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Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:24 am

Should I put "Skeet Shooting" on an otherwise stellar resume? It's a unique hobby that I could bond with someone over, but on the other hand, chances that my screening interviewer do it are slim. Do you think it would turn someone "not into guns" off from me altogether, or would they just ignore it? Interviewing in Southern California, not a southern state.

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby hurldes » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:34 am

As a southern californian who's not really into guns (but not a law firm recruiter), I'd say you're okay leaving it on. It could be a talking point. I think that hunting could be controversial... ? but skeet shooting seems fine

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby surfg1203 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:42 am

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby Aston2412 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:45 am

I'm sure you'll have someone you can talk with it about.

I mean, doesn't every guy love the chance to shoot some skeet?

Unless you mean skeet shooting with a gun and targets.

In that case, disregard...

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:47 am

What is "IBT"? And the anonymous feature is to preserve my identity when a recruiter sees a unique interest on a resume in this market, and can link it with my other posts to figure out exactly what school I go to.

Thanks hurdles. One thing I'm worried about is if you don't know what that is, you might think I shoot animals or something. Even worse with trap shooting, sounds like I trap something and shoot it?

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:What is "IBT"? And the anonymous feature is to preserve my identity when a recruiter sees a unique interest on a resume in this market, and can link it with my other posts to figure out exactly what school I go to.

Thanks hurdles. One thing I'm worried about is if you don't know what that is, you might think I shoot animals or something. Even worse with trap shooting, sounds like I trap something and shoot it?

I am incredibly not a gun person and I know what skeet and trap shooting are (at the very least, I know there are no animals involved). If you were referring to killing animals, you'd put some form of 'hunting' as your interest, not 'shooting,' right?

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Re: Inflammatory Interests on Resume

Postby goodolgil » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:13 pm

You should be solid if Lil' Jon is your interviewer.




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