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 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.
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.
Resources to Help
Here are some reputable resources online for help creating the perfect resume:
- Check out this e-book on Amazon, Knock ‘Em Dead Resumes. This is one of the highest rated e-books to help with resume creation listed on Amazon.
- Purdue OWL is one of the most complete resume resources I've found. They've covered it all:
- Here is a site that has a TON of resume templates for you to go by:
- This link from The Balance is also very useful:
- Lots more resume templates here where you just fill in your info.
Want professional help?
If you just don't think you can create the kind of resume you need on your own, have a professional do it! I highly recommend Leisa Good, who is a virtual assistant and regular contributor here at Real Ways to Earn. She does resume and CV writing, along with career coaching. You can go here to get started with Leisa.