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Patrick: What are your thoughts on adding [an] interests section? Some people say it's good because employers are asking themselves if they would want to spend a long plane ride with you. Others say it should be left for the interview.

I am in the former camp. I am always looking for interesting people with a high capacity to learn. An interest section can add a little extra in this regard. Sometimes it can be useful for making a personal connection with your reviewer.

If this happens she will read your resume with a heightened interest. Just be careful and don't add anything too provocative or controversial. "Political argument" is far less risky than "right-wing political argument."

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