When you’re asked this question, it may be because the interviewer wants to know you as a person better, to understand your passions and your personality.
Usually a cover letter and resume are formal, so this kind of question can be an opportunity to find commonality, or to test your cultural fit.
If you’ve researched the person you’re interviewing with, and you see they’ve Tweeted often about football, then go ahead and your love for the Champions League.
Or, you can just be true to yourself and talk about your hobbies regardless of ensuring a perfect match.
Should the interviewer veer toward unprofessional behavior in the context of this question, (“Like, oh we should grab a drink sometime to talk about that.”) you can and should remain professional (e.g. “I would be happy to discuss with you and the rest of the team, in a professional setting.”)
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