Freelancers, do you still need a resume?
For a long time, I thought I didn't need a resume, because I have a website If you're a freelancer, a contractor, or a small business owner, chances are you've spent plenty of time making websites and flyers and social media profiles. After all that activity the last thing you want to do is make a resume. Because you're different! You're trying to get AWAY from the 9-5 job routine, right? I was feeling like that for a long time myself. I had a resume that showed information up until the last full-time job that I had and then I was determined to use my website and social media to bring in clients. But you know what I started to notice that there were a lot of outstanding opportunities that were totally up my alley where they asked for a resume and a cover letter. But the sad part is that I was letting a lot of those opportunities go by because I hadn't updated my resume and I didn't feel confident. Sure, people make it sound like you can just hustle and send a bunch of DM's and make a Facebook group and POOF, you'll be having $10,000 months. But that might not be the best approach for you. Because the truth is that when people are serious about hiring someone, they want to make a good decision. And resumes still are a great tool for giving someone an overview of what you can do for them. Resume's make it easier for employers and clients to say YES to you. If you're trying to get work as a freelancer, or a service provider, I encourage you to write a resume and keep up updated on a regular basis. Here is one more reason. Having a strong resume can help you overcome any jitters that you may have about approaching clients and telling people about what you do. Because not matter who you talk to, everyone knows that if you walk into a business with a resume, the next step is for the person talking to you to take the resume, thank you and hand it to the boss. It's universal knowledge, so you don't have to be all that charming or persuasive when you are armed with a resume. Talk to you soon! Mandy Audette P.S. Writing a resume is not always easy. Maybe you are trying something new and feel like you don't have any experience. (Even though you do!) If you're struggling, I can help you by giving your resume a friendly review with my red pen of perfection... or I can write the entire thing by scratch. Just give me an email at email@example.com to get started. Or join our mailing list today