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New York is the largest city by population in the United States, with over 8 million residents. Also known as The Big Apple, there are thousands of career opportunities available throughout the five boroughs. Your dream job can be certainly found here but you'll need to invest in your presentation to make your job search truly effective. We looked at dozens of resume and career services here in New York, and put together a list of the top ones to help find the perfect match.
How we decide on whom to feature:
Their website presentation:Do they speak clearly about their mission, team, services, pricing and contact information?
Their online reviews:Do they have a Yelp or Google review that is above 4.5 stars with more than 15 reviews?
Their services:Do they offer basic, premium, unique service offerings including bonus services like rush delivery and guarantees?
Are you based in New York, NY and want your service reviewed by us? Reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to New York City, they also serve Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Chicago metro. Email them at Office@YourNextJump.com
Created by Timothy Lo, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, Your Next Jump was built to reflect the passions and values of its employees: an affinity for simple processes, appreciation for hard work, and a belief that everyone can achieve their dreams with preparation and planning.
They take a 5-step approach to preparing job-seekers for their next career that includes conducting a diagnostic call, creating a professional resume, building your online presence which includes your Linkedin Profile, performing a group webinar, and finally conducting a call or in-person meeting to coach you through next steps.
They are certified by both CPCC (Certified Professional Career Coach) & CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer)
Pricing & Services
$399 — Interview prep session which includes a 90-minute meeting with a career coach.
$799 — Creating a professional resume, working on a strategy for job searching (e.g. learning how to search for jobs on Linkedin) with a coach, & building out your online presence,
$1099 — Career launch kit which includes a combination of their most popular services and a 90-minute interview prep session with a career coach.
In addition to New York City, Five Star Resumes has offices in Chicago, IL, and Westfield, NJ. Call them directly at (347) 979-7371 or email them via email@example.com
Five Star Resume, founded by John Greenblatt, consists of a team that's worked in Fortune 500 companies across HR teams and is on a mission to help job-seekers like yourself to be the best version of themselves to have the best career they can dream of.
After the initial call or meeting, they will deliver the first resume draft within 3-5 business days. There's a rush delivery option available for an additional fee in case you need it sooner within 24-48 hours. After this period, they'll work with you for 10 days with unlimited edits on your resume to make sure you're satisfied.
They offer a 60-day interview guarantee. If you don't get an interview, they'll continue to work with you on revisions without any additional charges.
Pricing & Services
$375 — Comes with resume and cover letter writing services.
$375 — Comes with resume and Linkedin profile optimization.
$475 — Includes all of the above in a single package.
$675 — Includes all of the above, including interview coaching sessions.
Additional fees are included for Rush Delivery ($100 for resumes and $50 for cover letters) to get your resume in a 24-48 hour turnaround.
While they are based out of Brooklyn, New York, they have worked with clients from across the US and Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South America. They're able to provide these services remotely by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone, and skype.
Brooklyn Resume Studio is a team of resume writers, career coaches and design specialists based out of Brooklyn, New York. Their focus on design and branding in addition to creating a resume is a great way for you to pair personal branding with expert resume writing to emphasize your presentation. They claim to have written over two-thousand resumes to date with a 95% satisfaction rate.
They offer both resume and personal branding services, which is a unique offering when compared to many other services that only focus on resumes. Their branded design services are well-rounded and consists of website and graphic design like logos and business cards, even including photography for headshots.
Depending on the availability of the team, they might be able to provide rush delivery within 2-3 business days for an additional $100 fee.
Brooklyn Resume Studio offers a 60-day guarantee if you don't get what you expected, and will work with you further review of your resume and brand.
Pricing & Services
Price not listed — While they don't specify prices on their site, they offer services in both resume writing and personal branding.
Their services include writing and designing your resume and cover letter, optimizing your Linkedin profile, interview and career coaching, as well as developing your personal brand with logos, websites and headshots.
They have offices in both New York and Florida. You can contact them either by phone, 1-866-990-8821, or email directly via email@example.com
Started by Edward McGoldrick, a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, Resume Professors is run by a national staffing agency that Edward also operates. Writers at Resume Professors are all certified by the CPRWs (Certified Professional Resume Writers) and have a history of being recognized by popular career services like The Ladders and Workbloom.
Using their in-house ATS (applicant tracking systems), they can perform keyword optimization of resumes based on job descriptions to boost your relevancy and increase your odds of landing a job interview.
Unlike other services, Resume Professors offers a 90-day guarantee, which is a month longer than most other companies. If you're still not satisfied after this period, they've offered to redo your resume at no additional cost.
Pricing & Services
$160 for Entry Level & $275 for Professional — This is a lightweight plan that includes a reformatting of your existing resume, but not a full-rewrite with a 3-day turnaround and a personal session with founder Edward McGoldrick.
$330 for Entry Level & $385 for Professional — Their Vitals plan comes with a resume in PDF and Word, one-on-one session with Edward, unlimited revisions. Turnaround time is 4-5 days.
$385 for Entry Level & $440 for Professional — Their Essentials plan comes with the above, but also includes a professionally written cover letter.
$412.50 for Entry Level & $467.50 for Professional — This Success plan includes everything from both the Vital and Essentials plan, and includes a Thank You letter.
$522.50 for Entry Level & $577.50 for Professional — Following on the pattern above, the Platinum plan is great if you need to optimize your Linkedin profile in addition to all of the other services. You can get a Plus version with 24-hour turnaround rush service for $660 (Entry Level) and $715 (Professional).
Their locations are both in New York, NY and San Mateo, CA. You can call them at (650) 427-0754 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnes Chan and her partners have created Lucent Education to serve both college students looking to get into their ideal school and career professionals looking for their next career opportunity. Their à la carte offering allows job-seekers a perfect combination of both cost and convenience while maintaining high-quality work without spending extra on bells and whistles that might not even be relevant to your goals.
In addition to resume services, Lucent Education also provides a unique offering to help college students with their admissions process which includes consulting on essays, interview prep, as well as more strategic advice on presenting yourself as a top-tier candidate.
Their services can be purchased via à la carte bundles that are specifically tailored to your needs.
Pricing & Services
$250 — Their standard Resume Revise service comes with revisions and feedback on formatting, wording, content, structure. Up to 8 weeks of unlimited support by email. However, real-time consultation is not included in this package. The turnaround time for this service is 4 business days (for each revision). This service is also available for cover letters at the same cost.
$375 — In addition to the above, this Resume Premium service also provides a more polished resume that includes a 1-hour consultation by phone, and up to two weeks to collaborate on perfecting your resume with a 2-day turnaround for each revision. This service is also available for cover letters at the same cost.
$250 — Interview preparation and coaching that is 1 hour long with additional preparation time via email.
$50 — This add-on only service for Linkedin Profile Revisions takes about 7-days to complete and comes with revisions on your profile including tips on how to use Linkedin for job searching.
$105 — If you're a returning customer of Lucent Education, you can purchase this service Resume Touch Up service that includes 2 revisions. This does not come with any real-time consultation and is performed through email.
$400 — A two-hour-long consultation over the phone with one of the partners at Lucent Education. This is an add-on only feature.
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Ed is a self-taught coder, designer, and entrepreneur who has spent a bulk of his career helping early-stage startup companies grow their teams and products. His desire is to help talented individuals achieve new career goals by sharing his learnings on leading and growing teams.