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Who is a person you admire and why?

1 of 21 No Experience 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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Are you impressed by strong, intelligent women working in the bio-engineering field? Are there people in your life who inspire you to follow your dreams because of what they have overcome to get where they want to be? Talk about a person, whether it be a family member or a professor. Share the qualities you admire. Think about what that person does that stands out to you. It's not just about their work ethic. It's also about their character, how they treat people and their ability to persevere. Talk about how they handle conflict and adversity. And most importantly, share how they inspire you.

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"One person that I admire is Dr. Tererai Trent, a woman who made her dreams come true. From being raised in war-torn Zimbabwe to earning her education, coming to the USA, and eventually becoming someone that Oprah Winfrey labeled as an influential person, she has influenced millions to follow any dream, no matter how impossible it may seem."

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"I most admire my father because his work ethic is second to none. He taught me to always be reliable, on time, and a person of my word."

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"One person that I admire is the professor I had in my Economics class. Her teaching style was relatable, and she always had time for her students. As an aspiring manager, I want to emulate those same qualities of openness, and helpfulness."

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"I greatly admire the work of Seth Godin. He's a sales, business, and marketing genius. I have followed his blog for many years now. He started his empire with only $20,000 and is essentially the father of permission marketing."

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"I admire my older sister. I have always looked up to her but especially now in adulthood as I saw her overcome a learning disability to become a very respected artist and painter. It is inspiring how she tackles her goals and lets nothing stand in her way."

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"My parents came to this country when they were in their mid-30s, knowing no English and starting from the bottom. My dad delivered pizzas even though he was a high ranking military official with an economics degree. He did what he needed to do for us to thrive in the USA. He moved his way up through various jobs including teaching himself how to write code. Not only is he so hardworking and selfless, but he is also kind to everyone he meets. He is a "friend to all," as he says."

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"One of the most influential people to me is Martin Luther King, Jr. Being a visible minority, and with dreams to be an educator, I found his messages to be infinitely inspiring and uplifting."

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.
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: 12/16/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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