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If you never worked another day in your life, what would you be doing?

1 of 20 Latest Interview Questions Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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This question is exploring your motivations aside from your day to day work. It is a personal question; however, you should still keep your answer work-related if possible. Think to a time when you were not working or when you did not feel the pressure of a full-time career and income. What were you enjoying the most? Perhaps you would travel, volunteer, become a philanthropist, or follow a passion.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I enjoy working and would never want to feel idle so for that reason if I never worked another day I would spend my time volunteering for a cause close to my heart such as children's cancer. I would arrange fundraisers and spend time at the local children's hospital."

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"If I ever worked another day, I would spend my time volunteering. There are many worthy causes that I would be thrilled to give my time to."

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"In my spare time, I enjoy research and do a lot of reading. If I never worked another day, I would start the project of putting my management knowledge together into a series of training manuals for new managers. I think my knowledge and experience could help a lot of people newer to their careers."

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"I have a true passion for social media. If I never worked another day, I would turn myself into a full-time social media blogger! These Instagram celebrities spend their days on photo shoots with chartered jets and designer clothes. I mean, how fun is that?"

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"I just started my career so, that's a tough question to answer. I am just getting started! If I won the lottery, for instance, and did not have to worry about making an income, I would write a book and try to become a New York Times bestselling author. My first topic of choice would be the evolution of fashion trends and how they have impacted our culture."

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"Sales is in my blood! If I did not need to work and spent my days focused solely on an interest of mine, it would still be sales related. Perhaps I would start a charity or gather donations from businesses to take with me to impoverished countries. Whatever I chose to do I know it would still require my stellar negotiation skills."

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"I genuinely enjoy being a teacher because I get to help mold our future! If I never had to work a day in my life and didn't need to earn an income, I would get into politics. This focus would be an excellent way for me to influence much-needed change for the public school system."

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.
First written on: 06/01/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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If you never worked another day in your life, what would you be doing?
I would be either working on my car or house.
I would be going back to school and trying new things that would make me happy.
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