How to Prepare Your Resume for Remote Work in 2022

How to Prepare Your Resume for Remote Work in 2022

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1. Highlight Your Remote Working Experience

You should first consider why employers care about remote work experience. After the pandemic, most managers know that teams are likely to interact with clients, departments, and customers remotely - even in hybrid companies. So, employers care about remote work on resumes because it's like a skill. Even if 

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1. Highlight Your Remote Working Experience

you didn't work in a virtual office, you need to show how you can be proficient using remote technologies.  Preparing your resume for remote work means targeting your experience for future virtual collaborations and tasks.

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2. Personal Description

When you write your personal description, highlight how your skillset can contribute to a virtual setting.  Most importantly, explain why you want to work remotely and professionally grow in a virtual team. The aim is to communicate that your motivations to find a remote job are personal, and you aren't just looking for any position.

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3. How To List Work From Home Skills on Resume

Now, it's time to list your skills on your resume for remote work. Even when you add soft skills, remember to list what your future employer wants.  In remote teams, you still deal with clients and co-workers. Do not underestimate communication and interactive skills. Or, if you will deal with different operating systems as a developer, highlight your 

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3. How To List Work From Home Skills on Resume

adaptability, problem-solving, and flexibility.

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4. Update Your Work Experience

When you list your previous experience, be very specific in describing each role. It doesn't really matter how many years of experience you have here. Instead, it's crucial how you describe your past roles and tasks. For example, if you're applying for a Social Media Manager position, and the job description focuses on 

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4. Update Your Work Experience

campaigns and improving editorial plans to present new products, it's crucial that you list your past positions and highlight how you helped companies with past campaigns.  Or, if you are applying for a recruitment position and come from sales, you can highlight your top performance to show your ability to convince people.

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4. Update Your Work Experience

Make sure the description of past roles matches the requirements of the remote position you are applying for.

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5. Add the Location Section

How you write and organize your resume for remote work increases your chances of being selected for an interview. Most recruiters use software and AI tools to select candidates.  So, it's imperative to use the right keywords for the whole resume, not only describing previous roles. For example, adding 'remote work' as your 

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5. Add the Location Section

location increases your chances of matching requirements for the algorithm.

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6. Add Your Qualifications

Finally, add your qualifications. First, make sure to include language and IT certificates. For roles in the health field, for example, it’s worth including things like First Aid Certificates if you have one.  After that, you can add your education. Sometimes, we find ourselves applying for jobs that don't fit at 

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6. Add Your Qualifications

all with our studies or passions. That's ok. It's a way to show your future employer that you can handle different things and that you are willing to work independently and hard as long as you can keep doing what you love.  So, even if the education you have 'isn't helpful' for the specific job position, find a way to highlight transferable

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6. Add Your Qualifications

skills that make you a valuable asset for the job.

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7. Make It Pretty

Finally, it's time to make your resume for remote work pretty. But what does it mean? In the era of AI and software vetting candidates, pretty means precise and concise.  If you think that adding long and complex sentences shows your proficiency, you are on the wrong track. Just consider that recruiters take an average of 6 seconds

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7. Make It Pretty

to screen CVs. So, when you prepare your remote work resume, keep the structure clean and straightforward. Make sure to separate different sections: – Personal description – Skillset – Previous experience – Qualification and certificate

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