How Hobbies Can Help You Get Hired

Team Office SpaceDid you know that your hobbies can pave the way to landing a job and elevating your career path? A recent article, 8 Ways Hobbies Can Help You Get Jobs, by Sarah Landrum, says that a growing body of evidence verifies the positive impact of “non-work creative activity” on work-related performance.

Below are 3 ways that hobbies are helpful for your professional growth.

Widen your network

Connect with people that can recognize your talent and value. For instance, if you’re an athlete you can join sports league in your community or you can join a mountain bike racing club.

Whatever path you choose, these hobbies build and strengthen connection through healthy competition. Therefore, having a wide circle can increase the range of your network when job hunting.

Better Health

Generally, people who have hobbies are cheerful and fit. Hobbies like jogging, swimming, and dancing keep you physically active while gardening, cooking, and art develop your mental and emotional health.

Strong character traits and special skills

Hobbies can describe your character traits and important skills that employers are looking for. For example, gardening shows self-discipline, diligence and patience. Employees are looking to hire may come in handy at your next interview.

Conclusion

Nurture yourself by discovering hobbies that will improve your state of mind and increase your talents. A company that has a positive work environment and encourages employees to cultivate their talents, is a company you want be part of. Perhaps you are looking to start that kind of company. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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