Is it really necessary to put personal interests on my resume? By Matthew Coppola

Outlining what your personal interests are on a resume does provide some insight into what you enjoy and the activities that you partake of outside of your professional work life.

Having insight into the passions and interests of a potential employee can help the employer gain a better understanding of what you may be like, potentially in terms of engaging with others and sharing interests, contributing to the diverse nature of a team.

In terms of including it into job application documents, this may be a separate section or included as part of the summary.


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Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog

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