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Job Satisfaction Interview

12 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 12
What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?
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How to Answer
Job satisfaction is a significant factor in whether people stay or leave their employers. Talk to the interviewer about what satisfies you about your career and why you continue to remain in this particular path.

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Question 2 of 12
What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know how to avoid demotivating you on the job. Everyone will have some particular triggers that cause them to feel dissatisfaction on the job. Talk to the interviewer about any factors that may deflate or discourage you in the workplace.

Question 3 of 12
Describe to me your ideal employer.
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A job search isn't just a one-sided hunt. You must also feel as though this is a good fit for yourself. Tell the interviewer what your ideal employer may be. Be specific and be sure to keep the conversation positive. Avoid speaking poorly of any previous managers or organizations.

Question 4 of 12
How do you define success?
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What does success mean to you? Tell the interviewer how you see success and be sure to tie your answer into the success that you plan to bring to this particular position, should you be offered the role.

Question 5 of 12
What attracts you the most to this particular position?
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know what you will enjoy most in this particular position. The perfect fit needs to go both ways. Assure the interviewer that you see this role as a secure fit for you and discuss the reasons why. Be specific.

Here are some items to assess before accepting a new role:

- Day to day activities. Do they excite you, offer enough variety, and stimulate you?
- Skills growth. Is the position challenging enough that it will test and push your current skill level?
- Skills match. How carefully do the job description and job posting match the skills that you enjoy using the most?
- Job security. Sre you attracted to their growth and employee retention rate?
- Future boss. What are your initial feelings about the person to whom you will be reporting?
- Work style. Do they have a work style that matches yours? For instance, hands-on vs. dictatorship.
- Career growth. What are the opportunities for advancement in the next 3, 5, 10 years? Do these align with your career goals?
- Travel. Also, how much overnight travel is required of you and will you be able to sustain that type of schedule?
- Commute. Do you like the location? Many people quit their jobs because the commute becomes a grind.
- Company goals. Do you agree with the company's mission statement, short and long-term growth plans?
- Workplace culture. How well does this role fit with your personality, lifestyle, and needs?
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Writers for Job Satisfaction Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 01/07/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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