I'm in the middle of a career change--from student to whatever the hell looks appealing to me in the Chicagoland area. I'm hoping to find something that appeals to one of my two degrees and involves management. So I'm going on job interviews.
A lot of jobs interviews involve questions about you and what your interests are during your free time. The question is when do you mention you are a geek?
I am not afraid to bring it up when the question is asked that I like video games, but RPGs are a little different. D&D has a stigma to it to some people (who are mostly much older than me). And trying to explain what an RPG is for the first time is a little hard. And the assumptions made of people who admit that they are only a little bit into Star Trek or LOTR sometimes causes people to associate a sane fan to the extreme fanatics. How can you tell if it's a bad idea to mention these interests?
Now there are certain jobs where these interests are common, but that's not true for the majority of the jobs out there. I'm not saying it's a detriment everywhere but there are some interviewers who I wouldn't mention "Yeah I'm a Dungeon Master on the weekends."
Any experience with that readers? You've been light on the comments recently, I would like to hear what you all have to say.