Danielle Kunkle Roberts, cofounder of Boomer Benefits, told Business Insider that she likes to ask candidates to "tell me a little about yourself outside of work" during job interviews.
"Sometimes, the answer can give you clues to a person's emotional and mental well-being or whether they are an introvert or an extrovert, which might be relevant for a certain position," she said.
When Kunkle Roberts asked this question during an interview for a sales position, it turned out to be a deal-breaker for the candidate.
"The candidate rolled her eyes at me and replied 'I never understand why interviewers ask this irrelevant question. Why in the world would you care what I do outside of work?''' Kunkle Roberts said.
The candidate then went on to share a little more information about her interests, but Kunkle Roberts had heard enough.
"The question served its exact purpose," Kunkle Roberts told Business Insider.