On 16/01/2008, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Jan 16, 2008 7:54 PM, Sean Whitton
I personally state my WIkimedia work on my CV as
voluntary work, as
many of us do. As part of that I would probably note, when my
application is processed, 'member of Wikimedia UK'. But I don't think
I would put that on if I wasn't also a Wikimedian, a volunteer.
I remember seeing CVs where people list all their affilations with
whatever organisation, i.e. also with Amnesty International and WWF,
if they are just passive members of it. Just for the sake of
transparency, I guess...
That, or they just want to look like a nice charitable person. I
certainly wouldn't include that kind of thing - CVs should be as short
as possible, anything not relevant to hiring you should be skipped,
and happening to be a member of a charity is not relevant.
I do, however, include the fact that I'm an enwiki admin, since it
looks good (assuming the person reading it isn't anti-Wikipedia, but
they are a minority). I wouldn't include simple membership of
Wikimedia UK, but if I held a voluntary position (eg. trustee) within
the chapter, I would certainly include that.