What To Write For Interests & Hobbies In A Resume? Can Any One Please Help Me?

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Sara Lewis answered

Personally, I don't put hobbies and interests on my CV. Having worked as an HR Advisor and looked at thousands of CVs, I can honestly say I never paid much attention to what people wrote they enjoyed doing in their spare time. 

I would look at a CV for factual information and a covering letter for more of an insight into the candidate as a person, in relation to the job. Your general personality is something that is assessed in person at the interview.

The only exception to this would be if you do something in your spare time which is directly related to the role you are applying for. 

This is particularly relevant to creative type positions, however, I would still be tempted to put this in the covering letter as you describe why you are a good fit for the position.

CVs should be brief, clean and easy to read, with only the essential information on there, presented in an attractive way. My advice is to put more time and thought into your covering letter rather than listing your hobbies.

Good luck!

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Preston Potnouf answered

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