Can I include member of political group in resume?

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  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 Having a Ball

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


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  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.
     


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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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    Senior Member, you mean.
     


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    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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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.
     


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    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I include a picture of my member in my resume.
     


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    Harold falcon Senior member

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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

    Mr. White Senior member

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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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    xchen Senior member

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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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    MrG Senior member

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    Senior Member, you mean.

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


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    JayJay Senior member

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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.
     


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    Mr T Senior member

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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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    Slopho Senior member

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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.
     


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