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Interview with hiring manager the other day and he asked the “so tell me about yourself.” So i start talking about myself in terms of personality traits that relate to work. But he insisted in kneo

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Knowing about outside of work stuff. Like my life story and what my hobbies are and stuff. The honest to god answer is I’m not close to my family, i don’t like to think or talk about my formative years, i work a ton. In my free time i spend time watching netflix, drinking, hanging out with my dog, and looking at memes on my phone. This is a startup with a touchy feely culture. I’m worried they won’t like me bc I’m hesitant to talk about my personal life. Or because I’m not interesting enough. But i would be very good at this job. He said so himself. But he said making sure people are a right fit for the team is more important than if they can do the job. Am i worrying about nothing? Is this a normal thing for them to wonder about?

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You’re probably right! I’m not the best at telling fake nice from genuine nice bc I’m not the best about being fake nice. I generally like most people when i meet them, and assume most people do too. Foolishly but I’d rather be that than suspicious haha

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It's not that uncommon for people to ask that question and want a more personal question. Sometimes they care about the actual answers (the whole office is into sports and concerts and happy hours and you don't care for any). Other times they just want to hear how you converse about things that you like outside of work (if everyone is at the water cooler chatting, are you going to be off in the corner). Fit is really important IMO so if the interview felt awkward, do you really want to go into work everyday where everyone else is bonding and you're that coworker that is always sitting alone because they've stop talking to you and inviting you to things outside of work? How will that effort the opportunities you are given to progress in your career? Not saying there is anything wrong with you (or them). There's a work culture for everyone and it's important to not force yourself in where you'll be uncomfortable.

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It is normal in start up culture amongst others yes.

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I wasn’t that transparent, but maybe i should’ve been? I’m just a little reserved about my private life at work (it’s a tough subject and i don’t like talking about it). I’ve never been penalised for it but makes sense that i would be at a place like this.

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I heard start ups don’t pay much. Why do they bother about personal stories and cultural fit?

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