I’m often guilty of not documenting the stuff I do outside of writing and editing stuff for clients. Lately, I’ve had to remind myself of getting in the habit of keeping a list of the other stuff I do because it matters. It’s important to tout any involvement in civic leadership, creative pursuits that can be leveraged to assist a client, personal contributions to building and sustaining one’s community.
For example, I most recently volunteered with a local interest group to educate voters on the cityhood movement in West Cobb County. I NEED TO PUT THIS ON MY RESUME. And if you’ve been up to similar good deeds, you should too.
Be sure to document the volunteer activities you do. They speak volumes about your character and your ability to work in a variety of settings with diverse groups on myriad interests. Most of all, your extracurricular leadership activities say that you’re much more than just a cog in a machine; you take initiative to shape and benefit the world around you.
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