What's the best way to showcase Freelance consulting on a resume?
I'm currently freelance consulting on two main projects. I anticipate adding more in the future, each with various duration. What's the best way to showcase Freelance Consulting on a resume if you're trying to keep it to one page? My resume is alright at the brink of 1 page and it's full of full time employment listings. Also - what's the best way to showcase Freelance consulting on a LinkedIn profile?
Your resume needs to be two pages in length. I briefly reviewed your profile, and I see so much great information. I imagine it would be next-to-impossible to convey your value to a potential employer while trying to keep your resume to one page.
That said, the answer to your question depends on a few factors. Do you have another job in addition to consulting? Things to consider:
== You want your resume to be focused without too many concurrent projects. If you have a current job, consider adding a Consulting section (or even a resume addendum) with details on your engagements.
== Is your consulting work more or less relevant to your current career goals? If more relevant, than follow Cate's advice and list your consulting work as your current job at the beginning of the experience section.
In LinkedIn, I recommend using the Projects category for consulting work. If these projects are more relevant to your current goals as your current full-time job, move the LinkedIn categories around so that Projects are listed before Experience.
I would recommend listing freelance consulting as one job - call it whatever you want, you are the sole-prop so the employer and employee - and then list each gig in the description area. This not only saves some space on the resume but also it makes it look like you have more stability/consistency as opposed to hopping around from job to job, which is how will look if you list them all separately. Then you can use one of the bullets to say clients have included: and list them out and use the other bullets only to highlight your biggest accomplishments instead of using up space to detail what exactly you do for each client as it's probably the same for most of them and it's a waste of space to list that same thing out over and over again for each separate client.
I also don't think it's the end of the world to spill onto two pages, however, assuming you're not at the very early stages of your career.
I think the same applies to your Linkedin profile.
You asked about 'freelance consulting' as if it's different than other job experience.
Just put it there!
Then you either remove something else, or you go with two pages.