Provider Cost Turnaround Time Platforms Reviews Rating
Inside Recruiter: Resume Writing Services $195-$355 Under 2 weeks Phone; Email
Personal Touch Writing Services $175-$275 Not listed Phone; Email
Pegasus Communications Resume Service $475-$695 Not listed Phone; Zoom; Email; In-Person
Resumes Tailored Write $99-$499 Not listed Phone; Google Docs
King Wordsmith Not listed 7-10 days In-Person; Phone; Email N/A
Klaxos LinkedIn Profile & Resume Writing Services $799-$1,299 5 business days;
Delivery in two business days for a rush fee.
In-person; Phone; Videoconferencing;
Optimized Resume $30-$160 3-5 business days Online; Email
Revered Resumes $169-$599 3-5 business days Online; Phone
Activate Your Resume: Professional Resume Writing $495-$1295 Not listed Phone; Email
Capstone Resume Services $199-$449 Not listed 2-3 days
Shimmering Careers $499-$2549 2 weeks In-person; Phone; Skype
Working Girl’s Resume Service $225-$350 10-15 working days Phone; Email
Dan Berman Writing & Editing Services Custom Quote Not listed Phone; Online
Brian Boortz Public Relations Custom Quote Not listed Phone; Online; In-person

The Best Resume Writing Services in San Jose, CA

Inside Recruiter Resume Writing Services

Inside Recruiter Resume Writing Services Landing Page

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Inside Recruiter’s writers have previous experience as recruiters, giving them an inside edge in understanding what job recruiters are looking for in their candidates. They have a team of roughly a dozen writers, including one with a master’s of education degree, and all resumes are custom designed without using standard templates. At least two resume experts review every resume for quality control and to ensure consistency. Prices are reasonable, and there are discounts for returning clients as well as for military members. The company was started by two long-time recruiters from the Los Angeles area who saw a need for services designed to meet the requirements of recruiting professionals.

  • Cost:
    • Experienced: $195
    • Manager/director: $289
    • Executive: $355
  • Turnaround time: under 2 weeks
  • Credentials: Certified Inside Recruiter Resume Consultants (CIRRC)
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Writers have an in-house training program (CIRRC designation) Doesn’t include LinkedIn updates
Free edits for 1 month  
Discount for returning clients  


How to get started. Fill out the short form on the company’s website. You’ll receive an emailed quote and scheduling options for your initial phone consultation. If you have questions, you can email the company at [email protected].

Personal Touch Writing Services

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Personal Touch was founded by a PR professional with 15 years of industry experience. She launched her agency in 2009 and also does brand identity work and strategic counseling. Megan has an extensive skill set and can help you with marketing materials, website copy, executive bios, and more in addition to basic and enhanced resumes and cover letters.

  • Cost:
    • The Platinum package: $275
    • The Gold package: $250
    • The Silver package: $200
    • Executive bio creation: $175
  • Turnaround time: not listed
  • Credentials: Owner/writer is public relations professional
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
In addition to resume/cover letter packages, company offers executive bios Website is sparse, with little information
Writer has extensive PR experience  
Broad range of services offered  


How to get started. Contact Megan by phone at (408) 857-9527, email her at [email protected], or fill out the short form on her website to get a free quote from her.

Pegasus Communications Resume Service

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Chris Palomino is the owner and writer at Pegasus Communications. He has been a professional resume writer for 18 years and founded Pegasus in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technical writer in Silicon Valley and medical writer, so he has experience in a range of business types. Many of his current clients are with Silicon Valley companies. He offers two primary options: a resume review service, in which you send him your resume and he edits and reviews it in a one-hour meeting. He will then send his notes and a template for you to make the edits, which he will review. He also offers a career option where he will develop, write, and edit your resume. He’ll do LinkedIn mapping and coaching as well.

