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How to build your resume

Jun 18, 2013

I think volunteer work and community involvement are important things to highlight in your cover letter and resume. It can be a way to showcase your personality outside of your major work accomplishments and give the hiring managers a better look into what you do outside of your professional side. As a company, Extra Help is very community focused and we are always looking for new ways to give back. The following bullet points are tips I share with applicants at Extra Help.

  • Look for opportunities that share your same morals, values and ethics. Go with opportunities that you truly believe in.
  • Get involved in work that is specific to the industry for which you work or want to work. You never know who you may meet while volunteering at these events and could potentially be a VP for the bank you have always wanted to work for.
  • Don’t be afraid to take on new challenges. Look for volunteer opportunities that can teach you a new skills.
  • Look for activities that promote personal growth, not just professional growth!

When looking for ways to build a better resume volunteering and getting involved in the community is a great way to start. Think of the skills you will learn by being a part of different groups in the community.

  1. Organizational Skills
  2. Motivational Skills
  3. Communication Skills

You can make a difference, whether that is big or small, it all counts towards the common goal of helping others and making a difference in your community. Next time you are looking for opportunities to grow think of ways to get involved! Check out the friends of Extra Help and all of the organizations we are involved in.