry about having a limited number of edits, or a set amount of time with your writer.
Cons: Find My Profession is a virtual/online company. While we provide services in your city, we don’t have a physical office. Also, with a focus on more senior positions, our entry-level resume service may be a bit pricey for recent graduates.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days. Can expedite to 2 business days.
Phone: (831) 888-0967
Don't take our word for it, check out some of our 5-star reviews.
2. Perfect Resume
Perfect Resume has a team of writers with industry-specific experience so you will always collaborate with someone who is just right for you. Check out their Senior Leadership service, which is geared toward directors, top leaders, and C-suite executives. Reviewers say that they received an outstanding level of care with these writers. After investing time with them, you may want to spring for a LinkedIn profile as well for $199 more.
Pros: You get 30 days of rewrites when you work with Perfect Resume. So if you have second thoughts about a certain turn of phrase in your resume or a factoid you left out is simply keeping you up at night, no worries. They’re on it.
Cons: We wish we could have seen some information about their speed of service, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t keep to your timeline.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: $575 for resume only.
Phone: (713) 429-0378
3. Resume Target
Resume Target writes compelling resumes for executives from a wide variety of industries. You can see a range of samples on their website, and can even compare and contrast senior-level resumes from a variety of industries. Those in or seeking C-level positions can expect the process to kick off with an in-depth, 1–2-hour phone interview. Their turnaround time is quite fast for the resume writing industry at just three days for a first draft. (Not that you should ever have your resume prepared in a rush, but it is nice to know they will value your time.)
Pros: If you are not interviewed in 90 days, you will get a free resume rewrite. They are comfortable offering that because 97% of their clients get multiple interviews in that timeframe. Can’t argue with that.
Cons: The samples are succinct and tidy but don’t have a ton of visual appeal.
Turnaround: First draft in 3 business days.
Phone: (312) 579-0632
4. Executive Drafts
Executive Drafts is a respected resume writing service in Houston that has a nicely bundled executive package. It includes a resume, a cover letter, interview coaching, and salary negotiation advice. Execs always enjoy a multi-draft process and your resume will not be complete until you are 100% satisfied with the results. Curious about their take on what constitutes a great resume? Scroll to the bottom of their home page for a handy infographic.
Pros: They indicate explicitly that executives will only be assigned to senior-level writers.
Cons: When it comes to resumes for more experienced job seekers, there are two schools of thought. There are the “one-pagers” and the “two-pagers.” These writers are in the one-page camp. Their samples show beautiful one-pagers, but you will have to decide whether you are comfortable with that.
Turnaround: About 7 days.
Phone: (877) 568-2267
ResumeSpice is an affiliate partner of Find My Profession and has great online reviews you can check out from satisfied customers. Theirs is a company “built by recruiters” so if a recruiter’s viewpoint is important to you, this service can deliver on that. ResumeSpice clients say that their spiffy resumes get them to the interview table quickly. In addition to resumes, ResumeSpice offers things like cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, career coaching, and career assessments.
Pros: The à-la-carte pricing is nice, even if it makes it difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons with other executive resume writing services on this list.
Cons: The executive samples could have a little more visual interest.
Turnaround: Draft within two business days followed by two rounds of revisions.
Cost: $528 for executive resume + cover letter.
Phone: (832) 930-7378
6. Boardroom Resumes
Boardroom Resumes is run by a team with more than 50 years’ combined experience in the resume. They are experts at taking resumes from good to great, and if you don’t believe us, read their customers’ reviews. Boardroom Resumes deals solely with senior-level job seekers, as their name would suggest. You can see CEO and CFO resume samples on their website. Additional services Boardroom Resumes provides are LinkedIn optimization, cover letter writing, and professional biography writing.
Pros: The key takeaway from reading reviewers’ comments? These writers will truly listen to you and get a firm grasp of your career goals.
Cons: Dare we say the samples were well written, but not particularly eye-catching? It’s possible to incorporate a hint of visual interest without running amok of ATS systems.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (832) 736-0585
7. Resumes by Design
Resumes by Design is owned by Cheryl Ann Harland, an award-winning, certified professional resume writer and former recruiter. When it comes to getting interviews, her resumes have a stunning 98% success rate. She works with senior-level managers, directors, VPs, and C-level executives to craft resumes communicate each client’s personal brand. She also writes executive bios and overhauls LinkedIn profiles. If you think those are all Cheryl Ann’s talents, think again. She is an accomplished career coach and provides outplacement services.
Pros: Cheryl Ann was the first writer in Texas to earn a Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) certificate. She also writes all LinkedIn content from scratch.
Cons: The website is a little frustrating at times. For example, you can’t get a full view of the samples provided because the windows won’t open fully.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: $695 and up.
Phone: (281) 296-1659
8. Advanced Career Solutions
Advanced Career Solutions is a service owned by certified professional resume writer and interview coach Bruce Clagg. Bruce is a former VP/GM in the high-tech sector and dedicated 30 years to that industry. During that tenure, he personally interviewed thousands of people and reviewed tens of thousands of resumes. He has a special certification in Advanced Resumes. Our favorite line from his website is, “Your resume MUST be a marketing masterpiece, not a chronological obituary from 1950!”
Pros: Bruce has 15+ years of experience in the resume business and can also do your LinkedIn profile for you.
Cons: It would have been nice if executive pricing were more explicit. However, you can submit your existing resume for a free review.
Turnaround: 24 to 48 hours after payment.
Cost: Average fee is $400. A simple resume could be less and a complex resume could be slightly more.
Phone: (281) 701-0658
9. Confident Career Moves
Confident Career Moves, previously known as Select Resume Solutions, is owned by Denise Hemphill, who has five different resume writing certifications. If you happen to work in a medical field or Big Pharma, you may have found a kindred spirit: Denise specializes in (but is not limited to) that industry. She is also a career strategist, so if you think you could use big-picture advice in addition to a resume, she could be a one-stop-shop for you.
Pros: By filling out the form for a free quote (or even glancing over it) you will get an idea of the in-depth discovery mission Denise will embark on if you work with her.
Cons: This service offers no guarantees and has no pricing on the website.
Turnaround: 7–10 business days.
Cost: Not stated. Call for a free consultation and quote.
Phone: (832) 680-1019
10. USA Resume
USA Resume has a plethora of wonderful reviews from customers. By all accounts, this service is highly professional and offers peace of mind to every client they work with. Follow the links on their website to their “blue” level of service, which is specially designed for executives. One nice feature is that their executive resume samples are on a separate page, so you don’t have to sift through to see exactly what you need to. And wow, there are some very handsome designs in there.
Pros: Their top executive package includes valuable extras, such as a LinkedIn profile and 45 minutes of interview coaching.
Cons: There are few cons that jump out. However, it would have been nice to see some form of satisfaction guarantee, as many other services on this list have. You do, however, get unlimited revisions.
Turnaround: 1–5 business days.
Cost: $459 for executive “blue” package.
Phone: (832) 906-0646
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Houston, Texas:
Pasadena, Baytown, Pearland, Sugar Land, League City, Galveston, Katy, Columbus, Lake Jackson, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Rosenberg, Conroe, Lufkin, Humble, Deer Park, Beach City, La Porte, Seabrook, Kemah, League City, Bay City, El Campo, Navasota, Conroe, Willis, Huntsville, Cleveland, Humble, Texas City, Alvin, Freeport, Bay City, Edna, Nederland, Jasper
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