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The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition by James Innes

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Chapter 13

Interests and activities

There’s always a lot of debate about the Interests and activities section. In this chapter I’ll outline the pros and cons of including such a section, explain my opinion on the matter, and also detail precisely how you should handle your own Interests and activities section – if you decide to include one.

Should you or shouldn’t you?

Before we discuss what to – or, perhaps more importantly, what not to – include in this section, let’s first of all ask ourselves whether or not you should even bother including such a section on your CV.

As with many other aspects of your CV, there are reasons for and reasons against.

First let’s look at the reasons against including such a section:

  • Space is normally at ...

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