Strategy Statement:

Interviewers may not be too interested in your specific hobbies, passions, likes and dislikes. They want to know what it is that those things might have in common. For example, if you are excited about camping, hiking, boating and fishing, the interviewer may just want to know that you have a grand appreciation for the outdoors. In the office, if you love to work the tiniest of details, the interview may want to know that you are a person who loves to figure out just how things work.

Sample Response:

I love applying reasoning and logic. Whether it’s in an effort to create or develop something new, to better-understand something old, or to chart-out and plan for the future, I love trying to figure it all out. I think that it’s an inherent characteristic to try and determine the “what and why” of just about everything we encounter, and that curiosity is a huge part of who I am.

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