Hobbies: how can they help your career? - Collection skills

Leisure activities play a prominent role in your personal life and sometimes, without you knowing it, have a direct impact on your work. In addition to improving your quality of life, these activities help you to develop knowledge, specific skills and behavioural competences, otherwise known as "soft skills", which are highly sought after on the job market. Let's take a closer look at these transferable skills in professional life, derived from hobbies such as games, sports, culture or the art of collecting.

Collection and art skills

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Arts and crafts are hobbies that cultivate patience, attention to detail, time management and creativity. Whether it is through a collection of various objects or during any manual activity, you can develop these skills, which are transferable to your professional life. It is primarily creativity that is boosted during this type of leisure activity. Indeed, thanks to the tools, materials and objects touched, the freedom to create and invent as well as the abilities are multiplied. By practising this type of activity regularly, you will gain precision and develop a talent that will be useful in your daily and professional life. Creative profiles are indeed highly sought after in the fields of communication and marketing.  

Stamps, coins, pictures... Have you ever thought of starting a collection of objects? Patience and rigour are two qualities that are often acquired through this manual activity. These valuable virtues are also always welcome in the working world to help you cope with particular situations. 

It is important to practice this type of hobby in your free time in order to develop these different soft skills, which will be useful in your professional life. Some companies like Lego ask their employees to participate in building models during meetings or team building. This develops their creative spirit while promoting their well-being and a pleasant working atmosphere.


Game skills

Sports skills

Cultural skills 


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