Top 5 Hobbies To Boost Your Employability

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It’s no secret that more companies are now hiring for cultural fit in an effort to yield higher performing candidates.In fact, many employers indicated that these hobbies and interests were as important, if not more important, than qualifications and experience when selecting the applicant for the role.

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Top 5 Hobbies To Boost Your Employability

  1. 1. Activities such as mountain climbing, mountain bike racing and sky diving can suggest that a person is happy to push back boundaries and take calculated risks. These strengths are desirable for people going into thought leadership roles or product/department leadership roles.
  2. 2. An interest in games like chess, backgammon, or sudoku show that you enjoy thinking strategically. This type of strength is desirable for positions where policy development and strategy formulation are central to the work, such as a planning-based role.
  3. 3. Hobbies like cooking, painting and photography are artistic pursuits which suggest that you have a creative mind. Such hobbies might make you more appealing to employers in dynamic sectors and industries such marketing, PR, design, etc.
  4. 4. Group sports such as football, softball, hockey, dodgeball, etc. show that you are able to work as a team member in pursuit of a common goal. While this is a desirable quality in most industries, it might be especially useful in team-based environments
  5. 5. An interest in creative writing – whether through poetry, short stories or a personal blog – can highlight your strengths as a writer or editor. This type of skill is highly sought-after for editorial positions, public relations positions with an emphasis on communications, or social media-type roles.
  6. 6. The AMCAT is India’s first employability assessment test that help fresh graduates to get their first job quickly and efficiently.

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