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chem
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Re: Hobbies/Interests section - REALLY?

Postby chem » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:59 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Randomnumbers wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Which is why they should list "competitive chess."


Not with an 1100.

It's still competing. As opposed to playing at home with your mom.


Holy cow TLS can get idiotic sometimes

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Re: Hobbies/Interests section - REALLY?

Postby Bronte » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:29 pm

chem wrote:Holy cow TLS can get idiotic sometimes


We prefer to exhaustively discuss all relevant issues. It's the TLS way.

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Re: Hobbies/Interests section - REALLY?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:38 pm

I try to lift weights for an hour every morning ~5 before work/school.


Will I be seen as a tool if I put "weightlifting" on a resume?

I'm not exactly jacked, but I'm pretty fit and you can tell I exercise by my build. I think it can lead to conversations about dedication, setting small goals in order to reach a big one, etc.

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Re: Hobbies/Interests section - REALLY?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I try to lift weights for an hour every morning ~5 before work/school.


Will I be seen as a tool if I put "weightlifting" on a resume?

I'm not exactly jacked, but I'm pretty fit and you can tell I exercise by my build. I think it can lead to conversations about dedication, setting small goals in order to reach a big one, etc.

IMO as long as you balance it with other things, it'd be ok. I mean, "weightlifting, crossfit, bodybuilding, and interval training" would be bad, but I think "weightlifting, cooking, sailing, golf, photography and classic car restoration" would be fine.

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Re: Hobbies/Interests section - REALLY?

Postby 20160810 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I try to lift weights for an hour every morning ~5 before work/school.


Will I be seen as a tool if I put "weightlifting" on a resume?

I'm not exactly jacked, but I'm pretty fit and you can tell I exercise by my build. I think it can lead to conversations about dedication, setting small goals in order to reach a big one, etc.

I have weight training as a personal interest on my resume. I love lifting weights, and I probably know more about it than most people so I'm confident in my ability to have a conversation about weight training/nutrition/supplementation/etc if it comes up in an interview. If anyone in an interview mentions it skeptically, just cock an eyebrow and say "Do you even lift bro?"




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