Resume Writing tips: from the uf career resource center
For some people, doing service might be the easy part, but figuring out how to put it on their resume is hard. Adding service and leadership programs you are a part of is an important thing to highlight on your resume. Employers are looking for well-rounded individuals that have interpersonal and communication skills, a strong work ethic, leadership skills, and commitment. Highlighting these skills you have gained through service and leadership roles is crucial to prove you can do the job.
When deciding what section title to put your experiences under, consider these:
Leadership and Involvement
Activities and Affiliations
- Really think about the general things you did, as well as specific tasks.This will help you better communicate not only what you did, but what skills you also gained.
- Consider the institution, company, scholarship or program for which you are applying and highlight experiences to match the needs.
- Ask yourself: What did you do? What did you learn? What did you observe? What did you become passionate about?