The Resume Nerd

Everyone needs a resume.  But, no one likes to write their own.  And even fewer know how to write their resume in a way that makes them stand apart.

The Resume Nerd is led by Denise Heidel, an experienced resume writer with a proven track record of creating beautiful resumes that get attention. Whether you are actively searching for a job or updating your resume “just in case,” our team can help!

Resume packages are priced based on tenure and experience.  See below for a full menu of pricing and available packages.

We are eager to help and look forward to hearing from you!

The Resume Nerd is based on Colossians 3:23.

Resume Review & Writing

You’re unique, and so your resume should be too! Don’t settle for a canned template when you can stand apart!


All resume packages include a 45 minute – 1 hour phone or Zoom interview to discuss work history.  All resumes are customized and personally tailored, including grammatical review and editing.  Clients may review up to two drafts.  Resumes that exceed more than two rounds of review or exceed more than two pages are subject to additional charges.  CVs are priced according to experience and are an additional $25 per page after the first two pages.

Standard turn around is up to five business days.  Rush service is available for $59 (resume service turned around within 48 hours).

If you are not sure which package you need, please contact us to discuss.

Custom Resume Package

  • A Resume in Word and PDF
  • An ATS*-compatible Resume in Word and PDF
  • A cover letter template
  • A reference sheet
  • Job seeker tips & resources
  • Entry Level $189

    Less than 3 years of professional experience

  • Mid-Tier Level $259

    Up to 9 years of professional experience

  • Senior Level $319

    10+ years of professional experience

  • Executive Level $479

    Senior Leadership, including director and VP levels

Deluxe Resume Package

  • Everything in the Custom Resume Package, plus
  • Thank you letter template
  • Offer letter template
  • Resignation letter template
  • LinkedIn updates
  • Job seeker tips & resources
  • Entry Level $269

    Less than 3 years of professional experience

  • Mid-Tier Level $339

    Up to 9 years of professional experience

  • Senior Level $399

    10+ years of professional experience

  • Executive Level $559

    Senior Leadership, including director and VP levels

A la Carte

Professional Biography (350-400 words): $149
LinkedIn Updates: $59
Interview Coaching: $100 per hour (one hour minimum)
Resume updates for past clients start at $59. Depending on the nature of the request, additional fees may be incurred.

Our goal is to complete a customized resume inside of 5 business days. However, our ability to complete a resume is dependent on a client’s response time. While we understand that things come up — resumes that go more than three weeks without final approval will be considered complete. 

Terms and Conditions

The average turn around for resumes is five business days.  Rush service (turn around within 48 hours) is available for an additional $59.

Full payment is required before resume work can begin.  If additional services are requested after initial payment, a separate invoice will be provided.

*ATS stands for “Applicant Tracking System” — a system used by 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Military Personnel may request a 10% discount on all services.

We strive to meet every agreed upon deadline.  The resume writing process includes two-way communication, therefore clients who exceed three weeks in reviewing their resume without responding to requests for updates will be considered complete.  Update requests made after three weeks may be subject to additional charges (see “Resume updates for past clients” under a la carte menu).

Please note that we are THE Resume Nerd, and we are not affiliated with the subscription-service, ResumeNerd [dot] com.  We do not charge monthly fees and our prices are all listed above.


Alex P.
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The quality that The Resume Nerd provided was excellent and with it specifically tailored to who I am as well as the type of employment I am seeking; it really sets them above any resume maker websites I have used previously. I very much appreciated the quick response time of communication and the service itself. I am much more confident about landing the type of jobs I want now. Both Denise and Vonda were very personable and absolute pleasure to work with!
Marissa B.
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Just finished working with Denise and could not be happier. Her professionalism and expertise were evident from our first interaction to our last.
Y. M.
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In this competitive climate for higher paying positions, having Denise in your corner bringing professionalism to the table helped my son get a fantastic job offer! Denise not only built his resume, his LinkedIn profile but also thank you letters and acceptance letters. The whole package was exactly what was needed and Denise followed through.
V. R.
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Denise was wonderful to work with. Her skills and knowledge go far and beyond what I could have hoped for. I needed a résumé that was polished and professional. Denise delivered on that as well as helping me with a cover letter and LinkedIn. I have already recommended her to a couple of my friends and will continue to do so for those in need of her services. She has compassion and heart when it comes to helping you drill down to exactly what skills and abilities should be highlighted for potential employers. I encourage anyone in need of these services to give Denise a call. Thank you again!!!
D. B.
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AWESOME ~ Denise was wonderful to work with and very knowledgeable. She gave me suggestions and ideas so my resume will stand out. I would recommend Denise to anyone who needs to boost or restyle their resume. You will NOT be disappointed.
B. H.
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Denise is so incredibly talented!! She can take a drab resume and turn it into one that stands out. Between the layout and sophisticated wording, you are sure to be a shining candidate when applying for a position. Highly recommend The Resume Nerd!
B. D.
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Unbelievable!! I cannot begin to tell you how professional my resume turned out. Literally took all my worries away, took the words out of my head, and put them on paper. I cannot wait to recommend this company to all my professional friends. Thank you!!!!

“To succeed in today’s job market, you have to think of your resume as an advertisement targeted toward your future boss.”  — Unknown