  • Cost: $475-$695
  • Turnaround time: not listed
  • Credentials: CareerBuilder resume consultant
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Will review and critique your current resume Website is disorganized
Basic package suited for current and recent students  
Good customer reviews  


How to get started. Call or text Chris at (408) 472-8950 to set up an initial appointment. You can also email him at [email protected]. If you prefer, there is a simple form on his website you can use to send a message and your contact info.

Resumes Tailored Write

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Resumes Tailored Write is run by founder Tiara Cortez Miller, who has a master’s degree in organization development and 15 years of human resources experience. She offers an extensive slate of services, including executive resume design and creation, resume critique services, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, and interview coaching, which is not a service offered by many San Jose resume writing services. Tiara also features flexible packages, which she will personalized to meet your specific needs. She has experience in some of the most common sectors in San Jose, including semiconductors, consumer electronics, and financial services.

  • Cost:
    • Executive resume services start at $499
    • Resume design services start at $298
    • Resume critique: $49 per resume
    • LinkedIn profiles: $99 per profile
    • Cover letters: $99 per cover letter
    • Interview coaching: $125 per hour
  • Turnaround time: not listed
  • Credentials: technical recruiter and former staffing manager, MSOD
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Packages can be personalized for client’s needs No work to review on website
Executive resume design available  
Offers interview coaching services  


How to get started. fill out the short form on the company’s website. Tiara will call and determine if she can help you. An intake call follows, which will provide most of the information needed.

King Wordsmith

King Wordsmith Landing Page

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King Wordsmith is the company of Cindy King, a writer with extensive experience over several decades of business ownership. She does more than just resumes and cover letters. Cindy will edit and format your dissertation or other texts, do transcription work, and work with students crafting their college application essays, helping them hone their statements and proofreading them if necessary. When it comes to resume writing, she is skilled at writing for applicant tracking systems. According to website testimonials, Cindy is a skilled listener who digs deep to find the information needed to make her clients’ resumes shine. She generally meets in person with her clients at her Sunnyvale office.

  • Cost: NA
  • Turnaround time: 7-10 days
  • Credentials: NA
  • Resume design: Yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Broad skill set No cost information on website
College app essays and transcription also available  
Will also write cover letters and thank you letters  


How to get started. To work with Cindy, call her at (408) 733-5163, email her at [email protected], or get in touch with her through her website’s contact form. She will follow up and arrange an interview time that works for both of you.

Klaxos LinkedIn Profile & Resume Writing Services

Klaxos LinkedIn Profile & Resume Writing Services Landing Page

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Founded in 2009 by Christian Moritz, a marketing and sales professional, Klaxos specializes in crafting targeted LinkedIn profiles to accompany your resume. Resumes are written by an internal team of former business leaders and job recruiters rather than freelance writers with little industry experience. Klaxos is one of the larger companies on our list, with more than 5,000 past clients and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company offers a number of packages, from student and entry-level resumes up to C-level materials, all including LinkedIn profiles along with customized resumes. Packages also come with career growth E-guides and other tools to help you hone your career search.

  • Cost: $799-$1,200
  • Turnaround time: 4 business days for resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter. Delivery in two business days for a rush fee.
  • Credentials: various industry credentials; Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) from the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW)
  • Resume design: no
What We Like What We Don’t Like
LinkedIn profile included in most packages Prices on the expensive side
Resumes created by industry professionals  
60-day interview guarantee  


How to get started. You can schedule an initial phone/video consultation by clicking on the link on the Klaxos website. You can also initiate contact by filling out the form on their website.

Optimized Resume

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Optimized Resume is one of the more reasonably priced companies on our list, so if money is tight, they may be an excellent option to consider. Prices are as low as $30 for creating a cover letter tailored to a specific job. In addition to their basic plans, they offer several “pro” level package deals, such as the ATS Pro, which includes a full ATS-optimized resume, LinkedIn profile optimization, and a cover letter for $200. Testimonials are glowing, with clients praising the writers, who are all U.S.- and U.K.-based.

