Re: Professional Memberships on Resumes (was: STC Membership)

Subject: Re: Professional Memberships on Resumes (was: STC Membership)
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 04:32:51 -0800 (PST)

--- Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> wrote:
> Tom Murrell wrote:
> >It probably doesn't hurt to have a professional organization on your resume.
> >
> Do you really think so?

Yes, Bruce, I do think it doesn't hurt. When I see professional organizations
on a resume, I'm not turned off by them, nor do I consider that the mention of
professional organizations gives the person a leg up, so to speak. The most it
tells me is that this person knows what the professional organizations of a
profession are. Of course, the question always is, "What can they do for ME?"

(Actually, when I wrote that I didn't think having professional organizations
on your resume hurt you, I was thinking of something my late father in-law said
when my wife complained that her ex-mother in-law had her daughter baptized
without my wife's permission, and without even inviting her to the event. My
father in-law said, "It (the baptism) probably won't hurt her." I can further
attest that some 20 years later, the baptism does not seem to have hurt her.) <g>

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com
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