This question is best answered in a succinct, straight to the point, professional but personal manner. The employer wants to know about you, mainly on a professional level but also personally.
Now the employer is not wanting to know everything there is to know about your personal life and everything you have done up until now. That’s why they have your resume in their hand.
The employer wants to know about your passions with work, career goal, experience in a nutshell, three of your strongest skills and even what your favourite hobby/pass time activity is as well as anything else about you aside from work that helps them get to know the real you, and not see you as just a professional or an employee, but someone who loves following football, who loves going to the beach and catching a few waves after work, and so forth.
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