  • Cost:
    • ATS optimized resume: $130
    • Spanish-language CV: $100
    • Graduate resume: $70
    • LinkedIn profile optimization: $160
    • Resume upgrade: $70
    • Tailored cover letter: $30
  • Turnaround time: 3-5 business days
  • Credentials: various
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Free review of resume through ATS Poorly written website
Informational blog with job hunting advice  
All resumes optimized for ATS  


How to get started. You can upload your current resume directly to their home page for a review of its optimization if you wish. You can also contact them via email at [email protected] or the form on the website’s contact page.

Revered Resumes

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Revered Resumes was launched in 2009 by Tiffany Benitez, MBA, who has worked with many of Silicon Valley’s top companies, including Apple and Intel. She and her team of 90+ writers, experienced in a broad range of industries, offer resumes from entry-level to C-suite. The company’s Career Combo packages offer resumes and a cover letter, while the Career Complete packages include a resume, cover letter, thank you letter, and LinkedIn profile. The Career Catapult level consists of all that and a professional biography. You can also purchase these items a la carte. An inexpensive resume review is available for less than $25, and they will also create innovative and engaging video resumes if needed.

  • Cost:
    • Entry level candidates: $169-$299
    • Director & VP executive level candidates: $349-$499
    • Senior VP executive level candidates: $399-$549
    • Professional Level Candidates: $299 – $449
    • C-Suite Executive Level Candidates: $449 – $599
  • Turnaround time: 3-5 business days
  • Credentials: Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRW)
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Informational blog No in-person consultations
90+ credentialed writers available  
Free consultation  


How to get started. You can schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation on their website. They ask that you upload a copy of your current resume before the call if you have one.

Activate Your Resume: Professional Resume Writing

Activate Your Resume: Professional Resume Writing Landing Page

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Madelyn Mackie is the founder of this company, which includes far more than resume work. She is a public speaker who talks about career strategies. She has an e-learning platform with a course that walks you through the resume process, does career coaching, and offers outplacement services to businesses and the industry. For those looking for a resume, there are three packages. She will assess and rewrite your resume with keyword optimization at the most basic level. At the higher levels, you can have Madelyn do your cover letter, thank you letter, and LinkedIn profile, along with job search strategy coaching, and, at the highest level, interview preparation and salary negotiation consults.

  • Cost:
    • Basic: $495.00
    • Plus: $895.00
    • Deluxe: $1295.00
  • Turnaround time: NA
  • Credentials: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
  • Resume design: NA
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Writer has extensive career management skills Only available for resume work at limited times
Job coaching available  
Website includes sample resumes  


How to get started. You’ll begin working with Madelyn by scheduling a free 30-minute consultation at her website, where you’ll discuss career goals and review your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other career documents, as well as determine the next steps in your job search.

Capstone Resume Services

Capstone Resume Services Landing Page

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Capstone Resume Services was started by Amy Gies, CPRW, who previously had 15 years of experience writing resumes, bios, and profiles for candidates in multiple industries. Her company offers a broad range of resume types, including those for federal jobs and academic and scientific CVs, as well as for others ranging from entry-level to C-suite. They will also write other documents as needed, including cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, which are not included in the basic cost of resume creation. The company focuses on an initial consultation to learn about you, your job history, and your career goals. They offer a fast turnaround time and rates that are reasonable.

  • Cost:
    • Executive starts at $449
    • Professional starts at $349
    • Entry level starts at $199
    • LinkedIn profile starts at $249
  • Turnaround time: 2-3 days
  • Credentials: Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Resume design: not listed
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Federal resumes available with KSAs Mixed reviews online
Offers a resume distribution service  
Informational blog for job searchers  


How to get started. You’ll begin the process with a one-on-one phone consultation, which you can schedule by contacting them using the form on the website. You can also call them at (650) 445-5301 to ask questions.

