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Best way to reflect freelance experience in a resume?

Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by BobSacamano, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. BobSacamano

    BobSacamano Member

    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!
     
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