How Do I List Self-Employment & Freelance Work On My Resume?

How Do I List Self-Employment & Freelance Work On My Resume?

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1. Give yourself a job title that reflects the nature of your freelance work

Treat this work experience as other independent contractors and other freelancers would on their resumes — give yourself a title that reflects the type of work you were doing during your time of self-employment, and add the word "Contract," "Consultant," or "Freelancer" to that title.

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2. Consider adding a company name for consistency on your resume

Some people like to provide a company name so the format looks similar to their other work, but that's entirely up to you and will depend on the degree to which your consulting or freelance business is established.

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3. Provide a summary of the services you offer

Below your job title and dates of employment, write a blurb that explains the type of work you performed as a freelancer. If you worked for multiple employers, you can mention how you did X, Y, and Z types of work for several clients in A, B, and C industries.

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4. Use bullet points to highlight noteworthy projects or clients

If there are any particular projects you worked on that demonstrate your marketable skills and achievements, use bullet points to call attention to this relevant work underneath the blurb I suggested below.

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