In order to make the best impression on your prospective employer, you may want to include additional information on your resume that is not covered in any of the other sections. Keep in mind this is not a place to mention things that are irrelevant to your interviewer — keep the information here relevant to the industry and the company for which you are applying.
when to include additional information.
- Executive level position: If you know that you are in competition with highly qualified applicants for a high-level position, your section with additional information should include points that will set you apart from people with similar levels of experience and accomplishments.
- Extraordinary achievement: If you have a relevant achievement that has occurred outside of the mainstream norms of your industry, the additional information section may be appropriate to include this accomplishment.
- Relevant skills or honors: If you have technical skills, awards, certifications or bylined articles in trade publications or magazines that you cannot include in other sections of your resume, this is the place to do it.
types of additional information to include.
- Job skills: If there are industry-specific skills or program knowledge required for the job, list those first.
- Certifications: Distinguish between active and expired certifications, even if you are in the process of renewing the ones that have lapsed.
- Affiliations and associations: Your affiliations showcase a dedication to the industry that may precede your first employment. Feel free to put dates if you have been involved with a relevant association for an extended period of time (more than five years).
- General information: This is where you can include clubs, volunteerism, charity work, etc. As with all additional information, only include entries that are relevant to your employer.
additional information job skills example.
Proficient in Windows NT or Mac OS X, full Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Web 2.5 Marketing, QuickBooks and Sage 50.
additional information certifications example.
North Carolina Certified General Contractor
- NGC158435 - Mar 2014 (Current/Active Status)
- Extensive knowledge of CADD, Primavera and OSS
- CTA Class 8 Forklift Certified
- OSHA Certified (35 hours)
- LEED Certified
- Languages include Japanese and Spanish
- Contract, permit and bids preparation
additional information affiliations and associations example.
Affiliations & Associations
- TAFAS — Association of International Contractors
- The FORUM on International Contracting
- American Contracting Association
- American Contracting Management
- University of Washington Alumni Association
additional information general example.
- Hope Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce Jaycee of the Year 2010
- Lake County Schools Fit Kids Advisory Board (2006-present)
- VP - Community Volunteer Association (2010-2013)
- Volunteer of the Year 2011 - Community Volunteer Association
- Certified Group Fitness and Yoga Instructor (with CPR training)
- Advanced knowledge of Sign Language
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