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What work situations excite and motivate you?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how to motivate you on the job. It is essential, for your success, that the hiring manager knows how to keep you motivated and excited to come to work every day. Share with the interviewer what they could do to ensure that you are happy and productive.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am most motivated, on the job, when tasks remain organized, and the vibe is positive. I value strong teamwork and good leadership."

Admin
Answer example

"Paving new paths and creating structures to support organizations excite me the most. I am self-motivated and enjoy seeing my hard work make a difference for an organization."

Manager
Answer example

"I enjoy researching and implementing new best practices. I like change, but only if there is a visible improvement in efficiency or morale."

Marketing
Answer example

"I am a creative person and, as such, I love an environment with sociable colleagues. When a team is encouraged to get along and discuss ideas, it makes for excellent results."

Retail
Answer example

"I love to have a mentor and work with people who are supportive of each others' success. It is so amazing to celebrate wins like exceeding KPI's or the launch of a new brand."

Sales
Answer example

"I get excited about brainstorming sessions, and sales contests. I'm competitive and like to work with my team to come up with new sales strategies and ways to make our clients happy while exceeding targets."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am excited at work when my tasks and responsibilities have a meaning. I dedicate myself to helping my students, so I am at my peak of motivation when I know they are excelling."

Residential Advisors
Answer example

"I am most motivated, on the job, when tasks are organized and the vibe is positive. I really value strong teamwork and good leadership."

Usher
Answer example

"What I like the most about this position is the opportunity to assist a large number of individuals from different backgrounds. This is something I consider very exciting as this will enable me to develop my customer service skills with people of different cultures."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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