Including hobbies

April 18

When updating your professional profiles or CVs, the mention of hobbies can be a double-edged sword, says Jenny Holliday. Historically, hobbies were used to give a personal touch and showcase other skills. However, they can also serve as distractions or even become embarrassing if not chosen carefully.

Instead of listing 'hobbies,' which can seem immature, consider framing them as 'interests and achievements' to maintain a professional tone. It’s important to reflect on whether these interests are relevant to your work and if they truly reflect skills that add value to your professional profile.

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