I am currently in the process, as are most people, of updating my resume and am at a loss about what to do with one particular thing on there. Awards. When I was graduating with my BA I was told to highlight them when looking for jobs, that make sense to me at the time since I was a new grad and new to the workforce. Now, several years into the professional workforce I am questioning how important awards are on a resume. I have received awards in my current position and when I served in the military but again I just don't know what to do with them. Should I include them? Should I not? Should I just include the most recent or most important? Do they go in their own section? Or under the position I received them in?
Also, from a hiring manager perspective does it look like an applicant is being pretentious if they include them? I struggle a lot with this because I don't have a lot of professional experience and feel like including them can showcase my dedicated work ethic, but at the same time I do not want to come across as a braggart. What should I do?