Once you’ve decided which accolades to include on your resume, you’ll need to figure out where and how to include them. Consider how important the award is in marketing yourself as a candidate for the position you’re applying for as you weigh your possibilities. You should always make sure that the most crucial information on your resume is easily visible and understandable to someone skimming it fast. You have two options for where to put your awards:
In the “experience” or “education” sections:
To the equivalent entry currently on your CV, you may add honours you received while working at certain employment, volunteering for a specific organization, working on a specific side project, or attending a specific school. To bring attention to it, this usually takes the shape of a bullet point and might be listed first or last.
In a separate section:
If awards aren’t related to a specific entry elsewhere on your resume, you can put them in their section. When you have multiple accolades, Smith suggests including an awards section to make them stand out. According to Smith, this part should be near the bottom of your resume.
Note- Here’s specific information you must add about your honours
- The award’s name
- Year in which the prize was given: Include whether the reward is paid out monthly or quarterly.
- Who presented you with the award: If the information isn’t evident from the award’s name, include it. If you received an award from a very divisive organization, Goodfellow suggests using “local service organization” or “state political party” in the title so the reader isn’t distracted by their notoriety.
- The award’s purpose and why it is given out are as follows: Unless the award signifies or honours anything well-known or self-explanatory from the name, state what the award signifies or recognizes.
- The award’s scope is as follows: What is the size of the award’s selection pool? Were you chosen from your workplace, department, institution, state, area, or perhaps the entire country?
- Why you won it: This is not mandatory if it’s obvious from any of the preceding, but even in this case, you can provide some context or colour—for example, what specific customer satisfaction numbers made you the “Customer Service Rep of the Year” or how you helped your team win “Best Digital Marketing Campaign of 2019.”