FWD: Resumes: Translating your passion into your profession

Subject: FWD: Resumes: Translating your passion into your profession
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 12:51:36 -0700 (PDT)

Folks, I have been asked to forward the following question about resumes to the
list to protect the identity of the correspondent.

Please make any replies you may have to the list.

Tom Murrell
> I?d like to add yet another twist to the resume thread: has anyone
> attempted to upgrade a volunteer passion into a professional
> career, and if so, how did you present it on your resume?
> For nearly 10 years I have been volunteering with several NPOs
> dedicated to fostering personal growth workshops. At this point
> I?ve been involved in nearly every aspect of the field ? policy-making,
> administration and site coordination, promotion, and participant
> support. My ambition is to shift my career focus in this direction?however,
> I am running up against the ?hobby? stigma.
> Obviously the resume needs to be slanted toward the desired work?and
> 10 years of tech-writing is a *very* heavy counterweight on the
> other side of this professional see-saw!
> Has anyone experienced a similar situation? Please respond to
> me offline at laimele -at- charm -dot- net -dot-
> Thank you!

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com
Personal Web Page - http://home.columbus.rr.com/murrell/
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