ho ho, that's funny! 
 
Ric Weide
 
 
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From: Jeffrey Simons <eprophet2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:41:35 -0600
Subject: Re: Personal information in resumes?


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I like to put good old Exodus 5:9 on my resume . . . 
 
"Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no 
attention to lies." 
 
you know, just to keep them on their toes . . . :p 
 
>From: Dan <dan400man@xxxxxxxxx> 
>CC: midrange-jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Subject: Re: Personal information in resumes? 
>Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:08:36 -0500 
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>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? 
> > 
> > <snip> 
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