How to Make the Perfect Resume for Monetizing Your Talent
Making a career out of your talent is more or less like getting a job. You would have to go through the same process of meeting people and convincing them that you are indeed what you say you are – an artist, a singer, a dancer, a host, a chef, a costumer maker, a graphics designer, or a musician.
Because monetizing your talent is like going through any type of job interview, then there are also basic things you need for it and one of them is your resume. However, this should not be the same as the generic curriculum vitae that you hand in during jobs interviews.
If you wish to know how to create the perfect resume for making some money out of your talent, look into the guidelines below:
Keep it as short as possible.
You don’t need a three or four-page resume for promoting your talent. It is even best if you will limit to just one page, so you can keep it short and concise.
Aim for a simple and professional appearance.
Although it won’t hurt to show your creativity at times, it is better if you will maintain a professional approach when it comes to your resume. You can do this by using plain paper in white, light cream or gray color and only black for your fonts. Also, stick to standard fonts like Arial, Times New Roman or Georgia with a size that only ranges from point 10 to point 12 to make your document look neat.
The only places on your resume where you can use larger fonts are for the headers of its different sections. You can capitalize, italicize, underline or bold words on your resume as long as you stick to the black color for your fonts.
Divide your resume into sections for easy readability.
Keep your interviewer’s convenience in mind when you creating your resume. You can do this by dividing it into sections. These should be your header, experience, training and skills.
Your header should include your name and contact information. It is good if your name is displayed in bigger fonts than your contact info, which should include your phone numbers and email addresses.
For your experience section, you should only place those that are related to the job or gig you are applying for. Here, it is best if you will mention the venue of the job, the company that hired you and the date.
Under the training section, you should list down all the classes, courses or workshops you have been through. Ensure that you go into some detail here by including the methods or techniques you might have learned and not just the titles of your courses or classes.
The skills section is where you can place everything you know how to do, aside from just the talent you are wish to make a career out of. If you are applying to become a singer, but you also know how to dance and play a musical instrument, then these should be placed in this section.
Be honest and accurate.
Make sure that all of the information you place on your resume is accurate and honest. It should also be updated always, especially after you’ve done projects using the talent you are trying to monetize.
It is also imperative that you proofread your resume before printing it out. Look out for errors in spelling and grammar as well as in the punctuation. You should also see to it that venues and dates are all correct.
So, if you are in the process of making a resume that you wish would help you launch your career, then try following the suggestions mentioned above. They will not just help you present yourself in the best light possible. They can even aid you get that gig or job you are after.
How to Make the Perfect Resume for Monetizing Your Talent by Holly Bissonnette