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What is your philosophy towards work?

1 of 17 Direct Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 15th, 2019 | 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

How you view work, and your career, will be a huge factor for the interviewer when determining your fit with their organization. Just like a company will have a value and mission statement, so should you. Your philosophy can be a quote that resonates with you or a list of values that are important to you. Be sure that your belief aligns nicely with the goals of the interviewing company. Be brief. The interviewer is not looking for a dramatic monologue.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am tenacious and an eager learner. My philosophy is that there is always room to learn and that mistakes are teaching opportunities, not failures."

Admin
Answer example

"My philosophy in life, and in work, is to treat others with respect at all times. It's pretty simple! I approach clients with kindness; I deliver my work when I say that I will, and I am an active listener."

Manager
Answer example

"I like to let my team dream, feel involved, and approach me with their ideas. You could say my work philosophy is one that allows for brainstorming and encourages the creative use of resources."

Marketing
Answer example

"My favorite quote by Aristotle is "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work." This quote sums up my work philosophy perfectly."

Retail
Answer example

"I read your company's philosophy, and it very much aligns with my attitude towards my work. I want my customers to feel like we know each other and that our store is like home to them. Nobody is a stranger unless you treat them as such."

Sales
Answer example

"My philosophy is "Relationship above all else." If I have a stable relationship with my client, I can maximize my sales opportunity while also maximizing the ways they benefit from my products and services."

Teacher
Answer example

"Funny enough my inspiration for my work philosophy, as an educator, comes from George Clooney. He once said that "Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes." I have this saying posted in my classroom to encourage my students when they make mistakes. We all make mistakes, but it's whether we learn from them that is important."

Power Plant Operator
Answer example

"My philosophy, when it comes to work, is to do my best every single day. Never procrastinate and always approach a challenge with an open mind. This mentality has certainly helped me work my way through many challenges in the workplace."

Home Health Aide
Answer example

"My philosophy towards work is that if you choose a career that you love, it will never feel like a drag. I chose this career because it left me feeling whole, even after a busy day. People rely on me and I am able to help them to live a life with dignity."

Landscape Architect
Answer example

"i take my work seriously and am committed to performing to be best of my ability. The company's success is my success. I also value respect and as such, am extremely respectful toward all clients and every single individual at the company."

Bailiff
Answer example

"I take my work seriously and am committed to performing to be best of my ability. The company's success is my success. I also value respect and as such, am extremely respectful toward all clients and every single individual at the company."

Elementary Teacher
Answer example

"I'm very dedicated to helping children. In a sense, I see them as my own because they and their parents are trusting me to do what's best for them and to teach them what they need in order to become functioning adults. When I'm there with them in the classroom, they have my complete and undivided attention. I focus on their needs and take care of them. Then, to recharge myself and stay balanced, when I get out of work I spend some time taking care of myself; I make sure that I have what it takes to take good care of them."

Bacteriologist
Answer example

"My philosophy, when it comes to work, is to do my best every single day. I never procrastinate and always approach a challenge with an open mind. My motto has certainly helped me work my way through many challenges in the workplace."

Summer Law Clerk
Answer example

"I take my work seriously and am committed to performing to be best of my ability. The firm's success is my success. I also value respect and as such, am extremely respectful toward all clients and every single individual at the firm."

Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Answer example

"My philosophy​ towards work is that it's important to take on new challenges, and activities that make you grown and learn on a regular basis. Also, it's important to give back, in and outside of the workplace."

Marketing Communications Manager
Answer example

"My favorite quote by Aristotle is 'Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work.' This quote sums up my work philosophy perfectly."

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: 06/29/2018
Last modified on: 02/15/2019

View user-submitted Answers

What is your philosophy towards work?
1.
To be sucessful you have to work hard and never give up on a task.
2.
Its a conversion of your good effort to money. Had good efficient work and earn well.
3.
Knowledge is the key to success once you do a routine you can learn the job well and memorize steps in order to accomplish goals and get even better at it be persistent keep trying until you progress your work.
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