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Subject:RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question From:"Maggie Secara" <maggiros2 -at- home -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:41:23 -0700
The only kind of hobby information I include is that I run writing workshops
online (I don't mention that the main focus of both is creative writing) and was
managing editor for Tournaments Illuminated (the quarterly journal of the
Society for Creative Anachronism). Those activities relate to the jobs I want,
regardless of who I did/do them for. People at work may eventually get to know
that I'm a costumer, that I work(ed) the Renaissance Faire, that I sing, or
cook, or whatever, but I don't think it's relevant to the resume.
~Every form of refuge has its price.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-76230 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-76230 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Tom Murrell
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 8:56 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
> --- Jane Carnall <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com> wrote:
> > Judging by results so far, at least 2/3rds of us *do* write outside our
> > regular job.
> > Follow-up question: if you do, do you tell your employers that you do? (I
> > mention it on my CV as one of my "hobbies", but go into as little detail as
> > possible, after an interview years ago in which the interviewer concluded
> > that I wouldn't be sufficiently dedicated to my day job, so to speak.)
> Jane, your inclusion of "hobby" information is, to my way of looking at it,
> exactly the kind of information you don't give a prospective employer. It's
> none of their business, and it doesn't relate to any possible
> technical writing
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