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Extreme sports 'could help find graduate jobs'

Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2008   Category: Career Advice

Participating in extreme spots can help people land graduate jobs, new research indicates.

A study of bosses conducted by SNO!zone reveals 82 per cent stated an interest in activities such as snowboarding and mountain biking suggests a candidate has "energy and ambition".

Lisa Allan, brand manager for the firm, said: "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."

Firms are looking to appoint people who will fit into the team as well as bringing the required skills to the job.

Yesterday, the Guardian warned graduate job hunters that sporting tattoos and piercings could put off some employers.

According to the newspaper, it is not necessarily illegal for a firm to turn down someone's application because of the way they look.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18815033-ADNFCR

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