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Listing Awards and Honors on Your Resume

Kent Nolen

Q. I am proud to say that I have earned several awards over the course of my career.  Do you suggest I create an Awards section on my resume or should I list them with my experience? A.  Congratulations on your successes!  Generally speaking, I recommend listing awards and honors within your professional experience section.  For one, this should challenge you to only speak to a few of the most impressive honors or those that you are most proud of.  This also provides greater context for the reader, as opposed to the fairly common “laundry list” of awards toward the end of the resume.

Regardless of where you list awards on your resume, it is critical that you focus on what you did to achieve that award and the impact you had on the organization, not on the award itself.  It is much more important to highlight WHY you were recognized than that you were recognized.