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Outshine Your Competition with a Freelancing Resume

contract work freelance advice resume Feb 16, 2022

 Freelancers need resumes?


Yes, you heard right. When you launched your freelancing career you probably thought the days of updating your resume were behind you. 


Well, I’m here to tell you that this small step could help you land those major clients while still maintaining your freelancer status.


Many corporations are moving to remote contractors to fill in gaps in their employment pool. Whether you’re looking for temporary contracts or a full-time remote position, your resume is the key to landing these jobs. And if you’ve been freelancing long enough you know that highlighting those skills on your CV isn’t always the easiest thing to do.


That’s why I’m going to share a few tips on how to highlight your experience in a way that puts you head and shoulders above the competition. Here’s the rundown:


  • List the details of each freelancing position as it relates to this position
    • This will include the start/end dates, your position or role, and the company for which you worked
    • Give a detailed summary of what you did in your freelancing role with this company
    • Be sure to list any achievements or outcomes of the project


  • Be able to demonstrate your ability to succeed outside of a traditional office setting
    • While times are changing and many companies are open to the idea of hiring contractors instead of employees, you should still be prepared to show that you’re capable of meeting or exceeding their expectations without being underfoot


  • Highlight your strengths!
    • As a freelancer you’ve got the opportunity to work across several industries, so play up that versatility! Many of the applicants they come across will likely be focused on one niche or industry. Your varied experience makes you an asset!


If you’d like more tips on creating the perfect freelancing resume, you can check out this article published by Upwork: How to List Freelance Work on Your Resume.


Now that you know the why and how go out there and expand your horizons!

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