Interview Questions: About You

 

What are you passionate about?

When your asked what you're passionate about during a job interview, it's your chance to share what's important to you . This is also the time where you want to show the interviewer your dedication.

Your response doesn't have to be centered around work, but you want to avoid sharing something that could be a major distraction from your working hours. For example, you don't want to say that you're a cyclist training to win the Tour de France; looking forward to spending the winter skiing in Aspen; or that you enjoy spending the summer months hiking around Europe. These are few extreme examples, but they should give you the overall idea.

Possible Responses

  • I am passionate about helping others. While growing up, I enjoyed helping my mom with household repairs. This habit only grew as I got older and it has expanded to helping others as well. I enjoy helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.
  • Painting is a passion of mine. Once a week I take an evening art class and hope to find time each weekend to paint. I found painting to be a good way for me to relax. I enjoy it, despite not having much talent at it.
  • Since I lost my father to pancreatic cancer, I have volunteered to help raise awareness and funding for cancer research. I'm part of a volunteer network. I'm passionate about working to find a cure, however possible.
  • Making a difference through my contributions is my passion. When I'm involved with a project, I do my best to be successful. This goes for both my personal and professional life.
  • I'm an avid cyclist and enjoy spending weekends and vacations riding.