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Can I include member of political group in resume?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by J Darnielle, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. J Darnielle

    J Darnielle Senior member

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    It's for an internship, not a job. I'm a member of the Young Democrats at my school. I would be adding it alongside a couple of other random clubs that I'm in. Also feel free to list anything else that I could put in an internship resume, but not a job resume.
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Why do you think your resume for an internship should be any different than your resume for a job?
     
  3. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    tell them that you're a member of styleforum.
     
  4. J Darnielle

    J Darnielle Senior member

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    Why do you think your resume for an internship should be any different than your resume for a job?

    I don't know. I just assumed they'd be more interested in extra bullshit that I've done on campus than a job would. And I have extra space to fill since I have no "Work Experience" to speak of.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Yes. Unless you're applying to be Liz Cheney's assistant, put it on there.
     
  6. J Darnielle

    J Darnielle Senior member

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    tell them that you're a member of styleforum.

    Senior Member, you mean.
     
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    I might list my SF members status if I ever need a resume again. I'll also put "If you are a Republican this interview is over. I don't care what you do with your time but don't waste mine" at the bottom of the page.
     
  8. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I include a picture of my member in my resume.
     
  9. Harold falcon

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    You take a risk that the person reviewing your resume is a Republican and wouldn't hire you exactly for that reason.

    I was in a similar situation in college at one point. I had no interesting extra-curricular activities or related work experience. So I created some. I went out and made the "_______ University Review of Literature and the Arts". I filled out a form to have the organization University approved, which made it listed on the University web page. I made exactly one issue filled with mostly papers I had written for English classes. It cost about $25 to have a copy printed up by the local Pinter. I made a reasonably good looking web site for the club and made myself Editor in Chief. I then put this down on my resume.

    Nowadays you could probably do this entirely on the internet and not have to spend a penny.
     
  10. Mr. White

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    I'd say no. Employers expect you to lay off politics and religion in the workplace--so it doesn't make sense to try to use either as an interesting conversation piece for an interview.

    Young Democrats or Young Republicans? A young person full of idealistic fervor doesn't join the imperial guard. It's not politics--it's the death of politics.

    Young people have very little actual experience in anything. There's no point padding your resume. Maybe tell them you helped your father repair houses in summers?
     
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    I don't know. I just assumed they'd be more interested in extra bullshit that I've done on campus than a job would. And I have extra space to fill since I have no "Work Experience" to speak of.

    No work experience. Member of Young Democrats. I like where this is going! [​IMG]
     
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    Senior Member, you mean.

    If you're not a Goon Squad Member it's probably not worth mentioning SF. [​IMG]
     
  13. JayJay

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    I don't know. I just assumed they'd be more interested in extra bullshit that I've done on campus than a job would. And I have extra space to fill since I have no "Work Experience" to speak of.
    I might disclose it in the interview if extracurricular activities come up for discussion, but I wouldn't put it on the resume.
     
  14. Mr T

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    Only if you have a leadership or active position in the campus group and can describe it without referencing the political affiliation. For example, "Leadership position in a major campus political club." Otherwise you risk alienating yourself. Make the focus what you accomplished and not your political affiliation.
     
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    No work experience. Member of Young Democrats. I like where this is going! [​IMG]

    Trust me when I tell you, here in D.C., both "Young" groups are horrible.
     
  16. archetypal_yuppie

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    Politics is one of the most important topics to avoid in an interview/resume situation, and at the office in general.

    If I saw that, I'd think you were an idiot for being a democrat, and not interview you. Wanna take that chance with other people?

    Unless youre interviewing for ACORN or greenpeace or some other org that is 99.9999% hippies.
     
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    If you're not a Goon Squad Member it's probably not worth mentioning SF. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. cross22

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    DO NOT include personal political/religious information. It is considered poor judgment even if the person reviewing your resume agrees with you.
     
  19. Connemara

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    DO NOT include personal political/religious information. It is considered poor judgment even if the person reviewing your resume agrees with you.
    All of my work experience has been in government and politics. Now I can live with my parents forever and tell them that's why I Can't get a job. [​IMG]
     
  20. butterflystyle

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    This is why I tell people that putting Federalist Society on their Law School resume is the employment kiss of death.
     

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