How to Write the Perfect Resume for a Virtual Role

John Ajayi
3 min readJan 25, 2023
Credits: Oli Lynch on Pixabay

If you’re looking to land a virtual role, your resume is your ticket to the front of the hiring line. But with so many job seekers vying for the same positions, it’s essential to have a resume that stands out and showcases your qualifications in the best light possible.

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a resume that will help you land your dream virtual role. From tailoring your resume to the specific position to highlighting your virtual experience and transferable skills, I’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

By following my advice, you’ll be able to create a resume that effectively showcases your qualifications and increases your chances of landing a virtual role.

Crafting the Resume for the Virtual Role

Tailor your resume to the specific virtual role you’re applying for.

This means highlighting the skills and experience that are most relevant to the position and using language that mirrors the job description.

Tailoring your resume to the specific virtual role you’re applying for is crucial. Read the job description carefully and include relevant keywords and phrases. Mention your experience working in a virtual environment, and use language that mirrors the job description to show that you understand the position.

Tailoring your resume will help you show potential employers that you have the skills and experience required to excel in the role, increasing your chances of getting hired.

Use a clear and professional format

A clear and professional format is essential for making a good first impression on potential employers.

Stick to a simple and easy-to-read layout, with plenty of white space and headings that break up the content.

Use headings to break up the content and make it easy to read. Use a font that is easy to read and professional, such as Arial or Times New Roman.

Use bullet points to make your resume easy to scan and highlights key information. Avoid using too many colors or graphics, as they can be distracting. Also, make sure to proofread your resume and check for any errors or typos before submitting it. A clear and professional format will help showcase your qualifications and make your resume stand out.

Highlight your virtual experience

Make sure to mention any experience you have working in a virtual or remote environment, as well as any skills that are particularly useful for virtual roles, such as experience with video conferencing or project management tools.

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Showcase your transferable skills

Many virtual roles require skills that can be transferred from other jobs or industries. For example, if you have experience working independently or managing your own time, these skills can be highly valued in a virtual role.

Include achievements, not just duties

Instead of simply listing your job duties, include specific examples of achievements or accomplishments that demonstrate your value as an employee.

Proofread and edit your resume

Before submitting your resume, make sure to proofread it for errors and typos. It’s also a good idea to have someone else review it to catch any mistakes you may have missed.

Conclusion

By following these tips, you can create a resume that effectively showcases your qualifications and increases your chances of landing a virtual role. Remember to tailor your resume to the specific job you’re applying for and highlight your experience and skills that are relevant to the virtual role.

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John Ajayi

Walking through this adventure called life. Am I the only one who thinks this way or life is just like Jumanji without dinosaurs?