Let’s be honest: Not every client will request a CV from you.
Your profile on a freelance platform or your website is your resume, so it’ll be just enough for many people.
But not for everyone.
Many clients prefer a more traditional look at the experience of freelancers they hire. You might also need a resume to provide when applying for certification or attending a professional event.
So, you need to have a resume ready to save yourself some time and stress of putting one together in a hurry.
In this post, I’ll share five tips to create a brilliant freelance writer resume, regardless of how many years you’ve been in the business.
1. Go For Skills-Based Format
A traditional resume uses a work history to present your skills and qualifications. It’s a decent format, but it doesn’t always work well for freelancers. If you follow it, you might end up with a long list of similar projects that often describe the same responsibilities.
Go for a skills-based format instead, because it:
● Replaces workplaces with skills to focus the attention of the potential employer on your talents
● Removes unnecessary info like how much time you worked for a particular employer
● Includes projects to demonstrate your expertise.
For example, if