For some, the idea of updating or creating a resume generates a counterproductive attitude. These negative beliefs include the following:
I can't create a resume if I don't have anything to offer.
Even the sample resumes look better than mine.
I haven't done much, so I shouldn't update my resume.
If I don't have an ideal job in mind, I can't create or update my resume.
I don't know what employers want to see, so I can't start or finish my resume.
I've heard they don't really read resumes, so why bother.
It's not really the right time to look for a job, so I don't have to create or update my resume.