Is anyone with professional experience outside of software development listing their other lines of work? I plan to list my CV on Careers, but I can't decide whether to only list IT and programming experience, or if I should list qualifications of my other career as well. Which is not to say that they are completely separate, as there has been some overlap.

The way I see it, my other career stuff is relevant, and may be extremely relevant to a small niche... but to others, the majority, it is just going to look like nonsense and lower the signal-to-noise ratio.

Keep it simple or go all out?


Well, I wouldn't put it on your public CV. But on the private CV side it might be ok -- maybe post it as abbreviated versions so potential employers can scan it quickly, and you can elaborate if they ask? That would be a good compromise.

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