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« on: April 01, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »

Global technical recruitment agency NES Group, is advising job candidates to refrain from giving details of their hobbies and interests in CVs.

The company says it just isn't appropriate to include personal interests when applying for professional roles. “While sharing details of your personal hobbies may seem like it gives ‘colour’ to a CV, it can backfire by prompting employers to make a judgement about you,” says UK regional director Lee Knowles.

So no longer will recruiters be able to read about a candidate’s proclivities towards taxidermy, mud wrestling and pole dancing. Knowles adds: “While these interests certainly raise an eyebrow, it’s not necessarily for the right reasons.”
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 11:37:07 AM »

Oh.

I thought it was a good idea to have a sort of "personal interests" section on my CV.

What do others think about this I'd love to know?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 10:26:40 PM »

I'd leave it one there, unless you're into taxidermy
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 02:13:55 PM »

What's wrong with taxidermy?
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 10:11:30 PM »

What's wrong with taxidermy?

It's just a weird thing to tell a prospective employer about.
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