When you are searching for a new job, or hoping to move up in your career, time is valuable and you want to get hired NOW. That means you need to utilize every available opportunity to make yourself marketable, and that includes more than just past employment and personal references. Any local involvement in clubs or organizations (such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Kiwanis, etc.) is a valuable piece of information to work into your resume and will be appreciated by potential employers or HR staff. Why?
One benefit of including them in your background is that involvement in these types of groups shows that you care about the local community, and that you are willing to put in time and effort to play a part in your city’s well-being. Often, these groups participate in fundraising events for local interest, service projects for nearby neighbors, and other attractive attributes that could make you stand out when filing applications and attending interviews. Additionally, being part of these clubs and organizations requires different types of skills and knowledge (depending on your role as a member) that can be beneficial to you when seeking employment.
So, exactly what should you include when adding a membership likes those mentioned above to your resume? You’ll want to have the name of the group/organization listed, along with any local chapter numbers or identifying factors. You’ll also want to provide what position you hold within the group (vice president, treasurer, activities coordinator, etc.) since that will narrow down your specific focus and skill set. Additionally, having the name and contact information for the president or leader of your individual group is a helpful reference for interviewers and employers.
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