Austin has been called America’s number one boomtown, attracting some of the best professionals from all over the country. So how can you be sure that you will stand out in the crowd?
It all starts with your resume.
There are some stellar professional resume writing services available in the Austin, TX area including Round Rock, Cedar Park, San Marcos and Georgetown, but sorting through them would likely be about as fun as driving the MoPac at rush hour.
We compiled this list of the best Austin resume writers because you deserve to find the right partner for your quest—fast. We used a variety of data to rank them, including value for money, quality, and reviews from job seekers like you.
Use this article as a time-saver and a means of quality control so you can find a top resume writer fast.
Disclosure: This article was written by a hired contractor of Find My Profession. While we genuinely feel that the list is uninfluenced by the partnerships, we wanted to keep you totally in the loop! Please do your own research after reading opinion pieces and always use your own discretion when retaining a company from any list.
Best Resume Services in Austin
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Resume Writers in Austin:
- Find My Profession
- Resume Assassin
- Let's Eat, Grandma!
- Executive Drafts
- Loken Careers
- Professional Resumes
- Letter Perfect Resumes
- Keep Austin Hired
- EResumes Austin
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is the top-rated resume service in the Austin area, and in fact, the country. Their customer reviews attest that their legendary Resume Makeovers consistently lead to successful interviews. At all price points, this tech-savvy company can offer you the kind of top-notch writing and keyword optimization that will get you through any Applicant Tracking System (ATS). With a 100% satisfaction guarantee and over 100 five-star reviews, Find My Profession is Austin’s number one choice.
Pros: These are high-quality resumes that get results. If you are looking for a collaborative process with a seasoned professional and a solid end product, you can’t go wrong.
Cons: Entry-level job seekers might find the cost a little high. It is arguably a good investment, but there are lower-cost options on this list for more recent grads.
Turnaround: 3–5 business days with a 48-hour expedite option.
Phone: (831) 888-0967
Reviews: To find resume reviews for this company, Google Find My Profession Reviews. They have 5/5 stars on Glassdoor, 4.9/5 on Sitejabber, 9.9/10 on Trustpilot, and 5/5 on Facebook.
2. Resume Assassin
Resume Assassin won’t just tackle your resume; they will wrestle it to the floor and conquer it. We rated it highly because not only do they provide great writing, but they also have some particularly affordable options for recent grads and entry-level job seekers. If you are on a tight budget, for example, and can’t afford to add on a LinkedIn profile makeover to your resume service right now, they offer a free guide to LinkedIn profile optimization so you can attempt it yourself.
Pros: Resume Assassin offers free cover letters and a keyword analysis with every package.
Cons: The executive-level services are a little basic, so executive job seekers may do better with Find My Profession or another executive resume writer on this list.
Turnaround: 3–5 business days.
Phone: (641) 351-9492
Reviews: 5/5 on Google, 5/5 on Yelp, and 5/5 on Facebook.
3. Let’s Eat, Grandma!
Let’s Eat, Grandma has an unusual name for a good reason. All professional resume writers and recruiters know that having a comma out of place can send your resume straight to the trash bin. (Without the comma, “Let’s eat Grandma” is a suggestion to engage in cannibalism, not to invite Grandma to sit down and eat!) This company promises meaningful, well-written resumes that are free of empty buzzwords.
Let’s Eat, Grandma’s most basic package includes a cover letter and resume, and the all-inclusive package will give you a LinkedIn profile, a cold email for recruiters, and a thank you note for interviews.
Pros: They will grade your resume for free and assign a “career score” to get you in the door. You also get a free thirty-minute consultation and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Cons: Although they mention not using any generic templates, there are no samples on the website to browse through to verify that.
Turnaround: 7 business days
Phone: (844) 847-2636
Reviews: 5/5 on Google, 4.9/5 on Facebook, and 4.5/5 on Yelp.
4. Resume Spice
ResumeSpice is a resume service built by recruiters, so if getting a recruiter’s advice is your jam, ResumeSpice could be for you. In addition to their resume services, they have a wealth of resources available on their blog on topics like interviewing and using LinkedIn. They get great reviews for their full-service packages.
Pros: ResumeSpice has a 60-day interview guarantee plus a satisfaction guarantee. They have a range of samples for you to look at on their website—again, this is a good sign.
Cons: The add-ons such as cover letters and LinkedIn profile optimization are all extra and cost $100 and up. If your budget is tight, there are others on this list that can do add-ons more inexpensively.
Turnaround: First draft in 2 days.
Phone: (832) 930-RESUME
Reviews: 5/5 on Facebook, 5/5 on Yelp, and 9.7/10 on Trustpilot.
