Re: Elsmar Cove reference in your CV 's ...
In Reply to Parent Post by Gofar
Some of the jobs I've been looking at recently are in the defence industry and one of the desirable traits is the ability to keep secrets.
Could participation in a forum like this be seen as a negative for such organisations?
Even if it were considered a plus point to an employer, my contribution here hasn't been huge so it would hardly be pertinent. If you include the reference its something which could easily be checked and your posts evaluated.
Absolutely true - the key part is what I have highlighted in red bold
If the posts are merely a series of questions on minor topics or nonsense posts in the Coffee Break Forums, there's probably not a lot of value in pointing them out. If the posts are intemperate or seem to give away secrets, they can be damaging to a career. In fact, some folks have lost their jobs over items they've posted in the Cove. A lot depends on what ax the reader might want to grind.
One of my favorite references in this regard is attributed to Cardinal Richelieu when he was engaged in political and religious vendettas
"Few minds wear out; more rust out"
Inscribed over the entrance of Louis Pasteur School, Chicago
Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) in Thoughts, Feelings and Fancies, 1857