Doug Levin

resume Writer and Career Coach in Chicago, Illinois

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As the owner and operator of JobStars USA, my daily commitment is ensuring the delivery of top notch career services for every valued JobStars USA client.

I arrived here after many years of working and learning. My first exposure to the job search world came in 2005 – after finishing undergraduate studies at KU, when I started working at CB. This was a period of massive disruption in the hiring ecosystem! As the new digital landscape emerged, newspaper job ads were being replaced by digital ads – the recruitment and job search process had started changing rapidly.

While working there, I did a few different things including sales, marketing, and operations. Managing the company’s (now defunct) service “cbResume” was my first real exposure to the Resume Writing world. It captured my interest immediately. While working, I also attended MBA classes at RU. Shortly after earning an MBA in Marketing – at age 28, I chose to quit my comfortable corporate job, for the unknown.

Now what!?

I knew I had an entrepreneurial itch to scratch. But how? I had a lifelong gift for writing, but I’d never actually written a Resume. So, I started working as a freelance Resume Writer. I lived the life of a Resume Writer, taking on project after project while making near minimum-wage at times. I supported myself for several years like this. Gradually, I mastered the art by doing 5,000+ projects as a Contract Resume Writer.

Concurrently, I started building JobStars with modest ambitions for helping local job seekers achieve their goals. JobStars.com launched officially in January 2013. Building a business for the first time was daunting, but also exciting. Launching a website, creating services, learning SEO, figuring out taxes, and developing an approach for consistently delivering quality services. I started putting the pieces together and knew I had found my true professional calling.

  • Work
    • JobStars USA
  • Education
    • BA, University of Kansas
    • MBA, Roosevelt University
    • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
    • Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)