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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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What does being competitive mean to you? How competitive are you?

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    What does being competitive mean to you? How competitive are you?

      How to Answer

      A person who understands the true meaning of competition knows that a consistent and robust level of competition will help them to improve personally and professionally. They do not see competition as an intimidating factor but rather an opportunity to become better. Be prepared to talk about a time when you were placed in a competitive situation and thrived. Your example should be work-related.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "On a scale of 1-10, I would rank my competitiveness as an 8. I like to compete internally, and I will create small milestones for myself at work, attaching them to a time limit. For instance, if I complete the data entry for 50 new customers in under 3 hours, then I can reward myself with a quick coffee break. I like to beat my time limits and will play small games like this with myself throughout the day until all of my tasks are complete. When it comes to being competitive in a team setting, I like to rise above the rest by being the hardest worker and the fastest to respond when a customer is in need. With that said, I spend most of my time uplifting my coworkers and helping them to succeed."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have a competitive personality that stems from my years in competitive sports as a child and young adult. I learned to be competitive with myself, while also valuing teamwork and the importance of pushing others to be their best. I never stop striving to be better, which means that in any given situation, I've always viewed my last performance as the biggest point of competition."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Consultant Interview

      "On a scale of 1-10, I rank my competitiveness an 8. I like to compete internally, and I will create small milestones to achieve each day. For instance, if I cold call 50 new prospects in under 3 hours, then I can reward myself in a small way. I will play games like this throughout the day until all of my goals are met or exceeded. When it comes to being competitive in a team setting, I like to rise above the rest by being the hardest worker and the fastest to respond when a client is in need. As a Consultant, I am only as successful as my team. For that reason, I value uplifting my team members and helping them to succeed first."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "For me, it means when peers challenge each other to be better or deliver better. I do not consider myself competitive, but I do like to show results, and I do put playful competition into play. For example, if we said completing performance reviews on time was a key metric, I would then post the results by department monthly. I find that departments naturally compete with each other to attain better numbers."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is an excellent example of creativity and competition in motion. Also, you present a very unique and thoughtful definition of competition.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "It means achieving/winning. I am a very competitive person. Always have been. I am keen to win and so at work means new business. I am a tenacious person but deliver and win in an empathetic way again bringing a solution to the customer that no one else brings, adding value."

      Cindy's Answer

      Ok! This is an important quality to go into detail about. Do you have an example that could help inform your answer?

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