Resume Personal Section Advice: When to Include Outside Interests Like Burning Man or Politics

When does personal information like Burning Man or church work on your resume make you look like the perfect candidate... and when does it target you for rejection? Good question.

I often get asked whether it’s a good idea to include a resume personal section, or if it’s just offering unnecessary information that might risk  hiring discrimination. Should you mention your annual trek to Burning Man where you manage a team building a huge art project? What about the years in college organizing the Young […]

Personal Section or Not? Ways to Show the Real You on Your Resume

Personal Section on a Resume?

A while back, there was a blog post on a the TechRepublic site about three mistakes people make on their resumes. The writer listed having a personal section of interests and hobbies on your resume as one of those mistakes. (If you’d like to read the whole thread, you can go here.) I’m in complete […]