Why Did We Put Interests and Hobbies on Our Resumes In The First Place?

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  • Interests: Traveling, swimming, learning new languages, swing dancing
  • Facebook was still restricted to college students with a valid .edu email address
  • Twitter and YouTube didn’t exist yet
  • LinkedIn had only just started existing



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Laine Yuhas

Information sponge and efficiency expert. Let me help you do cool things. Writing on technology, self-improvement, and happiness.