How to make a good CV and a strong profile as a freelancer?

As a freelancer, you decide where, when and how much you work. Just as with a permanent job, as a freelancer you need to have an overview of your work experience in order to be able to respond to nice gigs.

A strong Temper profile

As a freelancer on Temper, it is important to add work experience in your profile to create an attractive profile. List the places you have worked in recent years in chronological order, starting with the last work or client you worked for and ending with your first.

Also, choose a good representative photo to show clients who you are. Finally, you can make your Temper profile even more attractive by briefly describing yourself. Let clients know why they should choose you!

How to make a good CV as a freelancer?

In addition to the shifts you do for clients through Temper, you may also want to work for other clients as a freelancer. For this, it is useful to have a good CV ready to respond to interesting gigs.

Not sure how to format your CV? A CV generator will help you on your way with which you can create a good CV within a few clicks. With the tips below and a CV template of your choice, your CV is ready to get a great job.

Work from a comprehensive basic CV

This is the first step towards a good freelance CV: creating a comprehensive basic CV. In this document you compile all of your experience, training and courses taken, as well as your skills and characteristics. There is no limit to the number of pages of a basic CV so you can gather as much information as necessary.

Important: A basic CV is for reference only and should not be sent in order to respond to a job offer.

The great advantage of a basic CV is that for each new assignment you can draw on the information you have already included in your basic CV. You can then extract the relevant parts and incorporate them into a new CV. This is an ideal way of creating a CV for each job that exactly matches the requirements and experience.

Add a focused motivation

With a regular job vacancy, the applicant sends a cover letter together with the CV. As a freelancer, a cover letter is not necessary, but a motivation letter is requested. In the motivation the recruiter must find the answer to the question: why is this candidate the right person for the job? Focus your motivation entirely on the requirements and activities that are requested. State where you have carried out the work, where you have gained the required experience and how you meet the requirements. A well-written motivation brings you a step closer to an intake interview.

Use LinkedIn to complement your CV

As a freelancer you often gain a lot of work experience. If you want to put all this work experience on your CV, it will be a lot of paper. Add only the most recent and relevant work experience and use your LinkedIn profile as a supplement to your CV. This way you can share more information online about jobs you have done and you can explain certain things in more detail. Recruiters can also find relevant references on your profile. The link to your LinkedIn profile can be found at the top of your CV in the contact details.

Stand out with a professional layout

Want to stand out even more? Choose a professional design for your CV. Do you have your own website and corporate identity? Use the same font and colour scheme, and put your logo on your CV. If you don't have a corporate identity, choose a modern design for your CV that suits you as a person and the job you are applying for. This is the best way to present yourself in a professional manner to a potential client.

With the right CV, a modern design and a motivation that fits seamlessly with what is being asked, your future gigs and assignments are within reach.

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