I’ve been getting some questions about resumes for freelance writers lately. Not everyone who you are interested in working with will want to see a resume. Some prospective clients will want to see it to get an idea of who you are and what kind of experience you bring to the table.
You can’t judge the quality of a gig that you are applying for by whether the client is asking for a resume. (I don’t remember if Deb has ever asked to see mine.) Some of them would rather see samples of your work to get an idea of what you can do for them. I started with one client when I received an e-mail asking if I wanted to work for him.
For those prospective clients who would like to see a resume, you want to make sure that what you show them presents your product, which is you, in the best possible light. Here are some links to previous posts on resumes:
Do you have questions about resumes? Post them in the comments section and we’ll answer them. I bet if this community puts its collective heads together we can come up with some great answers. You can e-mail questions to me at [email protected] and I’ll answer them in future posts.