Award-Winning Professional Resume Writing Services & Job Search Support


For more than a quarter-century Distinctive Career Services has worked with professionals just like you to establish careers you love, get hired faster, win the jobs you want, and get paid what you are worth! We offer personalized, high-touch, one-on-one resume writing services and job search support for discriminating professionals concerned with making the best possible first impression. Get started today with a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs and see if we are a good fit to work together. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

  • Resume writing services for all professions and industries
  • Help with LinkedIn, cover letters, bios, and more
  • Modern, fresh, award-winning strategies get attention
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) friendly
  • Widely recognized industry leaders
  • Uncompromising dedication to quality service
  • 10,000+ clients served worldwide
  • Tailored to your needs…entry-level to executives
  • Solutions for every career challenge
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
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Comprehensive Solutions For Discriminating Professionals

  • Personal Branding & Image Building

  • Professional Resume Writing Services

  • LinkedIn Profile Writing

  • Job Search / Cover Letter Writing

  • Modern, Attention-Getting Infographic Resumes

  • Job Search & Career Coaching

  • Targeted Resume Distribution

  • Executive Biographies

Why Choose Distinctive Career Services?

…Do you feel stuck in an unproductive job search?

…Do you want to take your career to the next level?

…Are you struggling to promote yourself effectively?

We can help.

Since 1996, the Distinctive Career Services team has been helping executives and other seasoned professionals like you create career marketing documents that are infused with your brand, tell your compelling career stories, convey your professional value, and empower you to stand out confidently, get attention, be more competitive, and achieve your highest career goals.

Whether you are currently job searching, pursuing a desired promotion, or proactively positioning yourself for growth and advancement, our professional resume writing and job search services will help you…

  • reinforce or transform your professional image,
  • stand out confidently,
  • attract desirable opportunities, and
  • win interviews and offers for the opportunities you most want.

The bottom line: we empower you to competitively raise your profile so that you attract the best executive and professional opportunities in line with your short- and long-range career goals.

We offer a high-touch, individualized service. Our process is designed to help us get to know you personally and to really understand your career goals. This is essential, because every resume, LinkedIn profile, and other document we write is one-of-a-kind, infused with your personality and strategically written to tell your career story in a way that is memorable, meaningful, succinct, relevant, and interesting to your target audience.

To achieve these goals, we use a combination of techniques to gather information about you, your goals, your experience, and your stories of success.  Our Career Insights worksheet is the backbone of this process and we follow the worksheet with one-on-one consultation with you. As soon as you book a project with us, you will receive this worksheet and we urge you to complete it right away while your new resume is fresh in your mind. Once we receive your completed worksheet we begin writing your resume and often conduct some preliminary research to better understand your industry and any technical details of your profession. At this point, we will follow up with you for some one-on-one consultation to get to know you better, clarify issues, and prompt your memory about additional accomplishments and qualifications.

Throughout the entire resume writing process you have access to the phone number and email address of the writer you are working with and may reach out to your writer with questions or concerns.

You can expect to receive a proof of your resume, LinkedIn content, or other documents approximately 10-15 business days from the day you return your worksheet to us. We’ll ask you to review it thoroughly and will then work with you on any revisions or corrections necessary to gain your complete satisfaction. Once your documents are perfect, we send you the source file in all the formats you will need for your job search: MS Word, PDF, and plain ASCII text.

But our relationship doesn’t end there. If you need  additional support we can assist in a variety of ways, including providing coaching support on any job search or career management topic and helping you send your resume to recruiters and other decision-makers. We have clients we have been working with on each career step for 20+ years. We want to count you among our family of long-term clients as well.

We are completely committed to supporting you in achieving your goals, winning your long-term loyalty, and establishing a lifelong relationship.

Your 100% satisfaction and success is our #1 concern and we bend over backwards to make sure we have it. Our business has thrived and grown for 20+ years based on referrals from our past satisfied clients and we want to turn you into a “raving fan” of our resume writing nad job search services as well, so that you send your friends, family, and colleagues to us when they need help.

The technical details of our guarantee:

If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the documents that are produced for you, just let us know before the 15-day proofing period ends. If we are unable to alleviate your concerns with the prepared document, we will assign a new writer and rewrite for free. If you have asked for revisions to draft documents that we believe, in our professional opinion and experience, will negatively impact the document strategy, focus, or results, we will discuss this with you and attempt to find a compromise that satisfies your concerns while maintaining the integrity of the document. If you choose to have us make changes that are against our professional advice, we will do what is necessary to satisfy you, but may ask you to sign a release indicating that the changes were made at your directive.

