Advice and Examples: Who has inspired you in your life and why? For a Providence Health & Services Interview Question.
3. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Why the Interviewer Asks This Question
Providence is committed to 'nurturing the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.' They have shared their inspiration with you, and now it is time to share yours. Your life's inspiration can come from a book, mentor, family, celebrity, author, or anyone! Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired your life and why.
Focus Your Answer On
There is no wrong answer to this question as it is a personal inspiration. However, try to keep political or religious figures out of your response in case the interviewer disagrees with your views. It would not be good to offend your interviewer during your interview!
1st 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."
2nd Answer Example
"My grandfather has been the greatest inspiration in my life. I was orphaned at four, and he raised me single-handedly after my grandmother died. He always worked hard to support me, and he believed in me. When I told other family members I wanted to become a neurosurgeon, they all scoffed at me as no one in my family had ever graduated from high school, much less medical school. My grandfather was the only one who believed I could do it, and he supported me every step of the way."