Depending on what we’re applying for, often we’ll cater our résumés to increase our odds of landing a particular job. Many résumés will include an “interests/hobbies,” or a “special skills” section.
I was wondering if some of these things ought to be included…
If you have good “gaydar,” maybe that oughta be added to a résumé. While my gaydar is average/below average (probably because I’m straight for one thing), I actually do have pretty good “Jewdar.” I couldn’t pick out every Jew in a crowd, but when I claim to spot one, I’m usually pretty on the money. Besides Jewdar and gaydar, there are other meaningless abilities some people have.
Like what about “sexdar?” Sometimes I’ll see people in the supermarket — -and have no idea what sex he or she is. I’m sure some people are better than others at identifying the actual sex of androgynous folk.
Other times, it’s tough tell the race/background of a person — or if someone is multi-racial, what the breakdown is.
You probably think these types of questions are irrelevant, and people shouldn’t be judged by any of this stuff — especially in the workplace. This is true. But at the same time, our sexual identity, orientation, genetic background, and heritage are all big parts of our makeup as people.
Besides, we’re all curious people by nature.
You’re lying if you’ve never had a convo that went something like, “I wonder if that guy/girl is ____ “
That’s why it’s good to have people around who have accurate intuitions for this kinda stuff — to avoid asking these awkward/irrelevant/personal questions directly!