I am currently seeking new opportunities in the finance sector. The field I work in is male dominated, competitive and aggressive. Not saying this as a criticism, just stating facts!
I know a lot of my colleagues play sports and put that on their CV which is something employers love. It gives them something to bond over, and also shows that they are competitive and have the 'sportsman' mentality.
I don't play sports and never have. I am trying to make my achievement section match that of the other applicants in terms of skill sets.
I went to dance school for 5 years, and undertook rigorous ballet classes. Can I put that on my cv or is it inappropriate? I can tell you ballet classes are as strenuous as any sport and require the same level of discipline, but am weary of any connotations from female dancer on CV!
If not, are there any other suitable skills you could suggest?