Looking for a low-priced resume?
Some words of caution
Many websites and individuals offer “resume writing” for around $50 to $200.
Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, and if you don’t get an ROI from your resume and career documents, every dollar spent will have been wasted.
It can take 4 to 7+ hours to produce a world-class resume, depending on the career level, length of work history, and amount of responsibility.
When comparing resume writing prices, do the math: divide the price by the estimated number of hours to do the work properly.
- Does the hourly rate reflect a rushed, assembly-line approach to resume writing? A McDonald’s-style operation? Or perhaps inexperience? Desperation? A fly-by-night operation? A typist or secretary?
- Or, does the hourly rate reflect the services of a successful business owner with strong resume writing qualifications?
Investing just a little bit more in a quality provider could mean the difference between seeing your unemployment benefits expire and enjoying the job of your dreams.
And remember, job search expenses are typically tax deductible, so check with your tax professional about deducting your investment in professional career services.
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”
— Warren Buffett