Aug 23, 2018 - 03:15 PM
Employers ask about outside interests because they want to see a well-rounded employee who can socialize and relate to others. Keeping this in mind, you may want to avoid bringing up extremely niche or obscure interests, unless you can easily explain them in a way that doesn't make you sound strange.
Focus on one or two hobbies; a higher amount can give the impression that you lack direction. Likewise, don't just say you don't do anything, or you just hang out. Your interest doesn't have to be highly unique – in fact, it can be better for it to be something relatable. You should also be specific. If you say you enjoy reading, mention some books you enjoyed.
Your answer should also indicate the reason this hobby appeals to your. For instance, you can describe the way reading broadens your mind and helps you learn about other perspectives. Here are also some more insights> into discussing hobbies at your interview.