In today’s highly technological world, it is not uncommon for employees to spend part or all of their time working remotely. Some employees split their time between the office and their home, while others work from home full time. This can become a confusing area when it comes to writing your resume, however. For employees in telecommute jobs who are based out of their home, they question what they should put as far as location. Should they list their location (since that is where they are technically working) or do they list the location of the company? How do they professionally address the fact that they were working remotely?
The professionals at Chic Resumes explain that there are a few different ways that you can address telecommute jobs on your resume. One is to put the location as your own city and state. When you go on to describe your experience and accomplishments, you can include something to the effect of, “Worked remotely for a [city/state where the company actually is]-based company …” and then highlight what you did.
Another option is to list the actual location of the company, and then next to your job title or in the description include a line such as “based in home office in city/state.” If an employer wants more information or explanation, they can always ask during an interview. It is not unusual for companies to have employees spread across the area or country. Technology makes it possible to do many tasks from virtually anywhere.
When you work in a telecommute position, you often hone many valuable skills. Do not be afraid to highlight these on your resume as they can make you stand out as a qualified candidate for other positions that involve working remotely. Some of these skills include:
- Time management
- Exceptional communication
Many at-home workers are very disciplined in order to complete all of their work in a timely manner and with exceptional quality. They prove that they do not need someone constantly looking over their shoulder, but also know when and how to reach out for help if needed. Both oral and written communication are key to obtaining and relaying information and data accurately and effectively.
When describing your strengths and accomplishments, think about the challenges that you overcome each day to work in a remote location and still adhere to expectations and deadlines and produce high-quality work.
Avoid personal information
Sometimes people feel as though they should explain why they are working remotely. Avoid including personal details on your resume. The main focus should be on the fact that, not only are you able to do your job, you are able to do it well and provide beneficial results for the company. Employers do not necessarily care where you are working from as long as you are meeting or exceeding expectations.
Whether you are currently working a telecommute job or are looking to find one in the future, the professionals at Chic Resumes can help you make your experiences and accomplishments shine. We know what strengths and competencies employers are looking for and can highlight these elements in a meaningful way. Contact us today at (803) 831-7444(803) 831-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.