I'm a software developer engineer, I have 2 years experience in a company, in the same time I work like a freelancer, I make many products(softwares) and now I want to list them in my resume, my questions is :

  • Is it good idea to list freelance product in the resume
  • What is the good way to list them
  • About the time generally we use the month and the year so if I list them it can be a conflict between my professional job and freelance job, so how can I list them, should I list them in another part or with my professional products, or how?
  • do you own the products?
    – Kilisi
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:45
  • yes @Kilisi i do Jul 5, 2017 at 10:54
  • Who do you work for? Yourself? Usually if you have a professional job, the company owns the products.
    – Kilisi
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:58
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    Keep in mind there is also a SE site for Freelancers. I think this question is suitable for here though. freelancing.stackexchange.com
    – DCON
    Jul 5, 2017 at 11:02
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    I see thank you @DCON i will wait for the moderators what should decide if that, then they can move it there :) Jul 5, 2017 at 11:05

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Personally I would list the freelance job in your work experience as a concurrent position. (It is not uncommon for people who work projects/part-time jobs to have multiple positions at the same time.) And then describe each project within that space.

So let's say you stared freelancing in April 2015. I'd add 04/2015 - present: Freelance software developer.

  1. Project x: your role in the project. skills and technologies used.
  2. Project y: your role in the project. skills and technologies used.

This is could be different in your area though, so it might help if you tell us where you are from. This answer was written with a Dutch/European point of reference.

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    a lot of companies claim ownership of anything you develop while working for them, check the contract first.
    – Kilisi
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:52
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    thank you @Arnold Wiersma this is good point in reality i start freelance before professional job so should i put the freelance part before or after? Jul 5, 2017 at 11:02
  • @Kilisi I fail to see how ownership would be relevant to a listing of work experience. Regardless of who owns the product you can tell potential employers what your skills are. Jul 5, 2017 at 11:03
  • @YCF_L I would put them in reverse chronological order. So start with your most recent job. Jul 5, 2017 at 11:04
  • @ArnoldWiersma you outline your experience and proven skillset, not the products unless you own them or have permission.
    – Kilisi
    Jul 5, 2017 at 11:19

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