You agree to take full responsibility for your own success. Results from the documents we produce and the services we provide can and do vary based on a number of factors outside the control of Distinctive Career Services, LLC. If you have not secured an interview within 3 months of using the documents we have created, we will provide a FREE 30-minute consultation to review and evaluate your search strategies and recommend alternate approaches. To take advantage of this free consultation, you must contact us between 90 and 120 days (after 3 months, but not over 4 months) from the delivery of your final documents to schedule an appointment. Any additional editing or writing services agreed upon as a result of this consultation will incur a new fee.

Pointing To Quality Not Quantity Words On BoardOur services are not cheap, rushed, or cookie-cutter. If this is what you are seeking, our services are not right for you.  On the other hand, if you want to work with the BEST of the best, you are in the right place. Our services stress quality over quantity. Our business model is based on providing outstanding quality and service to a select number of clients.  Our professional resume writing services are most appropriate for individuals who understand that a professional image is an essential investment in their career, and who value the unmatched professional expertise, personal attention, focus on details, emphasis on quality, and commitment to helping you achieve your career goals successfully that we bring to every project.

Our services are NOT a one-time transaction. Unlike many of the high-volume firms that treat their work with job seekers in a transactional way (and never expect to see you again), we take a much longer-term outlook. When we tell you that we are completely committed to supporting you in achieving your goals, winning your long-term loyalty, and establishing a lifelong relationship you know we mean it, because our entire business model depends on it.  We have clients we have worked with on each and every step of their career  for the past 20+ years. Others who have sent every single member of their family, their neighbors, and co-workers to us for help. This is what we strive for.

We NEVER outsource your project to inexperienced freelance writers. Some firms even send their projects to offshore writers who do not speak English as a first language. Our team of professional resume writers are handpicked and personally vetted by our founder Michelle Dumas.  Each is highly trained, certified, active in the resume writing/employment services industry, and has proven top-notch skills. We treat our writers right and in turn we have their loyalty and our clients receive top-notch quality. We also take the ongoing, continuous mentoring and training of our writers seriously and have a professional proofreader, editor, and mentor on the team (and a highly credentialed professional resume writer herself) who collaborates with our writers on every project behind the scenes, advising on grammar, content, and overall document strategy.

We do not believe in holding your documents hostage. Some firms lock their documents so that you will never be able to make even minor changes yourself in the future. We don’t agree with this policy! At the end of a project with us we send you all the source files for all the documents we have prepared for you. While we hope you will come back to us for updates in the future, we want to make sure you have everything you need now for a successful job search (and that requires your documents in multiple formats) and also so you can make minor changes to your documents (updating a phone number, for example) in the future.

We recognize that a resume is just a tool and many people need support in using that “tool” in effective ways. Unlike other resume firms, we do not just write your resume and send you on your way. We provide you with access to our exclusive, back end client portal with a vast library of resources to help you on every step of your search, from career planning and goal setting,  to using LinkedIn more effectively, interviewing, and salary negotiations, and much, much more. Differentiating us further, we also have a team of highly accomplished career and job search coaches on our team who are available to meet with you one-on-one to consult with you and coach you on any aspect of job searching and career management.

We aren’t a fly-by-night service provider that is going to disappear tomorrow. When Michelle Dumas, our founder, first brought Distinctive Career Services to the internet in 1996, we were one of just a handful of professional resume writing firms offering our craft on the Internet. Literally, we were one of the very first resume services on the Internet. Today there are thousands, but we have seen thousands come and go, as well. We have outlasted them all! The reason for this is simple. We consistently provide outstanding service and deliver on our promises. We are as good as we promise you we are. We are in it for the long haul and we will be here for you when you need our support in the future.

Step-by-step, here is how we can begin working together today:


We are happy to call you for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your unique needs and determine together if we are a good fit to work together. If you would like to book a consultation, you may do so here. During the consultation, if you wish, we will provide you with a quote and a recommendation of services that we believe will best meet your needs.

Alternately, if you know for certain you want to work with us and wish to skip the consultation, we have made it easy for you to book your project directly and immediately. Just follow this link to review pricing and book your project.


