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Can you include Hobbies & Interest section into the resume?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Ultimeaciax, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Ultimeaciax

    Ultimeaciax 10+ Year Member

    May 29, 2006
    Should I include that section in the resume?
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  3. BluePhoenix

    BluePhoenix 5+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Depends, what are you applying for?
  4. SaveThisLabRat

    SaveThisLabRat $700 Billion Dollar Woman 2+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    California *\o/*
    I'm sorry, I seriously read the title as "Can you include Hobbits as interests...?"
  5. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Under "Hobbies" or "Other" as "exhaustive study of English fantasy literature?" If the application is to vet school, however, try including this:

    Although, in all seriousness, if it's AMCAS the OP is talking about, then yes, there is a place to enter in hobbies.:thumbup:
  6. Quix

    Quix Herr Professor Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Lake Charles, LA
    Only include this if your resume is really, *really* sparse. It has no place on a CV, and I'd hesitate to include it in the AMCAS profile.
  7. XRanger

    XRanger Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    how about hobbies like tennis?

    I played varsity tennis in high school and in college I only play recreational tennis through my college tennis club. But I didn't compete or play IM, just for fun.
  8. padres0629

    padres0629 2+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chino, CA
    Never, ever do this. It's extremely unprofessional to list hobbies and interests on any resume. If an interviewer wants to get a feel for your personality, they might ask you what your interests are outside of work, but to present it plainly on your resume is generally a bad practice. It should be limited to high school students looking for a part-time job or college students with little to no experience.

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