A social resume is something you H A V E to have when applying for sorority recruitment.
You really have to have one.
This resume allows the sorority members to see what you did in high school and get a glance inside your life.
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Let’s jump into all the important details of social resumes for sorority recruitment.
WHAT'S A SOCIAL RESUME?
A social resume is a list of all the things you did in high school.
This resume will allow the sorority to get an initial impression of you and see if you will be a good fit for the sorority.
Think, it’s like you are applying to a job.
You want to put your best foot forward.
You want to tell your story. Who are you? What did you do for the past four years?
You want to share all the amazing things you did in high school.
You want to show off all the accomplishments you achieved.
A N D , if you don’t know the woman who is writing you a REC, your resume will serve as a guide for her.
WHY IS A SOCIAL RESUME IMPORTANT?
The resume is important for two reasons.
The sorority members will use your resume to pair you with girls throughout sorority recruitment. This pairing will allow you to make connections. Read more about the importance of connection HERE.
To see if you are a good fit. The sorority is looking for well-rounded girls. They don’t want to see just your grades and ACT/SAT score. They want to see the clubs and activities you took part in. These activities are what make you interesting! Not your 3.7 GPA.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO INCLUDE?
The sections you need to include are:
Contact Information: Permanent Address, phone number, email
A Picture of yourself in the top right corner (OPTIONAL)
Education: high school, years you attended the school (ie. 2015-2018), GPA, ACT/ SAT score, class rank, intended major
Activities: clubs, sports, leadership roles, etc ---- include the grade(s) you were involved in the activity
Work Experience: job title and years you worked
Awards: academic and non-academic awards
Legacy: name of legacy, sorority, the year they pledged
If you don’t have anything to put in a section of your resume D E L E T E it.
Don’t leave a blank section.
For example, if you don’t have any awards, just skip over the section and go to legacy. Don’t type out Awards and leave it blank.
WHEN DO YOU NEED TO MAKE IT?
The sooner the better.
You N E E D make it before you start asking for REC letters. You should start thinking about what you want to say now... but really now.
You will send this resume along with all the other items to the women that are writing your REC letters.
These women will send your resume to the sorority.
-- Don't know what else to include in your Recruitment Packet??? Click HERE. --
Also, you will fill out a form while you are registering for sorority recruitment.
This form will ask for many of the items you will put on your social resume. Soooo, your social resume will be a good guide to have while filling out the form!
HOW LONG SHOULD IT BE?
One page. Try to keep everything on one page. They don’t need your whole life story.
Make your name stand out; it should have the largest font on the page.
When listing your activities, start with the longest held activities. For example if you have been on the tennis team 9 - 12 grade, list tennis team first under activities.
Make sure to include all leadership positions. Where you the team captain? Where you President of a club?
Use a readable font! Arial and Times New Roman are our favorite for social resume.
Where you super involved??? If so, keep the activity section narrow. Ten or fewer activities are plenty.
Design for skimmability. The recruitment chair is getting a TON of resumes. Keep it simple. Write your resume so they can easily understand it and keep reading through other resumes.
Here are some samples.
Don’t stress it's not the end of the world! This resume is a small part of sorority recruitment. Meeting the sorority members and connecting with them plays a bigger part in your score.
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE.
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