Shimmering Careers

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Shimmering Careers founder Paul Freiberger is an award-winning writer of books on career searching and has an impeccable history of positions such as recruitment for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He works personally with all Shimmering Careers clients and offers career coaching, salary negotiation advice, and job interview coaching, along with resumes and cover letters. There are three package levels: entry-level, for anyone with up to two years of experience, Professional, which focuses on managers, career changers, and mid-level workers; and executive, for leaders and decision makers. All packages include a consultation with Paul, a resume, and a cover letter. For an additional fee, you can access some of Paul’s writings, video series, and job coaching of all kinds.

  • Cost:
    • Entry-level career services: $499-$1,599
    • Professional career services: $599-$1,699
    • Executive career services: $649-$2,549
  • Turnaround time: 2 weeks
  • Credentials: Executive Coaching Certification; Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert
  • Resume design: yes
What We Like What We Don’t Like
60-day guarantee Not the most inexpensive option
Up to three rounds of revisions  
Informational blog  


How to get started. You can call Paul at (877) 796-9737 if you have questions. If you’re ready to commit to having Paul do your resume, you can place your order here, and he will get back to you within one business day.

Working Girl’s Resume Service

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Working Girl’s Resume Service was founded by Aisha Spearman, who has ten years of experience helping clients create new job documents or polish existing materials. She has experience in media, IT, healthcare, and finance but will work with clients in any industry. She has two primary packages: the Fresh Start package is for those who are new to the job market, don’t already have a resume or other career docs, and need to create them from scratch. The Polish-Up package, meanwhile, is slightly cheaper and is for those with materials that need to be polished and tweaked. Each of these packages can be expanded, for an additional fee including cover letters and a LinkedIn profile. Aisha offers career coaching and interview prep services for $225 an hour and will create a custom package for you if your job needs differ.

  • Cost:
    • Fresh Start packages: $350
    • Polish-Up packages: $300
    • Career coaching or interview prep: $225
    • Gift cards: $25
  • Turnaround time: 10-15 business days
  • Credentials: Certified Professional Resume Writer
  • Resume design: no
What We Like What We Don’t Like
Gift cards available Uses templates
Two rounds of revisions  
Rush services available  


How to get started. You’ll begin the process by filling out a quick online questionnaire and will be contacted to schedule a 15 minute free consultation. When you’re ready, you’ll place your order online and Aisha will get to work on your materials.

Dan Berman Writing & Editing Services

Dan Berman Writing & Editing Services Homepage

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Few resume writing providers have better customer reviews than Dan Berman Writing & Editing Services. Indeed, this provider has a combined 80+ reviews on Google and Yelp, and they’ve maintained a perfect 5-star average rating on both platforms. Dan Berman goes above and beyond to keep his client relationships strong — with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ll get all of your money back if you’re not happy with his work. In addition to resume and cover letter writing, this provider also offers job interview coaching.

  • Cost: Custom Quote
  • Turnaround time: Not listed
  • Resume design: Yes

What We Like What We Don’t Like
Highly positive customer reviews Pricing information not publicly available
100% satisfaction guarantee Turnaround time information not publicly available
Interview coaching service available  


How to get started. Send an email to [email protected] regarding your situation and needs, and he’ll respond with a personalized choice of options for you.

Brian Boortz Public Relations

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Brian Boortz is particularly educated and experienced — before opening this firm, he earned a master’s degree in English and then gained tenure as a college professor. With the expert writing skills he developed in his previous career, Boortz can provide truly exceptional resumes for his clients. Also, unlike most other providers, Brian Boortz Public Relations can meet with you in person if you prefer.

  • Cost: Custom Quote
  • Turnaround time: Not listed
  • Resume design: Yes

What We Like What We Don’t Like
Able to meet with clients in person Pricing information not publicly available
Run by highly experienced resume writer Turnaround time information not publicly available
Variety of services available  


How to get started. To schedule your initial consultation, call (408) 399-2700.