/ Asked by Lorena
I played softball in high school. Should I list this and my position on my resume?
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Monday, August 18, 2014
Great question!  My suggestion would be to state the sports activity not as a job.  Since this was in high school you can indicate this was part of your high school experience.  It will allow people to see you were involved in sports and had interests that tie to teamwork.  That is very powerful and will be great on your resume.  I'd also include any clubs you were involved with, as well.

Good luck! 
Answered by Desiree, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, August 18, 2014
Hello there! If you are going to share what you did in High school, I would listed it at the end as “Extracurricular activity or Interests”. This will give a sense of your personality and it will show you are active, energetic and probably will be a good fit for positions that require these elements.
Hope this helps and good luck!

Answered by Leanne, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
If you can tie your softball experience to a specific takeaway (such as leadership, teamwork, etc.), then you can list it.  If you don't feel it was valuable to you in that way, I would stray from listing it.
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
If you’re applying for a sports or athletic position of some sort and you don’t have other athletic work experience to reference then yes, absolutely. If you’re applying for a position in a field other than sports/athletics then it’s probably best to leave this off of the resume and simply be ready to discuss the valuable life skills you learned from playing team sports during the interview process.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, August 29, 2014
If you do not have a great deal of work experience to place on your resume, then yes, it is OK to put other activities on there.  Keep in mind though that employers will be more interested in what you gained from participating in these activities versus simply that you did participate.  In other words, if you were in a leadership role on your team or feel that you gained leadership skills from playing softball, emphaisize this while listing the activity on your resume.  The same would apply to any other school, church, or community activities in which you have been involved.
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