. Do you participate in any extra curricular activities? Why do you participate in those activities?

Do you participate in any extra curricular activities? Why do you participate in those activities?

Question Intent

Employers like rounded employees that have a balanced life with interests out of the workplace. Believe it or not the perfect employee does not work eighteen hours a day, seven days a week and employers realize that. They're looking for an employee that will spend a number of successful years at the company, not someone who will burnout in no time.

Answer Tips

Most honest answers are acceptable here. Be sure to include outdoor and team pursuits. Someone whose only pastimes are playing computer games and listening to their personal stereo may give the perception that they're insular in nature and would not fit in well in a team environment. Any pursuits that can be perceived to bring benefit to the workplace (such as captain of a sports team) are greatly respected.