chem wrote:dixiecupdrinking wrote:Mista Bojangles wrote:Is poker legit to list under interests? I'm a strong player and have made a good amount of money playing both live and online, but feel there's still a stigma attached. Would a conservative employer see "poker" and just think "degenerate gambler"?
Yeah I'd stay away from gambling.
Honestly IMO, lawyers are such addicts that anything about booze, gambling, etc. is too likely to raise a red flag to be worth bringing up.
Edit: But maybe this is just my lawyerish risk adverse personality talking. Thinking more about it, I think wine-tasting is bougie enough to get away with. Homebrewing is still too "niche," I think. Wouldn't be surprised if some boomer partner thought it meant you were running moonshine or involved in some Smokey and the Bandit shit.
On the contrary. I have it on my resume, and in every interview it was talked about. Every interviewer either homebrewed themselves at one point or had someone close to them that had. FWIW, every interview I got an offer I talked about homebrewing, and every interview I didn't talk about it I didn't get a callback
Okay, but maybe some of those non-callbacks were in part because you listed it and the person disliked it. I'm not saying you will never get a job if you list something like this. It's a risk/reward thing. Sometimes the reward is that it actually helps you, but I think it's not worth it. Maybe I'm wrong.