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  • 8 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Anastasia N.

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Working with Joe was a positive experience. I had a more challenging resume, in that I have a varied background and looking to slightly shift out of my current field into another one. He took the time to work through my current resume with me, giving editorial comments, recommendations based upon his background and those he knows in HR offices and listened to everything I had to say. I like to have a hand in everything I do and it definitely felt more like a colaborative process rather than having him do it all for me. We took almost 2 hours of one-on-one after several introductory emails and I appreciated the time spent. I would recommend him to others looking for that same kind of experience.

John K.

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Joe did a great job. I haven't had to write a resume for 20 years...he was very patient and walked me through the whole process to where I was comfortable.

Joe K.

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Joe did a great job writing my resume. Highly recommended! A pleasure to do business with!

  • 5 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Mark A.

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Sandy has done a terrific job. She is an excellent writer, but, more than that, she takes the time to figure out exactly what your goals are, and then tailors her writing to be in line with those goals. She is also prompt, dependable, and charges extremely reasonable fees. I highly recommend Sandy for your writing needs!

Micah G.

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Willing to work with me, on my busy schedule. She understands that I hired her b/c Resume writing is NOT my forte, I felt the experience to be quick, comfortable, and informative. Typically resume writing makes me self conscious...this definitely was not the case.

Wesley F.

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Sandra spent an hour with me, in person, to review my resume and discuss my job search --a one-on-one experience as she promises on her profile.

  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Prospect Heights, IL

Jennifer G.

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Keith Troemner helped convert my knowledge, experience, and education into a well presented resume. Our initial meeting was more than beneficial as I had many questions and was unaware of certain HR practices that may have prevented my resume from reaching hiring managers. I was very impressed with the Keith’s methodology, knowledge base, and experience. I appreciate his diligence, support, and kind follow up emails. I would recommend Keith to anyone in need of resume writing help.

Mark C.

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The resume Mr. Troemner provided is excellent and very professional. But, what really impressed me the most, was his in depth knowledge of the whole hiring/interviewing process. He coached me on exactly what types of questions I would be asked and how I should answer them. His face to face style of consulting worked very well for me. Certainly a top notch resume writer, but an even better job interview coach!

Scott C.

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Keith was able to assist me with updating my resume for my current job search. He was knowledgeable regarding what the initial reviewers will be looking for in a resume. It was like working with a friend. The best thing, is my resume is in my words, not someone else's.

  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Evanston, IL

Spiro T.

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I found Victoria on Thumbstack and I really enjoyed working with her. Victoria met with me and she was able to help me with my resume, she is very knowledgeable and really knows her stuff. I have been sending out my resume for over 6 months with no success of landing any interviews. I realized that it must be my resume that is the cause of this, which prompted me to seek some professional help. It has only been two weeks since Victoria finished the final version of my resume and I have been getting a few calls everyday. I also have had a few interviews, now it's up to the waiting game. I really enjoyed working with Victoria and I am looking forward to working with her on other projects.

Reavens L.

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Victoria helped me find my voice as a professional and as a writer. She assisted on my resume, cover letters, LinkedIn, Northwestern University Graduate application essays and we do lots of practice for interviews which is extremely useful for my school and career.

Eric G.

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Victoria has done wonders with my old resume! Great to work with and very patient. I couldn't be more happy with our collaboration.

  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Winfield, IL

David A.

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Susan was pro-active and professional in her response to my initial service request, and did not miss beat there after. She provided an evaluation of my existing resume which allowed me to make decisions and recomendations. He design layout was creative and thoughful and she showed patience with my revision requests, very pleased with the end result and the colobrative approach between Susan the resume writer and myself the customer.

Janice L.

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Susan was prompt in responding to our initial contact, met with me soon after and delivered an excellent draft within days. We worked together to craft a resume that I would never have been able to write--and I'm a writer! The whole experience couldn't have been better and I'm getting great feedback about the resume.

Sarah S.

