I work in computer software, not directly in hardware or electronics. But I have a blurb on my LinkedIn profile under "volunteer activities" that says Public Service Radio Volunteer Set up radio equipment and provide safety and related communications for various charitable organized hikes, bicycle rides, and races in rural areas that lack cell phone service. Train new amateur radio operators and administer FCC license examinations. Diagnose and repair malfunctioning radio systems, using multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and other electronic test equipment. I've only had it on my profile for one job hunt. I don't think it made a difference, and nobody brought it up during interviews. But I was kind of proud to make the point that I know some technology not directly related to my work. I almost applied to a company that did a combination of software and hardware, and while I would have worked on the software side of things, the fact that I know my way around oscilloscopes and such might have allowed me to claim I know how to speak to hardware people, at least a little bit. Whether ham radio is a positive, negative, or neutral is going to depend a lot on the position you're applying for, the interviewers, and how you spin it. I've sat on the other side of the interview desk, talking to many job candidates, and I've recommended some for hiring. But normally, by the time we get around to discussing hobbies, if we ever do, my mind has already been made up for a while.