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‘Tell us an interesting fact about yourself’: How to deal with interview icebreakers
If there is one thing that I absolutely dread, it's getting asked to give a fun fact about yourself. We have all been in this uncomfortable predicament. However, if you're like me and are too scared to get a heart attack mid-air, then don't worry, there are a million other things you can say about yourself. I can tell you this from personal experience. I broke my wrist while wearing Heelys, not even 24 hours after I bought them. Have you been to a concert for the same artist multiple times, or have you ever had a ton of concussions for the same reason? Having something so rare happen to you more than once is definitely a good fun fact.
Too many business owners write professional bios that are the literary equivalent of sleeping pills. Don't fall into the same trap of writing only about your professional history. Include a few fun facts about your personal life, like this one: I know all the words to the opening song on Talent Roundup Day Friday on the Mickey Mouse Club from the s. When I mentioned this in a blog post, I was deluged with comments, especially from Baby Boomers who remember the show. Trivia like that gives people an unexpected and sometimes humorous look at your personal side, quirks and all. Whether you're updating your LinkedIn profile or creating an About Me for your website, be sure to weave in fun facts or include a separate section at the end called "Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Me.
Icebreakers like this are the worst; the ones which put you on the spot and challenge you to be the most fantastically interesting and cool person possible in 0. Or if all else fails, the time you successfully ate 20 chicken nuggets in one sitting or won the gold cup on Mario Kart will do. So what do you do? How do you respond questions like this on the spot and keep your cool? Debut are here to save the day, with our top tips. For every interview you go into you should prepare for all eventualities. And that includes these icebreaker questions about yourself.
Sep 2, Trying to think of some fun and interesting facts about yourself that you can tell make your resume more interesting to potential employers.
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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.
After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up! What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active!