An interesting article about job search on a budget: Click here.
Just don’t believe the suggested investments in coaching and resume writing. Career coaches charge $150-$300 an hour (although an hour usually includes services that go beyond the hour). Lower-end coaches won’t be as experienced.
They advise paying $200 for a resume. If you’ve got a simple resume, you might get away with this amount. A senior executive will need to pay $500-$1000.
Just don’t pay attention to services promising to not only write yor resume but also distribute it to thousands of potential employers. These are scams. They can actually hurt your career. One of my clients realized she needed expert help when a business acquaintance called her. “Why are you applying for a job with my company?” he asked. “Your background has no relation to our openings.”