Looking to start your remote career? Here's why a resume overhaul might help.
You want to be there for your family, but you have to commute. Maybe your job requires you to travel. Or maybe you find yourself unmotivated and unproductive at the office.
If any of these ring true for you, there's hope.
You can earn a comfortable living doing what you love and have more time to travel, be available to your family when they need you, be super productive, and no longer commute to the office.
You CAN get a remote job
It's more possible than ever before to land a remote job. 68 percent of global employees work from home at least once per month and 40 percent of global companies are hybrid.
With a remote job you can:
Be more available and present for your family
Save money and cut costs (for you and your employer)
Travel more or indefinitely, gaining location independence (digital nomads)
Be more productive and focused
Finding a remote job — the hard way
Before I had a remote job, I was commuting every day to work and longing to live a location-independent lifestyle. As I searched for a “work-from-home” job, I quickly discovered that my job-hunting approach was broken.
I batch and blasted my overstuffed resume all over the internet. Even though I am a digital marketer by trade, I couldn't market myself. I needed someone who understood my skill set and my career goals that could promote me for me.
Don't do what I did! Batch and blasting your resume is the worst way to find a remote job (or any job for that matter). Your resume isn't just a tool to get your foot in the door.
You should tailor your resume for the job you want. And you should be intentional about the job you want because it's 40 hours of your entire week for the rest of your life.
Finding a remote job — the easy way
Why hire a resume writing expert to overhaul my resume?
Why can't I just do it myself?
I'm certain that this phrase has been overdone, but it bears repeating: “When you car breaks down, you hire a mechanic.”
When your resume is broken, you hire a resume expert.
Here are three reasons why:
Get the whole picture of you
It's difficult to market yourself. But when you have a resume expert on your side, they highlight your strengths, your career goals, and your ambitions in a way that impresses potential employers, tailoring your resume for your desired job title and position.
Free your mind and the rest will follow
When you have someone else focused on your resume, you don't have to worry about it. This frees up your mind to focus on understanding your career goals versus what you offer now, and enables you to use your time to prepare for potential interviews and think about your negotiation strategy.
A personal brand
Regardless of what you've heard about personal branding or having a personal brand, it's important to have an idea about who you are professional. You have a personal brand whether you try to or not. Your personal brand is the accumulation of your work ethic, your work relationships, and your accomplishments. Your overhauled resume can give you a great foundation for your own personal brand by giving a more clear picture of your professional self.
Don't let a broken resume stand in the way of your dreams — talk to one of our resume writers today.