If you would like to have your LinkedIn profile reviewed, include a link to it when you submit the resume-upload form, and your chosen reviewer will review that instead of your resume.
(Note that this is instead of, not in addition to, a resume review. If you want both your resume and your LinkedIn reviewed, you would have to submit two separate orders.)
Important: You'll still have to upload your resume because our form requires a file attachment before it can be submitted. If you don't want to upload your resume, any other random document file will do.
No, the reviewers on Polished are independent hiring professionals who have signed up to help job seekers and earn money on the platform.
Polished is just a marketplace, not a resume services company.
Glad you asked.
Most of those free reviews are automated; your resume is simply run through a program that spits out a scripted, generic assessment. Try submitting a few different resumes to those services and watch as the resulting “reviews” are 95% identical.
By contrast, the review you get from Polished is a truly personalized, human experience.
Your reviewer sits down with the background information you provide and verbally walks you through her advice for improving the resume. If you’ve provided a link to a job you’re targeting, she incorporates that as well.
The entire review is recorded on video, so you can even notice visual cues that a written review wouldn’t capture.
It’s like being a fly on the wall of a hiring manager’s office as they look at your resume.
The video reviews from Polished reviewers typically range from 10 to 15 minutes.
So that's 10 to 15 minutes that the reviewer is examining your resume and demonstrating all the ways you can improve upon it.
This is a great strategy to get a valuable cross section of perspectives on your resume.
Since you will likely apply to more than one job, multiple hiring managers -- each with their own perspective -- will look at your resume.
So getting multiple perspectives up front using Polished is a great way to make it the strongest document it can be before you start applying to jobs.
This depends on the reviewer, but most review delivery times fall between 24 and 72 hours.
Each reviewer displays her delivery time on her profile, so be sure to note that before selecting a reviewer.
The reviewer records their review of your resume on their own, as a monologue.
That video recording is then sent to you to watch and rewatch as many times as you like.