Some of the work from home jobs I have listed do not require a resume to get hired, but you’ll come across a great deal that do. Many of the upfront pay freelance writing jobs ask for a resume as do some of the search engine evaluation and call center jobs. Your resume for a work at home job is just as important, if not more important, than using one for a job outside the home. Why? Because this resume is one of the only things these companies have to go by. They’re likely not meeting you in person, so they can’t really get a “feel” for how you are to see if you’re right for the job. You really need to do the best resume you can because it’s one of the only things you’ll have in your possession to help you sell yourself.
Here is a site that has a TON of resume templates for you to go by:
This link from About is also very useful:
It’s a nice touch to include a cover letter with your resume!
Keep it short and sweet – don’t list your life history or anything like that. Potential employers don’t have time to read several lengthy paragraphs. Just type out a few short paragraphs basically introducing yourself and explaining why you really want the job or anything else super relevant that you can’t really include inside the body of your resume.
Try to tailor your resume to the type of job you are applying for.
For example, if you’re applying for a freelance writing position, listing your past retail experience isn’t really going to be relevant unless of course you are writing about retail. It won’t secure you the job. The people in charge would prefer to hear about your writing experience. The same goes for customer service positions. If you’ve done customer service before, mention that! Don’t go on and on about your writing experience.
Need a professional?
Shanae @ The Work at Home Boot Camp offers an affordable resume service, and she does a fantastic job.