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Extreme sports 'impress employers'

11 Oct 2008

Extreme sports 'impress employers' Taking part in extreme sports such as snowboarding and mountain biking can look good on people's CVs and help graduates land their dream job, it has been claimed.

According to research conducted by indoor sports centre Sno!zone, many employers are bored by the standard hobbies and interests they see on people's applications and are keeping their eyes peeled for something a little more extraordinary.

Some 500 company bosses were questioned as part of the survey, with 60 per cent stating that listing reading and cooking as pastimes suggests little imagination.

Approximately 82 per cent deemed extreme sports suggested that an applicant has energy and ambition.

"Many graduates believe the personal interests section on their CV is unimportant and don't really think about what they put down. But this survey proves that the majority of employers want staff that stand out from the crowd and show some individuality on their CVs," commented Lisa Allan, Sno!zone brand manager.

In related news, Nepal's mountaineering authorities called for naked climbing on Everest to be outlawed last year to stop people attempting to set "obscene records", according to the Metro.

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