IMO, it is *not* a good idea. Besides the possibility of implicitly excluding yourself from consideration because companies avoid potential discrimination claims like the plague, my resumé is already too long. I also do not include my age, but like you said, most can figure a ballpark on that from other information. The one exception is that I include my participation in Boy Scouts as an assistant scoutmaster; it's a one-liner, at the bottom of the resumé, and is intended to convey that I have a "life" outside of work, have leadership skills, believe in volunteering in worthy civic activities, etc. I also think of it as a way to easily disqualify myself if a prospective employer is looking for someone they can "own" 24x7.

>I've also seen resumes that included bible passages.
Hmmm. I can only imagine that the applicant is implicitly qualifying him/herself for consideration only with organizations that are led by like-minded "souls". I think that is misguided, even if you were applying to a religious organization; I would think it would have the appearance of "fluff" or "filler" because the applicant didn't have enough experience to adequately fill a resumé. Curious though, what kind of bible passages have you seen? Relating to Jezebel? The Revelations (end times)? The old reliable John 3:14?

- Dan

David Gibbs wrote:
Just a general question ... in your opinion, is it a good idea to
include 'personal' information in a resume?

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