A resident advisor is usually a paid position, so it is worth including on your resume if you don't have other work experience, and sometimes even if you do. If you take care to come up with a high-quality description, listing an RA job can help your resume stand out in a positive way. When you set out to describe your RA experience, begin by following these general tips
for formatting and basic information you need to include. As with other jobs, list your employer, job title, location, and dates of employment. Working as an RA can develop a variety of skills that turn out to be essential in the workplace. RAs work with others, solve problems, handle conflicts, and act as mentors and leaders. They plan events, create marketing and come up with student activities. Other aspects of the job may include handling a budget, negotiating with vendors, working on the school's website, and handling an official school or residence hall social media account. Especially if you have little or no other work experience
, you may want to list every single little thing you ever did as an RA. However, staying on topic and focusing on experiences and skills that meet the employer's needs will benefit you more than simply filling up space just for the sake of it.