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Thursday, 15 December 2016 03:40

Should I mention my Toastmaster membership in my resume?

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Viualize Your SuccessShort answer, is that it depends.

It depends on whether mentioning it will add or take away from how you want to present yourself on your resume and should you be fortunate to get invited in for an interview.

If you are new to the workforce and are a little lean on actual work experience and/or educational accomplishments, it can help flesh out your resume.

If you are applying for jobs that require or are looking for leadership attributes, outlining any leadership positions you have taken on as a Toastmaster could certainly help.

On the other hand, if you were applying for an entry level job that required conformity, rather than independent thinking, perhaps not.

One way or the other, you will need to be prepared to explain the program to your interviewer as well as the benefits of the program and how you personally have gained. You want to position yourself as a candidate that is willing to learn and excel, on the job.

I have answered some variations of this question here on Quora that might help: Is the Toastmasters Certificate (competent communicator/leader) valued outside in the market or industry?

How does my Toastmasters portfolio improve my university application?

What makes Toastmasters successful?

Thanks for your question and good luck in your job search.

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Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

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Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. He is a long-time member of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is the driving force behind its long-term success. 

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