This is the seventh in a series of blogs supporting the College to Career Calendar available for downloading at

This week’s College to Career Calendar assignment is recording information about honors and awards you have received since high school.

awards-blogShowcasing honors and awards on your resume is one more way to send a prospective employer the message you are a qualified candidate. Employers are looking for candidates who work hard, work well with others, and strive to be the best.

Whichever way you have chosen to capture the information for your resume (Excel spreadsheet, Word document, or notebook) be sure to record the following information about your honors and awards

  • Name of the honor/award
  • Name of the organization that gave you the award/honor
  • Reason you received it
  • Year you received the honor/award

A sample of the types of awards/honors you can list

  • Scholarships
  • Honor Roll/ Deans List
  • Awards for specific activities: Most Valuable Player, Distinguished Art Award
  • Perfect Attendance (at school or work)
  • Work Related Awards: Employee of the Month, Top Sales Person
  • Community Awards: Volunteer of the Year
  • Organizational Awards: Eagle Scout, Gold Award

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