Including declined awards (etc.) in job apps?

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In our March “how can we help you?” thread, Filippo Contesi asks:

How does one use information about job offers, invitations and other, for lack of a better word, achievements that one declined but which would have been good additions to one’s CV or academic profile? Can/should they be mentioned in formal documents: e.g. CVs, cover letters?

Interesting questions. I’ve seen people include declined awards on CVs, but I guess it might seem strange to include (e.g.) a list of declined keynote invitations or declined invitations to contribute to edited volumes, or to include this information in a cover letter. I definitely don’t think it would be a good idea to include declined job offers. So, what exactly does and does not make sense to include? What do you all think?

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