RE: Hobbies on a Résumé

Subject: RE: Hobbies on a Résumé
From: "Nora Merhar" <nmerhar -at- charlesindustries -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 09:25:44 -0500

4. They are applying for a job at a Christian organization (in which case
they are tailoring their resume for the job admirably!)

However, I would agree that a lot of religious affiliation MIGHT turn me off
a resume. I've been in work situations where there was a lot of religious
talk, and it makes me uncomfortable.

I saw a resume at the STC conference this past May in which the writer
emphasized her work with her church. Excellent if you want a job with a
religious organization, not so good otherwise (practically everything she
had on the resume was church-related).

Senior Technical Writer, Charles Industries, Ltd.
nmerhar -at- charlesindustries -dot- com

> 1. They are too out of touch to realize that it is blatantly
> inappropriate.
> Not somebody I would recommend for a tech comm position. "Next!"
> 2. They are doing it to intentionally try to be confrontational. This one
> needs no comment.
> 3. They cannot resist any possible opportunity to "spread the
> word" and that
> is why it's on their resume. Most people that I've ever met who describe
> themselves with the phrase "born again" fit in this category. I've worked
> with this type before, and they tend to spend large amounts of time
> evangelizing on the job, not only wasting their time (from a productivity
> standpoint) but also that of those they are trying to "convert" and those
> who sit close enough to them to have to listen to it. As for 1st
> Amendment
> protection, don't the other workers have a right to not be pestered?


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