Life in the UK
Tell me your hobby and I will tell you who you are...
Most job seekers, when they are drafting their CV, they do not understand the importance of the section of personal interests or hobbies which they list at the bottom of their CV.
Some of them do not even include this section in their CV and the majority of people that include their hobbies they follow a similar pattern as listing cinema, reading or travelling. Big mistake!
The CV is your marketing tool, your sales brochure in which you write down your work experience, your achievements, you list your skills that match with the related job ad. Case in-point: Do not forget the best CVs are customized, tailor-made to the position applied for or to a specific industry. Creating your CV is telling your personal story and you need to reveal a part of your personality and your character.
The interests or hobbies section can say exciting things about yourself!
First of all, having hobbies that you exercise outside your professional life means you tend to be happy and enjoy a work-life balance.
Hobbies and activities can help the recruiter to assess your profile by collecting information about your skills and abilities. They add value to your CV if they are related to the desired skills required for the applied job or to company culture.
Here are some examples :
Playing basketball, volleyball, football and other team sports implies that you are a team player and you have learned to cooperate with