As some of you may know, earlier last month, I started my resume review & career consultation service
. It was an idea that has been brewing in my mind since I started my #FreshGrad101
series, so from back in 2018. But I never actually turned that thought into action until last month, because I thought, “Eh, if I don’t do this now, I may never do it.
Taking that big step to actually say “Yes, I can and will do this” is a big thing. And actually putting a price down for the service was not easy. Too many questions pop up here and there.
“How much is too much?”
“How little is too little?”
“Would people even want to pay for this?”
“Can I even get people to want to hire my service?”
When you sell a product (a shawl, a bag, a pair of jeans, etc), people can see what they’re paying for. They can physically hold it in their hand and inspect it, and it’s easier to justify the cost for the product (cost of materials, quality of materials, etc).
On the other hand, with a service, especially with a resume review and/or career consultation, it’s not as easy. You can’t always see the service (the consultation and advice you’re receiving), and even when you can (i.e. comments given on the resume, etc), it may not justify the cost of the service.
And how would you rate a service? When you buy a product, you’ll rate it based on the quality, the feel and look of the product, and how comfy or fashionable it is. But with a service, it’s more subjective, which is why I was so reluctant to actually do it.
But, I did it (even if it took me a while to do it). I took the first step and started it up.