Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

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Arbiter213
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Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:17 pm

I have heard mixed things on this, so I thought I'd put it to the forum:

If someone has a big hobby/ interest that is alcohol related (e.g. home brewing, wine tasting, craft beers), is it appropriate to put it (in a non prominent place) in your interest section? Obviously I'm not planning to contravene what my OCS says, but I thought it might be an interesting question.

So what say you TLS: Is it a waving red flag of alcoholism, or an interesting thing that will be glossed over by the uninterested, but something to stand out on your resume?

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:21 pm

I think something like "home brewing" is cool enough to put on a resume.

Especially if you refer to it as moonshining.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby wiseowl » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:30 pm

Unless you're applying in Saudi Arabia or Salt Lake City, I'd do it.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby sillyboots » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 pm

Assuming the person looking at your resume is a lawyer, statistically speaking, they probably like alcohol too... a lot.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby 5ky » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:37 pm

This is perfectly acceptable.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:43 pm

I am confused that all the comments say yes but the poll skews no.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby handsonthewheel » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm

Is it even normal to put "interests" on your resume? I feel like it's a bit...informal.

I try to just list the academic and professional stuff (I had a job before law school). I figure I need to appear qualified before I can appear interesting, and I can be interesting in the interview.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby concurrent fork » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:49 pm

5ky wrote:This is perfectly acceptable.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:52 pm

handsonthewheel wrote:Is it even normal to put "interests" on your resume? I feel like it's a bit...informal.

I try to just list the academic and professional stuff (I had a job before law school). I figure I need to appear qualified before I can appear interesting, and I can be interesting in the interview.


I had a few extra lines of space. Figured instead of fluffing my nicely trimmed experience section I'd just add interests. I have more substance I could add, but nothing that adds much or catches the eye.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 pm

handsonthewheel wrote:Is it even normal to put "interests" on your resume? I feel like it's a bit...informal.

I try to just list the academic and professional stuff (I had a job before law school). I figure I need to appear qualified before I can appear interesting, and I can be interesting in the interview.


My "interests" section comes up at every interview.

Put it on there.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:56 pm

OP, if you have room, you should put a picture of your 'tar at the top of the resume. Love it.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby wiseowl » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:59 pm

Yep. an interests section gives the interviewer something to work with. Don't leave it off in exchange for yet another line of "candy striper, 2009"

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 pm

This depends if you are good at brewing your own beer / distilling your own liquor. Giving a partner a bottle of cat piss or making him go blind is an easy way to get no offered.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:10 pm

kalvano wrote:My "interests" section comes up at every interview.

Put it on there.


I've flat out been told "You do X[interest] and Y[something substantive on resume]? That's enough for me; I like you already" like a minute into an interview. Interests sections are great.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Geist13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:22 pm

Home Brewing is a definite yes. Wine tasting? sure I guess. Craft beer? Eh, at that point all you're saying is that you like beer (albeit high quality beer).

My interests section comes up in most interviews and I don't have anything special on there, just run of the mill kind of stuff.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:35 pm

Absolutely put homebrewing on there. It was a line on my resume, and was asked about it in every single callback I had last year. Easy conversation starter for an interviewer if there's a pause.

[Also, career services had advised me to leave it off, since "you don't know what people will think". Terrible advice; glad I ignored it.]

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:36 pm

You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby wiseowl » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:38 pm

SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.


The savvy way to do this is "recreational hydroponics" and "agriculture for global markets"

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:40 pm

At OCI, a partner asked me to tell her a memorable hobby, I chose homebrewing, she gave me the name of a partner to talk to at the firm who was also interested in it.

Never got a call back. . .

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:47 pm

wiseowl wrote:
SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.


The savvy way to do this is "recreational hydroponics" and "agriculture for global markets"


Or you know, "gardening."

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby leobowski » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 pm

SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.



Interests: drinkin, smokin weed, and all types of ill shit

+1 million internet points to whoever gets the reference.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:50 pm

leobowski wrote:
SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.



Interests: drinkin, smokin weed, and all types of ill shit

+1 million internet points to whoever gets the reference.


Don't be a menace to my thread.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby leobowski » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:52 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
leobowski wrote:
SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.



Interests: drinkin, smokin weed, and all types of ill shit

+1 million internet points to whoever gets the reference.


Don't be a menace to my thread.
\


Damn you, you well-versed bastard.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:12 am

wiseowl wrote:
SBL wrote:You're an adult, who cares? You don't want to work for anyone who wouldn't hire you over this. It's not like you're listing "Growing my own weed," though, as a side note, if you did that, I'd buy you a beer.


The savvy way to do this is "recreational hydroponics" and "agriculture for global markets"

I love you; please post more.

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Re: Alcohol Related Interest on Resume?

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:45 am

tl;dr, seems like you shouldn't have an "interests" portion on your resume. Seems kinda, childish. But that may just be me.




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