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Do I need to include personal information and hobbies on my resume?

Do I need to include personal information and hobbies on my resume?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Oct 12, 2020

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W. Kaye

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W. Kaye
W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Oct 12, 2020

You can include your personal information on your resume, as well as your hobbies, but all these have their limitations. The personal information that is needed on your resume includes just your full name, your address, and your contacts.

Some resume can require your date of birth, depending on the requirements of your country's standard. Another thing that seems personal, which may be required on your resume is your recent passport, which might not be compulsory also. In the case of hobbies, you can actually include your hobbies.

The hobbies we are talking about here is not just anyhow hobbies, but hobbies that are relevant to your profession. List professional, relevant hobbies that are significant to the job you are applying for. Examples of hobbies that you can include on your resume are community service, artistic works such as drawing and graphics design, outdoor activities, sports, and etc.

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S. Hughes

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Answered Sep 29, 2020

A resume is the most important aspect of applying to a job. It is what the hiring representative views when going through applications and to pick applicants they wish to interview, they will base it off your resume.

It is important that your resume is up to date and is professional. It should include personal information, such as your name, address, a contact number to reach you at, and your previous job history.

When it comes to hobbies, it is not recommended to include that on your resume. Hobbies are done outside of work and do not contribute to your job history.

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Cesar H. Pablo

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Cesar H. Pablo
Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Mar 20, 2018

On a resume, there is certain personal information that needs to be included on a resume in order for the company to contact you. These things should include the person’s full name, email address and phone number. Sometimes, it is needed to include the physical address. An address should only be included if the company is located in your town and not online. If you are applying for a remote job or online position, then I would not include my physical address on my resume.

That is all of the personal information that I would include on a resume. As far as hobbies are concerned, usually people don’t have room on a resume to include hobbies and it is not needed.

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