Career Warrior Podcast #301) How Should I Include Contract Work on My Resume?

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The episode kicks off with the fundamental principles of clarity and demonstrating value. We stress that regardless of whether your experience is contract-based, it is crucial to showcase your ability to perform the job at hand.

Next, we explore the nuances of presenting contract work on your resume. Transparency is a key aspect, and we discuss various strategies to highlight the contractual nature of your previous roles. One approach we recommend is placing the words “Contract Work” in parentheses next to your job title, not only to provide clarity but also to counter any assumptions of job hopping.

Additionally, we explore the benefits of using a two-tier resume format when you have held multiple roles, allowing you to clearly distinguish between full-time and contract experiences.