Video:Quick Tip: Discussing Extracurriculars in a College Job Interviewwith Michelle Tillis Lederman
Extracurricular activities in a job interview will tell the employer about your passions and ability to work within a team. Watch this About.com video to learn more about discussing extracurriculars in a college job interview.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Discussing Extracurriculars in a College Job Interview
Hi, I’m Michelle Tillis Lederman, the author of "The 11 Laws of Likability." Today I’m going to give you a few quick tips on explaining your extra curricular activities.
Extracurriculars Express Passion Related to the Job
Extracurricular activities tell the employer a lot about you. It shows your involvement, your interest, your passion... It also shows about your dedication. Were your extracurricular activities something where you were part of a team? Did you do something with community in which you got involved and learned about other options that are out there? Did you take initiative? Were you a leader? There are a lot of things you can share about yourself and what you bring to an organization, based on what you did at school.
Including Extracurriculars on Your Resume
Sometimes having associations with too many organizations shows that you really don’t have interest in any
Another advantage of all of the activities that you were involved with at school is that you have already broadened your network. Maintain those connections and those activities and bring them into your professional life.
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