Re: Resume & Parenting
posted at 11/20/2012 7:30 PM EST
In response to purplecow89's comment:
In fact I wouldn't *gratuituously* include anything that smacks of affiliation or identity politics, unless you intend to work for an advocacy organization on that topic. Parenting, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disease survivorship...nothing. Nobody wants to work with someone who is always saying "As a Mom I...." or "As a member of Group X I..." when 99% of the time it's not relevant.
You especially don't want to come off as one of those gals who's got a chip on her shoulder about how Mommying isn't respected as real work even though it's the hardest job on the planet, wah wah. I presume you aren't one but they do exist and you don't want to be mistaken for one because they are a pain in the neck.
As others have said, only include it if there is real work experience involved and it's worth the chance that someone may not like your affiliation.
Interviewing is no different than any other social get together - you NEVER! discuss religion, sex or polotics! EVER!
Oh yah! Facebook?LinkedIN? Yah if you posted your political affiliation and your potential employer doesn't agree - your not getting the job! Pics of you drunk and in that bikini showing how much fun you had at a pool party with a bottle of Jack Daniels in your hand on Facebook...not gonna fly to a potential employer that has been sober for the past 8 years!
My point is that it's a mindfield out there - be VERY - careful!