It does not matter where you are in the world. The cost of education has risen sharply over the past few years. This means that more and more people are dropping out of education as they can’t afford it. Those who are staying in education need to grab a job if they want to stand […]
It may not seem a very important section, but trust me, when it comes to having a number of similar applicants, many employers look to this section to help differentiate between people.
One of the key things to remember when it comes to your interests and hobbies section is to ensure that you ONLY include information which is relevant for the job.
After all, there is no sense declaring a keen interest in pottery making if you are applying for a managerial position. If you are applying for a position in an “arts and crafts” store then this may actually be a wise thing to include!
It is up to you to to decide what should be included and what shouldn’t! Remember, like most parts of your resume, what you put here should be tailored for the specific job that you are applying for! So do play about with it a little.
It is important that you don’t make this section too long, despite its importance, many employers will glance over it only briefly. There are plenty of other sections there which they will focus on.
Bullet point them and give a couple of sentences description at the most, although most people just bullet point.
Remember, if the recruiter wants to discuss more with you, they will ask!
Hopefully this information on what you should be including in your interests and hobbies section is useful!
Don’t forget the number one tip I gave earlier; always tailor your hobbies and interests section to a specific job, you will have a lot more success!