Top 6 CV Writing Resources to Land a Remote Job
Your CV is the first impression you make when applying for a remote job
Needless to say, writing a catchy, easy to read and follow CV is one of the most important aspects when applying for a job, especially for a remote job. While there is no right or wrong for CV formats, there are some things that are simply non-negotiable. You’ve heard before that your CV has to be free of grammar and spelling mistakes, needs to include only relevant information, have clean formatting, and be user friendly in terms of layout and design.
Remember, keep it simple and short: ideally 1-2 pages. Less is more.
Easier said than done, right? It’s alright, we have compiled a list of CV writing resources that will help you land your next dream remote job.
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Research the Company & Customize every CV
Do your homework and spend some time researching the company you are applying to. Demonstrate that you know what they do, and be specific about why you would like to join their team. Don’t say you’re applying for this job just because you want to work remotely!
It’s not enough to make one generic CV for remote jobs and mindlessly send it to different employers. It is your job to carefully read the job description and make sure your CV reflects what the role is asking for. Before you apply for each role, make sure you’ve carefully read the job description highlighting the key skills and responsibilities that the employer is looking for. Keep it simple, but make sure to use these keywords throughout your CV to help the recruiter or the hiring manager quickly identify that you’re a perfect fit for the role.
Remote job CV particularities
The number of remote job opportunities has never been higher. And, it is important to keep in mind a few special keywords and pieces of relevant information that you need to include in your CV when sending it out for a remote position.
Make sure to demonstrate that you have either worked remotely before or that you can adjust to and succeed in a remote work environment. In other words, talk about your remote work skills specifically. Don’t overdo it! Here’s a few tips:
- Demonstrate that you are self-motivating and reliable.
- Show that you understand what asynchronous communication means.
- Demonstrate that you are tech savvy and mention remote tools that you are familiar with.
- Show that you have cross-cultural awareness
- Show that you can write clearly. Writing well is essential
- Show that you are organized and can manage your time
- Demonstrate that you are resourceful
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Top 6 CV Writing Resources that will help you land a remote job
Fortunately there are plenty of tools that can help you format your CV, offer user friendly layout and design, and double check your grammar and spelling.
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Grammarly helps you review your grammar, spelling, punctuation, and even sentence structure. It is a free online writing assistant.
Resume.io is an online resume builder that provides professional field-tested resume templates that follow the exact ‘resume rules’ employers look for. You can find resume examples for specific jobs. Their templates are divided into four categories: creative, simple, professional, modern.
Resume-Now is a resume builder. Students, entry-level job seekers, and experienced executives use this tool to create a resume in a fast and easy way. With pre-written, industry-specific phrases and recruiter-approved templates, Resume-Now enables users to download a polished and professional resume in minutes.
LiveCareer helps you get hired faster with their great CV examples and CV templates. You can even learn how to write a good CV from them!
ResumeLab is another great resource where you can find excellent CV templates. They also provide information and advice in other languages other than English.
VisualCV “reinvents the resume using technologies that transform the way in which resume data is presented, accessed and shared.” You can access 30+ customizable template options, professionally designed and employer approved through their site.
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