Resume Tip

Resume Tip:  Listing awards received on a resume is a good idea if they demonstrate a skill or accomplishment that relates to the job.

Some job seekers list the awards they received on their resume.  This can be a good idea.  An award from an employer, customer or industry association provides a third party validation of your success. Some job seekers list awards unrelated to the job or provide no information that explains the award.  In either case, it is unlikely an award presented without details or unrelated to the job will help the job seeker.

Present awards that directly relate to the job.  Include specifics, including your actions, the competition for the award and how your contributions benefited the company.  This will make an impressive presentation.  No matter how proud you are of an accomplishment, if it is completely unrelated to your career, it will not add value on your resume.