Like a resume writer, some of my very least favourite jobs are those exactly where the customer wants me to edit a current resume. I have because realized that this kind of type of statement, “It’ll only involve a little editing,” usually really means, “You’ll have to edit an entire resume template so as for it to make sense
.” My advice for you, the freelancer, is try to determine in advance precisely how much “editing” you will have to do, or else be prepared to initiate a time consuming rewrite that won’t spend for itself. My first sizable rewriting job was one I now call, “my blunder from down under.” By lower under, I definitely don’t imply Australia – you have to dig a lot further to go to where it is warmer. Get it? An actual “devil” of a job!
The job included “editing” five a resume template by such as new information and washing up verbiage and format. Or so I thought. As it ended up, each of the five a resume lacked clear and concise goal and failed to create a tight and wise conclusion. I saw the “writing on the wall” and decided that the editing job would need to flip into a complete resume template reword in order to create any sense of these.
Two full days later my operate was done after submitting the drafts to the client, having the client post back additional resume template changes and comments, and resubmitting the final duplicates back to the client. After this experience I was mentally tired and frustrated, but I discovered a valuable lesson:
work diligently to uncover what a job involves <i>before</i> agreeing to take on a task and/or leave open the possibility that your price may change [read: <i>will</i> increase] should added work be involved. It was a tough lesson learned, but I found out that the “devil” is really in the details whenever it comes to accepting a resume template reworking project. Either way it is “work” for you!