Hobbys (and other stuff) on resumes

Subject: Hobbys (and other stuff) on resumes
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 1995 13:45:00 +0100

Hello Tracy,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von TRACY BOYINGTON an All am 29.12.95

TB> From: TRACY BOYINGTON <trlyboyi -at- genesis -dot- odvte -dot- state -dot- ok -dot- us>

TB> to me, listing hobbies is like
TB> listing your marital status, the ages of your children, your
TB> religious affiliation, and where your husband works (yes, I've
TB> seen that.)

TB> There are instances, of course, where your hobby actually does
TB> pertain to the job you apply for. In that case, I'd like to see
TB> the hobby mentioned in a cover letter.

I would surely not mention a hobby like collecting playing cards. But there
are hobbies that ARE important. Take me as an example:

- I am a radio amateur (DL4NO). When you are looking for someone
who has some idea what electromagnetic compatibility is,
I have suffered from that for more than 20 years and took measures
to make TV sets TVI tight.

- I operate a BBS. If you have a documentation job in this field
my knowledge might help :-)

- I have been active in our national society for technical communicators
for some 12 years. I offered you here on the list to connect you to
specialists in Germany or so.

No information important enough for a resume?

Greetings from Ggermany,

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