Guest Post: Thinking Out of the Box – Gear Up your Freelancing Career by Ana Thames

Freelancing jobs are a good way to help individuals earn from their home. They might come as a necessity for the ones who cannot go out and work in the actual work places or can be an added option to earn the extra bucks in leisure time. Huge freelance options are available with many fields, whether it is finance, IT, literature or any other arts related field, research and development of many possible areas. Freelancing jobs also pay well and there are many in the world who take freelancing as their full-time careers.

If you wish to take freelance assignments as well, all you need is a good resume directed towards freelancing. You might very well know that resumes play a very important role in getting an interview call in a traditional job offer. In freelancing, the right resume will help you in getting you noticed by prospective job-providers, so that you would be contacted to discuss further proceedings. A bad resume would not even help you get noticed and so it is necessary that your resume is directed towards your goal of getting noticed in the eyes of prospective employers.

Other than the common requirements of a resume in general, like making it precise, direct, clear, putting all the necessary information but still keeping it short, avoiding grammatical mistakes, using simple language and other well-known facts, a freelancer resume should especially stand out strong on some specific fronts. These areas are the keyword density in the resume, your skills section, prior experiences section and the file format you are using to create the resume.

Following are some tips and tricks that can help you to make a strong resume, basically concentrating on these important areas and helping you in achieving your freelancing job aspirations:

  • Make it keyword oriented: Putting in the right keywords would help the resume surface over the keyword filtering search engines mostly adapted by job seekers these days. Having the right keywords is as important as putting skills and responsibilities in resumes; just as they grab the attention of the hiring manager, keywords grab attention of the software that can filter in or filter out your resume.
  • Use a standard file format: Make sure to use a file format that is supported by all operating systems over the world, so that you resume is readable. If the operating system that supports the file format of your resume is not available with the prospective employer, you would lose that chance, as simple as that.
  • Exemplify your job specific skills: Demonstrate the essential job related skills you possess and the educational qualifications that have helped you gain them. You can also mention any other licenses or certificates you have to make the recruiters understand that you educationally qualify for the applied job.
  • Mention prior experiences: Any prior experiences, full-time, part-time or freelance should be mentioned. They show that you have the working knowledge of the field where the job is being aspired.


Author Bio: Ana Thames is a career counselor and loves writing. It’s her hobby and passion. You can view career tips with resume samples and interview tips at

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4 thoughts on “Guest Post: Thinking Out of the Box – Gear Up your Freelancing Career by Ana Thames

  1. Deborah C. Garrett August 30, 2012 / 5:05 am

    Your thoughts are excellent. So I should create a standard resume.

  2. williamkendall1 September 1, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Excellent post, Ana. Filing this away for future reference….

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