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Susan is really great to work with! Her resume writing skills are top notch and she works quickly. She is very good about responding to emails in a very timely fashion. I've been extremely happy with her work. She Obviously has vast experience in resume writing!




  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Thumbtack Customer

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I think all I can say is WOW!!! And THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I GOT THE JOB! Thank you so much. Notch polished up my resume, and wrote me an excellent cover letter that got the recruiter's attention. Thank you so much.

Thumbtack Customer

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The articles you wrote for my website did the trick. Thank you for helping me connect with my audience. They probably I'm some kind of Shakespeare now, but that was all you. Thanks! :)

Jana A.

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Thank you for that excellent resume and cover letter. I got the job. Thank you for being such great help!!! :)

  • 11 years in business
  • Romeoville, IL

Mary B.

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When I need solutions, I call Faith. I can not begin to express how great it has been to work with her. I met Faith while serving as Marketing Director of a University. She was contracted for numerous editing projects. Later, Faith assisted me in transitioning to my present entrepreneurial role. We collaborated in web content creation/editing. Faith has a strong background in business services, accounting, and compliance. Yet, she enjoys writing and editing - what a combination. Her business recommendations have been invaluable and her excitement is phenomenal. You should see for yourself. Faith has my recommendation!

Charlene J.

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I am so happy I was referred to Faith by a friend. She not only was able to rewrite my resume in a way that made me more marketable to companies but she also offered great advice on wording I should use when I am interviewing. She was very professional and was always available when I had questions. Thank you again Faith for your Professional drive and manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with resumes and other writing projects. C Johnson

Bayy F.

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I actually used the editorial & proofing service for a huge business launching and the services were excellent and staff very polite considering the errors and last minute request... I will definitely use the services again recommend all procrastinators...

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Evanston, IL

Patricia D.

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Cynthia Krejcsi is my editor, my choice from Thumbtack. I certainly made the right decision. This was my first novel. Her editing was right on target. Cynthia did not change my 'voice but changed certain sentence structure and nuances to enhance the flow of my story. She pointed out unclear passages and now is helping me to get ready to publish. She is a pleasure with whom to work, often doing much more than you asked of her If you are in need of her expertise, don't even hesitate to choose Cynthia. She's is so capable and kind. You will never regret your choice. Pat Dischino

Lynda C.

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Cynthia provided outstanding services in my editing needs. She was the consummate professional, able to listen carefully and thoughtfully to glean the message I wanted to convey. She was able to take the information I provided to organize it in the most logical and appealing manner while maintaining my perspective throughout. She was competent and timely in her work. You will be very pleased if you hire Cynthia for your writing/editing/resume work.

Ronald O.

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It was a pleasure working with cynthia, she was professional and quick to respond . I would recommend her to anyone looking for editors

  • 34 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL

Donald M. Fitzpatrick D.

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This is the second time I purchased through Thumbtack and the difference is night and day. I cant believe how happy I am that I found A better Resume Service. After scheduling a free consultation, I went in to meet with the writer. he seemed to understand what I wanted and really listened to what I had to say. The first time, I made the mistake of looking for something cheap and fast. What I ended up with was nothing for my money. I learned that low cost means no work done and fast means no time to do it right. I also learned that if you deal with someone outside your state and they don’t respond to your emails or phone calls, you have no way to make it right. The first time I paid up front, then sent my resume in. The next morning it came back a little more pretty. For what I paid, it looked like they spent 20 minutes and spell checked it. Most of what I gave them came back in the same wording. Even though they had a guarantee and lots of reviews, I was so disappointed, I didn't pursue it any more. I never used that resume and it was a waste of money. Beware of anyone who says resumes can be done in 24 hours. On the other hand, when I spent the time with A Better Resume Service, not only did I get a new resume, but it was crafted the way I wanted it. Once the work was done, I sat down again and discussed the changes I wanted. The writer told me what would work in the job market and what wouldn’t so I went with his advice and I am glad I did. When I started using the resume, there was an immediate difference in response, It was almost unreal. Employers called saying that I looked like the most qualified person for the job and that made my interviews go from convincing people to entertaining opportunities. I have one offer, one pending and a couple of interviews coming up. I think I may cancel those interviews and stop accepting new ones. If you want to change your luck, spend a little extra, get your resume done right and you will find that every day when you wake up for work, you will be gad of making the right decision.

