According to IRS pub 529, it is permissible to deduct some job search expenses, such as recruiter fees, resume preparation, and travel.
I'm curious about the resume preparation in particular. Does that include a resume that I prepared myself, or does it only apply to professional resume services? E.g. I created my own resume and spent time e-mailing it to employers. Can I deduct the cost of my time? And if so, how would I compute that cost?
Edit: To clarify, my job search was for a new job in my existing occupation. I was not unemployed or changing occupations.