Although many job seekers dread the task of writing or updating their resume, most still labor over their documents themselves. Their reluctance to take another route and hire a professional resume writer is perfectly understandable. After all, most of us wouldn’t want to pay somebody for something they could do themselves.
However, while many people can create an okay resume, the result rarely does justice to their career, with outdated formats, weak phrasing and, often, lack of focus being the key culprits. Moreover, if you take some time to consider it, delegating this job to a professional might turn out to be cheaper for you than writing a resume yourself.
Now, what I’m talking about is not the fact that not everybody is a good writer, or that most people frankly hate working on their resumes. What I’d like you to think about is the time you will spend writing, editing, rewriting and tweaking if you choose to do it yourself.
Multiply that by the value of one hour of your time. Is the result greater or less than the price of a professionally written resume? And wouldn’t you rather spend all that time taking an online course, recharging after a productive day, hanging out with your family, or working out?
The choice is up to you.