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  • Lyndal Miller

Writing a CV - Tip #4

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Hobbies & Interests

This is your chance to show some personality, and can add value to an applicatiion, particularly if they are relevant to the job. For example, if you are applying for a position with DOC, and enjoy tramping, then it’s very relevant to include this under Interests.

Hobbies and interests can show many things such as discipline (training for a marathon), team player (member of a team) or leadership skills (coaching a sports team).

BEWARE however of including any interests and hobbies that can be seen as controversial, or that could be disadvantageous to your application if the reader disagrees with the cause. Discrimination is illegal, but it’s awfully hard to prove, so be very careful about what you’re willing to risk and how strongly you feel about your beliefs and causes before you decide to list them on your CV.

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