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Gallup Interview

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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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On a scale of 1-5, how happy are you as a person?

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  1. 1.

    On a scale of 1-5, how happy are you as a person?

      How to Answer

      It may seem odd for a potential employer to want to track your happiness. However, all smart hiring authorities know that happy people adjust to their work better, are more productive, and stay in their jobs longer. This tenure is because they feel connected and fulfilled. Talk to the interviewer about what makes you happy, being sure to address the 1-5 scale. Be ready to discuss what is making you feel most satisfied and most fulfilled at the moment! This question is not an opportunity for you to dive into the negative or explain what you dislike about your current job or situation. If there is room for improvement, you can be honest; however, take the time to discuss what you are doing to make yourself happier.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "There is always room for improvement; however, I do consider myself as fulfilled. This fulfillment is why I would rank myself as a 4 out of 5 on the happiness scale. I make sure to look at the positive side of a situation as often as possible. I take the time to give back to myself through exercise and good nutrition. I have meaningful relationships outside and inside work, which is important to me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I would rank my level of happiness as a 3.5 out of 5 right now. I am loving life; however, have a healthy level of discontent as I continue to find the best career path for myself since graduating university. I have plenty of things to be thankful for and make a habit of practicing gratitude daily."

      7 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Is one low and five high? I would say I am a 4 in general. I love being able to feel like I have accomplished or finished a task, helped someone, and answered a needed question. It is why I stay late or work weekends. I love coming home to my dogs and seeing how happy they are to see me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Great answer! It's nice how you dove into a variety of things that are making you happy right now.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am a very happy person. On a scale of 1-5, I would describe myself as a 4. I believe in small celebrations, recognitions, am eager to win, take ownership, and teaming up with others to excel. In turn, I receive the same efforts which help me in crafting a winning team. At home also, I stay the same with my friends and family which help in building a strong relationship."

      Marcie's Answer

      Great! The interviewer will undoubtedly be glad to hear that you're generally a happy and positive person. You also do a great job in connecting this trait to how you are able to build winning teams. It's okay to state that like everyone else there are times when you feel down but that you're balanced and quick to bounce back. You could also mention that you always strive to be upbeat and optimistic.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "5. I have learned to pause and appreciate everything life hands me. I have been through enough hard times to realize that they only make me better."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Your response clearly illustrates positivity and your enthusiasm for life, but your response could be deepened by sharing specific examples of what brings you joy or why you believe that maintaining happiness is important.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "On a scale of 1-5, I rate myself a 4.5. I am very happy with the professional experiences I have had. I have a passion for the healthcare industry, and I have found a career that provides fulfillment to my passion. And I look forward to the future experiences and growth development that my career has to offer. I feel like the best is yet to come."

      Stephanie's Answer

      You do a good job of quantifying your feelings of happiness (which can be tricky to do with questions like this) while still relating those feelings of happiness back to your work. Good job!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "4. I generally enjoy life, I like my job and find a lot of self-fulfillment out of doing my work, and I also have a lot of hobbies and positive things going on outside of work. My family, friends, and my dog make me very happy as well as activities like hiking & working out. There is always some room for improvement, which is why I assigned a four instead of a five."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It's always good to leave something as an aspirational measure. You do an excellent job outlining what fulfills you, giving the interviewer a nice glimpse into what drives you daily.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am definitely a 4 - I am a very driven and outgoing person and I strive to leave everything I touch better than I found it. I love meeting new people and helping the people in my life, it makes me feel like I can make a difference."

      Marcie's Answer

      It's great that you consider yourself a happy person. Consider mentioning that you also try to be optimistic and positive. You might also talk about how nobody is happy all the time and that you are always real and honest too. While you want to appear to be a positive person, no one is perfectly positive at all times and the interviewer knows this. You want to show that you are balanced, mentally healthy, and generally optimistic.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "A 4 out of 5. I am happy, I have a great group of friends and I have an exciting time ahead of me. I do work hard on my mental wellbeing by ensuring I exercise every day, even if this is just walking. I have taken up meditation and yoga this year to help me get the best out of life."

      Marcie's Answer

      Excellent. It sounds like you take charge of your happiness by making sure to exercise and meditate, which is great. Can you also tie this into the role and talk about how your positivity will help you to excel within it? Great job!

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