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How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:48 pm

I was asked a couple of times during interviews about my hobbies and/or what is unique about me. I found it is very hard to answer, esp. for the uniqueness question. Why do they ask those questions? How do you answer those questions?

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby theavrock » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:52 pm

Do you really not have any hobbies or other things you like to do that are unique?

Interviewers ask this question to get a broader picture of you. Just answer honestly and leave out the German porn fascination. Its not a trick question.

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:56 pm

i think the best way to handle these questions is just to answer with the truth.....what is unique about you? what are your real hobbies? obviously you might need to edit a little bit if you have weird hobbies.

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:04 pm

Make sure your response makes it seem like you are the lawyer version of P. Allen Smith.
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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:06 pm

OP here. the hard part is that I really do not have any hobbies that are worth mentioning. I like movies, dinning out, surfing the web, watching TV, etc. I know I should be honest, but none of them sounds good during a job interview. About "uniqueness", I cannot think anything unique about myself, just an average person... And I do not want to lie either...

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby chem » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Develop a hobby. Sign up for a dance lesson and say you like to, hell, slasa dance. pick up an instrument and say you play said instrument.

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby smokyroom26 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. the hard part is that I really do not have any hobbies that are worth mentioning. I like movies, dinning out, surfing the web, watching TV, etc. I know I should be honest, but none of them sounds good during a job interview. About "uniqueness", I cannot think anything unique about myself, just an average person... And I do not want to lie either...


I think dining out can be a good one. What is your favorite kind of food? What are your favorite restaurants? Any particularly memorable places you've visited while traveling?

Be genuine.

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:00 pm

They ask those questions because most law students are one dimensional and socially awkward. If you have a problem answering, then you probably fall into that category.

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Re: How to answer questions such as hobbies, uniqueness?

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:They ask those questions because most law students are one dimensional and socially awkward. If you have a problem answering, then you probably fall into that category.

TCR.




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