Could your skateboarding skills get you the job?

08/5/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Include personal interests or activities in your résumé -- such as playing soccer -- only if they will make you seem like a better fit for an employer, Sue Shellenbarger writes. For example, playing a sport might be seen as an asset if you're interviewing for a job where teamwork is valued. Just be sure you always emphasize professional skills over private activities, she says.

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