This article is recommended for individuals near the beginning of their careers
Showcase your relevant skills
When including hobbies in your resume, it's important to focus on those that showcase relevant skills or qualities, demonstrate your passion, or highlight your ability to work well in a team. Here are a few examples of how you can write about hobbies and interests in your resume.
Sports & physical activities
"Active member of a local soccer league, participating in weekly matches and tournaments, which enhances teamwork, discipline, and strategic thinking."
"Passionate about running and have completed two half-marathons, demonstrating commitment, perseverance, and goal-oriented mindset."
"Enthusiastic photographer with a portfolio of landscape and portrait photography, showcasing an eye for detail, creativity, and an ability to capture captivating moments."
"Member of a local improv theatre group, honing improvisational skills, adaptability, and effective communication in a dynamic team environment."
"Volunteered at a local animal shelter, providing care and assistance to abandoned pets, demonstrating compassion, empathy, and a commitment to community service."
"Participated in a charity fundraising event, coordinating logistics and managing a team of volunteers, showcasing leadership, organisational skills, and a dedication to making a positive impact."
Language & cultural interests
"Self-taught enthusiast of Japanese culture, language, and history, demonstrating a passion for learning, cross-cultural understanding, and a proactive approach to personal growth."
"Active member of a language exchange club, facilitating language practice sessions and cultural exchanges, highlighting communication skills, openness to diverse perspectives, and a collaborative mindset."
Remember, when mentioning hobbies in your resume, ensure they are relevant to the job you're applying for and highlight skills or qualities that can be transferred to the workplace. Additionally, be prepared to discuss your hobbies during an interview and articulate how they have contributed to your personal and professional development.
Are you looking for a job?
Now that you've explored our examples of hobbies and interests in resume, you should take a moment to check our current vacancies page.
At 11 Recruitment, we have a range of white-collar temp and perm jobs available. We're always on the lookout for top talent to place with our clients, so we encourage you to apply for any positions that are of interest.
If none of our current vacancies are right for you, you should register for job alerts. Then we’ll be able to notify you when we receive a position that matches your profile.
What are your thoughts?
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Managing Director of 11 Recruitment