Washington Post

Career Coach: Smart hobbies can boost career success

One the hobbies that might improve your career opportunities is exercise. Foto: Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP

Everyone would likely agree that it's important to take up a hobby or two. They offer a wonderful opportunity to escape from the pressures of work and even those at home.

What are you doing with that "me" time? Is it something that is providing you with additional benefits outside of the hobby itself? Take spectator sports. They are awesome to watch and I do take the time like millions of others to sit on the couch and watch football, basketball, baseball and golf. It's relaxing, fun and a fabulous diversion for me. I will continue to do it, but this is not a hobby that will deliver benefits beyond the time I have spent watching these sports...

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