Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 14:47:31 -0500

That's why I said I would mention it if it were related to the might be a way of getting your foot in the door.

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK

>>> Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> 10/01/01 02:51PM >>>
Tracy Boyington wrote:

> I disagree with Tom that ones hobbies are *never* related to tech writing... obviously, there is going to be a connection sometimes. But I wouldn't list any hobbies on a resume unless you knew it was related to the particular job (in fact, I probably wouldn't list it on the resume at all, but mention it in the cover letter instead).

I'd go even further, and simply have an answer ready in case the
question comes up. The way I figure it, resumes and cover letters are
for getting you through the door. They should concentrate on your
qualifications. By the time someone asks questions about what you are
like as a person, you're over the first couple of hurdles.


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