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What work situations excite and motivate you?

1 of 15 Compatibility 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.
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."

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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 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: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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