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Best way to reflect freelance experience in a resume?
« on: June 27, 2010, 04:39:03 PM »
Hey folks,

I'm applying for some godforsaken jobs as a catalog writer with devilish consumer corporations looking to sell things to poor people who can't afford them.

My issue is that my resume highlights the current position I hold (since 2008), which is completely irrelevant to my interests as a journalist. The resume doesn't do justice to the regular freelance jobs I have. Yes, freelance job is a paradox, but alas, it is regular work w/o formal salary for me.

I'm wondering, do I create a 'Freelance' section at the top and list the publications, role, and period I've been there? Or should I give each publication its own block?

i.e.,

NAME
ADDRESS | CONTACT INFO
ABOUT
-Arrogant and vague abbreviation of my talents
FREELANCE
-Paper A
-Magazine B
-Website C
WORK EXP
-Irrelevant Job A
-Irrelevant Job B
EDUCATION
-Fuck school
SKILLS AND AWARDS
-Bleacher Report Man of the Year

I'm leaning toward the above as an example simply because the duties/responsibilities don't really change.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 05:10:49 PM by BobSacamano »