Aug 06, 2018 - 12:38 AM
First, try to include activities and interests that attest to your professional capabilities. For example, if you are applying for a job at a nonprofit and you help raise money for an organization in your spare time, this would be a good activity to mention.
Second, use your activities and interests section as a way to brand who you are. For instance, if you are in a technical field, many employers want you to have technical skills, but still want to know you possess desirable communication and customer service traits. In a situation like this, you might mention that you enjoy cooking, hiking, doing yoga, or any other activity other people can relate to.
Finally, don't include activities and interests that are too political or sensitive in nature. As you write this section, a good guideline to follow is to pretend like you are attending a party with strangers and you are trying to make a good first impression.