Your resume is only seen by members of our staff and the reviewer(s) you select to review it.
We are sensitive to the fact that some job seekers want to protect the identity of their resumes, particularly if they are applying to new jobs while employed in a role they intend to vacate.
If you still feel uncomfortable, we invite you to anonymize your resume before sending it to your reviewer by removing your name and other identifying information from the document.
In short: 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked.
We know there is immense value is receiving personalized, recorded feedback on your resume from a recruiter or hiring manager in your industry.
If the improvements to your resume that result from this feedback mean you get a job even one day earlier than you would have otherwise, your Polished purchase will have earned a positive return on investment.
That said, if you are unhappy with the value provided by the review you receive from a reviewer on Polished, just let us know, and we will refund your purchase. No questions asked.
Not at all.
The reviewers are all North American, but the job seekers who use Polished come from all over the world!
Anyone targeting jobs in the US or Canada will benefit from the reviewers’ professional and cultural fluency with these markets.
Yes, reviewers certainly take ATS into account when reviewing resumes.
The video reviews from Polished reviewers typically range from 10 to 15 minutes.
So that's a solid 10- to 15-minute video of your reviewer meticulously examining your resume and explaining all the ways to improve it.
It's a lot of feedback!
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 and visually walks you through exactly how to improve your resume based on your professional situation. If you provide a link to a job you’re targeting, the reviewer 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!
Your resume review video is private, for your consumption only.
It will not be published on our site, YouTube, or any public video platform.
(We do use Vimeo to host your video, but it is a secured private link that only you have.)