A hobby is thought to be an unstructured, occasional activity which is normally undertaken for pleasure, usually during one’s free time. Hobbies consist of collecting various objects and themed items, engaging in artistic and creative hobbies, playing sports and playing games. There are numerous options available for those who like to spend their free time doing such activities. Hobbies can range from collecting stamps to baking, sculpting and many more.
Now how does a fresher prepare for fulfilling his/her passion? First you need to gather some basic materials required for hobbies. You should buy things like paper, pencils, crayons, hobby paints, scissors, and paints. There are many different types of hobbies available that you can pick from.
Hobbies are divided into three categories, the first being “performing arts”. Here you can find performing arts such as acting, singing, dancing and many more. Hobbies on the other hand, which falls under the second category are termed “crafts”. Here you can find crafts ranging from embroidery to pottery.
The third category is called the last category where the hobbies or pastime could be anything. It could be sports, games, cooking or any other activity that you think anyone would like to do on their spare time. What makes a hobby a favorite pastime or a hobby? It is simply the idea that the hobby gives you a sense of accomplishment, relaxation, stimulation and creativity.
When asked the right questions by freshers at a freshers’ day session what are the top three things they look forward to while working? The answers they give ranges from getting paid to having their own space, from working on a team to working in an office. Most probably the most asked question at a job interview is what are your hobbies. The sad truth is that most of us have no idea what we actually like to do. We tend to list all the things we know we like, but when it comes to the things we don’t know so much, the first thing most HR managers say is: “What interests you?”
It is important that your job experience and previous work experiences should play an important role in your hobbies selection, but the above list is not enough. To have the best chance of having your hobby included in your resume, you need to do some research before hand. Don’t just use your favorite hobby as a reference, go out and ask people you know what their hobbies are. If you don’t know anyone who is willing to help, you can also get information online. Try asking friends, colleagues and other professionals in your field, you never know who might be able to provide you with a piece of useful information.
Hobbies are usually done by a single person, so take into consideration the personality of the person. Hobbies that are usually done by more than one person include things such as baking, scrap-booking, music, painting, sewing or even crafts. You have to decide whether the hobby you want to focus on is really a hobby or whether the person might be a member of a team or a business that needs him to do something specific. For instance, a person might consider joining a fitness training group as his hobby, while someone else might consider becoming a professional soccer coach. Hobbies are normally chosen based on interest and the personal satisfaction they bring.
One last sample answer for the types of hobbies you should talk about when applying for freshers jobs: a hobby that gets you “up and going”. For example, if you are applying for a position working in a warehouse, you should talk about how you got interested in working in a warehouse. Some typical hobbies that get you “up and going” include participating in sports, dancing or any other sort of physical activity. This does not necessarily mean that the applicant will excel in the occupation, but it does show that he is enthusiastic about it. It will also help you impress potential employers. And we all know that employers like to hire energetic and positive new employees!