If you are a creative, but concise writer, then being a resume writer could be the perfect job for you. Many people have a good deal of job experience, but don't know the best way to present it to a potential employer. With just the right polish and editing, their resume could put them at the top of the pile. While there are programs out there that can "help" write a resume, nothing beats the human touch. If you add helping with cover letters, you could have a business going in no time.
Where to find a job as a resume writer: You could hang signs on college campuses. Students who are facing graduation and job hunting are always worried about writing a good resume. There are websites that offer resume services, so you could contact them and see if they hire freelance writers.
Skills you need: You should be able to convey the crucial information in a way that highlights the job seeker's strengths. You should be able to creatively represent the information without embellishing in a way that misrepresents the skills.
You need to be able to write the different styles of resumes: Reverse Chronological, Functional, or a Combination. You also need to be aware of the current trend of people writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae), rather than a standard resume. A CV tends to focus on education, writing, and research experience for academic fields.
Tools you need: A reliable computer, internet connection and basic word processor program are all you really need. Although, if you are doing work for local customers, you may need a printer as well.
How much money can you make? Some resume services charge around $250 for a resume, CV and cover letter package.
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