Rikki D. Guerra R.

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I am writing because I have used this service several times. I guess that is important because often someone will open a "business" and just vanish with your records. I tried working with a "mobile resume" business and it was like buying goods out of the trunk of a car. I like A Better Resume Service because when I call, someone answers. When I need something done, someone is available. My resume is too important to trust in the hands of a freelancer who has no commitment to my long-term career. I guess it would be even worse if I bought something from out of state. If you want your money's worth and responsibility on the part of your resume writer, make sure you can look them in the eye and shake their hand. I guess that's my two cents worth. I have been very happy with the service and work from A Better Resume Service.

Annie R C.

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I have been working for 45 years. I have had my resume redone "professionally" numerous times. A Better Resume is the best I have ever used. They consolidated my 9 page resume into a 3 page power-packed resume that did not sacrifice any content. The format is fresh and intelligently presented.

  • Valparaiso, IN

Barbara E.

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Jane Lump helped me prepare a resume when an on-line magazine for which I worked ceased publication. I had worked for a company for more than two decades and had not had to update my resume for many years, so I needed help. She was extraordinarily professional and not only advised me on the structure and content of the resume, she also did the layout for me. I am grateful to Jane for her advice and am sure that the content and professional appearance of the resume she created helped me land my current position in publishing. .

Jeannine Q.

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Through Jane's class, I was able to bring a vision board to life. Not only was I able to think outside of the box with tools given, but plans were laid out to get there. She helped make the intangible become tangible. Jane is very professional, organized, articulate, and great to work with.

Kyle F.

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Jane is an exceptional and eloquent writer. She helps convey a story that is easy to understand and tailored to your specific objectives. I would highly recommend working with Jane if you want a focused and structured resume.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Sidonie P.

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I recently worked with Todd because I was in desperate need of completely overhauling my resume. I could not have found a better editor, coach and all around knowledgeable person to help redesign and simplify my resume. Todd patiently worked with me over the phone, asking great questions in order to edit my experiences down to what really makes me stand out as an educator. He then reworked what I had into something much more specific and succinct. He was always prompt in his replies and a very pleasant, easy person to work with. I now feel excited and confident about my job search - thanks Todd!

Samantha A.

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I was fortunate enough to be chosen to work as a student teacher with Todd at Whitney Young Magnet High School. During my time working with Todd, I observed his innate ability to motivate both students and other professionals. Furthermore, I can honestly say that I would not be the educator I am today without his influence. He taught me to, "work smarter, not harder," by incorporating effective communication skills, along with learning to be more flexible in the classroom. Todd is an excellent educator, leader and mentor; I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to learn from him.

Daveenah G.

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Without Mr.Katz's help this semester, I honestly would've been so lost applying to summer programs. He helped me out together my resume even down to grammar and capitalization errors and even wrote a couple of letters of recommendation for me. He was really motivational and believed that I could do anything I set my mind to. Overall, really great person to go to for help.

  • Glenview, IL

Barbara M.

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i worked for elaine when she was editor of the chicago tribune's home & garden section. i loved working for her because she always trusted her writers' vision, and let us soar where we believed we might find an updraft. she is one of the hardest workers i know. and recently she produced a spoken word concert, where again she showed her limitless capacity for imagination, for bringing together artists, and for attending to every detail. she is fabulous.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Dundee, IL

Carl D.

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Kenn Kirby truly is a professional, and knows exactly what is needed to get you the job you want in your chosen field. He took my "ordinary" resume and made it really stand out and work for me. Thanks, Kenn! Write Services = results!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Westchester, IL

Elias C.

