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(Wall Street Journal)   Employment experts caution that listing your marijuana related job on a resume could be a real buzzkill   ( blogs.wsj.com) divider line
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2014-04-20 05:18:01 PM  
I can't imagine it's as bad as putting anything sales related on your resume. I was in an interview once with the CEO of a small company and I was trying to escape sales. I hid the fact that I was currently selling insurance. Once I let it slip -the whole interview changed from IT testing into making cold calls.

2014-04-20 05:49:07 PM  
I would rather hire a weed smoker than someone with visible tattoos in business dress.
2014-04-20 06:00:34 PM  
Every CEO I've worked with (and I have worked with several) has had a substance abuse problem of some kind.

/I learned it from YOU!
2014-04-20 06:14:27 PM  
like, what a bummer, man.

/mind if i do a jay?
2014-04-20 06:52:45 PM  
Pretty much the same thing as having a really stupid email addy on your resume. If you have "Princessblueeyez2014" or "Loveto69" or "mahnubian" or something else just as vapid in your email addy your resume is going in the shredder.
2014-04-20 08:18:18 PM  
While working a temp job, I was asked if I'd like to go permanent and if so, could I pass a drug test.
I replied, yes, except for pot. They said, this is Coloradp, everyone smokes it, and it's legal, anyway.
Declined the job, but love the attitude.
2014-04-20 08:57:26 PM  
Can't look any worse on the resume than having worked for a porn company, or AOL.
2014-04-21 01:42:22 AM  

AngryDragon: I would rather hire a weed smoker than someone with visible tattoos in business dress.

I imagine there is quite a bit of overlap.
2014-04-21 04:19:09 AM  

AngryDragon: I would rather hire a weed smoker than someone with visible tattoos in business dress.

Here's the secret: unless the role is highly specialized, you likely have candidates that have neither problem. Or any of the other classic interview-killer mistakes.

The problem isn't necessarily that you come across as uuntrustworthy; the problem is you get (heh) weeded out by HR before you get a chance to interview. There are only so many interview slots available; if there are more candidates than slots, some are going in the crapper
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