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How would your favorite teacher or professor describe you?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Talking about yourself can be challenging, especially when you feel like you may not have a lot of life experience. Focus on the great things that your educators have said about you in the past, either on report cards, in passing, or on the remarks on an assignment.

Your favorite teacher is someone who recognizes your hard work and your talents. They may be impressed with your writing and communication skills, how well you work in groups and your enthusiasm. If you have spent any time one-on-one with your teacher and received feedback, share what you have learned from your experiences in their class. Talk about how they noticed your strengths and helped you to develop them. Your perseverance, kindness and hard working spirit are all great qualities to share in your interview.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I believe that my favorite teacher, who was my Grade 12 English teacher, would describe me as creative, tenacious, and focused. I did well in her class and was highly engaged in most assignments."

Admin
Answer example

"My favorite professor always said that I was very disciplined and attentive. I took that as a great compliment because he was a very focused personality as well."

Manager
Answer example

"My favorite professor was my Statistics prof. He took a notoriously difficult course and made it fun. I enjoyed his teaching style and believe he would describe me as diligent, inquisitive, and well-spoken."

Marketing
Answer example

"While earning my Marketing degree, I had a professor who was an absolute whiz when it came to social media marketing strategies and algorithms. I soaked up everything she said when it came to her classes. I believe she would describe me as someone who goes the extra mile, a strong researcher, and a person passionate about results."

Retail
Answer example

"My absolute favorite teacher in high school was my drama teacher! She was so fun and encouraged us to be as creative as possible. I believe she would describe me as energetic, positive, and encouraging to those around me."

Sales
Answer example

"One of my professors gave me a huge compliment of asking me to research and edit his book after I graduated, as a contributor to his research project. So, not only does he think that I am a great persuasive writer, but he also trusts my work ethic, research, and editing skills."

Teacher
Answer example

"One of my favorite professors was also a published author and highly respected in the education space. He took a liking to me, and my work, and is one of my references. I know he would describe me as empathetic, self-assured, and enthusiastic about kids and teaching."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 08/28/2016
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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