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How can we inspire your creative side?

1 of 15 Creative Thinking Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 12th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

If an interviewer asks you any questions related to how they can help you, then you should rejoice! Companies who ask potential employees what they can do for them, are often a flatter organizational structure and often fabulous companies to join. Think of a time when your creative juices were flowing. What were the surroundings, or which resources were available to you? Be sure to thank the interviewer for a question related to your needs!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I appreciate your concern for my needs! The best way to inspire my creative side is to provide me with the space that I need to work. I come up with my best ideas when I can brainstorm and work through my ideas on paper, or on my computer."

Admin
Answer example

"I appreciate you asking this question! I tend to concentrate heavily on my work, and sometimes I forget to take breaks. If you can encourage me to take my breaks to refresh my mind, I can create some excellent and creative work!"

Manager
Answer example

"It's great that you are concerned with the creativity of your employees. I encourage creativity in my team by asking them to bring me their ideas - fun, weird, challenging, and clever. All of them! If you can do the same for me, that is when I am at my creative best."

Marketing
Answer example

"Thank you for asking! For me, a flexible work schedule and a moveable workspace are all factors that allow me to be at my most creative. For instance, in my current role, we can start late and stay late, or come in early to have a quiet coffee and get our day going. Also, I am not chained to one specific desk. Our workspaces flow all throughout the office."

Retail
Answer example

"I love to exercise my creativity, so - thank you for asking! I am at my best, creatively speaking when a team mentality is encouraged. This mentality could mean group huddles at the beginning of the day, group coffee breaks, or after-work drinks."

Sales
Answer example

"I am my most creative when I have the resources that I need to get my job done. These resources could mean technological, or even access to a mentor, and continued education opportunities. Thanks for asking! I highly value creative ideas in the workplace."

Teacher
Answer example

"I realize that the public school system has limited resources; however, one of the best ways that I get my creativity flowing is through mixed media and other visual aids. I like to introduce these aids into my classroom for my students and encourage their creativity, in return."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 08/12/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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