It’s a pretty steep job market out there. And in recent times, it’s only becoming more competitive. With the changing landscape of the employment market, businesses are getting more rigorous about what they are looking for during their hiring process.
For candidates looking to get their foot in the door, the first step to landing their dream job is by crafting the perfect resume or CV. Many candidates already know that it’s necessary to list the ways that they are a great fit for the position in question by embedding helpful keywords into the text of their resume.
But what’s one way to set your resume apart and land a job interview? Making yourself stand out by including a list of interests on your resume. While it’s obvious that companies are looking to hire the best candidate for a competitive position, another crucial element to their hiring practice is making sure that those candidates are a culture fit within the company.
The key is to not only show that you’re the best candidate for the job, but you also want to make your resume stand out by showing that you can add value and variety to the team by adding your own unique value.
Remember that just like anything else, listing your hobbies on your resume should provide a snapshot of the whole person you are. You don’t want to go overboard listing your hobbies. Just select a few relevant, interesting and strategic ones. And while it’s important to be yourself, make sure to use your best judgement, so you don’t add anything that could come back to haunt you later. (We’re looking at you, Sunday Night Whiskey-Tasting Club).
Ultimately, a great resume is the key document that gets your foot in the door, so it’s pretty important that you do your best to get it right. Once you’re there? It’s the interview that is going to be the ultimate determining factor that demonstrates whether you are the best fit for the team. So how do you make sure that you are best prepared? Check out our Mockmate tool, to make sure that you are prepared for any possible questions that could come your way during the interview.
You’ll thank us once you are at Comic Con with your new coworkers.
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