Gallup Interview Questions

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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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Tell me about a time when you felt successful.

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  1. 1.

    Tell me about a time when you felt successful.

      How to Answer

      The first purpose of this question is for the interviewer to discover how you define success. The second purpose of this question is for the interviewer to hear about the proudest moment in your career.

      Times when we feel most successful, are usually attached to our most significant accomplishments; however, everyone defines success differently. Your example does not need to be a grand 'I saved the world' moment.

      You may feel most successful when you help someone else achieve a goal they thought would never be possible. Perhaps you finished your post-secondary education top in your class despite struggling with a learning disability. Or, maybe you were promoted after working tirelessly for months to gain career advancement.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I feel the most successful at work when I exceed the goals given to me by my corporate head office. As a territory sales rep, I am competitive and always want to do better than the expectations put on me. This year I made Presidents' Club and was in the top 10 for sales revenue. I felt a lot of pride in my work and was thrilled with my accomplishment."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "For me, success is not so much what I do, but how people feel when they are around me. I earned recognition in my last position for being a helpful coworker and a resource for many new trainees who were getting their footing in the industry. I felt so wonderful when they recognized me for being a kind person who was willing to lend a hand."

      5+ Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "When I organized a fundraiser, and monetarily we were successful, the attendees to the carnival and auction had fun."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This sounds like fun! When offering up 'Tell me about a time' answers, it's best if you can expand on your details. Try using the STAR framework to organize your response (Situation, Task, Action, Result).

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I was working for a company, I was supporting a hospital with getting our product onto the formulary. I offered them a great discount which they accepted, they loved the product. I had a 3-week window where I had to train 91 wards before our product was officially used. I accomplished the ward training. The customer was very grateful and the account became the market leader for our product."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good use of the STAR format. You could expand by talking about some of your challenges more specifically and how you overcame them.

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