George Ziemer
over 6 months ago
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I have some interesting job experience working political campaigns in my youth that I would like to include on my resume. Is there anyway to add the experience to a resume without sounding political? I don't know the politics of those that will be reading my resume, and I would not want to alienate a potential employer. My job search will be in the public sector, or in the private sector focusing on social responsibility. Thank you all in advance.

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Rachel Porter

I wouldn't George. better to keep politics and religion off your resume.

I wouldn't George. better to keep politics and religion off your resume.

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Cecile Bower

Hi George, Adding anything to your resume where people take sides is a risk. You be interviewing with someone who may be on the opposite side of your political preference and that can have negative impact on getting hired. Remember that recruiters and hiring managers often look for a cultural fit for their company and this might be a deal breaker. If you're going to add your experience then I suggest you keep it general and try not to specify parties, groups, or organizations.

Hi George, Adding anything to your resume where people take sides is a risk. You be interviewing with someone who may be on the opposite side of your political preference and that can have negative impact on getting hired. Remember that recruiters and hiring managers often look for a cultural fit for their company and this might be a deal breaker. If you're going to add your experience then I suggest you keep it general and try not to specify parties, groups, or organizations.

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