You're magnificent enough to have someone want to interview you on the radio -- so why shouldn't you tell other people about it? Whether you're a doctor, acupuncturist, gardener, researcher or some other type of professional, if you're the type of person who other people solicit advice from, there might come a time when your expertise lands you a spot on a radio program. While that's not necessarily something you can include in the "Work Experience" section of your resume, it can be something worth noting. So go ahead, toot your own horn.
Create a section of your resume titled "Media Appearances," if you have more than one media appearance to include. If you want to lump this experience in with other special things you've done, other titles might include "Public Involvement" or simply "Accomplishments." This section should appear after more meaty sections of your resume, such as the "Work Experience" and "Education" sections, since those sections will contain more information that a prospective employer will want to know about. Think of your public appearances and accomplishments as window dressing, showing that you're an even more qualified, sought-after candidate.
Skip a line and then use your "tab" feature to indent the next section of text. Type out a few bullet points, to which you'll add information.
List your public appearances, radio interviews and other public activities in which you've taken part in reverse chronological order. For your radio interview, type the call letters of the radio station (for example, "KBOO"), the radio show, the host and the date you appeared on the show. If the interview covered topics that would be interesting to the employer, include a brief description of the subject matter. For example, if you're applying for a job as a cancer researcher, the employer might like to know that you were interviewed about a particular research technique you've used. If you've decided to title this section "Accomplishments," also include any awards or recognitions you've received in this section.
- Don't include your media appearances if they make your resume run longer than two pages. Hiring managers typically scan resumes quickly to see if you have the right experience, training and qualifications for the job. If they see a resume that can't be scanned quickly, they might move along to the next one.
Nicole Vulcan has been a journalist since 1997, covering parenting and fitness for The Oregonian, careers for CareerAddict, and travel, gardening and fitness for Black Hills Woman and other publications. Vulcan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota. She's also a lifelong athlete and is pursuing certification as a personal trainer.