7 Simple Resume Updates for Your Remote Job Resume

7 Simple Resume Updates for Your Remote Job Resume

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1. Pick the Right Format

Start with choosing the right resume format for your situation. There are three to choose from: – Chronological: the chronological history of your work experience, starting with the most recent job first. – Functional: draws the recruiter’s focus to your skills instead of your work history.

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1. Pick the Right Format

– Hybrid: a little bit chronological and a little bit functional, this resume lets you use the best of the other two resume styles.

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2. Keep It Clean and Organized

Resume updates are easier to do when you stay away from complicated formats. Opt for something simple and easy to read.  Stay away from fancy fonts, columns, graphs, and colored backgrounds. Stick with black text on a white background. And make use of bullet points (which are easier to scan by a human and a machine).

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3. Short and Sweet

As a general rule, your resume should be no more than two pages. One page is also acceptable if you don’t have a lot of work history.  If your resume is longer than two pages, cut early jobs and remove unnecessary or irrelevant job duties. This can help show that you can synthesize and summarize large amounts of information, 

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3. Short and Sweet

which will be important as a remote worker.

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4. Qualify Yourself

Start your resume updates with a summary of qualifications. This brief summary highlights your most relevant and essential skills and experiences Since it’s at the top of your resume, it’s likely to be the first thing a recruiter notices, so include brief mentions of your remote work experience when appropriate.

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5. Emphasize Communication and Collaboration Skills

The first way to do this is to allow a few different people to review your resume and ensure the writing is clear and free from typos.  Then, for every past job you’ve held, add content to clarify your ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to work with a far-flung team. A remote worker must be an excellent 

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5. Emphasize Communication and Collaboration Skills

communicator, and hiring managers will want evidence of your abilities in this area.

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6. Show That You’re a Problem-Solver

As you list your work experience, give examples of times that you took the initiative to solve problems.  If you can point to an instance in which you did so while working remotely and leading other team members to complete a task, all the better.

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7. Be Remote Specific

A recruiter is looking for signs that they can be confident in your remote work abilities and that you have the motivation and self-discipline to do the job on your own. Don’t just state that you can do the job.  Demonstrate that you can. The best way to do that is to use the STAR method on your resume. Briefly mention the challenges you faced at work, 

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7. Be Remote Specific

how you handled those challenges, and how your solutions benefited the company.

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