Kelly Donovan
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • LinkedIn strategist & profile writer
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
  • Outplacement provider
  • Speaker & trainer
  • Globally recognized work (TORI nominee)

I help execs leave jobs that aren't fun anymore and land their dream jobs!

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Looking for a low-priced resume?

Some words of caution

Many websites and individuals offer “resume writing” for around $50 to $200.

Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, and if you don’t get an ROI from your resume and career documents, every dollar spent will have been wasted.

It can take 5 to 8+ hours to produce a world-class resume, depending on the career level, length of work history, and amount of responsibility (that’s not even including a cover letter, LinkedIn profile, coaching, or any other extras).

When comparing resume writing prices, do the math: divide the price by the estimated number of hours to do the work properly.

  • Does the hourly rate reflect a rushed, assembly-line approach to resume writing? A McDonald’s-style operation? Or perhaps inexperience? Desperation? A fly-by-night operation? A typist or secretary?
  • Or, does the hourly rate reflect the services of a successful business owner with strong resume writing qualifications?

Investing just a little bit more in a quality provider could mean the difference between seeing your unemployment benefits expire and enjoying the job of your dreams.

And remember, job search expenses are typically tax deductible, so check with your tax professional about deducting your investment in professional career services.

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

— Warren Buffett

If you’re serious about investing in yourself and your future, review my Questions to Ask a Resume Service for more guidelines for choosing a resume service — or contact me to get started.

Don't hire a resume service until you read..."Questions to Ask a Resume Service"


  • C-Suite Leaders
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Sales Executives
  • HR Executives
  • Senior-Level Attorneys, General Counsel
  • Operations Executives
  • Banking Executives
  • Technology Executives
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Executives
  • Media Executives


"I had four headhunters find me on LinkedIn and contact me, and my resume did a great job of showing what I can bring to a company. I'm very excited to be starting my new job. I highly recommend Kelly's services and will be referring friends to her." -Phil F., Director of Business Development, Los Angeles area (via LinkedIn)

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Our Difference

  • Recruiter Perspective
    We have an active executive recruiter for Fortune 500 companies who will review your resume before we finalize it
  • Up-to-the-Minute
    Kelly is more up to date than industry peers on how to get you noticed on LinkedIn, as well as resume trends
  • Comprehensive
    Our team can equip you with everything you need
  • Attentive
    You can call or email Kelly if you have a question during your job search