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Personal Interests Section



This can be a tricky call for someone who doesn’t have a lot of job hunting experience. Do you or don’t you write a Personal Interests section?

In most cases, you don’t!

Those with targeted personal interests and skills that relate directly to the job sought can take advantage of this section in order to highlight how their hobbies and interests relate to the position they seek.

For example, a baker who is applying for a chef’s position can present a prospective employer with cookbook recently published. This can showcase talent, creativity and ability! An employer would like to see this!

On the other hand, an accountant seeking a managerial position within a large corporation would not be smart to include a Personal Interests section to highlight his interest in collecting 18th century currencies from Spain.

So this becomes a judgment call on your part! In most cases, candidates choose to forgo this section.

 

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