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Yellowtree
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Resume Question

Postby Yellowtree » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:38 pm

I've worked on a couple typical $10/hr campaigns, should I include this on my resume. The reason I ask is because I'm not to sure canvassing and placing signs looks very impressive. Any suggestions to what I can add to it.

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Opie
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Re: Resume Question

Postby Opie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:58 pm

IMO anything that shows work ethic is more impressive than nothing. I'd be careful of too much political detail though as you wouldn't want to give away a bias.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby SisterRayVU » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:20 am

Opie wrote:IMO anything that shows work ethic is more impressive than nothing. I'd be careful of too much political detail though as you wouldn't want to give away a bias.


I don't see a problem with this. Maybe because my resume is heavily tailored to my political work, but they're not gonna ding you just because you're a republican or democrat.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby Samara » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:48 am

Did you do it full-time or just part-time/seasonal? This sounds like something to include if you have room, but I wouldn't go onto a second page for it. If you have a few different less-substantive, part-time/seasonal/temporary jobs, you could just list the orgs and positions under the heading of "additional work experience" or something like that. It all depends on how it fits into the overall resume.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby Yellowtree » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:24 pm

Samara wrote:Did you do it full-time or just part-time/seasonal? This sounds like something to include if you have room, but I wouldn't go onto a second page for it. If you have a few different less-substantive, part-time/seasonal/temporary jobs, you could just list the orgs and positions under the heading of "additional work experience" or something like that. It all depends on how it fits into the overall resume.


The campaign work was all no more than a couple weeks, so I think I'll put it under additional experience. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby theadvancededit » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Yellowtree wrote:I've worked on a couple typical $10/hr campaigns, should I include this on my resume. The reason I ask is because I'm not to sure canvassing and placing signs looks very impressive. Any suggestions to what I can add to it.


Any campaign work could seem impressive, depending on how you word it. If you have significant work experience (by significant, little room left on the page) then can have it under a header reading "ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE" and list them along with any internships you may have done. If not, then do include it under employment. You were paid for it and it's relevant to your app (more so than, say, retail) and should be highlighted as such.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby Yellowtree » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:31 pm

theadvancededit wrote:
Yellowtree wrote:I've worked on a couple typical $10/hr campaigns, should I include this on my resume. The reason I ask is because I'm not to sure canvassing and placing signs looks very impressive. Any suggestions to what I can add to it.


Any campaign work could seem impressive, depending on how you word it. If you have significant work experience (by significant, little room left on the page) then can have it under a header reading "ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE" and list them along with any internships you may have done. If not, then do include it under employment. You were paid for it and it's relevant to your app (more so than, say, retail) and should be highlighted as such.


There definitely is room to include it under employment/experience. The thing is I have 3 campaigns where I pretty much did the same stuff. If I repeat bullet points on different campaign's I'm guessing that doesn't look too great. And so its easier to just put something like field operations, and the campaign name. Should I add bullets for 1 or 2 and then just put the position and campaign for the others?

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Re: Resume Question

Postby theadvancededit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:12 am

Yellowtree wrote:There definitely is room to include it under employment/experience. The thing is I have 3 campaigns where I pretty much did the same stuff. If I repeat bullet points on different campaign's I'm guessing that doesn't look too great. And so its easier to just put something like field operations, and the campaign name. Should I add bullets for 1 or 2 and then just put the position and campaign for the others?


You can do this a couple of ways:
1- List the campaigns one after the other with a general description of your fieldwork underneath.

2- List the first one with a description of your fieldwork, then list nos. 2 and 3, following each with "Performed general field operations as noted above; also ..." and a description of any work that may have been unique to these campaigns.

The latter would work best if any or all of these campaigns did differ in some way. If not, then the first would suffice.

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Re: Resume Question

Postby Yellowtree » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:58 pm

theadvancededit wrote:
Yellowtree wrote:There definitely is room to include it under employment/experience. The thing is I have 3 campaigns where I pretty much did the same stuff. If I repeat bullet points on different campaign's I'm guessing that doesn't look too great. And so its easier to just put something like field operations, and the campaign name. Should I add bullets for 1 or 2 and then just put the position and campaign for the others?


You can do this a couple of ways:
1- List the campaigns one after the other with a general description of your fieldwork underneath.

2- List the first one with a description of your fieldwork, then list nos. 2 and 3, following each with "Performed general field operations as noted above; also ..." and a description of any work that may have been unique to these campaigns.

The latter would work best if any or all of these campaigns did differ in some way. If not, then the first would suffice.


Thanks for the advice, I think I'll probably do something like # 1




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