MockQuestions MockQuestions
Upgrade

Tell me one thing about yourself that is not on your resume.

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

This question is another open-ended one where it can be easy to ramble on and on. Avoid this by preparing a couple of statements regarding what makes you a stand-out candidate, but may not be on your resume. For instance, you may want to mention some current volunteer work, an exciting hobby, your favorite books on business or leadership, a pipe-dream that you have (career-related) or even additional languages that you speak. However, you choose to reply, ensure that it remains on track with a career conversation.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"One thing that I have not included on my resume, is that I am currently attending online courses in the evenings and weekends to complete my Masters' in Accounting. My estimated graduation date is next June. I am excited to reach this milestone as the added education can only support me further in my career."

Admin
Answer example

"I did not include my volunteer work on my resume as there was not much room left on the document. For the past five years, I have spent every Saturday working at the local animal shelter, helping with pet adoptions. This work has taught me further software skills and has strengthened my people-facing and engagement skills as well."

Manager
Answer example

"One thing you would not know about me, from reading my resume, is that I am an avid reader. I aim to read one new book on leadership, management, business, or professional development, once a week. Currently, I am reading 'Good to Great' by Jim Collins. Last week, I completed 'Leaders Eat Last,' by Simon Sinek."

Marketing
Answer example

"I did not put my GPA on my resume, but perhaps I should have - I am very proud of it! I graduated with my MSc in Digital Marketing with a 3.7 GPA. All of this, I accomplished while also working part-time."

Retail
Answer example

"I speak three languages fluently which is a great help in my current retail sales position. Because of my language skills, I can assist customers in English, Spanish, and Mandarin."

Sales
Answer example

"Back in 2007, I spend a few months working in Japan. This experience was earlier in my career, so I no longer include it on my resume. Just after graduating with my business degree I took an internship with a global organization where I immersed myself in the Japanese business culture. The skills and knowledge gained were immeasurable."

Teacher
Answer example

"One thing you would not know about me, from reading my resume, is that I started my education career in the private school sector. It was just for one year, where I taught at a private charter school. The experience was nice; however, I much prefer the challenges that come with public education."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 08/09/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Telephone
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Tough
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more topics