From: Men's Health

The Most Underrated Part of Your Resume

Men’s Health:

The “Interests” section on your resume—you know, the one career experts tell you to take off—is making a comeback. Employers can predict how well you will perform at your job according to your interests, says a new study in Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Employers link your interests to responsibilities on the job, says Christopher Nye, Ph.D, the study’s lead researcher and a psychological scientist at Bowling Green State University. But it isn’t as simple as writing that you’re interested in accounting when applying to be an accountant.  Employers look for subtle connections that will prove you’ll mesh well with the company—or the “person-environment fit,” Nye says.

Still allergic to the “Interests” section? You don’t have to include it. Here’s a better way to make a name for yourself: Create your own personal Web site, suggests Eric Kramer, M.Ed., career consultant and author of Active Interviewing.

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