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Vol. 16, Issue 46 - Week of November 13, 2017

Sharing fun facts during your interviewAbridged: The Balance

CHICAGO, IL -- If you're bored during the interview, then your interviewer likely feels similarly. That's not a good outcome. Aim to show some personality during job interviews; sharing fun facts makes your responses memorable, and gives interviewers a full sense of you as a person. Here are some questions where sharing fun facts - like your hobbies and interests - can really help:

  • What are your hobbies?
  • What are you passionate about?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
The idea here is to use your fun fact as a path to talking about yourself as a worker. So, for instance, if you were asked about your greatest weakness, you might start by talking about how you've always struggled with discipline, but training for a marathon showed you how structure and routine could help you succeed in long-term projects. Then, you want to loop your answer back around to a work situation, and show again, how you're working to increase your discipline. So go ahead: Use fun facts to provide a full picture of yourself, and share some engaging, memorable information about yourself throughout your application process, from your resume through to in-person interviews.

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