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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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Would you prefer to earn a set salary or be offered an uncapped pay based on performance?

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    Would you prefer to earn a set salary or be offered an uncapped pay based on performance?

      How to Answer

      This question may not seem like a behavioral-based inquiry, but it sure is! If you have worked in a highly commission-based role in the past, you know that it takes a considerable amount of focus, dedication, and methodology to succeed. Often, commission-based positions do not cap your pay, meaning the reward can be much higher than an opportunity with a set salary. There is no right or wrong answer so, be true to your preference, properly backing your position and reinforcing your strong work ethic.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have worked in commission-based roles in the past with no base salary, but my potential commission earnings were uncapped. I loved it! With this pay structure, I felt very in control of my earnings and found it to be not only exciting but motivating at the same time. I thrived in this environment and would certainly do it again."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am a very structured and analytical personality, and I do best when I know what to expect. I prefer a set salary so that I can focus on doing my job very well rather than continually tracking my commissions and earnings."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Uncapped pay based on performance. A lot of the work I do is where I go above and beyond and so to be rewarded for that extra hard work is very motivating to me."

      Cindy's Answer

      Ok! good, straightforward answer with rationale included. Nice job.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I prefer a set salary with a bonus based on real achievable performance metrics attainable within the purview of the position."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your desired compensation structure is very clear - well done.

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