15 Q&As About Resumes Every Consultant Should Know

15 Questions About Resumes Every Consultant Should Know

As a freelancer, if landing consistent consulting gigs, increasing your income, and building long-term client relationships are priorities for you – your first step should be crafting an unforgettable resume. For consultants looking for work, getting noticed is often half the battle.

In order to stand out, you need to make sure you have a resume that is clear, concise, and up to date.

Don’t Neglect Your Resume

Your resume is still one of the most crucial factors used in the hiring process for recruiters and potential employers. Unfortunately, recruiting agencies are flooded with candidates’ resumes just like yours every day.

The primary job of any resume is simple; to get recruiters or hiring managers to take notice and want to interview the owner. While that may sound easy enough, the reality is freelancers often struggle with writing resumes that genuinely highlight their strengths.

In order to stand out, you need to make sure you have a resume that is clear, concise, and up to date.

As a long-time consultant in learning and development (L&D), I am fully aware of the need to have an impressive, well-built portfolio. However, if your resume ends up in someone’s circular file, no one will ever see your jaw-dropping portfolio sans your mom!

Consultant Resumes Q&A

In a recent webinar, TrainingPros’ Talent Ambassador and Career Coach Nicole Darby shared examples and tips about ways consultants can alleviate resume anxiety and craft eye-popping consulting resumes recruiters can’t ignore.

Consultants attending the webinar had a lot of great questions that deserved answers. Here are 15 of the best that every consultant should know!

Disclaimer: None of the answers above should be accepted as definitive business or legal advice. These answers are the opinions of the author based on nearly 30 years of consulting experience and research. Carefully consider all sides and share your thoughts with us!

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Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens has over 30 years of experience in the adult learning and technical communication space. His favorite day of the week is Tuesday and has deemed it a special time for tacos. Always looking for adventure Patrick uses his downtime to explore and create.
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Patrick Owens has over 30 years of experience in the adult learning and technical communication space. His favorite day of the week is Tuesday and has deemed it a special time for tacos. Always looking for adventure Patrick uses his downtime to explore and create.

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