Aug 21, 2018 - 01:38 AM
Generally, candidates who ask about including non-work or volunteer projects on their resumes are those who are short on directly relevant work experience. In such a situation, including a reading project can be one way to add substance to your resume. However, only include your project if it has relevance to the position you are applying for.
Like every single piece of information on your resume, a description of a reading project should tell employers how it makes you a better job candidate. Simply mentioning the project will not do the trick. Instead, include a short description that explains the nature of the project and what skills or knowledge you developed in the course of completing it.
If you include this or other non-work projects, create section for other experience in addition to the standard sections of your resume. If you do have more directly relevant material, do prioritize it when composing your resume. Do not fall into the trap of thinking including a greater number of items necessarily makes for a more competitive resume.