For centuries the hobby horse has been a vital part of the working culture. Whether you are looking at a farm, barn, stable or arena where your animal friends can enjoy some time on the farm or just a place for kids to play horses there is no doubt that these animals have helped shape human culture for centuries. From simple ball games and handiwork to complex battle strategies and engineering the hobby horse has played an important role in all our lives. But what is it about these animals that have helped shape our society into what it is today? What type of animals are we related to and how do they fit into our everyday lives?
First of all lets start off with the horses themselves. Hobbies involving horses include dressage (for equestrian people), jumping (often for coaches and other athletes), roping (for farmers), trail riding, cross country skiing, skating (well, actually that last one is more applicable to people), and many other types that you probably haven’t even heard of yet. The hobby also includes the equipment that is needed and used while on the farm or barn. Tools that would include tack (saddle, bridles, stirrups, etc. ), bells (used to warn people of intruders), medicine (stamp, saloon, and spoons), fencing material (boards, poles, nails, crenel), hay, feed buckets, milk jugs, and any number of other items that most people never even think about when they are thinking of getting into a hobby or starting a new one.
So now that you’ve got your list of what you want to get into as a fresher in a new hobby, where do you go from there? Well, the first thing you should do is go over your list again and try and find hobbies that would help you in the job interview. For example, if you are nervous around women then a sewing or embroidery hobby might be a good choice for you. If you are confident around men then a woodworking or wood handicrafts hobby would work out just great.
So once you have found some hobbies that would be good for you, the next step is to start checking them out. One great way to do this is by looking through lists of cool hobbies that people typically use to make their resume stand out. There is an actual list that can be found on a number of different websites, but one that I like to recommend for those looking to find a great way to impress HR with a hobby choice is the “HR Creative Services for the Future” website. This list is chock full of things like how to take a sample answer to your initial job interview, sample answers to standard questions, and even sample cover letters. It even goes out of their way to educate you on how to write a great cover letter.
If you are looking for a new hobby for your job search, it is important to remember that you do not always need to put on a fancy hat and tie to make yourself stand out at a job interview. Sure you will want to dress up, but having a hobby related to the job you are applying for shows that you care about the company, but more importantly you are able to relate to the job and know what they are looking for. Whether it is sewing or embroidery or even something as simple as taking pictures with a digital camera there are many ways to show that you know how to be a great candidate for the job. So next time you are faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of trying to impress your future employer with your hobby, try one of these fun hobbies to make your job hunting experience that much more exciting.
If you are still on the fence about going into the craft or hobby world, perhaps it is because you are afraid to fail or find that you don’t like something. That is perfectly all right too. You will never become an expert at anything if you never attempt to do something no matter how scared you may be. You can learn and become an expert in just about anything if you simply take the time to do it. Check out the Etsy website and search under hobbies for more ideas, but if you really want to get started, try one of the hobbies listed here: wood burning fireplace inserts, wood working projects, embroidery or wood working needles and thread, needlepoint kits, wood jewelry, homemade pottery, crochet or needlecraft.