Volunteer for the Coney Island hot dog eating contest. Bike polo captain. Six-time marathon finisher. Part-time cannabis farmer. These are the job skills from resumes that Ashley Irvine, Growth Manager at Three Ships and Remedy Review, says she has never forgotten — and thinks more people should copy.
"Recruiters want to see candidates that stand apart from the 'average Joe.' We want to know that the prospective hire will impact our company in a unique way, both functionally and culturally," Irvine explains. While not every quirky trait will lead to a job offer, unexpected accomplishments and hobbies that lend themselves to a job position can portray you as a memorable and qualified candidate.
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