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Lead Resume Writer & Editor Hourly ‐ Posted 12 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

WriteSea is seeking a part-time freelance Lead Resume Writer & Editor. They will play a pivotal role in the Operations Department, ensu…

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Product Manager LinkedIn Profile Optimization Hourly ‐ Posted 12 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

I am a product manager in the technology industry pivoting into AI product management, professional facilitation, and AI education. I…

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Technical Resume Writer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 12 days ago

US$250
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

One of our clients needs his resume redone. Experience resume writer needed. Must have experience in data processing

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Looking for an expert resume writer who can create professional resumes, cover letters, and optimize LinkedIn profiles. The ideal candi…

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Career counselor needed for job search Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 days ago

US$5
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

I’m seeking a job counselor who can help me search for the right jobs. I am one semester from getting my BA in government. I have exper…

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Resume Template Builder Hourly ‐ Posted 12 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a talented individual to help us build a collection of professional resume templates. As the resume template builder…

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Professional Resume Writer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 12 days ago

US$35
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

Write resumes! Has great grammar!! Willing to train via UpWork video call or Skype!

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Create professional resume Fixed-price ‐ Posted 11 days ago

US$10
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

I will provide you all info and details for the resume, your task to rewrite it in human professional way in order , nicely layed out a…

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US$60
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I'm seeking a German HR specialist to assist me with a comprehensive review of my resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn account. The ideal…

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Professional Resume Builder Hourly ‐ Posted 6 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I am looking for a talented freelancer to build my resume. The ideal candidate should have strong writing skills and a good understandi…

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Resume Writers on Upwork
can earn US$25–US$65/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance Resume Writer

The resume remains a key component to anyone’s job search process. Employers and clients rely on the information contained in a resume—referred to as a CV in many parts of the world— to make hiring decisions. While just about everyone searching for a job or contracting opportunities needs a resume, not everyone is capable of creating one that offers the desired impact. If you believe you have the skills and experience necessary to help job seekers develop and leverage a winning resume, you may have what it takes to become a freelance resume writer on Upwork.

What does a freelance resume writer do?

Freelance resume writers assist clients with their job search by helping them develop an informative and impactful resume designed to help set them apart from other candidates. The process of helping job or project seekers refine their resumes includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Identifying and developing a messaging position for job opportunities
  • Writing, proofreading, and editing the resume with language that conveys a compelling narrative
  • Organizing the resume’s various sections
  • Recommending where to post the resume for greatest return
  • Creating multiple versions of resumes to cater to each potential employer or client
  • Writing cover letters upon request
  • Composition
  • Image editing
  • Proficiency with design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and GIMP

Freelance resume writers might also help clients configure an employee or contractor package that includes a portfolio of finished work.

What skills do I need to become a freelance resume writer?

As a freelance resume writer, you’ll need a number of skills to help you attract clients, complete compelling resumes, and encourage satisfied clients to recommend your services to others.

Common skills a freelance resume writer should possess include:

  • Ability to write creatively for a business audience. A resume’s main purpose is to capture the attention of hiring managers and clients so that it leads to an interview. A seasoned resume writer will be adept at using language that speaks effectively to a job seeker’s hard and soft skills, experience, and education of.
  • Attention to detail. Clients rely on a resume writer’s expertise to properly format, write, and proofread to ensure the final product is perfect and ready for use.
  • An understanding of the job market for different industries. While resume writers aren’t required to be industry experts, having a general understanding of how job searches are handled for several industries will go a long way in positioning you positively among other resume writers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively. Clients have formatting preferences, so communication is important. In addition, how well the resume writer conveys the strengths, experience, and skills offered by the job seeker will be the difference between an effective resume and one that gets overlooked.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of platforms for job seekers. There are a variety of platforms that facilitate the connection between employers and job seekers. Having extensive knowledge of these platforms and how best to use them to encourage interview invitations is another skill resume writers should possess.
  • Familiarity with computers and resume writing software. Being well versed in resume writing software is an essential skill freelance resume writers should have.

What are the core freelance resume writer job responsibilities?

The responsibilities associated with the work done by full-time freelance resume writers revolve around writing effective resumes in a number of formats for a variety of clients. The key responsibilities include the following:

  • Engage with clients and job seekers regarding job search objectives
  • Write and edit resumes formatted specifically for different industries and job search platforms
  • Meet deadlines regarding first drafts and edits
  • Provide feedback to job seekers on how to specifically position their work history, skills, and interests
  • Build long-term relationships with clients
  • Encourage clients to recommend other job seekers

Should I get a degree or certification as a freelance resume writer?

In addition to developing your skills, obtaining a degree and/or professional certification can help your Upwork profile stand out. Continuing education is always a winning strategy.

Popular degrees or certifications for freelance resume writers include:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English, or business administration from an accredited college or university
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer—offered by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches
  • Nationally Certified Resume Writer—offered by the National Résumé Writers Association

Jump-start your freelance resume writing career on Upwork and start looking for your first job. Eager to learn more about freelance resume writer jobs on Upwork? Check out these additional resources:

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