Advice and Examples: Who has inspired you in your life and why? For an Alliance Healthcare Interview Question.
3. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Why the Interviewer Asks This Question
Your life's inspiration can come from a mentor, family, a professor, an author, or anyone who motivated and inspired you. Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired you in your life and why. They want to know your motivation for working in this industry and how you connect and communicate with other people.
Focus Your Answer On
Focus on using a person who is not controversial to the interviewer, such as a political person. If the interviewer disagrees with your political affiliation, it could cost you the chance of being offered the job.
1st Answer Example
"I find inspiration in a variety of people and things. I would have to say that the person who has most greatly inspired me has been my grandmother. She always had a smile, no matter how hard she worked, and she loved everyone very much. She was well respected and always gave more than she received. I try to live like her as much as I can."
2nd Answer Example
"The previous physician I worked under was a huge inspiration. Her passion for patient health and her career successes were motivating and put the fire in me to climb the ladder in my career."