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comment by insomniasexx
insomniasexx  ·  2436 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm in a horrible position/spot - I need some Job Advice...!

I would add one sentence at the top summing up who you are / what you do career-wise. You can have a couple, depending on whether you are applying to a job or sending it out to random people to share. For example, mine when I'm sending it to a web dev shop or agency is like "Front end developer with impecable HTML/CSS development skills and a keen eye for design and detail." When I send it to one of my moms friends it's like, "I make websites".

Secondly, list your accomplishments under each job beginning with the accomplishment. Remember, people reading this want to know your impact first, then (if ever) the "how".

So "Implemented day to day social media campaigns that directly correlated to 75% increase in traffic thus improving..." would be "Generated 75% increase in traffic acquisition & 25% improvement in sales by implementing kickass day-to-day social media campaigns." If an item doesn't have a tangible accomplishment, then don't include it.

Next, you can totally make a career out of freelancing but right now it seems like you're dancing between both the job hunting and the freelancing. Dedicate 2 hours a day to job hunting and then 4 hours a day to freelancing. Or 1 hour to job hunting, 1 hour to freelance job finding, and 4 hours to freelancing. Dedicate yourself completely to each of these tasks. For freelancing, find communities of marketing folks and agencies or whatever. I'm not an expert in your area but you want to find something on the edge of what you do, because your services will be more valuable there than in a community of people who do the same thing you do. Keep your head down for a bit, join in in conversations, and scope out what people are doing what. Then offer help / services. Don't be one of those folks who hop on a new channel and is like HERE'S MY RESUME, HIRE ME.

You can also join communities of people who do the same things you do but it's more likely to lead to long-term payoffs and networking than anything else. I've gotten a few jobs from the #freelancing and #feds slack channels. One of those jobs led to another relationship that has turned out to be ongoing and kickass.

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