I was wondering if anybody can answer this. Do I need to have or show physical proof of my awards and accomplishments when I state them in my résumé? Specifically for things like making it on the dean's list or perfect attendance award or silver honor award? The reason why I ask is because sometime around my college years, I moved out of my parents and have moved like a couple of times. Long story short, most of those above mentioned accomplishments and awards I pretty much lost them either by water damage or it just got lost in my junk while moving a lot... I have tried contacting the schools
and asking if they can produce the same documents for me. Unfortunately, they all had the same reply for; that it was my responsibility to protect them and that they don't keep copies of them. They issue it once and that's it and that if anything I can just show my transcripts :-/ i know that i should have been more careful with them and i know its my fault. i have been blaming and hating myself for being so careless. but honestly, i was going through so much at that time that it was the last thing on my mind! And I even thought who wants those things anyway?! i didn't even know if i was going to continue in pursuing my education. Anyway, i really want to include them in my résumé. i am really proud and appreciate them now that i am trying to make my resume. Which brings me to my dilemma
do I need to have physical proof of them if I list them in my résumé? The only thing I have managed to keep is a photograph of one of my deans list letter
any advice would really help. TIA
Jan 7, '13
Have you considered setting up and maintaining an online portfolio? It's something I would certainly do if I was just starting out. You can use it to maintain an ongoing record of everything... not just formal training, but also other important/noteworthy professional accomplishments. You can even use it as a repository for presentations, papers, etc. that you create. I only know of one that is available right now & I think that HealthStream recently acquired the company but you can still purchase an individual subscription for ~$60 per year. Here's the web site. Get Your Portfolio | Decision Critical Competency Tools for Healthcare
- Full Disclosure: I have no financial or other connection to this vendor.
After you set it up, you just send a link to prospective employers. As I understand it, you can customize several different 'portfolios' depending upon what information you want to convey.
Last edit by HouTx on Jan 7, '13
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