Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

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theycallmefoes
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Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby theycallmefoes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:20 pm

To include or exclude? Also, typically, what is appropriate for this section? For example, I have a blog (technically, a Tumblr) dedicated to the arts - would it be ridiculous to include this?

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goldeneye
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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby goldeneye » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Yes to having an interests section. 3/4 things. I wouldn't include the tumblr, but that's just me.

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db1990
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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby db1990 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:32 pm

I wouldn't stress on it. Just put down 3 things you genuinely enjoy. It shouldn't be a make or break thing (leave that to the rest of the resume :wink: )

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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:34 pm

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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby FXD » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:58 pm

Keep it short but give them just enough to use for conversation starters. Also, I wouldn't list Tumblr or any sort of social media account, imo.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:05 am

I wouldn't include the Tumblr but I'd included some version of 'art' in your list of interests. Be more specific than that, of course. 'Modern sculpture' or 'traveling to famous art museums' or 'history of Renaissance art,' etc.

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Re: Hobbies/Interests/Personal Section on Resumé?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:22 am

I included one on my resume, hasn't seemed to have hurt my cycle at all. I was however, fairly detailed (albeit concise) in what these interests were and they weren't things like "reading."




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