In-Depth Review | ResumesPlanet.com
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by David Alan Carter
For job seekers on a tight budget, Resumes Planet seems an easy call - get a resume built from scratch
for under a hundred bucks. Better yet, the company guarantees you'll land an interview within 30 days, or
they'll revise your resume at no additional charge.
Not so fast. First of all, there's the down side of most budget resumes: quality. In the case of
ResumesPlanet.com, we know what we're talking about; we've seen the sample resumes they've posted on their
website. Not so impressive. There are other troubling issues with the company, as well (see what
we didn't like, below).
Here's How It Works
Navigate to the category that best fits your work history: entry level, professional, career change,
executive, military or federal. Decide if you want to include a cover letter with your order. Or sign up
for the full package (resume, cover letter, thank you and follow-up letters). Fill out their order
form, and send in your career info. Upload your current resume, if you have one.
Don't expect a one-on-one telephone interview with your assigned writer. At these prices, it's just not in the
cards. If need be, you can communicate -- via messaging system.
You should receive your completed resume within 72 hours in four formats: WORD, electronic, scannable and
web. Unlimited revisions until you're satisfied. They also guarantee at least one interview within 30 days. If not,
get a free rewrite.
Here's What We Liked
- Four formats.
- Interviews are guaranteed.
Here's What We Didn't Like
- While it's claimed all writers are members of an industry association (Professional
Association of Resume Writers), that's not the same as saying the writers hold industry
certification. We can only assume they don't. And we have a bias toward Certified
Professional Resume Writers.
- A one-on-one telephone interview is not in the cards (surprise, we have a bias toward telephone
- We weren't terribly impressed with the writing quality of the resume samples posted on the company's
website. And that's being charitable.
- In fact, we weren't terribly impressed with the writing quality of the site itself. The
evidence points to writers for whom English is a second language. For example, on the FAQ page, the following
question is asked: "What does Resume Distribution serve for?"
- Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the
Better Business Bureau is not impressed with either Resumes Planet or their parent company, Universal
Research LLC. On a scale of A+ to F, the BBB gives Resumes Planet a rating of "D+" and
Universal Research LLC a rating of "No Rating" as it believes the company to be out of business.
ResumesPlanet.com Review - The Wrap Up
The marketing pitch is that you can get a professional resume for less than a hundred bucks. The
reality is that the writing quality here is not up to par with the services we rate at 3, 4 and 5 stars. And
that means your resume will likely not be competitive in the marketplace. To add insult to injury, the number
of customer complaints filed against this company -- and the lack of response to those complaints
--has garnered an D+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Our recommendation is to pass on this company. As with all of our reviews, this is our opinion--we
always advise readers to do their own due diligence. For those who would like to explore further...
Go to ResumesPlanet.com
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