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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.

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"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 .