Freelance Photographer Resume Sample Like a freelance worker, you're (or should) be constantly searching for new gigs. Your resume, the classic workhorse from the job search, remains the method in which many self employed do this. Let’s discuss how you can bring the resume into modern times, mix your pitch together with your resume, and land gigs you aren't *quite* qualified for. The Resume and Beyond. A resume is not going to fully represent what you are. This is also true for self employed. You didn’t just work on a number of jobs you built your personal business. You’re a jack/jill of trades. You most likely can’t even fit all of your gigs on a single piece of paper.