Familiarize yourself with our terms of service and then place your order using our 24/7 online order system. When your order is placed, you will immediately be directed to a page with instructions for downloading our career insights worksheet which includes instructions for you to gather the information we need to complete your project. You will also receive a receipt for your project via email and a welcome email from me with more instructions and information. Our career insights worksheet is crucial for our work, so please complete it as soon as possible.


As soon as your career insights worksheet is complete, email it to us. Some clients complete it and return it the same day they get it. Others take a few days or even a few weeks. As soon as we receive it from you, we will immediately schedule your project. It is at this stage that we assign a primary writer for your project–a decision that takes a variety of factors into consideration. We will get back in touch with you to introduce you to your writer and provide the exact date you can expect your proof (our turnaround is generally about 15 business days) – along with the direct telephone lines and email addresses you will need to reach us  while we are working on your project.


We will reach out to you (by phone and/or email), so that we start to get to know you better and ensure that we have a full understanding of your needs while we work on your project. Your project includes up to one hour of telephone time as necessary. Your writer will often have additional questions for you and will schedule a telephone consultation with you. For routine questions, because it is easier for most people, we often use email. If you ever wish to speak to your writer, feel free to pick up the phone and give them a call (we will give you their direct telephone number).


We will email you the proofs of your documents within 15 business days and give you a chance to thoroughly review them. Then, we will be available to work with you (by phone or email) to make any corrections or refinements necessary to obtain your complete 100% satisfaction. Our agreement allows up to three revision sessions within a period of 15 business days (3 weeks), if you need them.


Once we receive your written (via email) approval of the proofs, we will convert the documents into the various final formats (Word, PDF, and ASCII) and provide them to you. Now it is time to get results!


Our relationship doesn’t end there! Many clients have us assist with sending their resume to recruiters, jumpstarting their LinkedIn presence, or providing assistance through coaching in select areas such as interviewing, networking, and salary negotiations. We also know you are going to be blown away by the quality of our work and the results you get from your new resume. Because of that, many of our clients have been with us through every step of their careers. We will be here for you in the future if we can help you with resume updates or anything else.

25+ Years of Proven Results…Delivering a Powerful Edge in the Job Market

Impress Employers, Improve Your Response Rate, Win the Job You Want & Maximize Your Salary!

Key Benefits of Our Professional Resume Writing Services


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Unless you get the interview, it doesn’t matter how “close” you came. Second place is last place. There’s no welcoming handshake for the runners-up. To beat the competition, content and presentation are what count. Don’t waste another opportunity! See the difference our professional resume writing services can make.



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You Have One Chance to Make a First Impression. Make it Count!

“I just want to let you know that this week I had four interviews and 3 job offers! One is with my mentor’s company, XXXXX, another with XXXXX, and a third with XXXXX. The salary ranges are from $80-$100k. I’m deliberating now about my options, and will start “negotiations” this afternoon. Two job offers came on the same day (yesterday). Three of the interviews came from my on line responses to ads. The XXXX interview was arranged by my mentor…This all happened (the callbacks) between 1-3 days after I posted my resume. The VP at XXXXX who interviewed me said that he reads thousands of resumes, and that mine was really exceptional. He was talking about your work. Thank you!” – C.R., New York

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Not All Resume Firms are Equal. Distinctive Career Services is Renowned for Consistent Excellence!

“Thank you for your services and the excellent resume you produced…There is no question in my mind that this distinctive resume provided me with far more opportunities to talk to recruiters and principals than I would have had otherwise. More than once I heard recruiters say “I pick out two resumes from over 1000 internet responses and you were one of them”…Bottom line I achieved exactly what I was looking for in terms of position, location, and income AND I had choices in terms of multiple offers. It all started by getting someone to notice my resume in with a thousand others.” – C.M., Indiana

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An Investment In Your Career & Resume Is An Investment That Will Pay Rewards For Life!

“Great news ! After not much success with my job search I had your company rewrite my resume. Immediately after I received my resume from you I started to get interviews. Sometimes up to 3 different companies a week. After only 4 weeks of interviewing I am delighted to tell you today I have received a job offer for a wonderful job. Not only is a great company and location it is also a pay increase of 28%. I did the math and the cost of my resume has only 1% of my pay increase. The Human Resource Manager said that she literally received hundreds of resume and mine stood out among all of them. Thanks so much.” – M.B., New Hampshire

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