Re: Hobbies on a résumé (WAS: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question)

Subject: Re: Hobbies on a résumé (WAS: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question)
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 09:54:44 -0700

Mark Moloney wrote:

Generally, hobbies on a CV/résumé - and the related interview question "Do
you have any hobbies?" - serve to show one important thing: if you have a
busy life outside of work, then this shows that you are an active and busy
person. Such people are not the types to come to work and do the barest
minimum to get by, but are the types that will work hard, and always do more
than the minimum.

I don't know about that: do employers want people with a life outside work? You could also argue that these are people who find their non-work activities the most important part of their lives, and are therefore unlikely to want to be enthusiastic about their jobs.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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I stop for the pleasure of beer."
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