RE: Hobbies on a résumé (one blow to the dead horse)

Subject: RE: Hobbies on a résumé (one blow to the dead horse)
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:46:26 -0400

I must say, you all are quite insightful with your analyses of the resumes
you receive. I have hired before (and applied), yet I have never imagined
the kind of purpose and deliberate forethought that went into whether or not
to include some personal hobby information on the resume. Instead, I have
looked at the resume for a list of skills, tools, employment history,
qualifications, as a writing sample, and finally for a touch of humanity in
my candidates.

Nevertheless, as a result of this in-depth analysis of the meaning behind
hobbies on a resume, I definitely will consider possibly rethinking my
decision to put the blonde joke there. Who knew??


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com [SMTP:bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com]
> Actually, the fact that the applicant included such irrelevant information
> on his/her resume means that said applicant feels that the information IS
> relevant and therefore has already shown that he/she is likely to be
> confrontational about it because they already have been.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ward, Curtis (DST-CLT) [mailto:curtis_ward -at- dstinteractive -dot- com]
> No, actually making that assumption would be no more legal (or ethical, in
> my opinion). If the candidate states that is his or her intention, that's
> one thing. Your making that assumption is something else.


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