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Question: Should I include community involvement on my resume?
Yes! However, you should only include it if it is something you do on a regular basis. If you spent a few hours volunteering for a class project, it’s best to leave it off. Include the position and some of the responsibilities to really utilize that experience on your resume.
Volunteering shows a future employer:
- You are willing to go above and beyond.
- You are committed and responsible.
- You have gained transferable skills. This is especially important if you have limited work history.
Above all, volunteer experience has the ability to show a future employer if you would be a good fit for their company. It sets you apart from other candidates and could be the determining factor on whether you get chosen over another candidate with equal experience.
There are so many benefits of community involvement and if you haven’t started volunteering, you should consider it to create new opportunities for yourself and build on the skills you already have.
We hope these tips help you in your job search. Stay tuned next week for another session with our Recruiter!