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Fun Facts About Yourself – (Tap Into Your Own Abyss)
A few weeks ago I mentioned that this year I wanted to make the website more personal. Back in , I wrote this post featuring some personal facts about my life. It was a window into non-travel me. Well, that was a loooooong time ago. Life changes. People change. So I thought one way to make this website more personal was to resurrect this long forgotten post and share a window into the current non-travel me.
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.
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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., 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.
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.