When you’re deciding which hobbies or interests to put on your resume, you have to consider several things:
- The position you’re applying for and potential expectations from a candidate.
- The company culture.
The hobbies you list can’t be random—any additional information you put on a resume has to reinforce the hard and soft skills you mention in the main sections and be relevant for the job. For example, if you’re marketing, mentioning a passion for graphic design or photography would be suitable.
Your interests can also make up for what you lack in formal experience. Things like community service, blogging, creative writing, and such could make a great addition to an entry-level resume.
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