Services and Pricing

Phil Hurd, Catalyst Resumes LLC, has successfully completed the Best Business Practices course from the National Resume Writers' Association.
Member Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches

Hiring an Executive Resume Writer: Catalyst Resumes LLC

If you want to work with a professional executive resume writer to get a great resume and LinkedIn profile, you’ve come to the right place.

Most importantly, when you hire Catalyst Resumes, you’ll work directly with me, Phil Hurd.

Phil has a thorough process for uncovering what makes you unique as a candidate, highlighting the achievements that showcase that, and weaving it into a compelling narrative.  After working with him I not only had an effective resume that landed meaningful interviews, but a better sense of how I stood out in the talent market.

J.M., Regional Sales Director, software company

Firstly, I’m one of fewer than 100 people worldwide who hold the Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) certification from the National Résumé Writers’ Association. You should strongly consider hiring an NCRW, because this means your resume writing professional meets a high standard of professionalism and ethics. He/she demonstrates strong competence in modern resume strategies, design, writing for impact, style, compatibility with applicant-tracking systems, and—last but not least—grammar and English. It also means they’ve had their work critiqued and graded by a jury of senior resume writers, and they must pass this with an above-average rating.

Second, I’m one of the few NCRWs who’s also been a successful executive recruiter for more than 30 years. I know what hiring managers want to see in your resume.

And third, when you hire me to write your personal branding documents, you get me! I’m doing all the writing. While I do work with a professional proofreader and editor, I do all the interviewing and interfacing with you, and I write all the project content myself. Unlike many resume-writing services, I don’t front-end the project and then hand it off to a subcontractor to do the actual writing. You get direct access to my expertise as an executive resume writer.

To create a good resume and LinkedIn profile, it’s crucial to have good content. Hiring managers want to read about your accomplishments. You have done many things over your career. But is your resume just a dry list of facts? I will work with you to find out all the ways we can make you stand out.

Services and Products Available

  • Resume Professionally written resume targeted to your desired role(s). Focused on achievements. Designed to be compatible with ATS software.
  • LinkedIn profileToday, having a proper LinkedIn profile is essential. Complete profile development, taking into account how to rank well with the latest LinkedIn search algorithms. You’ll show your professional brand in an appealing way. Your profile will stand out when recruiters are searching.
  • Cover letter/e-noteDesigned to introduce your accomplishments and motivations. “Is a cover letter really necessary these days?” Short answer: YES. Also other kinds of letters, like resignation letters, thank-you notes, and recruiter introductions.
  • Biography A necessity if you are targeting board positions, speaking engagements, or otherwise want a one page summary of your professional brand and value.
  • Targeted recruiter resume distributionGreat to tap into unadvertised positions and accelerate your job search. We will email your resume and letter of introduction to a targeted subset list of executive recruiters (headhunters) that specialize in your area of interest, curated from our constantly updated master list of 42,000+ contacts. All outreach will appear to come directly from you. We will also provide you with a CSV file of all contacts who received it, so you can follow up if desired.
  • Targeted VC/PE resume distributionRecommended primarily for C-level clients. We will email your resume and letter of introduction to a targeted subset list of venture capitalists and private-equity investors that specialize in your area of interest, curated from our constantly updated master list of 10,000+ contacts. All outreach will appear to come directly from you. We will also provide you with a CSV file of all contacts who received it, so you can follow up if desired.
  • Job search coaching and consulting Not sure how to approach certain parts of your job search? Get 1 or more hours of personal career coaching from a 30+ year headhunter. Job search strategy, interview preparation, negotiation tactics—whatever you need.

Pricing for Executive Resume Writer Services

PROFESSIONAL PACKAGES (individual contributors, no project or people management)

Resume onlyResume only$800
BRONZE packageResume + LinkedIn profile$1100
SILVER packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter$1250
GOLD packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter + recruiter distribution$1650
See additional add-on options below

LEADER/MANAGER PACKAGES (people, project, function, or program management)

Resume onlyResume only$1000
BRONZE packageResume + LinkedIn profile$1400
SILVER packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter$1550
GOLD packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter + recruiter distribution$1950
See additional add-on options below

EXECUTIVE PACKAGES (Director, Senior Director, VP, SVP, EVP, CxO)

Resume onlyResume only$1300
BRONZE packageResume + LinkedIn profile$1700
SILVER packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter$1850
GOLD packageResume + LinkedIn + cover letter + recruiter distribution$2250
See additional add-on options below

ADDITIONAL A LA CARTE ADD-ONS

Job search coaching (per hour)$150
Executive biography$450
VC/private equity distribution$450
Add these to any package

Returning client? Pricing for resume and profile updates varies depending on scope of work. Email Phil Hurd at phil@catalystresumes.com for a custom executive resume writer quotation based on your needs.