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You stop putting hobbies & interests on your CV when you are about 25, right?

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Katymac Tue 26-Apr-16 20:43:20

Or do I need to make some up?

I don't have time for hobbies & interests

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MrsJamin Tue 26-Apr-16 20:45:32

Yeah pretty much. A recruiter once told me not to put anything on a cv that might put someone off you. If you like skydiving it sounds exciting but you may break a leg and be off sick etc. If you read you may be perceived as boring etc. You never know what stupid hangups employers might have against magicians.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 26-Apr-16 20:47:25

I'd only put them on if relevant. So if you're applying for a job working with kids, saying you're a member of something like scouts would be OK.

Katymac Tue 26-Apr-16 20:54:14


Mind you my hobbies might be relevant - oh bugger I hate applying for jobs

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Balletgirlmum Tue 26-Apr-16 20:57:08

Only if they are relevant & they are not hobbies as such but knowledge.

Time to research chickenshed et al perhaps.

Katymac Tue 26-Apr-16 21:00:22

I used to go & see them when we were first married - gosh

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TomTomKitten Fri 29-Apr-16 19:58:21

Yes, looks a bit stupid I think.

Mind you, I just had an interview where I was asked what book I was reading, what sport I competed in and what my last result was, what radio station I listened to, what tv programmes I watched, etc. etc. I didn't get a second interview. Just as well as they sound like a bunch of weirdos! grin

Katymac Fri 29-Apr-16 22:19:34

hmm didn't put hobbies in but got interests into the supporting information

I'd be in trouble with your questions...
what book I was reading, not in polite company
what sport I competed in HUH what's sport......
and what my last result was, see above
what radio station I listened to, Radio 2
what tv programmes I watched, Dr Who

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BeckysMediocreHair Fri 29-Apr-16 22:57:14

Just don't put 'socialising' ;)

Katymac Fri 29-Apr-16 23:05:55

Like I have time to socialise <rolls eyes>

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LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 03-May-16 20:31:22

I have two lines at the bottom of my CV saying that I enjoy travel (sort of relevant but not really) and theatre. I think it gives an interviewer a useful snapshot of who you are. My dad was a very high level executive and always included that he enjoyed travel and golf on his CV.

AyeAmarok Tue 03-May-16 20:50:39

I put "running and travel". That's it.

I have had people ask me to elaborate. I've also had people ignore it and ask what bars I like to go out to at the weekend confused

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