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This is usually my take on the question, too, though I don't include hobby information on my resume. (More because after 11 years as a contractor and consultant, there's already too big a job to do deciding what to include without mailing an encyclopaedia).
On the other hand, I *do* have a lot of experience and, just in time for the recent economic downturn, a full time, permanent job. I think if I were concerned about getting a job, any job, quickly, I'd go with Tom's method.
It seems to me that there isn't one right way, it is, as someone pointed out, a matter of just exactly what you want to accomplish and who you want to work for.
>>> "Hannah Bissell" <to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net> 10/02/01 09:42AM >>>
My second thought is that if an employer isn't going to accept me because of
a hobby, I don't want to work there. I don't work for fun, I work so I have
the time and money to have fun after work hours. That's who I really am. It
also avoids problems afterwards. Although they couldn't fire me for a belly
dancing hobby they find out about after the fact, it will still mean someone
somewhere will either be giving me a hard time for it or looking for some
other slip up to serve as the reason for firing me - all because they had a
bad belly dancing experience as a child (or whatever).
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