'Personal Interests' on a CV?? Watch

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What do you put down under personal interests in a CV when applying for a placement at a solicitor's firm?

PS. I don't wanna put sports as an interest.
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Your personal interests, minus any embarrassing ones.
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Your personal interests, minus any embarrassing ones.
What do you suggest? Make them up for me. What would be ideal for this job?
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Watching Law & Order and salivating over Sam Waterston?
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Avoid things that are a)useless and b) make you look like a loner.

"Watching TV and reading" are both things to avoid :p:
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lol I was going to tell you, but I don't think you deserve it tbh. Especially if you're undermining the integrity of the profession by saying you'll make it up.
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Well if it's that you play sports and enjoy working as a team, then perhaps it is more relevant than you think. And you could try thinking of genuine interests..
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Reading x
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Why not just be honest about it? Cos you might get asked at interview about anything you put on your CV.
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lol I was going to tell you, but I don't think you deserve it tbh. Especially if you're undermining the integrity of the profession by saying you'll make it up.
Undermining the integrity? Never.

Just give me some suggestions please.
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What do you suggest? Make them up for me. What would be ideal for this job?
Beekeeping, stamp collecting, parasailing, Scientology, etc.


Employers will ask you about things on your CV at an interview, so don't put anything that you can't talk convincingly about...
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Just don't make it long-winded. My dad's personal interests on his CV basically just says 'playing golf (with his handicap in brackets :rolleyes: :p: ); travel'. Keep it short and sweet - employers can then infer what they want from it.
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Undermining the integrity? Never.

Just give me some suggestions please.
If you had a life, you'd have interests. We don't know what you've (not) been getting up to. So how about you give it a think?
BTW anything further back than A-levels is pretty irrelevant.
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musical instrument???
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This is what I usually put on CVs...
Reading
Socialising with friends (gotta be careful with that one though)
Voluntary work (this is actually part of my college work, but i think it sounds good)
Aerobics
Playing the flute and keyboard
The last 2 I don't do anymore but I add them in anyway haha.
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(Original post by la fille danse)
Beekeeping, stamp collecting, parasailing, Scientology, etc.


Employers will ask you about things on your CV at an interview, so don't put anything that you can't talk convincingly about...
The thing is, they probably won't. They'll get to the line that says what uni you're from/course studied/expected degree class and stop. They'll then ask you various standard interview questions with maybe some vague connection so something on the CV.
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just dont put cocaine
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(Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
If you had a life, you'd have interests. We don't know what you've (not) been getting up to. So how about you give it a think?
BTW anything further back than A-levels is pretty irrelevant.
But I thought you could tell me. :rolleyes:

F it!!
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The thing is, they probably won't. They'll get to the line that says what uni you're from/course studied/expected degree class and stop. They'll then ask you various standard interview questions with maybe some vague connection so something on the CV.
Maybe so, but I think in Law, they will still realistically question them.

However, the OP is not at uni, and is most probably applying to a high street firm, so is probably wasting his time. Until the second year of uni, the only way you'll get legal experience is through contacts.
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(Original post by ashy)
Avoid things that are a)useless and b) make you look like a loner.

"Watching TV and reading" are both things to avoid :p:
What if you're applying for a job in book publishing? (what I will be doing) :p:
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