Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
"Um . . . well . . . I have 15 years of experience in the . . . uh . . . marketing industry, and in my spare time I really enjoy showing dogs and watching Dancing with the Stars."
This is one of the most commonly asked interview questions, and there's a good chance you'll be asked it. As a matter of fact, there's a good chance you'll be asked this question over and over again.
There's no reason to be unprepared. Also, unless the interviewer asks specifically, don't delve into personal topics.