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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

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    Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know how you express your creativity, outside of the workplace. A genuinely creative minded person will have outside activities aside from what's happening in the workplace. Tell the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you express your creativity.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Outside of work I like to attend dance classes and I also attend the odd paint and sip wine nights at a local wine shop. I also enjoy reading as a way of nurturing my creative side."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "As an avid reader, I also explore writing. Cooking is also art for me, and I try to incorporate creativity into the fun meals I prepare for family and friends."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "It's important to me that I do something creative a few times a week so that my interests are vast and not only work-related. I am currently teaching myself PhotoShop. Primarily to put my friends' heads on hilarious photos but either way, it makes me laugh, and I love it."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "Outside of work I love to explore my creative side. I practice photography for fun and take painting and sculpting classes. I do love the arts."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I am huge into fashion and recently started a fashion page on Instagram. I curate new outfits and create fun fashion-inspired flat lays."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I have a lot of energy, so I like to bring out my creative side on the weekends by attending local art events, going to the theater, or trying a new paint and sip class."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I play the violin in a community orchestra and teach private lessons to local kids. This activity is one I have participated in for the past four years."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Design Consultant Interview

      "Outside of work, I like to attend dance classes, and I also attend paint and sip wine nights at a local wine shop. I also enjoy reading as a way of nurturing my creative side. These activities have benefitted me as a Design Consultant since I gain a new perspective on movement, art, and literature. I often read books on design and architecture and find it especially fascinating to learn about famous artists, creatives, and designers of the past."

      Ronda's Answer for an Art Director Interview

      "When I'm not writing, I enjoy taking photographs. I don't have any formal photography training, but I am self-taught and continue to learn new methods and tricks regularly."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Nursery and Greenhouse Interview

      "Outside of work I like to attend dance classes and I also attend the odd paint and sip wine nights at a local wine shop. I also enjoy reading as a way of nurturing my creative side."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous Answer

      "Some years ago, due to exercise injuries, I was encouraged to take yoga classes. Over a period of time, I was motivated to be a certified yoga instructor which did help improve my leadership skills in a group setting. It did bring me out of my comfort zone and became more extrovert."

      Mary's Answer

      This is a great example of how an outside activity has influenced you in a professional setting. Great response!

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