Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
After meeting him in person, my instincts were correct. He excelled at the standard interview questions, was a perfect fit for the position, attacked his job with incredible focus, and we remain close friends to this day.
So what about when I asked about those crazy interests? He responded:
"I’ve always been very much into fitness, and just started training for my first competition. It requires intense discipline and hard work, the same skills I will bring to this job. I played hockey in high school, and recently took a ballroom dancing class with my girlfriend and was surprised how much I enjoyed it."
And the alligator wrestling?
"Well, I can’t say I’ve ever done it. But it interests me, so I put it there under interests."