HOW TO WRITE YOUR RESUME FOR REMOTE JOBS

HOW TO WRITE YOUR RESUME FOR REMOTE JOBS

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1. Highlight remote working skills

Think about the personality traits and skills that a company will be looking for in a remote worker. It’s essential to have good communication skills.  Be tech-savvy since all of the work will be completed digitally. Have strong organizational and time management skills, so you build trust in delivering work on time.

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1. Highlight remote working skills

This would be included within the skills section of your resume. Think about what technical skills you have, especially using video conferencing, project management and messaging tools. Most remote companies use apps like Google Docs, Slack, Jira, Teamwork, Asana and Zoom.

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2. Tailor the resume to the job listing

This cannot be said enough times. Do not use a template email for every remote job you apply for. Instead, have a template but tailor it to the job.  Thoroughly go through the job listing and highlight required skills, experience and personality traits. Then make sure you’ve covered it all in the resume. It stands out when you’re taking the lazy 

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2. Tailor the resume to the job listing

approach to apply for a remote job. 98% of candidates will do the bare minimum to apply for a job because they opt for quantity rather than quality. Stand out amongst your competition.

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3. Highlight previous remote jobs

Within the experience section of your remote job resume, make sure you highlight which jobs were remote.  Ideally, you need these to stand out so the recruiter can see you do have experience of working remotely.

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4. Highlight other employable skills

While you should tailor your resume to the remote job, it’s also worth adding in other skills that make you more employable.  Being multi-skilled is going to help, and many applicants do not include experience outside of the role they are applying for. Here’s an example: you’re applying for a customer service role, but you also have sales 

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4. Highlight other employable skills

experience in your last job. Include this because those skills would be valuable, especially if supporting potential customers.

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5. Include keywords within the resume

You will likely be up against hundreds of candidates for the remote job, so it is a very competitive job market. Most, remote companies use software to scan resumes shortlisting the candidates with the required skills and experience. Read through the job listing and highlight keywords based around experience, skills and 

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5. Include keywords within the resume

personality traits and include them within your resume. Next, include keywords related to the role and industry the company is in.

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6. Keep it simple

The resume must be easy to read. While the software might have included you in the interview shortlist, the recruiter will read through your resume.  Make sure it is easy to scan. No large paragraphs of text, instead use bullet points. Do not use crazy fonts, colours and designs as this will distract the reader from getting to know more about your work history 

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6. Keep it simple

and experience. Avoid graphics, no images, and only keep in the information that is going to help you land the remote job. Do you really need hobbies and interests in the resume? Personally, they add no benefit unless they are linked with the job you are applying for.

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