Describing your interests in your resume is a very controversial topic. To write or not to write? How to write what is worth mentioning, how to list our interests in detail? Usually, you hear a rule that should be the key to success - describe those interests that you can talk to your future employer about.Is it worth writing about interests?
Specialists have a divided opinion on their interests in their resume. Some of them think that the interest is totally unnecessary and it makes no sense to enter it in resume at all. It dose not influence how we will perform our duties in a given position. Others believe that this information can supply the prospective employer with many information about the candidate, as well as make it better remembered at the stage of resume analysis. One thing is certain, however, ill-considered interests in resume can do us more harm than help. If we decide to describe our interests, it is worth knowing how to do it correctly.How to write about your interests?
First of all, we should write honestly about our interests. In particular, we do not lie, we do not color At the earliest opportunity, the awl will probably come out of bag and we will be at least disgusted? let's be short and particular again. Allow us try to prevent generalities. When describing our hobbies, allow us also write responsibly. Allow us not contain ambiguous and disturbing information, even if we had the best intentions.What passions to type?
The most general and popular passions are tourism, movie and music. This form of hobby not only adds value to our resume, and may even reduce it. Most people enter these forms of interests in their resumes, which intends that by entering them ourselves we are relegated to gray mass of typical job seekers. We do not stand out. What does 'tourism' or 'film' in fact mean on your resume? Do you watch all the movies they fly and spend of your life? You can talk about directors, screenwriters or actors without any problems - can you express your opinion about their work? Interests should be more particular, as an example 'Hichcoock's films' or 'Angelina Jolie's works'. It is a good idea to write your interests in your resume according to position you're applying for or industry in which you want to work. Having a detailed interest in a particular work-related field can be a plus. An example of such interest will be, as an example, interest in new technologies when applying for a job as a Internet promotion specialist. The same is the case with rare and less popular interests 'e.g. oenology, knight brotherhoods or macram?'. Remember, however, that we can enter such interests only if they really are our interests. Allow us also pay attention to fact that not every unusual and strange hobby is worth entering. Those that may be ambiguously understood or may be misunderstood by the reader aren't contained in resume. In practice, it comes down to not revealing your interests concerned to religion, politics and sex. It is also not worth writing about hobbies that may arouse anxiety, e.g.
We recommend describing your interest, particularly when our professional experience is not large, or when we are applying for a popular position and competition may be considerable. Someone who has a very specialized knowledge and many experience, and at the same time works in an industry in which there are not 500 people in place, can easily skip the interest in resume. One last thing, what if we do not have a hobby? Is it worth inventing and typing anything then? Not. It is better not to write anything than to write something standard and typical or lie. The recruiter will sooner or later figure out that we haven't written the truth and that we will turn out to be liars and cheats in his eyes.