Employers are hiring PEOPLE, and the interests and attributes you include speak to you as a person and why you may be a fit for a team.

Sharing your interests allows the recruiter to find a commonality or ground and build a real connection. Many hiring managers consider this during the application process – it’s essential to have a relevant skill set, but do I want to spend most of my days with this person?

This is an excerpt from an article originally published in Modern Professional.