Describing awards on resume

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alacrity
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Describing awards on resume

Postby alacrity » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Should I add a description to awards with titles that aren't self-explanatory?

For example, I receieved a 'book award' for outstanding performance in a particular course: should I list only the award title or should I also add a description of the award (i.e. for outstanding performance in an upper-level government course)?

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Re: Describing awards on resume

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:44 pm

alacrity wrote:also add a description of the award (i.e. for outstanding performance in an upper-level government course)

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Re: Describing awards on resume

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:33 pm

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Re: Describing awards on resume

Postby dproduct » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:41 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
alacrity wrote:also add a description of the award (i.e. for outstanding performance in an upper-level government course)

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Re: Describing awards on resume

Postby alacrity » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:05 am

Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Describing awards on resume

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:19 am

Just don't get too indulgent with your descriptions. I was a tutor/counselor in undergrad, and some of the resumes I proofread had insanely bigged-up accomplishments. One girl wrote a paragraph on making the Dean's List; she made it sound like the Nobel Prize.




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