Humans have a need to categorize their experiences, and resumes are like a collection of past examples of your work. How can you bring it forward to help you get a great job?
Currently I feel my resume is not up to date. Yes, I do have my most current job listed on there; but at this point I have no idea how to format my resume or c.v. to truly benefit myself. My peers suggest many different items to add to my resume but refer to things that I’m not sure are resume worthy. However, I could be totally wrong!
Things that I think should definitely be listed on a resume:
- Volunteer Work
- Cool Awards
Things I think should go on a resume but not sure of:
- Clubs and professional organizations
Things people have mentioned that should go on a resume, but I’m not sure of:
- Mentorship programs
- Bloggy stuff (I seriously doubt this goes on a resume)
- Holding officer positions at a student group
I’ve been advised to keep a running journal of what skills I have learned in each class so that I can translate it to a C.V. but I have yet to tackle that. Another thing that I think I want to try to tackle is to make an online portfolio, as well as adding my resume so that a bunch of information about me can be easily found in one place. In general, resumes should be tailored for the job you’re applying for, so if I do put my resume online, I suppose I should just make a generalized one. I’m not looking for a job just yet, but I figure it doesn’t hurt to start organizing now.