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Freelance Work on Resume
Freelance work is becoming more and more common in the U.S. and beyond. Although it might not always be as stable as working for a traditional company, it does provide more flexibility in when you work and what you do. However, if you then decide to transition into a full-time job, you might not know how to feature this work to the best advantage in your job application. Here’s how to list freelance work on your resume.
What Is Freelance Work?
How to List Freelance Projects on Your Resume
FAQs: Freelance Work on Resume
Q: Which freelance gigs do I include in my resume?
You should only include the most relevant jobs in your resume. This is true whether you’re writing a freelance resume or another type of resume. Generally, that means up to 10 years of work experience as well as the most important responsibilities and achievements you’ve had, as long as your resume isn’t more than two pages at most.
Q: Do I need to list my freelance work in chronological order?
Instead of listing your freelance work in chronological order, list it in reverse-chronological order. This puts your most recent work first in the work history section. That means your hiring manager is going to see the most recent projects you did more at the top, which will give them a better idea of your current abilities.
Q: Do I need to write a cover letter if I have freelance experience?
Yes. A cover letter is an important part of writing any job application, and this is also true for a freelance application. The cover letter gives you the ability to talk directly to the hiring manager and to ask for the job interview directly. If you’re still confused about how to write a cover letter, there’s an easy shortcut. Use the ResumeHelp cover letter builder to craft the perfect cover letter, even if you’ve never written one before.