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What do you write in the "Hobbies column" of your resume?

 I have no hobbies like this. There are some things I like about sleeping, vagueness, looking at the clouds, but nothing else I can say.

 I was worried about writing a resume for job hunting.
Of course, it's a resume, so you have to get interested in it. It's all the more so when it comes to employment exams.

 Pros and cons columns can be easily written. There is a manual, and I'm used to writing it, so all I have to do is write it according to past examples. ‥


 However, the problem is the "hobby" column.
What is your hobby? Of course, what I like, what I am crazy about. But is it basically something you want to teach?
Of course, hobbies such as baseball, tennis, skiing, etc. that you can say with pride are good.


 Furthermore, it is the best if you write in the special skills/qualifications column that you win the national competition, pass the ski batch test 1st grade, etc. The reader should be able to somehow grasp that person.


 But the problem is when I really liked what I had done, but I couldn't brag to people too much (act).
If this is also a job exam, for example, if you write "women's clothes" or "customs" as a hobby, it will be completely out in another sense even if you understand the human nature.


 Then, I will write because I think what the reader will want. You may end up writing things you may not like, but you may not like.
 Perhaps "reading", "listening to music", and "listening to movies" are the golden three tops (though some people may really like it).


 However, in the current interview, if you like reading, you will not be asked the title of love reading, so the person reading it can not feel any humanity from this column.
 In my mind, I end up with "Ah, I mean, I have no hobbies.


 Then, let's hand over to a professional employment support site, how to get people to understand humanity and at the same time get interested.
It may be better to write more specifically as "listening to Bach's chamber music" for listening to music, or "British spy movie" for listening to movies. The reader also thinks that this person really likes it, and it will be easy to spread the story.


 After all, I think the common sense that the column of hobbies in the resume should be something that everyone should like (act) as a general social common sense.
Then, what about "pure literature writing", "underground theater", and "punk rock group activities"? On the contrary, it would be a bad case to write too much concretely.


 In my case, when I challenged the employment test, I continued to say "writing novel" during interviews, let alone hobbies.


 In fact, I wrote only novels, and I was so serious that I didn't want to lie. I felt like dropping it if I dropped it (thinking now, I was completely licking society).
Naturally, even if I managed to pass the document screening, I was still dropped in the interview. To that extent, I thought that novel writing was an antisocial act.


 However, when I was nearing the end of my job hunting period, and when I was able to hunt down my time and feelings, I had no choice but to change the columns for hobbies such as "reading," "listening to music," and "listening to movies."


 In the interview, I prepared the answers carefully in advance so that I could talk a little more professionally.
Then, the situation improved to the extent that I was surprised. I was able to get a job offer one after another. I thought it would be that time. Hobbies column is a column that the other party wants you to write (although it is too late).


 I will return to the story, but when I was busy with interviews, the word "writing a novel" seems to be unexpected for the employer, and I was always asked at the interview.
"What kind of content do you write?", "What is your award-winning experience?", "Will you continue even after entering the company?"


 However, I answered this honestly and honestly. "It's pure literature," "I don't," "I keep writing."
 The best thing to do is "Would you like to win the prize?" There is no reason for the interview to pass.
Finally, the hobby column of the company where I finally got a job was "Nothing special".

 Here again, my feelings were changing.

 Of course, it wasn't a compromise, and I started to think that writing a novel was a lifework, not a hobby.
It was the moment when "writing" transcended the scope of my hobby. The result of solidifying that determination was "nothing in particular".


 And this "nothing special", but the strategy is hidden in it. When asked, "Do you really have a hobby?", he replies, "I want to be taught after joining the company."
Hiring people who listen to it will definitely please them.
And if you add this further, it will add points.


 "If you can take care of your company, please let us know at that time." This may be a sigh of relief, but it is by no means a lie or a lie.
 Since then, people have asked me what my hobby is, and I answered “Nothing in particular” (this method can be used in normal social situations).
Before I joined the company, I was surprised to find someone who wrote "Hobby is a job" in the column of hobbies. What is the answer that hiring people want? When I think about it now, I want to tilt my head.


 After all, hobbies are not things that I decide myself, but I think that I look back on the past and spend the most time other than work (act). The past, not the present.
 Depending on the person, even if I intend to have a high-class hobby like wine, when I look back, it is quite possible that I spent the most time on social media and billing games.


 It was Nakamura who would go beyond "nothing special" and write "thinking (thinking)" when he was looking for a job.
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