Putting Karate Credentials on my Resume??

I was thinking my resume was looking a little empty and was thinking of adding my Karate credentials (black belt) onto either my interests section or under certifications near my MBA certificate. 
 

Would this be helpful for job applications as either a talking point or showing I have discipline? 

 

Between the mba program certificate and the karate black belt, which one was the more expensive online purchase?

 

Honestly I would just assume you meant sigma black belt or something...not literally karate.

 
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I would only put job-relevant things in certifications. However, this would be great to put under interests--keep it to one line, at the end of the resume, and as part of a list of other hobbies/interests. Specifying black belt as you did in the post is great too.  

The last line of my resume is always "Interests: [list of hobbies / things I like talking about]". I update it to things I am truly interested in at the time and can talk about. Just make sure it is stuff that could actually be interesting to the general public--it's not gonna help if it's something so niche and doesn't even sound cool that no one cares about it.

The interviewer in the vast majority of interviews has asked me about something on that list. A good amount also explicitly state they like seeing it so they can see you're not someone can only talk about work. Worst case scenario, people just ignore it. Best case scenario, there is a common interest that completely derails the interview and we have a great time just talking about something we both enjoy instead of standard interview questions. It won't get you the job or even the interview, but it can be a tie-breaker and just make interviews more enjoyable. 

 

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