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Include social club membership on resume?

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I'm young and just joined a private social club. The club is over 160 years old and has a lot of history and deep roots in my city. Should I include "Member of X Club" in my resume? If so, should I create it's own "Affiliations" subsection at the bottom of the page? Would it look strange given that it'd be the only affiliation in that section since I'm not a member of any professional organizations yet?

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Yes, this will only boost your resume. You will come off as a learned, well-connected, humble young man.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Yes, this will only boost your resume. You will come off as a learned, well-connected, humble young man.

this. i for one ONLY interview Golden Key members and would recommend that you add it to your resume, even if you aren't a member. make sure to bone up on the handshake prior to the interview. hope this helps.
 

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I felt awkward when I included my membership to the hellfire club in my resume, specially after emma frost had to take a leave.
 

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What club, what city? If it's Scores in NY, you might get some interest but not the kind you want.
 

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I just joined a prestigious gym in LA. I'm putting that on my resume under "interests".
all joking aside, that would be the appropriate portion of your resume, but only if you have a really really weak resume where you would bother to put an "interests" section to take up space to get it to one page. It would be similar to a place you would list charitable organizations. really you should only put it in there if you contribute to the club in a meaningful way.
 

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No matter how strong the resume is I always appreciate the interests section. It adds depth to the person you're interviewing and most importantly the chance to connect over something personal.

I think there are 3 possible reactions to including it:
1. They know of/are in The Club and it will be a huge plus (unlikely given tiny membership)
2. They have no idea what it is and will ignore
3. They'll think I'm a pompous d-bag for including such a thing.

1 is unlikely, 2 is neutral, and 3 is the only downside but I have no idea what the odds of that conclusion being reached are. I don't want to come off as entitled or a snob.
 

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does putting in "senior member" in styleforum help too?
 

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You only put in non-work things if it's voluntary community service/ peace corp/ red cross etc that shows that you're not a heartless bastard and that you emotionally invest in organizations.
 

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Originally Posted by P. Bateman
No matter how strong the resume is I always appreciate the interests section. It adds depth to the person you're interviewing and most importantly the chance to connect over something personal.
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Are you speaking from an interviewer's standpoint or an interviewee's standpoint? How long is your resume?

If it's a club where you're chair, part time project manager, or part time accountant, then by all means put it on with the accomplishments relevant to what you're applying to.

If it's an organization where you earn some designation then you can put that along with your education credentials.
 

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So should I include my Sons of Confederate Veterans membership or what?
 

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Originally Posted by mharwitt
this. i for one ONLY interview Golden Key members and would recommend that you add it to your resume, even if you aren't a member.

make sure to bone up on the handshake prior to the interview. hope this helps.


What field do you work in? You sound like a twit.
 

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Sure, if it's Augusta.
 

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When I've reviewed resumes, interests and non-professional affiliations have only helped me exclude candidates. It allowed me to act on my own prejudices. I know it's unfair, but I don't work in HR, and I was looking for someone who would be working very closely with me. There were a glut of qualified candidates, and if your hobbies screamed "douche", "meathead" or "neo-con", you went in the trash.
 

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