Additional information and references
Certainly! Here’s information on how to include an “Additional Information” section and references on your resume:
An “Additional Information” section on your resume is where you can include relevant details or achievements that don’t fit into the standard sections but still add value to your candidacy. Here are some examples of what you can include:
Security Clearance: If you hold a security clearance, mention the level and any relevant details, especially if it’s required for the job.
Publications: List any publications, articles, or research papers you’ve authored or co-authored. Include the title, publication date, and where they were published.
Patents: If you have patents related to your field, mention them and provide details about the patents, such as the title and date granted.
Professional Honors: Highlight any professional honors or awards you’ve received in your career. This can include industry-specific awards or recognition for outstanding performance.
Conference Presentations: If you’ve presented at conferences or industry events, mention them and include the event name, date, and topic of your presentation.
Technical Proficiencies: If you have specialized technical skills that are relevant to the job, you can list them here. For example, software or tools you’re proficient in.
Leadership Roles: Mention any leadership roles you’ve held in professional associations, clubs, or volunteer organizations. This can demonstrate leadership and organizational skills.
Professional Affiliations: List memberships in relevant professional associations or organizations related to your industry.
Languages: If you’re proficient in languages other than English and it’s relevant to the job, mention them and your level of proficiency (e.g., fluent, intermediate).
Side Projects: If you have side projects or entrepreneurial ventures that showcase your skills or passion for your field, you can briefly mention them here.
Community Involvement: Include any community service or volunteer work that demonstrates your commitment to social responsibility.
Personal Interests: Optionally, you can mention a few personal interests or hobbies that humanize your resume. Choose interests that are positive and reflect well on your character.
Remember to be selective in what you include in your “Additional Information” section. Only include details that are relevant to the job you’re applying for and that enhance your qualifications.
It’s generally not necessary to include specific references on your resume. Instead, you can simply state, “References available upon request” at the end of your resume. Here’s how to do it:
After listing your education, skills, and any additional information sections, you can add a line that says: “References available upon request.”
When you provide references, do so separately, typically when requested by the employer. Create a separate document that includes the names, titles, contact information (phone number and email), and a brief description of your relationship with each reference.
Notify your references in advance when you’re actively job searching, so they are prepared to speak on your behalf if contacted by potential employers.
By stating that references are available upon request, you allow yourself the flexibility to provide references tailored to each job application while keeping your resume concise and focused on your qualifications.