When I first started putting together a resumé last year, I listed amongst my college activities that I served on the executive board of my school's Gay-Straight Alliance (secretary, for 2 years).
My boyfriend, looking everything over, advised me to remove the position from my activities. I asked him why not? It shows I'm organized and was trustworthy enough to be voted into a position of responsibility. He said that certain companies might not hire me because I was affiliated with a GSA.
He is not a homophobe, or against gays or anything like that. But he was afraid that some companies might see that on my resumé and decide not to hire me because of it. "Some people are small-minded like that," he said.
Recently, I have re-added my GSA position to my resumé. I mean, I want to work in the entertainment industry! It shouldn't really matter, should it? But I can't help remembering what he said.
Anyone want to weigh in on this?
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