Doug Levin

Small Business Owner, resume Writer, and Career Coach in Chicago, Illinois

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I was first exposed to the inner-workings of job boards and job seekers during my tenure with CareerBuilder (2005 to 2011).

This happened to be a period of massive disruption. As the new digital landscape emerged, newspaper advertisements were losing ground to online job postings. The way people looked for jobs was changing.

During my time at CareerBuilder I did a few things including sales, marketing, and operations. In my final role as Operations Manager, I led all aspects of cbResume (now defunct) from '09 to '11. This was my first exposure to Resume Writing Services.

Shortly after earning an MBA in Marketing from Roosevelt University, I ended my seven year run working at CareerBuilder.

Now what?

I knew I had to scratch my entrepreneurial itch. I had a lifelong gift for writing and a strong working knowledge of the Resume Writing and Career Coaching niche.

The only problem was that I’d never actually written a Resume (besides my own). So, I started working as a freelancer.

Making near minimum-wage, I lived the life of a Resume Writer, taking on project after project and learning the craft. I supported myself for several years in this manner. Gradually, I mastered the art by working on the front-lines with job seekers doing 5,000+ projects as a 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 and energizing. Establishing a company, launching a website, learning SEO, blogging, creating a services menu, figuring out taxes, building a team, and establishing an organization capable of delivering quality services.

I started putting all the pieces in place and knew I had found my true calling.

Today, I am proud to call myself the founder, owner, and operator of JobStars. My daily commitment is to ensure the delivery of top notch Career Services for every valued JobStars client.

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