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Writing A Freelance Writer's Resume: How To Impress Your Potential Clients

It’s absolutely impossible to avoid resume writing when you apply for a freelance writing job, especially if your target is a well-paid one. What do you need to write it for? Resume contests are usually the first stage of applicant selection. So, how to impress your potential clients?

The main objective in this task is to be at your best. Your task here is not just to inform the client on your previous experience, education, and skills. It is much better to create an excellent resume showing off your writing skills and to make a good impression on the reader.

The following practical hints may become helpful to you in coping with this challenging task.

  1. Remember that brevity is the soul of wit.
  2. Too long resumes are rather hard to read. Don’t write more than two pages. Try to include all info in a single one.

  3. Try to make a good impression on your client.
  4. Your resume should be well presented, well arranged and systematized. It would also be a good idea to attach your photo.

  5. Never forget that your resume is a document.
  6. Don’t try to be too creative. Be conscious of format and layout.

  7. Follow general rules of resume writing.
  8. Stick to the structure. Mind your style and vocabulary.

  9. Make your writing understandable and coherent.
  10. Headings may be helpful at this point. They add a lot to your resume, making it more readable.

  11. Make use of conventional standard fonts.
  12. The font must be tidy, attractive and readable. Never shift fonts within your resume. It will look awkward and distracting. The most formal and universally-accepted font is Times New Roman. You may also choose from Arial, Helvetica, and Verdana.

  13. Don’t forget to vary the objective of your resume according to the title of the job you are applying for.
  14. Using the same formula for different jobs is absolutely inadmissible for a professional. Show that you care about your application.

  15. Supply your resume with relevant information.
  16. Always check the correctness of your address, e-mail, and phone number.

  17. Outline your accomplishments.
  18. Disclose your professional strengths. Indicate how they coincide with the basic requirements for the applicant.

  19. Be as precise as possible.
  20. Express your accomplishments in numbers and figures.

  21. Be meaningful, simple and sensible.
  22. Try to avoid redundant language. Unnecessary complexity is sure to make your resume less readable.

  23. Check the completed resume.
  24. It should be written correctly without errors of any kind (spelling, grammar, or style). Remember that your resume is your sartorial statement.

Pitch your services

You should be able to learn if clients have worked with freelancers in the past and what skills they look for in a good freelance writer. This will help you know how to pitch your services and develop a winning proposal.

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