Do not make the mistake countless other individuals continuously make on their resumes when detailing their interests. A lot more, employment applications are requesting individuals to complete their favorite hobbies and interests. Do not let this chance pass you by. Distinguish yourself from the masses.
A lot of people believe that the hobbies and interests part of your employment application isn’t that big of a deal and can be just finished with some filler responses such as: camping, sports, dancing and the like.
Do Not Be Dull!
Take this chance to be distinctive and write down some fascinating interests which make you stick out. These hobbies can be quite a great icebreaker for your interviewer to ask you about when you get the job interview. Consider it, if the interviewer is looking over your resume that appears similar when it comes to skills to everyone else’s but then they happen to notice that you’re a big fan of collecting vintage Roman coins, this could make you differentiate yourself from the bunch.
Having said that, you don’t have to go crazy listing all types of obscure hobbies. Try and intermix interesting sounding hobbies with hobbies that are applicable to the job you’re applying for. That’s not to say that you should invent anything!
Always try and be specific about your hobbies. Don’t simply list something like: reading. Instead, go for something along the lines of: I love reading ancient Norse mythology. Being specific and unique will get you remembered. And being remembered is the first step to getting that interview.
Attempt to customize your interests for the position and possible interviewer you will be facing. For instance, should you apply for a business related position make an effort to choose a few of your interests that may exhibit particular characteristics that you may have that will assist you in a business environment.
If you think you just do not have any hobbies that are of great interest or especially distinctive, you’ve got two choices:
1. Find a method of phrasing your existing interests in a very specific and fascinating way.
2. Better yet, go out and gain some new interesting hobbies and pastimes that will not only give you a leg up in your next resume writing session but it will enrich your life and give you interesting things to talk about in an interview setting.
So to sum up, make sure you do not ignore the power of the hobbies and interests section of your resume or job application. It can really give you a leg up over a majority of candidates.
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