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So you score points with your Hobbies

Who jumps in his spare time with the parachute from the aircraft, applies to some recruiters in the Job as a daredevil. Who is playing regular football, it can probably handle better were low – even in the office. Who is running the Marathon, is persistent and persevering.

Kitchen psychologically, there is for each a Hobby and a interpretation, to the job transfer. The job seekers presents a small Dilemma: to Include recreational activities in the resume or should fill the place but in a better different?

"I'm a big Fan of Hobbies on a CV," says Jessica choice. She works as an application and career coach. "If two CVS are very similar, it can make all the difference." It is important not to be, however, that it is called more than three up to a maximum of four Hobbies. Finally, it is still mainly on the professional competence. Nevertheless, choice advises their clients to fill the field with the leisure activities with life. "If there's nothing in there, is a missed opportunity of other candidates to withdraw."

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setting it becomes a problem when your Hobbies are specially invented for the CV. "If the hiring Manager plays Golf, and does not realize that the candidate is familiar, then this is definitely a minus point." Is important especially, on possible questions to be set. Jessica had a choice, the CV of a woman who knits like that. "This has triggered for me right now, storms of enthusiasm." If it was for the applicant but the perfect balance, speak not mind, not to mention it also.

Particularly well it is in the case of persona learning, when people of the application take on the already achieved objectives, says the consultant. "This may be the first Marathon, or climbing Mount Everest." Impressed by Jessica's choice of a Manager, every day is 50 miles with the wheel to the work hazards to train for a Triathlon. "That impressed me," she says.

A volunteer in the resume increases the probability of being invited to a job interview.

it pays to But it at all to invest in the application so much effort in the hobby column? For a representative study from the year 2018, the Ifo Institute Leibniz more than 500 staff, the heads of fictitious resumes submitted. The result: After all, 47 percent of the respondents indicated that they leisure activities to keep the selection important.

not surprisingly, also the fact that internships, grades, and computer skills play a larger role. And social Engagement? According to the study, a volunteer in the CV increases at teaching candidates the chance to be invited to a job interview – as much as one to two grades better final grade.

Viola Hoffmann-Scheurer knows both sides. She has worked for several years in the human resources Department of a French automotive group. Today, she advises candidates, but also the company. "I have the feeling that many do not specify their Hobbies, because they are afraid of critical questions." That was a shame, she says. "In the best case, Hobbies increase the chances of finding an employer, of a setting as a person and not only as a work force." And this at the end not only of the applicants. If there are more going to talk about the people, the for both sides a win. "A company is the collection of people who work there."

"I've experienced that in a job interview ten minutes just about Golf, it was spoken."Viola Hoffmann-Scheurer, consultant

one thing to warn the staff Advisor, but explicit: the parties in the CV. Throwing political opinions to themselves, could have unfavourable ends. Finally, you never know how the Opposite is set. Most of the other Hobbies were, however, uncontroversial, says Hoffmann-Scheurer – if you stick with the truth. "Hobbies can be good points of contact in the Staff meeting. I've been through that ten minutes was just talking about Golf." The HR consultant has also heard from a candidate, the chocolate in the CV as a Hobby called. "That was just the ticket for a good conversation."

40 seconds for the evaluation

anyone Who searches online for tips for the hobby column, finds Contradictory. All the Internet forums dealing with the question of whether and how leisure time activities can influence the success of an application. A User writes: "read (history, politics, economy), Radfernreisen, playing Music (acoustic guitar) ... unfortunately I have nothing Exciting as Wingsuit and a team player-relevant information, such as football."

explanation: The Wingsuit man jumps in a special wing suit in depth. Elsewhere on the supposedly "boring" Hobbies will be discussed. Maybe related to the ground is wrong-to-earthness of the applicant, even so, is it. In any case, the violation in read danger.

"the most Experienced recruiters need to look at the CV to a maximum of 40 seconds, in order to determine a rough estimate of whether it fits or not," says Viola Hoffmann-Scheurer. Not a lot of time for a first impression, to be remembered. But, fortunately, there is something more important criteria than unusual Hobbies and interests. "Just because someone likes to play Golf, he is set to nowhere", says Hoffmann-Scheurer.

Created: 05.11.2019, 19:53 PM

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