Including Side Hustles on Your Resume

The Ultimate Guide

It seems like everyone has side hustles these days. Whether it’s to make extra money, or to learn a  new skill,

it’s work that we choose to do on the “side” of our day jobs.

Working on your own doesn’t make it any less relevant than your other work experience because side hustles are work!

Sometimes a lot of work. And time and energy.

Like any traditional job, they teach you valuable, transferable skills that employers are looking for.

Not including these on your resume could be a mistake that could cost you that new job you’re hoping to get.

What is the Purpose of a Resume?

That may seem like a silly question. Everyone knows that the purpose of a resume is to get a job, right?

The goal of your resume is actually to get an interview. It’s a marketing tool used to capture the recruiter’s attention.

Yes, but  also no.

Take some time and think about how your side hustle relates to the job vacancy.

How Does Your Side Hustle Make You a Better Candidate?

But there are numerous scenarios where it makes sense to include your side hustle.

Some side hustles are going to be more appropriate and professional to include on your resume than others.

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