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After stating the important facts such as your educational background, occupation, and abilities, people often struggle with how they should address hobbies and interests. The hobbies and interests section is seen by some as an excellent opportunity to make a statement, instead of just listing a long list of job titles or qualifications. Some people are unsure of how to include their interests and hobbies on a CV. Visit our website and learn more about lists of interests and hobbies.

It is best to use selling words, similar to the ones that you used at the beginning of your CV. You could, for example, instead of writing I enjoy running, playing soccer and going to gym, you write I try to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle by participating in amateur sports both individually and as a team. You could then explain why you are a great team player and how that translates into the workplace. This way, you've not only addressed hobbies but made them relevant to your job application.

We now come to a second important point when writing a resume. Your hobbies and interest should be either relevant or materially important to your role, and/or of extraordinary value to the reader. You would be better off using this space to highlight your qualifications or accomplishments, rather than mundane interests. Reading, socializing, and watching films are some of the most common interests and hobbies. These are lost opportunities for you to promote yourself when they're viewed this way.

You should always read your resume back to you and imagine how it would make you feel as a potential employer. It can be the difference between a candidate being able to stand out from the fifty others or blending into them. You might be able to get a job interview even if you don't seem to fit the bill on paper. If you mention in your hobbies that you have recently scaled Everest, the employer may just want to speak to you.