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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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28I’m keen on ping-pong, playing the ukulele and going to the theatre

Do personal interests impress recruiters? They can do, particularly if you think carefully about the mix you choose to outline.

The vast majority of recruiters and career advisers are pretty much in agreement about what constitutes a good CV: comprehensive contact details, a profile statement, lots of examples of personal impact, reverse chronology, typically no more than two A4 sides, keywords and no jargon or acronyms.

Funnily enough, the area that seems to divide opinions most is the seemingly innocuous personal hobbies and interests section. The crucial question is whether including details of personal leisure activities and interests is liable to boost or reduce the ...

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