Looking for work in the Motor City?
Job seeking can be a stressful process even in a vibrant job market like Detroit’s. So what can you do to give yourself a leg up?
Get a professionally written resume.
Using a professional resume writing service delivers a fantastic return on investment. Your resume has only seconds to impress potential employers, and you need to seize every one.
Since resume writing services in the Detroit metro area abound, we have carefully ranked the top ten best to save you valuable time and anxiety.
Best Resume Services in Detroit
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Detroit Resume Writers:
- Find My Profession (that's us!)
- Norwood Consulting
- Employment Boost
- The Lettersmith
- Resume Chief
- Vertical Media Solutions
- Best Resume
- Professional Resume Writing
- About Words
- Wow Writing Workshop
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch resume service available in Detroit. 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. Norwood Consulting
Norwood Consulting’s Tyrone Norwood is an ATS expert who promises to write you a keyword-rich resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, or anything else you need. He can also give you job search strategies and interview coaching, as well as tips about promoting yourself on social media. He comes highly recommended by people from all industries.
Pros: You can kick off the process with a free resume review.
Cons: Entry-level applicants may find this service priced out of range, but there are plenty of other affordable options on this list.
Turnaround: 8–12 business days.
Cost: $499–1349 (all resume packages include a cover letter).
Phone: (888) 737-3963
3. Employment Boost
Employment Boost is based in Troy and offers a fast, free resume review to get you started. They also do coaching and outplacement. They have three packages available specifically for federal and military resume writing services, which is a somewhat rare offering. If you are a federal or military job seeker in the Detroit area, you should check it out.
Pros: Employment Boost is available 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. They will add a 24-hour rush service to your package for $99, which is very reasonable in the resume writing market.
Cons: There are few downsides to using this company, but we would have liked to see some samples on their website.
Turnaround: One week. Rush service is also available.
Phone: (888) 468-6495
4. The Lettersmith
The Lettersmith’s Deborah Schuster has 20 years’ experience and thousands of resumes under her belt. Her resumes have been featured in many “best resumes” publications. She provides a well-rounded service and electronic resume formats are included with all packages. Fun fact: if you know someone for whom resume development would be the perfect gift, you can buy a Lettersmith gift certificate.
Pros: A lovely, diverse resume gallery is essential for giving job seekers peace of mind about their investment. Her resumes have won industry awards, and you will definitely find a style you like here.
Cons: Some may call her pricing steep. Others may call it an investment with a guaranteed return. It’s up to you to decide.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (248) 509-0483
5. Resume Chief
Resume Chief is a relatively low-priced service yet reviewers attest that it gave them what they needed to get a seat at the interview table. Their per-page pricing might be a surprise to some, but you can do the math and see what you think. This Detroit-area company’s resume writing services normally include cover letters and you can have your LinkedIn profile overhauled by them as well.
Pros: Reviewers say they appreciate the simplicity of the pricing structure and that their writers have also given some helpful advice about modern job search methodology. They offer 24/7 online support.
Cons: If you are looking for coaching or long-term support, this isn’t your service. This is straight-up writing only.
Turnaround: You select the turnaround you need. For a higher price, you can get your resume written in as few as 12 hours. Wow.
Cost: $45–145 per page
Phone: (888) 842-3363
6. Vertical Media Solutions
Vertical Media Solutions has offices in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing and has their finger on the pulse of the Detroit job market. They offer a full range resume writing plus LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, interview coaching, and outplacement services.
Pros: They have helpful blog articles on their site that are well worth checking out, on topics like what employers look for in a resume.
Cons: Their pricing will remain a mystery until you call.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Not stated, but on their website, they describe the dollar investment involved as “middle of the road” for the industry.
Phone: (734) 385-7000
7. Best Resume
Best Resume has writers in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids as well as two other U.S. cities. They have been in business since 2007 and have nice samples on their website. You can tack on LinkedIn profile writing, cover letters, and more.
Pros: Clients say that although they may have been hesitant to pay for a resume service at first, they became instantly convinced—upon seeing their resumes—that they had made a wise investment. Also, their turnaround is relatively quick for this industry.
Cons: We don’t know what the dollar investment is for this resume writing service. There are no prices on the website.
Turnaround: 2–3 days.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (734) 327.0400
8. Professional Resume Writing
Professional Resume Writing is owned by a former college English professor, public relations representative, and recruiting manager. Based in Livonia, MI, Tonia Derkos provides affordable resumes and can also provide CVs for academics, professional biographies, and the usual add-on services like cover letters and interview coaching. Check out her website for a nicely summarized review of the top 10 interview questions you are likely to be asked, and how to approach them.
Pros: These services are very affordable for new grads.
Cons: It’s unusual for a resume company not to offer LinkedIn profiles these days. If you want both a resume and a LinkedIn profile, it seems you must have that done elsewhere.
Turnaround: 7 days.
Phone: (734) 748-7271
9. About Words
About Words, based in Ann Arbor, is a resume writing service and more. They promise to never use canned words and that they will make your resume stand out in the stack. Their testimonials affirm that they produce eye-catching resumes that get results.
Pros: The proof is in the pudding; these clients say they have had successful interviews after using the About Words service.
Cons: There is no pricing available on the website, although you are guaranteed to speak to a real person when you call to get a quote.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Not stated.
Phone: (734) 887-6540
10. Wow Writing Workshop
Wow Writing Workshop is not a traditional resume writing service but we have included it on this list as a nod to new grads, in case a resume coaching format is the best way for you to start. This company is all about teaching young people to market themselves and there is a lot these professional writers can teach new grads about self-promotion in the internet age.
Pros: This service is run by teachers, and you can be assured of their patient assistance.
Cons: This is resume writing assistance, not a fully bespoke service.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Cost: Not stated but quotes are free.
Phone: (800) 497-9748
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Detroit, Michigan:
Dearborn, Taylor, Wayne, Monroe, Ann Arbor, Warren, Flint, Pontiac, Troy, Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, Richmond, Brighton, Jackson, Hillsdale, Adrian, Lapeer, Frankenmuth, Saginaw, Midland, Standish, Tawas City, Harrisville, Rogers City, Gaylord, Grayling, Harrison, Hudson, and more.
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