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Aug 6, 2017 - 1:34pm
HairyHilary, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In general, I would say no. It would be better to include sports, hobbies, traveling, etc. and not anything video game/tv related as those things can be taken out of context really easily when you aren't there to personally explain the significance/relevance of it.

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Aug 6, 2017 - 1:46pm
TippyTop11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you put your favorite tv shows on your resume you're going to have a lot more free time to watch them. From home. On your couch. While unemployed. Tune in next week.

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Aug 9, 2017 - 11:45pm
Abigail Bentham, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ummmm, you may talk about it what's you hobby or interest when you're home or free, but maybe,just maybe some companies don't mind it, but in general....I think you better not...

Aug 11, 2017 - 4:01pm
DCDigger, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have never been impressed with anything in the 'interests' section of a resume. At best, I'm neutral on it (such as when you list basketball, reading, woodworking, music) or disappointed (when you list underwriting your own deals, or your firearms training). Better to delete this section and give the valuable space to describing your actual relevant experience. If you can't fill a 1 page resume without using this section, you may not be ready for the job.

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:20pm
notsoquant, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've had many interviewers ask me about my interests/interest section to prove that I'm a sociable person. Not sure it'd be wise to remove it if you're just in college - it only takes up 1 line after all.

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:54pm
Ehmerica, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Damn it, no! It makes you look lazy. Use interests that involve using your body and/or mind. Playing musical instruments, painting, running, lifting, hiking, sky diving, writing, repairing motorcycles, collecting coins, blogging sculpture or even fucking LARP are all better than a TV show. Try to refrain from anything that could be perceived as illegal or violent, unfortunately this includes shooting/hunting (which is bullshit, but people are fucking sensitive). Anyways, you get the idea.

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Aug 12, 2017 - 2:02pm
My Name is Jeff, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A friend of mine put South Park on his resume and ended up at McKinsey.

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Aug 12, 2017 - 2:20pm
MonacoMonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

it's risky. I strongly dislike game of thrones (or anything that on non-live TV, for that matter). so if I was looking at your resume, it could actually hurt your chances.

stick to more neutral topics.

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:57pm
My Name is Jeff, what's your opinion? Comment below:

TBH, I, nor anybody around here, would want to work with someone managing $300k.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."
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Aug 13, 2017 - 1:58am
RobberBaron123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Would agree with the others. Don't do it. Great conversation piece for the "meat the team" interview, but it doesn't belong on the resume. Remember - the "meat the team" interview goes both ways (as desperate as you want the job, you also want to make sure you want to work with these potential colleagues) - I don't think it's abnormal to ask what they do for hobbies or what they read/watch on tv. You try to find common ground because you'll be spending countless hours with these people.

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:06am
Eldra, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's similar to putting video gaming or the likes on your resume. We all know that it's something most of us enjoy doing but it's not necessarily "proper" to put it on a professional resume. Millennials like us might have a good chuckle at it or even use as an ice-breaker, but there's also the chance of an MD/Director looking at it and think otherwise.

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
little-monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think the interests section is SUPER important on a resume and really shouldn't be taken off - especially in a heavy work environment cultural fit is key. That said, try to tie it to actions, just like other resume points. Like instead of saying you like running, show that you ran a marathon and a 5k last year. Plus, stuff like skiing and golf can be good cultural indicators. Generally gaming and TV is a no go, unless you like won an award or run a GOT blog or youtube channel or something.

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:32pm
Tam Wake, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'll dissent from the common opinion and say its fine as long as you have more active things on there. You'll probably run into more, "so whats really great about that show anyways" instead of "So were you amazed with the Lannister's trap in the last episode?"

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:46pm
BreakingOutOfPWM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anything sci-fi or fantasy doesn't belong on your resume. Same with video games.

Why not? Because while 30% of the US might be obsessed with GoT, plenty of people still think of the genre/show/tv in general as a brain drain. You don't want anything on your resume that could totally turn someone off to you as a candidate, even if its only a 1%-10% chance of that happening.

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:58pm
cabbagecorpIPO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have GoT in my interests section because it's a bad-ass TV show & dany is fire. I've done a lot of networking/interviewing & it's been a good talking point amongst the analysts. Although, one time I was in correspondence with an MD & he straight up told me to take it off... he did pass along my resume though haha.

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Aug 14, 2017 - 12:27am
PeterMullersKeyboard, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm always amazed that some people actually get hired...

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."
Aug 14, 2017 - 1:29am
Chuck Rhoades, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would just be cautious and not put them on there, as others have said if they ask it gives you something to talk about in the interview - they won't ask if they can just read you enjoy 'finance/investing'.

Although, I had a friend who did and it paid off for him.

He had some obscure interest e.g. haberdashery and the interviewer just so happened to do this in his free time, would have been that one in a million scenario. Ironically, because the interview was so successful he now has no free time for haberdashery.

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Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45pm
Big4please, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'd leave it off your resume and just wear chain mail, a cloak made of bear fur and be sure to wield your sweetest sword to the interview. Be sure to speak ye olde English in the interview as well. Refer to the receptionist as a "wench", etc.

Sep 4, 2017 - 12:06pm
zsdvnm1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Oct 3, 2017 - 6:58am
johnfadric, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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