The Resume Decision You Must Make About Your Political Activism |

Particularly if you are a recent graduate who has included political activism on your resume, you need to make a conscious choice about including it based upon research.

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If you’re a recent graduate or relatively new professionally, you have to make a decision related to your political activism on your resume.

Now, some organizations are going to love it. Some organizations won’t. You know that, of course. And the particular field that you when you’re going into may love it or hate it. I don’t know what the right choice is for you. But I want you to investigate with people in the field already what they think you should do.

Now, you may think, “Well, this is who I am. And this is how I want to present myself.” Great. That’s a perfect choice. It has implications, but you’re conscious of that and that’s good. But for some fields, like I said, it can be problematic. And all those years of school– bachelor’s, master’s, perhaps or doctorate– can be impacted by the decision to include it on your resume, on your LinkedIn profile and elsewhere.

I’m not telling you to scrub anything, I want to be clear about that. But I want you to be conscious of the choice that you make, get some input from other people who are doing the kind of work you want to be doing or in the field that you want to be entering, so that you can make a good choice for you.

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