Find the best writer resume sample for you by reviewing these tips. Be sure to consider your format and wording as you make your career change successful.
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You are ready to make a change, finally, to become the writer that you have always dreamed of. Where in the world do you start now?
Start at the beginning. Your Resume Objective tells anyone reading your resume just what you are wanting to accomplish. Shake them up!
How do you do that? Well, you tell them the skills that you have mastered. You also describe the qualities that you have that match their needs. By this you can display what a valuable person you are to help their team succeed.
If you already have some writing experience, describe specifically what you have written. How has it affected your readers and publishers. Put in some numbers if that adds to your story.
How to write it?
Consider the format you will use. Usually, most companies want you to start with your most recent work experience. Then go back in time to the beginning. The format for this writer resume sample shown above is one of those that I prefer. You may like it also or find one that fits you best.
But, if you are now in a career change you probably want to have a more functional or a combination functional and chronological format. We described these in my discussion on career change resume.
The functional format is especially useful. This is the case if you can show how your current skills can help the target company succeed in meeting its objectives. Perhaps you worked with several clients and utilized similar skills. This could be a content writer, grant writer or freelance writer resume also.
You want your resume to be neat and easy to follow. Be sure to include a lot of white space with legible typeface with big headings.
Save your resume in PDF and Word (.docx) files in case your target company prefers one or the other.
Indeed.com provides several samples of individuals that want writing careers. It is also a great place to post your resume and search for those writing jobs. Put your writer resume sample to good use.
Tips to improve your resume:
That about wraps it up! You should be off to a good start with this writer resume sample.
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