How to Include your NYSC Experience in Your Resume

Please write your NYSC experience, any Internship under the “Work Experience Section” not under the “Education Section” on your resume if you are using it for a job or your CV if you’re using it to apply to grad school.

At least 2-4 responsibilities should be listed using an action word in the past tense (if you have already completed your NYSC experience).

For Example;

Work Experience.

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Mathematics Teacher (Bold letters) – Caleb High School, Lagos, Nigeria 2013-2014

  • Managed up to 20 students at a time to ensure appropriate behaviour/
  • Motivated students to maximize academic performance.
  • Successfully increased pass rates on standardized testing to 70% for Juniors and 90% for Seniors.
  • Collaborated with colleagues by participating in team meetings, sharing ideas, contributing to team goals, and documenting progress toward reaching those goals.
  • Filed reports and appropriate paperwork on students, which included assessing student progress

Always remember the rule NUMBERS GAME. in stating your accomplishment in the role.

This involves using numbers & percentages to highlight your key achievements in any previous or current job when writing your resume or a CV.

Quantifying your accomplishments tends to draw more attention from the recruiter. Use numbers effectively.

Always quantify TIME, MONEY, AMOUNT, etc, using action words when writing your resume.

For Example.


  • Created an academic simplification process model that bolstered productivity by 25 per cent.
  • Wrote five articles in four weeks under daily and weekly deadlines
  • Managed the teacher’s union’s budget of more than $40,000

See the sample below


How to Create a Resume