When applying for a position in the Uk using a 2 page CV , what is the best approach for including your interests? I have read 3 different schools of thought on this subject:
1) Yes put interests on because it can show a lot about you personally and can give a talking point with an interviewer on some topics.
2) Only use interests that relate to your job so it adds more relevant detail just like talking about personal skills that can relate to your job.
3) No because what you do out of work is irrelevant so long as you are law abiding etc.
At the moment i am in favour of choice 1 but i am slowly moving towards choice 3.
I would welcome experiences and views of anyone applying for jobs in the UK.
I think they’re worth having if they can demonstrate something of value. For example, “playing football” adds little value and doesn’t mean very much to the employer but “captain of local football team, organises training and collects player fines” shows a level of responsibility, leadership and organisation skills, and the ability to work within a team. So they don’t need to be interests related to the job but interests that show you as a rounded individual. Hope that helps.