Whether you are a transplant or a native, living in Queen City can be a boon for your career. Forbes places Charlotte, North Carolina in its Top 10 Best Places for Business and Careers nationwide. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in America, attracting qualified candidates from all over.
You are going to need a professionally written resume.
Your resume has about 15 seconds to impress a potential employer and get you into the “yes” pile. That’s why we compiled this list of the best Charlotte resume writers. You deserve to find the right partner for your job hunt—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 to save you time and stress as you aspire to the next step in your career.
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 Charlotte
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 Charlotte:
- Find My Profession
- The Resume Sage
- Top Resume Experts
- Virginia Franco Resume Writing
- Career Power Resume
- Skilled Resumes
- Andy Thomas Careers Now
- Ace Resume Writing
- Resumes by Nico
- Ad-Venture Writing
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is the top professional resume service in the Queen City and has been changing the face of resume writing nationwide as well. As their customer reviews attest, their legendary Resume Makeovers lead to successful interviews, period. 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 Charlotte’s number one resume writing service.
Pros: These are high-quality resumes that get results. If you are looking for personalized attention from a seasoned professional and an impeccable 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. The Resume Sage
The Resume Sage offers executive resume writing services only, so entry-level job seekers will want to choose another company on this list. Just for inputting your email address, you can download their 5-minute Resume Quick Tips, a nice introductory bonus their website provides. They have a very elegant and interactive website with a sample that you can hover over at different points to give you an idea of their resume-writing strategies and philosophy.
LinkedIn profiles and coaching are also available from The Resume Sage. They offer a generous 15% discount for active military members transitioning to civilian life.
Pros: You will undoubtedly receive a high-quality resume with this service. We liked the fact that they employ an independent proofreader for their resumes. As any executive resume writing service knows, even a comma out of place can automatically take your resume out of the running.
Cons: This promises to be a pricey service, folks. You must ask for a quote for anything above the critique level.
Turnaround: 5–20 days depending on the package you choose.
Cost: $495 and up. The $495 price is for a resume critique only.
Phone: (704) 358-6000
Reviews: 5/5 on Google and 4.9/5 on Judy’s Book.
3. Top Resume Experts
Top Resume Experts instantly gave us something we love: complete transparency on a website. All of Top Resume Experts’ package structures and pricing are crystal clear. They serve a range of job seekers needing resumes, from entry-level to executive clients. A nice extra is that you can bundle in headshots with this service, which could make this a one-stop-shop for you. They will also offer you a free resume review.
Pros: Many of the Top Resume packages include LinkedIn profiles. Rush jobs are only $69, which is an excellent value from what we’ve seen. You can add an infographic version of your resume for just $69 as well.
Cons: We were unable to see many cons about working with this company, but we would have liked to see some information about who their writers were.
Turnaround: 3–6 business days.
Cost: $149–399. The top package is for federal resumes of 4–6 pages in length, one of their specialties. That’s a service many in the Charlotte area may need. The top executive resume writing package is priced at $349.
Phone: (704) 727-2323
Reviews: 5/5 on Google, 5/5 on Glassdoor, and 5/5 on Yelp.
4. Virginia Franco Resume Writing
Virginia Franco gives a wonderfully warm video introduction on her website that will instantly make you want to work with her. She is a veteran resume provider with a background in journalism. She is, without question, a talented writer who will take good care of you. She puts an emphasis on writing for today’s readers, who tend to skim and need pre-synopsized material.
Pros: She has some nice add-on services you can bundle in, like interview crib sheets and resume distribution services. 99.4% of her clients get interviewed within 60 days.
Cons: Virginia’s care is a huge investment. Even her LinkedIn profiles can cost up to $1375, which is a rare finding in this industry. A single cover letter is $300. This is the only reason why we couldn’t rank her higher; many will not be able to afford to use her, especially if they are between jobs.
Turnaround: 5 days with a 48-hour rush service available.
Phone: (704) 771-8572
Reviews: 5/5 on Yelp.
5. Career Power Resume
Career Power Resume is run by a certified professional resume writer (CPRW) with more than 30 years' professional writing experience, Doug Morrison. His work has appeared in more than a dozen published how-to collections of resume and cover letters and he has won a prestigious award for his resume writing. He has even appeared as a career expert on WCNC-TV.
Pros: Doug will definitely take the time to get to know you and employs a systematic approach that you can trust.
