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Most Professional ‘Job Interests’ to Mention on Your CV

Interests listed on a portfolio can help you stand out from the crowd, provide the hiring manager a glimpse into your personality, and even land you an internship if you play your cards well. Of course, not every CV calls for a list of interests, and not every hobby belongs on your professional profile. Below we have listed the most professional job interests that you can easily mention on your CV.

Most Professional ‘Job Interests’ to Mention on Your CV
Your CV does tell employers about your experience and skills, but your Job Interests, which show more about who you are, are even more important.Job Interests usually includes all of your personal interests outside of work that also fit with your professional interests.
When you register on Graduatewise.com, the awesome marketplace for candidates to connect with the potential employers, it gives you an option to mention your Job Interests. You must utilise the space to the best of the capacity.

There are various mutual job interests that you may mention on the CV and gain brownie points for the same. Let’s take a look at the most impressive ones that would not just be your interests but can be considered as potential skill sets as well. Funnily enough, the most professional job interested that you can mention on your CV aren't really tough to pursue.

1.    Blogging
Blogging consists of a lot of writing along with relevant graphics wherever required. This makes it an applicable skill apart from being an interest, besides gaining professional skills. Also, when/if you blog, you are actually Creating something, networking with people, inspiring with your content, marketing stuff. In corporate world, that is almost always considered a good thing, provided it is about the right things.

2.    Travel
Travel is the in thing, and you can definitely mention that as your job interest because that might help you land the right job. If you love to travel then there are higher chances of you having a major culture exposure, which would be a plus on your profile for several related job openings.

3.    Volunteering
Having experience as a volunteer at a pet shelter, or old age home makes you seem like a thoughtful and caring person that again can get you your desired internship. So mentioning it as a job interest would always do you better than anything bad.

4.    Public Speaking
That’s a great skill that employers look for. If you are a public speaker by default, who loves to take initiative at events, seminars and public gatherings, then you must definitely mention it in the job interest section. People who can lead things publicly without a push are most sought after.

5.    Reading
It always increases your knowledge, never lessens it. So having reading as a keyword in your job interest list will enhance your profile a great deal. Of course, mentioning that romantic story that you ‘loved a lot’ won’t look good in a professional capacity. You need to be careful about genres too. Motivational, corporate, skill based reading is mostly favoured.

6.    Networking
It shows that you love to make contacts and are capable of creating connections. It could be through social media or networking events, where you know how to interact and converse well. This could come out as well-thought-of information from your end.

7.    Yoga
Most people agree that doing yoga regularly can help you think more clearly, feel less stressed, calm your mind, and improve your ability to concentrate. And who wouldn't want an employee that is calm, relaxed, and focused on the task at hand?

8.   Music and Art
Making music takes not only creativity, but also patience, discipline, and a strong will.
Playing an instrument has been shown to have other benefits, such as making it easier to focus and remember things. A hiring manager might be interested in a candidate right away if they show these qualities.

9.   Language learning
It's common knowledge that being able to speak more than one language can help you get a job. To start, it's important for job seekers to show potential employers that they are good at cross-cultural communication and understand how global business is done.
Learning a new language is also linked to improvements in other soft skills, like being able to solve problems and understand abstract ideas.

It’s important to make sure that your personal interests align with the job role in some way. They should benefit yourself and the employer in the longer run. As and when you mention these details, our platform collects the data and aligns it with your CV. Note that the CV is also automatically created through the platform.

You must also checkout the employer website once, before you mention anything irrelevant on your CV. Though employers don’t precisely look for a candidate’s personal interest, mentioning any of these would only enhance your CV. They can surely impress employer in several ways. Figure out the best of your interests and mention them in the Job Interests column with a professional and responsible approach.

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