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I have worked with Laina as a client in search of professional, expert advice on making important career decisions and launching an effective job search. Laina is an excellent listener with a great deal of empathy, who went below the surface and spent considerable amount of time to understand, clarify and fully comprehend my strengths, skill-set and professional experience, in order to deliver a very customized, unique and focused resume content which was highly authentic and accurate. Laina is positive and encouraging in her approach with her clients and at the same time resourceful with many fresh ideas and job-search strategies that are practical and relevant. She is generous with her time and she demonstrates a sincere interest in helping her clients achieve their goals. I enjoyed working with Laina and I believe I received a high quality range of services, including career advice, resume and Linkedin consultation coupled with specific job search strategies that were tailored to my individual needs and challenges. Laina collaborated with me, discussed in detail her views and advice and was flexible to incorporate my suggestions, requirements and specific needs so the final output will be as effective as possible. I recommend Laina as a Career Consultant and Resume / LI writer-consultant to all who are in job search. They will receive valuable service by a caring professional.

Brian S.

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Laina helped tremendously during my job search. My job search was in the 9th month when I met her following her "Interviewing with Confidence" presentation at the workNet DuPage Career Center. I was getting interviews from companies but not receiving any job offers so I contacted Laina to improve my interviewing skills. The one-on-one professional feedback during practice behavioral interviews was invaluable. Most importantly, she helped me develop strong introduction statements for positive first impressions. She also helped identify career skills I'd overlooked which lead to strong branding statements, clearer job objectives, and a more targeted job search. My time with Laina reaped strong dividends as I landed a dream job two months later.

Nadja L.

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Ms. Krisik helped with write my resume and cover letter for a senior engineering position. I had a very limited time to finish the application and she worked with me to complete it in time. She helped me identify my skills and describe them to suit the posted engineering position. She was very diligent and professional, and an asset in my job search. I would highly recommend her.


Our team of resume experts has spent years in -- and out of -- the job market. Our writers know how to translate experience into a stellar resume. We have helped job candidates at all levels, from recent college graduates to C-level executives. Chicago Resume Expert believes that all job seekers should have the tools and confidence they need to be able to look for a job, interview for a job and get hired for a job. Chicago Resume Expert was founded in response to seeing friends frustrated by the traditional job hunt after years of “unemployment” and has been helping people land the careers they deserve ever since. Whether you’re a college grad or top executive, we will work with you to help you hone your job-hunting skills and properly position yourself in today's tough economy.

  • Hampshire, IL


Leading professional resume writers help put people back to work. Our resume writers are recommended by a leading job recruiter. If you are not sure how your resume holds up with your future employer, we offer free resume critiques, in which we provide our customers with a general analysis of areas in their resume that may need improvement. We give our customers the opportunity to do it yourself absolutely free. If you decide that you want one of our professionals to help, then we can certainly work with you.

  • Vernon Hills, IL


Resume writing, editorial, speechwriting, media training, media relations, crisis communications, news releases


I hire people for a living. Unlike most resume writers out there who never hire a single person for a company, I know what qualities employers are looking to hire. I am an evangelist of personal branding and professional development. I enjoy helping people revamp their resumes and build action plans to realize their career goals. Contact me if you are looking for any of the following: (1) Resume writing and formatting that will appeal to recruiters and employers (2) Career options for your background, including education, work history, skills, etc. (3) Creative ways to build your network and land a job if you are unemployed/in transition (4) Strategic planning for career change or advancement

  • Chicago, IL


I am a Freelance Writer and Editor, who is also available to provide Creative Consulting as well as some minor graphic design concepts.


Today's job market is complicated and there's definitely no harm in seeking out professional resume help and CV writing assistance to enhance your career prospects. Bowe Resume offers a wide range of professional CV and resume writing solutions you could ever need to compete for the best positions. HR professional with over 1000 resumes written.

  • Valparaiso, IN


I help people write and edit letters, e-mails, texts, research papers, resumes, and reference letters. I do advertising and marketing a business or event.

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