Re: Interview Re: Interview questions

Subject: Re: Interview Re: Interview questions
From: Bob Morrisette <writer1 -at- SABU -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 08:07:11 -0700

> Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 20:40:16 GMT
> From: Barb Philbrick <caslonsvcs -at- IBM -dot- NET>
> Subject: Re: Interview Questions (deliberately veering from techie vsnon-t
echie...) -Reply
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> The favorite and hobbies questions do have a purpose. When I was
> teaching, I taught students how to write resumes, and one of the
> discussions was "what do you put in the Outside Interest section?"
> Supposedly, interviewers like to hear that you like team sports
> (football, baseball, soccer) over individual sports (running,
> jogging). If you like team sports, you're more likely to be a "team
> player" and take direction well. Some others:
> * You like chess =3D ability to think through problems.
> * Rock band =3D out late at gigs
> I don't necessarily subscribe to this, though I can see where the
> information could be useful as part of the overall interview process.
> Regards,
> Barb
> Barbara Philbrick, Caslon Services Inc.
> Technical Writing. caslonsvcs -at- ibm -dot- net
> Cleveland, OH

Outside Interest information does not belong in a resume. You use
valuable space needed to sell your qualifications and it is possible
that you can turn off whoever is reading your resume.

Bob Morrisette
writer1 -at- sabu -dot- Eng -dot- Sun -dot- com

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