5. Executive Drafts
Executive Drafts proudly states that its mission to make you look great on paper. According to the rave reviews owners Hazel and Jeremy get on Yelp, they do just that. Their website is nicely designed and they are completely transparent about their process, pricing, and approach to resume writing. Theirs is a three-pronged process: each resume is reviewed by a professional writer, a hiring manager, and a recruiter. They offer an affordable package for new graduates.
Pros: They clearly outline what you get with each package and have lots of samples. (We love being able to see samples on websites because clear, confident, dependable writers will never shy away from providing them.) Their service is also guaranteed.
Cons: You only get multiple drafts if you buy a package at the top of the price range.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (512) 522-5941
Reviews: 4.5/5 on Yelp, 5/5 on Google, and on 5/5 Facebook.
6. Loken Careers
Loken Careers is a career coaching company which, in addition to resume writing and editing services, also offers a more comprehensive approach. Through their career guidance and planning packages, they offer a holistic view that promises to translate your goals, skills and passions into realistic career paths and job applications. Reviewers say that the owner Alexa and the rest of her team are easy to relate to and take considerable stress out of resume creation and job searching.
Pros: Those looking for big-picture career guidance or who have been unsuccessfully looking for work for a long time will find specialists and friendly ears here.
Cons: We were unable to find any resume samples on this website.
Turnaround: Same day, finalized through the collaborative process.
Phone: (512) 677-5257
Reviews: 5/5 on Yelp.
7. Professional Resumes
Professional Resumes is run by Jennifer Cunningham, who has been writing resumes for 24 years. She has great reviews surrounding her effectiveness at getting clients interviews. She serves a wide range of industries and offers many valuable add-ons.
Pros: Jennifer allows you to pay for smaller jobs if you need them. For example, if you are happy with the wording your current resume but the formatting has gone bananas on you, she will fix that for you for a very reasonable fee.
Cons: The Professional Resumes website appears to be from the Dark Ages, so getting around it can be confusing and frustrating. This is a just-dial-the-phone situation. Also, as of this writing, the resume gallery page is empty.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (512) 708-9900
Reviews: 4.6/5 on Google and 4.5/5 on Yelp.
8. Letter Perfect Resumes
Letter Perfect Resumes prides itself on old-school personalized time and attention. Karen Wyatt-Boecker has been serving the Austin area with professional resume services since 1990 and offers a generous one-hour free consultation.
Pros: In addition to Word and PDF formats, Letter Perfect Resumes will give you an electronic version of your resume for uploading to job sites. It is also a good veteran resume writing service option. Karen has experience converting military duties into civilian language for those transitioning back into a civilian career.
Cons: As with Professional Resumes, the Letter Perfect website is outdated, which might be unnerving for more tech-savvy job seekers.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (512) 633-1405
Reviews: 4.8/5 on Google, 3.5/5 on Yelp, and excellent non-number-grade reviews on CitySearch.
9. Keep Austin Hired
“Keep Austin Hired” will have a familiar ring for those who love the local motto “Keep Austin Weird.” This Austin-born-and-bred writer has one testimonial on his website that says it all about his services: “One week. Three interviews. Two offers.”
Pros: These resumes are affordable and the writer can work quickly for you if you need him to. The resume samples on the website are in a helpful before-and-after format so you can easily see his transformations at work.
Cons: The owner doesn’t do resume critiques, although he does provide a sound reasoning for this.
Turnaround: Usually within 48 hours.
Phone: (512) 444-1979
Reviews: 4.7/5 on Google, 5/5 on Facebook, and 3/5 on Yelp.
10. EResumes Austin
EResumes only has a few reviews out there in the cybersphere, but they all rave about owner Erica Kosa, a former recruiter for Google. She does career coaching as well, offers a 60-day interview guarantee, and will work evenings and weekends if you need her to.
Pros: This is another cost-saving service on this list for new grads. She offers a 10% discount for job seekers fresh out of college.
Cons: The price at the lower end is a do-it-yourself package rather than a true resume service, with templates and a step-by-step online course. Those are things that can be found for free on the internet. Be aware that the cost for actually writing your resume is a minimum of $397. Also, her two-week turnaround is a long timeframe.
Turnaround: 2 weeks, though rush options are available.
Cost: $97–597 (The high end includes two half-hour coaching sessions and email follow-up for ten weeks).
Phone: (512) 710-8364
Reviews: 4.5/5 on Yelp.
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Austin, Texas:
Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, Temple, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Kempner, Lampasas, Burnet, Marble Falls, Llano, San Saba, Gatesville, Brady, Bastrop, LaGrange, Giddings, Bryan, College Station, Lakeway, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals, Johnson City, Dripping Springs, Sunset Valley, Buda, Mountain City, Kyle, Creedmoor, Mustang Ridge, Niederwald, Uhland, Smithville, Elgin, Manor, Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill, Taylor, Hutto, Coupland, Thrall, Thorndale, Jarrell, Milano, Rockdale, Caldwell, Cameron, San Angelo
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