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: Roger Bell <RBell -at- OptioSoftware -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 11:05:08 -0400

I would not notice the absence of hobbies on a technical writer resume. I
think inclusion of relevant volunteer work (for example, VP of Board of
Directors for the City Community Theatre) is appropriate. It shows
initiative and responsibility. However, I would not miss it being on a

I do hate when people list irrelevant memberships. STC and other
professional groups are fine. But I don't want to see political and
religious affiliations.

Roger Bell
Senior Technical Writer
Optio Software, Inc.
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optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." ~ Harry Truman


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