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 ...

Get The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.