You have probably heard that phrase a million times. All through high school and college, “it will look good on your resume” was a bonus to volunteering, participating in a sport, or leading an organization.
Surprisingly, listing some of these resume items on your resume could end up hurting your job search. It is important to keep your resume as focused as possible, and this may mean downplaying, or even eliminating, certain activities.
For example, let’s say you spend your weekends reading to children. While this is a noble pursuit,