Show the interviewer that you know your strengths and talk about a profession that seems exciting and interesting to you. It's great to talk about a dream job but be sure to solidify your interest in the role and career path you are currently interviewing for.
"I cannot imagine being unable to work in this profession because I enjoy it so much! If I had to draw on my other skills and passions I would choose to work for a non-profit organization such as the local animal shelter. I am a big animal lover so that would be a lot of fun."
"I am a very creative person who has always had a penchant for the arts. I realize that it's completely different than my career path but if I knew, early on, that I could have made a career as an artist - I would have explored that option further. Of course, I am very satisfied with the choices I made and never have any regrets."
"I am a people person, so any position where I can help people on a daily basis would be good for me. Whether it be in retail, healthcare, etc."
Sales answer example
"I am definitely a people person, which is why I'm in sales, but I also love to write. I have always written in my spare time and actually really enjoy writing emails or proposals daily for work, so it's definitely something that I'd love to do in an alternate universe. In this universe however, I am happy to continue in sales to learn, grow, and take on the extra writing work for proposals when it arises."
Teacher answer example
"If I were not teaching, oh goodness, that's hard! I have wanted to be a teacher since third grade: I distinctly remember the moment when I decided, too. Hmm... I suppose I would probably be a speech language pathologist, if I weren't a teacher. It would still allow me to work with children, and the work they do, how they understand the brain, it's all just so fascinating."
Marketing answer example
"Well, I've been in other professions, as I came from sales, so honestly I would probably have stuck with sales as a safe move if I weren't brave enough to have made the marketing leap. Besides that, I almost went to law school, so I guess a lawyer."