Cons: His website is vague about pricing, which job seekers generally don’t appreciate.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: $250 and up.
Phone: (704) 527-5556
Reviews: 5/5 on Google and 5/5 on Facebook.
6. Skilled Resumes
Skilled Resumes is run by a former recruiter, Christopher Zourides, and has great reviews and testimonials. He offers resume writing and LinkedIn services for everyone from students to executive-level professionals. He is available 7 days a week and promised a keyword-rich and ATS-friendly end product.
Pros: He offers a generous 90-minute initial consult, either by phone or in person.
Cons: There isn’t even a ballpark idea about cost or turnaround time on his website.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Not stated, but you will get a free no-obligation quote.
Phone: (888) 858-SKILL
Reviews: 5/5 on Google and 74 Recommendations on LinkedIn.
7. Andy Thomas Careers Now
Andy Thomas Careers Now is a business that people in Charlotte respect. Andy is primarily a coach, offering career seminars throughout the country, and was formerly a syndicated radio talk show host. With his company, the resume writing process begins with a one-hour interview. Part of that conversation will include maximizing your salary potential/increasing your earnings, which is probably a nice draw for many people. He can give you interview coaching for an extra fee as well. You might also want to check out his helpful blog.
Pros: If you are looking for career advice, you can bundle in coaching even in the medium-priced resume writing packages. If you feel like you aren’t doing yourself justice in your career and need a boost, this might be a good fit for you.
Cons: While it appears that Andy does the consultation end of the resume writing process, his two writers do the rest. Hopefully, this doesn’t lead to your skills getting lost in translation. Some job seeker will prefer to work with just one person.
Turnaround: Not stated, but rush services are available for an extra fee.
Cost: $275–500 (top package includes LinkedIn).
Phone: (704) 280-8420
Reviews: 5/5 on Google and 5/5 on Facebook.
8. Ace Resume Writing
Ace Resume Writing’s founder and CEO, Nina Dorsey, is well loved by her clients as her reviews show. She has a dedicated team of writers who will make you look your best whether you are an entry-level, mid-level, or executive job seeker. They do free resume writing outreach in the community too, which we just think brings this company to a whole new echelon of cool.
Pros: You can bundle in extras like cover letters for an additional fee. Nina Dorsey even provides some outstanding workshops.
Cons: We wish there was some information about pricing on her website. Some job seekers just need reassurance that they can afford a resume writing service before they place a call. Based on reviews of Ace Resume Writing, we are guessing that it is a reasonably affordable service. Some samples would also make the website more helpful.
Turnaround: 3 business days.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (980) 202-1752
Reviews: 5/5 on Facebook.
9. Resumes by Nico
Resumes by Nico writer Nicole is based out in Greensboro, but if you are looking to work mostly virtually, you’re set. Her clients have landed jobs with companies like Disney, Google, NBCUniversal, Harvard, and MLB.com. You can expect one-on-one attention and clear, crisp writing from Nicole. How do we know that? Check out the way her website is written. That tells the whole story.
Pros: These resume writing packages are very affordable and all of them include an edit of your LinkedIn profile. She has numerous gorgeous samples on her website. Even new grads can afford these resumes.
Cons: She is located all the way out in Greensboro, but if you don’t mind working 100% virtually, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (828) 414-1462
Reviews: 5/5 on Yelp and 5/5 on Facebook.
10. Ad-Venture Writing
Ad-Venture Writing has a very interesting angle on resume writing. Their approach has to do with reinventing your personal brand. If this sounds like exactly the type of service you need, then you can click the “You had me at hello” button on their homepage.
Pros: Their samples are beautiful. If you would like some graphic flair in your resume, you won’t be disappointed. Also, if you like collaborating through screen shares, that will be a part of your editing process with this company.
Cons: They have such nice resume samples that it was a bit disheartening to see typos on their website on a variety of pages. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: $375–725 (the higher end includes LinkedIn).
Phone: (704) 589-2348
Reviews: 3.5/5 on Yelp.
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Charlotte, North Carolina:
Salisbury, Monroe, Albemarle, Locust, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Kannapolis, China Grove, Statesville, Hickory, Shelby, Hendersonville, Asheville, Morganton, Lenoir, Mt. Airy, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Graham, Reidsville, Asheboro, Kannapolis, China Grove, Rockingham, Fayetteville
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