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CVs all have a very similar format and are generally considered quite dry documents. Jazzing them up with colours, graphics and different fonts won't get you noticed in the right way. CVs that show your creative side are more likely to end up on the "no" pile as they take longer to sift for relevant information. 
 
How can you inject some personality into your details? 
 
Tip number 6 
If you have a hobbies and interests section, make sure that it gives a flavour of what you like to do in your spare time. Don't include the famous three words "walking, running, reading" or something similar. 
 
Why? 
The hobbies and interests section isn't worth having on your CV if all it says are three words. Many hiring managers like to see a bit of a personality as it gives a bit of an idea as to what that person is going to be like within the work place. You don't need to write chapter and verse, but try three lines rather than three words explaining where your passions are outside of work. 
 
Tip: Review your hobbies and interests section and expand it to show some of your personality. 
 
If you think that your organisation would benefit from this please pass on our details and we will be happy to have a confidential no-obligation chat. You can call us on 0116 2080246 or email on outplacementsolutions@emerald-starfish.com 
 
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