Translate Your Hobbies into Workplace Skills

by | Oct 27, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

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By Miranda Goh

During our free time, we often take up hobbies and learn skills that are useful in life. We also learn from our experiences that we encounter in various circumstances. Sometimes, the skills we possess by taking up hobbies could also be beneficial in our workplace. 

If you are a gamer and you work in a tech or big data company, your gaming skills would be able to assist you when you have to process large amounts of information, data and also analyse the patterns to identify a solution or procedures that will bring about the best results.  

For those who love to research about topics during their free time, their skills would be beneficial to them if they work in a research company. The time spent on researching as a hobby would definitely aid in their research skills at work. 

People who write stories or articles during their free time could also work as a copywriter or writer. Writers could also possess creativity that could greatly benefit the company as creative talents are always needed in some industries. 

When looking for a job, you could also state your hobbies that you are enthusiastic about in your resume. This is if it is relevant to the job position that you are applying for. During the interview, the interviewer might ask you questions about your hobby and how well you answer it would determine if you are a proper candidate for the job that requires that particular skill. 

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