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Awards: A Secret Trick to Slip Them in

Matt: How should I indicate an award on a resume if I only have one?

If it is education-related, you can add a bullet under your "Education" section:

Bachelor of Arts in French with a concentration in Zoology
- Awarded 1st place prize in national French contest

If not, you can simply change your "Interest" section to "Interest and Awards" or "Interests and Accomplishments" and add a line there:

- Los Angeles Times, Paper Carrier of the Year 2010

Just make sure that the award is relevant - if you are thinking about whether to include it, make sure it says something about your character or capacity. The former example speaks to capacity: the latter speaks to character.

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