Executive Board Positions: What Your Résumé Says Vs. What You Actually Mean
What Your Résumé Says: Oversaw all logistical, marketing, and budgetary concerns for the organization, as well as relations with the administration and off-campus partners. Determined creative direction for the 2016-2017 year.
What You Actually Mean: Nobody else wanted this job so I had to take it.
What Your Résumé Says: In charge of marketing, social media, and all public events of the organization. Spearheaded publicity push for fall and winter shows, which had an audience turnout of over 100 students.
What You Actually Mean: I know how to change a cover photo at exactly the right time. Also my Instagram is straight fire.
What Your Résumé Says: Supervised all social and bonding events for the year. Led risk management team for larger events.
What You Actually Mean: I’m 21 so I can buy beer for our parties.
What Your Résumé Says: Spearheaded all new membership applications to the organization, as well as the entire rushing and pledging process.
What You Actually Mean: I’m only friends with freshmen.
What Your Résumé Says: Worked with student and community organizations to reach out to the Evanston/Chicago community for new opportunities with our group. Spoke to alumni, faculty, and administration to organize new events.
What You Actually Mean: My friends want me on the board but don’t trust me with a real job.
What Your Résumé Says: Handled year-round treasurer responsibilities including reimbursements and fundraising. Supervised all teams to insure fiscally responsible production.
What You Actually Mean: I major in Econ so people just give me their money.
What Your Résumé Says: Responsible for planning for all equipment and logistical concerns, including overseeing the lighting and sound teams, as well as stage management and pre-production for all events.
What You Actually Mean: PLEASE PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME A JOB I DO ALL THE WORK