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In-Depth Review | ResumesPlanet.com

ResumesPlanet.com

Entry Level / Mid Level / Executive
$89     $94     $104

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

Visit... ResumesPlanet.com

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

  • A network of 200+ writers suggests a broad professional knowledge base. 
  • Pricing is easy on the wallet.
  • Four formats. Your resume is sent to you in 4 distribution formats: Microsoft Word, electronic, scannable and web.
  • Guaranteed interviews.

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 interviews).
  • 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?"
  • Huh?
  • 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 both entities a rating of "F."

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 --have garnered an F rating from the Better Business Bureau.

If you've got a few more bucks to spare, consider the $149.00 resume over at ResumeCorner.com. It's a significant leap ahead in writing quality, and all the writers are certified (in fact, they each hold at least a Master's degree). Better still, the $199.95 resume over at ResumeWriters.com or the $249.00 resume at ResumeEdge.com. These are two companies with top-notch certified writers and very attentive customer service. And our highest ratings. See the pull-down menu above for in-depth reviews of each of these companies.  

Our recommendation is to pass on this company. Still, if you'd like to explore further...

Go to ResumesPlanet.com 


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HORRIBLE SERVICE
Jane from Tennessee

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Worst customer service experience ever! I paid for the 3-day resume, which was a total waste of time and money. I received the resume on the third day, but it was of extremely poor quality. In fact, I think that it was written by an ESL (English as Second Language) individual. The wording was extremely awkward. For example, here are a few sentences pulled from the resume:
"This is the main reason why I am desirous to be considered for this position."

"As such, I offer you the advantage of adding to your team an academically honed, compassionate, dedicated and committed individual who can be productive and generate positive results."

"In this regard, I will highly appreciate receiving your call on my contact number, or you may send me an email for the same."

Additionally, there were formatting issues and spelling errors. For example, the writer misspelled Tennessee.

Anyone with Spell Check who has mastered the English language can understand that this resume and cover letter is of poor quality.

When I called to complain, I had a hard time understanding the customer service reps. Their spoken English is also lacking. They had someone revise it, but the second version was also of poor quality and they just added random facts about me that were not true. I would never, ever submit this to an employer. I could have done a much better job myself. You get what you pay for and a budget resume writer is not the way to go! Take it from me!
Posted at 10:08:am 11/21/12

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Stay Away From Resume Planet
Shelton from Plantation Florida

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What a disaster it has been dealing with these people. I ordered my resume 8 days ago, paid the extra money to have it expedited in 2 days. I am no closer to receiving my resume as I was when I ordered it. The writer failed to follow my instructions and had to seek a revision and that's where the fun began. No less than a dozen telephone calls and I don't know how many emails later I thought I was going to get this behind me. Not to be. Resume Planet has missed 3 deadlines (they call it deadlines but nothing could be more artificial) citing that the writer needs more time. After missing the last deadline over 30 hours ago, I attempted to receive a refund for the service I never received. But that hasn't happened either because they are going through a "system update" and can't access the system. This system update has been on gong for the past 14 hours and every time I call I am told to contact them in 2-3 hours. BUYER BEWARE... TERRIBLE COMPANY... TERRIBLE SERVICE... NO RESULTS.
Posted at 9:29:pm 10/07/12

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No worth the money
NoInterviews from RI

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I should have know something was up when they need to verify your credit card six times over. My friend and I used them and we both got back the similar resumes. They just copied key words into select spots. If you want to use their guarantee, make sure you start it in the 30 day period. I would say read the fine print on this, but the page they reference for details doesn't exist Not worth the money, spend a few extra bucks on anther service. Also, look at these people's BBB rating, it's an F.
Posted at 8:30:am 01/27/12

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Steve N from Orlando, FL

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After thinking twice and not completing the transaction, they put me on their telemarketing list and hounded me for a week. They do not know what a ' Do not Call ' list is. Then, with high certainty, they sold my contact info so others could harass me as well. STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS !. Buyer Beware !
Posted at 2:16:pm 11/11/11

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A Cautionary Tale For Readers
Admin from TopResumeServices.com

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The last couple of exchanges, between “Michael from Vankirk” and “Robert Douson from Sacramento” have been seemingly informative. Not so much when you look beneath the surface. For example, rather than Vankirk, "Michael" actually appears to be located in Reston, Virginia, the home town of Resumes Planet, and the computer used to generate his comments is associated with a company known as Universal Research, Inc., which is the parent company to Resumes Planet.

"Robert," who dutifully answers Michael’s questions, also appears to be working from a computer associated with Universal Research, the parent company to Resumes Planet.

Readers, make of this what you will.

– Administrator, TopResumeServices.com
Posted at 12:46:pm 10/19/11

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Robert Douson from Sacramento

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They gave me FOUR revisions. It’s part of their service to give clients as many revisions as they wish for. Despite revisions, the service was ready on time. Their packages are cheap, efficient and the quality of work, despite low price, is comparable to some of the reputedly best resume writing institutions around. I checked careerperfect and resumeedge, but their prices were too high and I felt service at Resumes Planet was better. Here, they also give you tips on how to get through with your interview. Hope you choose them and are as satisfied as I am!
Posted at 11:23:am 10/19/11

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Michael from Vankirk

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Wow! What are their other services like though? Did they give you a revision of the resume, meet the deadline, and were the writers and customer service any good???
Posted at 11:24:am 10/18/11

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Robert Douson from Sacramento

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I would. I think this is the best and most affordable service to approach to eventually get good written material. I was very unsure about which service to use to get resume and cover letter written since I did not have a lot of cash either. A number of services that looked good were too expensive while cheap ones were no good. I went through sample letters at many resume writing services’ websites. Resumes planet’s samples looked good, services are for less than $100 and their packages are amazing! The resume I got was SUPERB!!! And now I got the sort of job I’d been wanted since ages…
Posted at 4:24:am 10/14/11

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Would any of you recommend this service?
Michael from Vankirk

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I’m applying for jobs… no success and I wanted to get my resume, CV and cover letter written by a reputed services. Would any of you recommend this service?
Posted at 6:01:am 10/11/11

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Worse service
Leslie affre from New York

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After ordering a so called 48 hour resume and cover letter package,the day of the deadline i received a message asking me if i can extend the deadline by a few days…i agree.
The deadline arrives and still no resume,I then received a text telling me that they cannot find a writer to complete my order.However they where very quick to take my money and no mention of any issues.
I called customer service-if you can call it that! They had no concern for my situation and just a offered a 5-7day refund.
DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AND USE A DIFFERENT COMPANY
DO NOT USE PLANET RESUME AT ANY POINT !
Posted at 12:04:pm 09/04/11
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