How do you format freelance consulting work on a resume?
April 23, 2013 4:30 PM Subscribe
I've had a few freelance consulting projects for the past few months, and now I want to get a full-time job again. I'm having trouble figuring out how to put the consulting work on my resume. Hoping for suggestions.
posted by galenka to Work & Money (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I work in marketing, and most of my work experience has been typical full-time positions with large companies.
I left my job 3 months ago, and for the past 3 months, I have been taking freelance consulting gigs (also in marketing). I consulted for a non-profit, for a local small business, and for a programmer who has created a fashion app that he plans to build a future business around. There was some overlap as far as the types of things I did for them, but there were a lot of differences too (I only did market research for one of them; I only created a social media strategy for one of them, and so on.)
I have no idea how to list/format these jobs on my resume. I've spent a lot of time googling for how to format consulting work on a resume, but haven't found anything helpful.
Each of these jobs took about a month and a half, so they all overlapped partly in time. I'm most confused about how to format the third one - I was advising an individual person, not a business. What's more, with that gig, there are no results yet that I can point to, because he hasn't launched the business yet.
Has anyone else had to put this kind of piecemeal freelance work on a resume? Any suggestions for formatting?