How Volunteering/Extracurriculars Can Beef Up Your Resume
When writing your resume, it’s important to make sure that you call all of the experience that you have had. Your future employer wants to see that you’ve had experience in your desired field and that you’re qualified to rock that position. However, you also want to add extracurriculars and volunteer experience that you’ve been involved in. You’ll be seen as a more rounded person and possibly boost your chance of landing your dream job.
What is even better than listing extracurriculars on your resume? Listing activities that match with you’re the field you’re interested in. For example, if you want to pursue a career in accounting then join a financial club if you’re a student at a university or join something associated with your local city. This is a great resume booster. Not only are you showing your employee that you have experience beyond an internship or past work, you are showing them that you are actually passionate about your career!
It’s not too late to get involved with an activity or club that pertains to your field. Look in your local newspaper, online, and network with neighbors to find out ways that you can get involved and volunteer. There are more opportunities than you think available – some are even available at your fingertips. You’ll be thankful that you made that phone call to an old acquittance. Networking is an exciting and beneficial tool that will take you far.
A Difference Maker
Above all, extracurriculars and volunteer experience will help you stand out from the crowd. You’ll be noticed for your extra efforts to get involved with something new, and you’ll thank yourself later when you start landing more interviews. At the end of the day, an employer is looking for someone who is well-rounded, involved, and a diligent worker.
Now get out there and get involved!