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How to Share Interesting Facts About Yourself in an Interview
I've only had this happen once in an interview, but it comes up a lot at networking sessions and as an "ice breaker" in other situations. It's a bit awkward sometimes to answer this "funny facts about me" interview question, so it's best to be prepared. Some tips on topics you could talk about without seeming too unprofessional. Usually, it's best to check with some friends who will be honest with you before settling on a few answers to this "fun facts" question that you can go to confidently when this inevitably pops up! The WSO investment banking interview course is designed by countless professionals with real world experience, tailored to people aspiring to break into the industry. This guide will help you learn how to answer these questions and many, many more.
Some employers ask you to tell them something interesting about yourself in a job interview. You may be asked to tell more than one interesting fact in some cases. - When you first start searching for a job and get invited to a couple of interviews, you may feel overwhelmed at first, because it is all new to you and sometimes new things can be a little scary, so it is a completely normal feeling.
Job interviews often include a question-and-answer element in which interviewers try to gain more information about you as a person and as a professional. When asked to share interesting facts about yourself, share a few interesting personal elements, but try to stick to tidbits that demonstrate or reflect your professionalism and work ethic. Avoid any potentially controversial facts, such as daredevil hobbies, questionable behavior or anything that might appear to put your character in question. Sharing unusual interests or hobbies can set you apart in the minds of interviewers as a unique and memorable individual. Perhaps you collect a particular type of artwork that inspires you, you challenge yourself with pursuits like mountain climbing, or you express your creative side by taking calligraphy classes. When describing your involvement in your hobbies, explain the impetus behind them in a way that demonstrates how these interesting facts make you a well-rounded individual and potential employee. If you regularly volunteer time within your community, select a few interesting experiences to share with interviewers that demonstrate your empathetic side.
It comes up in some shape or form during every single job interview. And it really puts you on the spot. Until you hear that question. How should you answer it? Sure, your interviewer wants to see some flashes of your personality and your passions, but there are also a lot of transferable skills that might be tied up in some of those interesting facts. A commitment to volunteering might reflect selflessness and loyalty. Marathon running and bodybuilding show a solid work ethic and self-discipline.
Job searching can feel very regimented: There are guidelines for resume and cover letter formats that extend down to the smallest details, such as your font choice. No wonder job search documents can become repetitive and formulaic, and interview answers may sound over-rehearsed. Sharing fun facts about yourself distinguishes you from the crowd, and can make you a stronger, more appealing candidate. Even a hobby of building model trains on the weekend can showcase patience for details. Fun facts are a path to sharing relevant abilities and transferable skills. Mentioning them also helps transition interviews from a question-and-answer format to something a bit more conversational.