Templates When Applying for Remote Jobs:
Alright, I’ve shown you where to find jobs, and what jobs might be worth pursuing.
Now is the time to show you how to prepare a proper application.
every job application requires 2 items. a resume and a cover letter.
Depending on the job you’re applying for, some require more items like a portfolio. Especially if you’re applying for a graphic design job or video editor position.
But for the sake of saving time, whatever job you’re applying for you need a good looking resume and a well-written cover letter.
We’ll start with the resume.
My go-to site for creating the best possible resumes is, of all places, Canva. Yes.
I bet you didn’t think of Canva as a place to start your job application.
First, we’ll go to Google, we don’t even have to sign up now. We’ll just type Canva resumes.
As you can see here, we have a lot of resume templates.
Let’s go ahead and pick one to edit to our liking.
The best resumes should ideally be all laid out on one page.
That might not be enough room to put all your experiences and information for some jobs, but with a well-designed resume, you should be able to fit all of that in one-page.
Now we’re looking for something that will show your face with a professional picture, pictures are not necessary in some countries, but since this is for remote jobs, we’ll go ahead and include it.
There is the option of creating a resume from your LinkedIn profile, but that doesn’t give you much room to modify whatever you want.
I don’t know if I have said this before, but you have to always alter your resume to the job you’re applying for.
You should NOT have one version that you send to every job out there, that is one of the main reasons why your application won’t stand out in the crowd.
Every job type needs a specific set of information that is relevant to the job…
We’ll talk about 2 examples.
If you’re a developer who works on WordPress sites you want you resume to showcase all the related wordpress skills you have like mastering Divi or Elementor and knowing how to master PHP and Laravel…etc
you want to show previous websites you have built that are based on WordPress….etc
Another example would be a graphic designer, you might not have to insert a lot of information on the resume, just how many years you’ve been doing graphic design and the tools you use.
What you would want to showcase is previous work, which you can show off on a portfolio. It can be in the form of a website or something like that.
Now, let’s move on to part 2:
Cover letters are like mini-essays where you show your interest and talk about stuff that you can’t include in your resume.
Here I prepared the 3 mains blocks of a good cover letter.
We’ll go through what each one represents and which ones can be copied and re-used, but there is one part that you have to write from scratch for every job application.
The body of the essay is what can make the difference between you getting the job or not even being called for an interview.
I hope this was helpful and I hope you took some notes. If you haven’t, go back and do just that!