Update: My friend Josh Doody wrote Fearless Salary Negotiation, a book and courses like “How to ace your next interview” that I highly recommend! Check it out!
Resumes are a necessary exercise during your job search. Writing one helps you understand how to position your experience and qualifications in the job interview.
It’s a minority of people that get a job solely off of a resume. If you’re approaching your job search strategically (setting up coffee meetings, researching the companies you want to work at, building and maintaining a personal network, etc), you can be hired without ever sending in a resume.
The biggest value in writing a resume is gaining an understanding of the specific problems the company is facing and how to position your experience and qualifications to solve those problems.