The Resume Services Rankings, 2013 Full Report
The rankings this year are mostly unchanged. ResumeService and ResumeWriting flipped places.
I'm moving up GreatResumesFast.com because I keep hearing good things and their reputation is on the up, so they are too.
ResumeWriters.com remains my top pick for all of the reasons I elucidated last year. Almost every professional resume writer I know has worked with them at one time or another and everyone reports they are great people to work with, both for writers and job seekers. The quality of their work basically sets the standard for the industry. And they're innovating as well! This year ResumeWriters has rolled out a LinkedIn profile service. Well... maybe they're not the innovators in this regard. Several smaller resume writing companies have offered LinkedIn Profile development for a number of years, but ResumeWriters is the first of the major firms to do so. I hear that the quality of their LinkedIn work matches their traditional resume work, so that's quite good indeed. It will be interesting to see if ResumeEdge and CareerPerect follow suit.
Speaking of CareerPerfect, they've added branding this year that says they are the "official" resume service of Monster.com. I've confirmed with several writers that work there that the company did indeed ink a multi-year deal with the granddaddy of the job boards. That is certainly a marker of quality, though one does wonder how important Monster is in the job search ecosystem these days. Kudos to CareerPerfect nonetheless!
I was hoping ResumeService and ResumeWriting would be the innovators they looked to be when they burst on the scene last year, but so far that has not panned out. Quality services both, from all I hear, but I was so excited for two well regarded newcomers last year, in the hope they would shake up the industry. And maybe they will. But for now, they just seem to be solidly middle of the pack services.
Finally, the bottom of the pile. They remain low ranked for a reason. In the case of the poor quality services, perhaps the less said, the better.
I did drop ResumeServicePlus because it's unclear to me they are still in business.
The Full 2013 Ranking of Resume Services