As you fine-tune your resume, should you include projects you’ve completed as you vie for your next great job?
The answer is: It depends.
An even better answer is: Include projects only if they are relevant and help support your case as you try and beat out the competition. Here are two common examples of how it may be helpful:
Are you a Recent Grad?
Projects that may enhance your resume include those– including course-related work, part-time or seasonal work while you were studying, or volunteer gigs – as long as they would boost your case as you compete for a specific position.
Are you Changing Careers?
If this is the case, projects that show any experience related to the role, field, or industry you want to enter are helpful. Be strategic regarding which ones to include on your resume. Don’t just waste valuable space or reiterate what you’ve already stated elsewhere.
Make a Strategic Choice
Whether or not these situations apply, be strategic as you decide which projects to add to your resume.
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