When you include professional association or civic activities on your resume, they might reveal more about you than you realize, for example, your race or religion. Some resume experts say to include those items because companies might be looking for the diversity. Others say to leave them off. Our career guy Brandon Smith has a more nuanced approach.
It’s fairly standard practice to submit a resume, a cover letter and several references when applying for a job. That could be changing, and actually has at some tech and marketing companies, where they are more interested in your Web presence than your resume.