Hobbies & Interests to Put on a Resume

Hobbies & Interests to Put on a Resume

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Sports Interest and Hobby Examples

Generally speaking, there are two types of sports you can include on your resume - individual and team-oriented. Depending on the sport, they either show you work well with others, or that you have the self-discipline and perseverance to work alone (or both!) Endurance sports (like jogging) show your drive and discipline.

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Sports Interest and Hobby Examples

Team sports (like football, basketball, etc.) show that you’re comfortable working with others. Which one you might want to include depends on you and the job. Here are some sports hobbies you could list that will paint you in a positive light: Basketball Football Volleyball

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Sports Interest and Hobby Examples

– Marathon running – Skiing – Tennis – Cycling – Swimming – Baseball – Mountain climbing Most of these sports are outside and physical activities. They show that you’re comfortable with working with other people and that you have discipline.

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Analytical Thinking Interest and Hobby Examples

What’s a thought hobby? Anything that points to your creative skills and imagination. If you’re applying for a job that requires a lot of out-of-the-box thinking, you can list the following hobbies: Chess Playing a musical instrument Reading Writing Sketching

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Analytical Thinking Interest and Hobby Examples

Photography Design Blog writing Painting These all point to your analytical thinking and that you’re a creative person. Possibly more calm and self-composed, and also that you think before you speak. These qualities can be relevant depending on the job.

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Social Interest and Hobby Examples

Social hobbies are a great way to show you directly work well with others. Nowadays, most jobs require you to be in contact with other people, in one way or another. To show you work well with others and you’re adept at communicating, you can include: Boardgames Creating and organizing a book club

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Social Interest and Hobby Examples

Networking events Local meetups Volunteering at a charity center Public speaking Exploring other cultures Dancing Camping Language classes Social hobbies are great because you’re going to be interacting with other people 

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Social Interest and Hobby Examples

in most jobs - so one way or another, they’re going to help. Even more so if the job is in a leadership position.

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Unique Interest and Hobby Examples

Do you have a particularly unique hobby that not a lot of people are into? This can work in your favor and help you stand out, as long as it’s still in the unique area and not in the weird one. The HR manager shuffling through a stack of resumes can remember your unique hobby and come back to your resume later. Or they could even ask 

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Unique Interest and Hobby Examples

about you during the interview, so be prepared to talk about it. Some unique hobbies that can speak about your character may include: Archery Gardening Stand-up comedy Baking Journaling Calligraphy Fencing Theater

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Unique Interest and Hobby Examples

Yoga Languages How do these hobbies help? Archery implies you might be a precise and focused person. And yoga shows that you can be calm and don’t lose your cool in stressful situations. Though, just how effective those hobbies will be in your resume may depend on the job. But as long as it’s not too 

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Unique Interest and Hobby Examples

weird, a unique hobby can help you get your foot in the door and show that you’re not afraid of being different.

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