Luci Peters, Posted at October 27, 2020, 7:44 am
Hobbies can tell a lot about a person, so often HRs pay attention to what applicants like to do in their spare time.
There is a lot of discussion about whether to indicate your favorite case in the professional resume, which of them will help to get a job and whether they really matter when deciding on a candidate.
We've put together all the tips about the impact of a hobby on your career.
A hobby is something you like to do in your free time, this activity brings you pleasure, regardless of whether it has any practical benefit or income. So the interest of HRs in this aspect of your life is quite understandable.
Every third professional HR wants to know about applicant`s hobby. If they do not find this information in the professional resume, and the candidate's experience meets the requirements, they will be sure to ask about candidate`s favorite things to do during the interview.
A hobby is better way to tell about your values and personal qualities than a set of professionally prepared phrases. Recruiters try to make a psychological portrait of the searcher's hobby. Although mostly guided by stereotypes. For example, if you like knitting, you may be considered non-communicative and sometimes boring. However, in practice, such a hobby can have a communicative and creative person who is tired of communicating at work and at leisure wants to do something monotonous.
To begin with, let's note that inventing a favorite business to get a job is extremely reckless. After all, each hobby has its own purpose and often it is more significant than the lesson itself.
There is an opinion that a hobby should correspond to a profession, then it will become a plus during employment. But if you are a financier, you do not have to make a credit debit in your free time. There are many other activities that will characterize you as a good specialist.
Be sure to tell the recruiter if you have received awards for your hobby. This shows that you know how to set the right goals and, more importantly, achieve it. And everyone needs such an employee.