by Jodee Redmond
When you are looking for freelance writing jobs, you need to have an up-to-date resume to show to prospective employers. I’m going to share how I have set up my own. I hope you will find this information helpful.
The resume that I send out to prospective client that I am contacting online is written in a chronological style. I put my name and e-mail address at the top of the page. If a client wants my mailing address after I’ve been hired, then I will provide it at that point.
The next thing on my resume is my career objective. It states that I want to provide freelance writing services from my home office. That way, the person reading it knows that I am not looking for an on-site job.
The next portion has to do with work history. Here, I’ve described myself as being self-employed and provided a description of the kinds of work I have done. A lot of my work has been for ghostwriting assignments, and I describe the kinds of work I have done without mentioning where the work appears or the client’s name.
Here’s what it would look like:
- Self-employed (X year to Present)
- Provide freelance writing, editing, copy writing services for clients, including SEO articles, web copy, autoresponders, ebooks, etc.
- I have written on the following topics [list topics you have written on]
I have a couple of jobs where my work appears under my own name, and I list them as well, with links to the appropriate web sites.
I do list my employment history from before I became a freelance writer. It gives a prospective client a better idea of who I am and what I have done before.
Along with employment history, I also list my education and the kinds of software that I know how to use. I also indicate that I will provide references on request.
How do you set up a resume you are going to send to a prospective employer? Do you have one resume for freelance jobs and another for salaried positions?