What is ZipJob?
ZipJob is a leading professional resume writing service on a mission to help you get a job-winning resume. We’ve helped more than 100,000 job seekers get new jobs.
Our process uses experienced resume writers and the same ATS tech big employers use to screen resumes. We have more than 100 exceptional resume writers in our network, so we can match you with the right person to improve your resume.
Learn more about the ZipJob services here: Resume Writing Services - Costs & Packages from ZipJob
What is an ATS?
An ATS, or applicant tracking system, is computer software that helps hiring managers and recruiters keep track of job applications. Today, virtually all Fortune 500 companies are using some sort of ATS tool.
An ATS can parse information from your resume to make it easier to compare you to the other applicants. Some systems will rank candidates based on required experience, skills, or education using automated processes to pull this information from your resume.
The problem is these systems are imperfect. For example, they can’t read information that is included in a header or footer of your resume. If your resume is not properly prepared for an ATS, you can be overlooked for jobs you are fully qualified for.
We go into much more detail in our blog post about the ATS resume test.
Why does it matter if my resume passes the ATS test?
Virtually all employers in the US and Canada (more than 90%) are using some sort of applicant tracking system as part of their hiring process.
75% of resumes are rejected by the ATS scans and never reach the person in charge of hiring. Often, these candidates are qualified for the job but are rejected due to formatting or optimization errors.
If your resume is designed with an ATS-friendly format, plenty of keywords related to your industry and career goals, and relevant experience tailored to the job listing, you will pass the ATS resume test and impress employers. All of this will lead to more interviews and more opportunities to land your next job.
What does an ATS-friendly resume look like?
We have several resume examples available on our website, but they all have these elements in common:
1. Clear, clean formatting
2. Keyword optimization for the career target and job title
3. Relevant experience that speaks to how exactly the candidate will add value once hired
How is my privacy protected?
We never share your resume or information with ANYONE. We take privacy very seriously at ZipJob! Your email, resume, and other information is securely protected and never shared or sold.
How does it work?
We want to make it as easy as possible to get a high-quality resume. Send us your current resume and answer a few questions so we can match you with a writer experienced in your field. You'll work one on one with your personal writer from start to finish.
Your ZipJob resume writer will update your resume format, create or rework sections of your resume, add valuable keywords employers and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are looking for in your industry.
All our resumes are screened with the same ATS software employers use to ensure your resume presents you correctly. In the end, you will have a polished, professional resume designed to get you noticed more often in today's competitive hiring environment.
How can I communicate with my writer?
Once you purchase a package you will be matched with a writer. From there, you will be able to securely message your personal resume writer.
You will be able to message your writer directly, whenever you’d like, for as long as your project is open. Direct and unrestricted collaboration is a key aspect of the ZipJob resume writing process.
Most customers find that they don’t require a phone call. If you do, we have phone calls available as an add on to any service. We recommend you schedule a phone call with your writer after your first draft has been delivered.
How well are your writers qualified?
Our professional resume writers have a variety of backgrounds so we can serve all clients. ZipJob further trains these talented writers and career experts on a range of industry basics, keyword optimization techniques, high-performing resume design, how to target different job titles, and how to display your most impressive qualifications.
Our writers are required to have experience with resume writing, and must all pass our strict quality assurance examination process.
Is the turnaround time in business days?
Yes. Although many of our writers do work over the weekend, the turnaround times listed are in business days. You can certainly let your writer know if you're in a rush and they will try their best to expedite your order.
What's included in the LinkedIn profile rewrite service?
LinkedIn is a big part of the digital job search and hiring landscape. A well-written, keyword-rich LinkedIn will support your resume while providing additional context about your professional history.
Our LinkedIn profile writers will translate your resume into LinkedIn-friendly language. We will suggest skills to highlight. We also will suggest a first person, engaging introduction to use on your LinkedIn profile.
This service delivers a comprehensive document with a guide on how to implement ZipJob’s suggestions, as well as content for the parts of your LinkedIn profile with the biggest impact.
What is the 60-day interview guarantee?
We offer a 60-day interview guarantee with our Fast Track and Premium packages.
This guarantee means that you will earn at least twice as many interview requests within 60 days of receiving your completed ZipJob resume, or we will rewrite your resume for free.
If you are not landing at least two times more interviews after 60 days, we will ask you to send over a few links to jobs you have applied for. We will then assign a senior writer to review your resume against those positions to see what improvements can be made. An updated resume and further recommendations to improve your application response rate will be provided for no additional cost.
Why not a money-back guarantee?
Although we're confident in our ability to craft an effective resume, some things are out of our control. The market, job search strategy and industry may all impact the time it takes to find a job. Resume writing services that offer a money back guarantee never keep their promise - It's just something they say to get you to use their services.