I'm a 3rd-year college student applying for internships and co-ops. My career advisor generally encourages putting a "Personal Interests" section on resumes.
Generally, not many of my real personal hobbies are immediately relevant to my career. I'm applying for computational biology positions, but I like playing clarinet and oboe, kayaking, and listening to podcasts.
I think talking about these things helped me get a job in the past--mentioning podcasts while interviewing with scientists for my last co-op was good, since it showed that I'm familiar with tedious lab work--podcasts help to pass the time during long assays--but the relevance may not be immediately clear to a hiring manager/etc. My career advisor tells me that it helps with small talk during the beginning/end of interviews.
Should I still include this section? I see a lot of advice talking about starting hobbies like blogging just for the sake for career development, but that feels dishonest to me.