Does your resume include your online responsibilities?

Do you share your online jobs, roles, or skills with interviewers or on your resume?

  • I have referenced my online experience in the past

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • I currently reference my online experience on resume or in interviews

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • I have never done this, but am willing to try it

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • I have never done this and have no plans to try it

    Votes: 2 20.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Ghost

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Hi all, I'm just wondering if any of you include some of your online jobs/roles/activities in your resumes for work.
There have been stories of people even discussing their World of Warcraft leadership skills in job interviews, and I personally have brought up that I have created and moderated communities in the past. It shouldn't be a main bullet point unless the work was significant, but I do think that referencing it on the resume or in an interview is not only acceptable, but a good thing.

Some things your resume could mention are...
  • Forum ownership / management / moderation / administration skills
  • Website development / design experience
  • Video editing / marketing (I have an old gaming channel with 8k subs, 5mil views so I always mention video/media creating,editing,marketing)
  • Blogging / articles: I can reference my articles on FP itself and a few other sites. I wouldn't link it on resume, but definitely mention it
There are a lot of things you can do online that are actually a boost to your professional career. Whether you put it on your resume or not, gaining experience in any sort of technical skill is an amazing advantage. You can include it on your resume, or just discuss it in interviews, or use your online activities as examples when you run out of other professional experiences to discuss with interviewers.

What do you all think about this?
 

Lämmchen

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I voted that I have never done this but am willing to try.

The reason I have never put it on my resume is because I wanted to put down places of employment on my resume since those could be verified and bosses could be contacted.

During the interview I've brought up my experiences online and it helped the interviewer understand me more as well as get a grasp for my technical abilities which is what the last position was...an Admin who knew technical things to help out engineers and designers.

I might have to return to work if things go sour for my husband with his job and if I do I want to try to get in with Document Management since a lot of the permissions they have to go through and moving files and such resemble vBulletin! It's so shockingly similar! Hey, I can do that! The only problem is I only have an Associate's Degree and I'd have to hunt down the people who used to know me at that company to convince them I could do a better job than someone who had a bachelor's but no clue on how to use their system.
 

Xyphien

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I got my current job because of my website. I applied to a game developmer, Web dev, & I.T. company and when they found out I had a website with over 35k members on it they practically hired me on the spot. Granted, it wasn't even for a website development job it was for an I.T. Specialist. Though after saving one of their contracts due to the web dev not knowing wtf they were doing she said she wants me to start working on the websites now.
 

Elli

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No, I keep my online activities and professional experience separate; the latter is sufficient. If pressed, I'll discuss at a high level how I design forum themes, code plugins, and answer coding questions, but I don't share the sites that those activities happen on.

My online name and full name are also different, so it's harder to Google me and find anything that I don't want potential employers to find. I've spent a lot of time curating the search results for both names. lol
 

dojo

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Well, I landed a cool radio job back in the day, just because the company understood I knew more than just to be a DJ and they actually needed someone who can also manage some of their secretarial work. As I'll be looking into getting some part-time graphic / web design jobs this fall, mentioning my websites is clearly a must.

So, even if the job you hunt isn't IT related, it doesn't hurt to show people that you do know how to properly spend your time :D
 

Lämmchen

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Do you think there is ever a time where adding your online jobs/roles/activities could be a hindrance to getting hired?