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Should you DIY or outsource your resume?

In today's competitive job market, having a standout resume is more important than ever.

But the question is, should you try to create your resume yourself? Or hire a professional resume writer like me to help you?

Here are some factors to consider before making a decision:

🤔Time and Effort:

Creating a strong resume takes time and effort. If you're short on time or don't have the skills to write a professional resume, outsourcing the task to a professional may be the better option. However, if you have the time and inclination to research and craft your own resume, DIY might be a good option. Just remember that a lot of online information about resumes is skewed to the north American market, where they do resumes very differently than in Australia!


Professional resume writers have years of experience crafting resumes for various industries and roles. They know what hiring managers are looking for and can tailor your resume to highlight your strengths and experience. If you're not confident in your writing skills or that you are selling your skills and achievements well, a professional writer can help.


The cost of hiring a professional resume writer varies depending on the level of experience and service.

I am on the more expensive end of resume writers - and you get what you pay for! I think that if you're investing in your career and looking to land your dream job, the cost of hiring a professional writer may be well worth it – particularly if you get a substantial pay rise.

DIY is, of course, the more budget-friendly option. However, depending on your skills and ability to sell yourself, the final product might not be as good!

🤔Future Use:

If you plan to apply for multiple jobs over time, a DIY resume may not be as effective as a professionally written one.

A professional resume writer can create a versatile resume that can be adapted for different jobs and industries, which can save you time and effort in the long run.

So, whether to DIY or outsource your resume depends on your time, budget, writing skills and confidence. If you have the time and confidence to create a strong resume on your own, then DIY may be the way to go. However, if you're looking for an expertly crafted and personalised resume that showcases your strengths and experience, then hiring a professional resume writer may be the best option for you.

Lucky for you I offer both options!

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