20 Weird “Hobbies” People Have Listed on Their Resumes

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When applying for a job, professionalism is key. Most people wouldn’t show up for an interview looking disheveled, spewing profanities, or inebriated. When it comes to building resumes, however, potential employees can sometimes feel free to take more chances or express themselves honestly—possibly a little too honestly. Take a look at some examples of peculiar hobbies culled from real resumes and collected by the UK recruiting firm Coburg Banks, recruitment agency Response, CareerAddict, and News.com.au.

1. “Drinking”

2. “Painting my toenails”

3. “Samurai sword collecting”

4. “Snake skin collecting”

5. “Work”

6. “Ferret racing”

7. “Handcuff-collecting”

8. “Frog dissections”

9. “I am the batman”

10. “My interests include cooking dogs and interesting people”

11. “Laser tag”

12. “Work, putting in overtime, not drinking, smoking, or doing anything else that would increase the company’s health-care costs”

13. “Time travel”

14. “Being awesome”

15. “Tying knots”

16. “Collecting pebbles”

17. “Observing geometric shapes”

18. “Space Travel”

19. “Taking surveys”

20. “Honestly, I like doing nothing”