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About Preferred Resumes

The World's Premier Resume Service

Professional Resume creation, resume revision, cover letter creation

Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Preferred Resumes is one of the largest resume companies in the world. We specialize in the creation and revision of outstanding resumes for both professionals and students.

  • Preferred Resumes has done thousands of resumes and cover letters.

  • Most of Preferred Resumes' business comes via word of mouth. We are frequently recommended to professionals by universities, professional schools and recruiters in virtually every field.

  • Preferred Resumes is owned by Employment Research Institute, one of the world's largest conglomerates of job search-related companies.

Client Testimonials
"Now that I have a great resume and cover letter, I am getting tons and tons of responses. I can't believe how much interest these documents have generated. I think I may have to talk my friends into signing up. Thanks so much!"
A.S. , New York, NY
"I've just finished going over the resume and cover letter. They both sound great. I'm very pleased with how it's turned out; you've managed to convey my experience in a very professional tone and yet still sound like me. I've never thought of having a 'voice' in my paperwork, but apparently I do, and you've captured it."
L.B. , Boulder, CO
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The Easy, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

At Preferred Resumes we work for you. Our resume writers always strive to get you the perfect resume the first time, every time. But if your resume needs change, if you want to alter or add information, or if you just want to go with a new look, we're here to help. We're so confident we can give you what you want, that we guarantee you won't pay for any revisions for three full months after you sign up. Anything from moving a comma to changing every word on the page will not cost you one cent. Further revision time is available for an additional fee. Simply email us with your contact number and the changes you'd like made, and we'll produce a new draft of your resume. It's that simple.

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Why Use Preferred Resumes?

Our Mission

The following five guiding principles help us measure the appropriateness of our business decisions:

Core Observation The reason our jobs exist is to get people jobs.

 At Preferred Resumes we are inspired by this quote because we are in the business of getting people jobs. We measure our own success by how closely we come to achieving this goal. 

Work is the most important component of life—it takes the most of our time and determines the quality of our existence. Helping others to work is among the most important tasks there is. We better the lives and futures of others.
—Harrison Barnes

We are in the business of preserving and improving human life. All of our actions must be measured by the success in achieving this goal.
—Merck & Company, Internal Management Guide

 At Preferred Resumes we are inspired by this quote because we are always cognizant
that the work we do is for the job seeker. The more we have stayed true to this vision the
better we have done.

I want to ... express the principles upon which we in company have endeavored to live up to ... Here is how it sums up: We try to remember that medicine is for the patient. We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been.
—George Merck II


Core Observation In order to dominate the market, we must be the best branded business in our field.

 At Preferred Resumes we are inspired by this quote because we believe in what we do and in survival. In order to prosper and carry our message forward, we need to be the best in our field. 

To my imagination it is far more satisfactory to look at [well-adapted] species not as specially endowed or created instincts, but as small consequences of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic beings — namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
—Charles Darwin, Origin of Species


Core Observation Consumers tend to jump on the bandwagons leading up, and jump off those leading down. A band with positive direction attracts buyers; one with negative direction repels them.

 At Preferred Resumes we are inspired by this quote because we believe that we must constantly advance and get better and better at what we do. 

You can't just keep doing what works one time, because everything around you is always changing. To succeed, you have to stay out in front of that change.
—Sam Walton


  We respect technology at Preferred Resumes and realize its value to who we are as a group. One of the first things that happened with the founding of this company was the investment in technology. This investment continues to this day.

Our database and technology is one of the most significant ways in which we communicate and assist with building our company.

Constant awareness in the need to invest in products and ideas will drive us forward.


  We are all a team with the objective of getting people jobs.
Our team is dedicated to doing our jobs as well as possibly can be done.

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Corporate Offices

Preferred Resumes' corporate offices are located in Pasadena, California, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. In addition to our administrative offices, Preferred Resumes' parent company, Employment Research Institute, maintains a warehouse and data center in Pasadena nearby.

Street and Mailing Address
Preferred Resumes
202 S Lake Ave
Unit 250
Pasadena, CA 91101

Preferred Resumes's parent company, Employment Research Institute, owns 12,900 square feet on the second floor of this building, which is located at 175 S Lake Ave in Pasadena, California.

We are located on the second floor of this building at 202 S Lake Ave in Pasadena, California. This 20,000 square foot facility also houses our data center.

Interesting Facts

  • Preferred Resumes spends over one month training each writer who works on resumes.

  • Virtually every resume we have ever reviewed has punctuation and grammatical errors in it when we first see it.

  • On one occasion one of our writers spent over two weeks on a single resume!

  • Our "average client" is an executive practicing in a large Fortune 500 company; however, we service executives and professionals in companies of all sizes. A high number of colleges, business schools and students also use our service.
Contact Us

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