The Resume Services Rankings, 2017 Full Report
What a crazy year it's been in the Resume Writing Industry!
First, ResumeEdge.com goes out of business! Always the "Pepsi" to ResumeWriters.com's "Coca-Cola" ResumeEdge had been around forever, since the late 90s. They were bought many years ago by the testing company Peterson's, and we always wondered if there was a place for such a niche service in a giant conglomerate. Now we know: there isn't!
Then, another of the "big three" get's swallowed up! CareerPerfect was acquired by newcomers TopResume, who also took over their long-standing relationship with Monster.com. (Monster itself got acquired last year, if you'll remember. More in this in a minute.)
So, all of this leaves ResumeWriters.com, the granddaddy of them all, as the only one of the original web resume companies left standing (or, at least, independent). But that leaves them where they've been for the last 5 years: ranked number 1 as the gold standard in the Resume Writing Industry. The company by which all other resume services are measured.
Sadly, ResumeEdge leaves our rankings for the first time. On the website, Peterson promises they will be back in a new guise soon, but it's been more than 6 months, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
What about CareerPerfect? They hold a top five ranking because, as far as I can tell, they are still operating, same as they ever did, even under the TopResume umbrella.
TopResume is holding at number 3 because they seem to have some serious venture capital money behind them, though if you check their BBB rating, it's really not good news. I'm going to hold them at 3, hope they are simply going through growing pains because of their new acquisitions, but will definitely re-evaluate if they don't clean up their reputation for customer service in the new year.
ResumeWriting.com clings to the top 5. I haven't heard anything bad about them recently, but I haven't heard anything much about them at all, to be honest.
The rest of the list pans out with the usuals. CraftResumes.com has an A- BBB rating, but still isn't accredited. And frankly, I just can't recommend any of the bottom 4.
The Full 2017 Ranking of Resume Services