Although the hobbies and interests section are typically the least important when it comes to writing a CV, this doesn’t mean to say you can’t reaffirm your skills. For those of you with sporty or creative hobbies, you can delve deeper into the skills you are demonstrating and align those with the role.
Being the captain of a sports team means you have to hold various skills – leadership, communication, organisation, problem solving and so on.
Don’t underestimate what it takes to be captain, as the employer certainly won’t! Are you now starting to realise why your hobbies are actually more valuable than you first thought?
We will show you how to further provide evidence of your skills via the hobbies section, and not only demonstrate your skills but add some personality to your CV. If your interests are reading books and going to the cinema, you are probably not going to add any value to your CV by including these. But if your hobbies are more adventurous, then you can certainly include these and ensure they align nicely with the role you’re applying for.
Do your hobbies align with the role or industry you’re applying for? If so, this would be a great way to showcase your passion and dedication to your craft. If you live and breathe your work and enjoy every second of it even outside of work, then you are probably classed as ‘gold dust’ to an employer, and whilst you may have not realised that your hobbies are of interest to the hiring manager – you’d be very wrong.