Resume

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  1. Jack2898

    Jack2898 Member

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    Hello,
    I was working on my resume and realized I have quite a bit of stuff on it. I have completed close to 200 service hours at many different places. Should I just include the main volunteer places I have worked at?
    Thanks!
     
  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    If you have space go ahead, but it probably makes more sense to include the main activities and a single short line about all your other stuff
     
  3. USNA21hopeful

    USNA21hopeful Member

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    would it be wise for me to send a resume to admissions?
     
  4. catlover2

    catlover2 Member

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    I wouldn't. The information they already ask for will be pretty much what you're putting on your resume and more. Save resumes for congressional interviews
     
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  5. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 @catlover2
    The resume is going to be more useful for your MOC (if they ask for it) and your BGO interview.

    It can also assist those individuals who are writing a LOR for you.

    For example, a counselor may know you academically, but is unaware if your PT job and volunteer work at church, can write a letter that places your grades in context when given a copy of your resume.
     
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  6. brovol

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    Some may disagree with me, but when it comes to a résumé I like it, if at all possible, to be condensed to one, or two pages max. I review them when I am hiring staff, and much prefer a single page. I like less fluff and more substance.

    I would not describe every hour of community service, but would denote how many hours, and maybe add, "specific list available upon request", or just list the total number of hours, and let interviewers question you about them if they care.

    I know folks on these forums make a big deal about community service hours, but I really don't think they are as significant as many assume. Not saying they aren't relevant, but just about everyone graduating HS these days has to have community service hours, and all accademy applicants do. No one really knows what kids do to earn the hours either. More importantly, although I am not certain about USNA, I don't think with USMA or USAFA, service hours are objectively scored in the whole candidate scoring system. MOC 's may pay more attention to that though.
     
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