Padding resumes with dozens of extracurricular activities – a passing interest in baking, or two years of piano lessons – says little about you. Plus, too many resume extracurricular activities can appear unfocused or dispassionate. But listing some extracurricular activities on your resume not only gives companies a good idea of what kind of student you are, but also shows them the kind of employee you would be.
"Is it really that important to place my volunteer activities on the resume?"
"Do employers really care about volunteering?"
"Should I even bother with talking about the service I did?"
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The information on this page was excerpted with permission from Vol. IX, Issue 3, 2009 of e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community. For the full text and other helpful articles, visit their website at .
The article, Volunteer Experience Makes a Difference in this Job Market: How to Present Volunteer Activities on a Resume, is by Louise Polis, Career Pro Resume Center. Visit her website at .
The article can also be found in the Energize website library at .
You can also contact the Grand Valley Career Services office to schedule an appointment for a resume review. Their website is .