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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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How do you know if you're doing a good job?

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    How do you know if you're doing a good job?

      How to Answer

      There are many ways to measure how you are performing at work, outside of direct feedback from your boss. The interviewer would like to know how active you are when it comes to monitoring your work performance. Common indicators of a job well done include being given promotions or more responsibility at work. Maybe you are offered more room to move and more autonomy than you were when you first started your job. Perhaps you are offered more visibility in your role, and your company is giving you opportunities to meet with clients or attend relevant industry events.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My current boss is great at giving me praise and feedback regularly. The other indicators that I look for are when my company offers me more exposure to our high-profile clients. Only those who put their best foot forward get opportunities to represent the company. When offered a chance to present to a large client, I appreciated the trust my boss extended to me. It made me want to shine, and do my very best work."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I know that I am doing my best work when I am offered more autonomy, and when my boss offers me more significant projects. If I were drowning in my responsibilities, my manager would not give me more tasks. By expanding my responsibilities and giving me more room to work, they are showing me that they trust my work ethic and the quality of what I deliver."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "This is very important for me to measure my own performing in the job. As a leader, I used a Hoshin Plan to drive breakthrough objectives and KPIs, and the same is fully aligned with my all stakeholders. The performing treads, action plan gives a very visual picture of my performance. I always seek frequent feedback from my team and stakeholders to stay on the same page. My boss always keeps giving me more challenges, involving me in critical or more impactful projects that give me a sense that I am doing my job well."

      Marcie's Answer

      This is a strong response. Great job! It sounds like you recognize the importance of measuring your own work performance, which is great. How did you learn about the Hoshin Plan? Maybe you can talk a bit more about how you discovered that and why you choose to use that method? Otherwise, you've done an excellent job of showing all the ways you monitor yourself to ensure you're doing a good job.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "From the customer's perspective, they are satisfied and I am attending to their needs. Also from a company perspective, the sales data that I would obtain is showing growth in the areas that I have worked indicating the customer is actioning what was discussed in our face-to-face meeting. On top of all that I am happy."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good! Referencing the customer in this answer shows you've got the right perspective.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Feedback from my clients and my sales results."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Can you add in a specific example of positive feedback that you have received from a client lately? If you have stellar sales results, then it will be important to share some of these achievements.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am an instructional assistant and I hold office hours. I can tell I am doing a good job because my numbers in my office hours are going up every week. I have also gotten feedback from students that they make it a point to attend my office hours, even when their schedule is busy."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Your response clearly shows a specific way that you're evaluating your performance (by students attending your office hours.) I would encourage you to provide a few more details to further clarify why an increase in attendance at office hours is an indicator of a job well done. Do students feel connected to you or find you to be trustworthy? Have any students given you specific feedback about office hours being helpful? Sharing this type of information would add additional context to the point you're trying to make.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am given more responsibility in the role. Bigger projects, and tasks, with less input from my manager on dealing with them. I know the support would be there if I needed it but this shows that they are confident and trust me to do the work given independently. Also being put forward for promotion. I was put forward for the territory manager role by my manager having only been in the business for a few months demonstrating to me that I had been performing well enough for them to see the potential in me for this job as opposed to hiring a more experienced applicant."

      Marcie's Answer

      Nice! Being given more responsibility, needing less oversight, and being promoted are all definitely ways to know that you are succeeding within your position. Including the example of your promotion further strengthens your answer. Excellent!

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