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What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?

1 of 12 Job Satisfaction Interview 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.
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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am delighted with this career path, and I believe it is because I can help people on a daily basis. It is important for me to feel as though I am contributing to my community and this career certainly generates those feelings."

Admin
Answer example

"My satisfaction always comes from a job well done. I am self-led and disciplined, so my satisfaction truly comes from within."

Manager
Answer example

"I have worked very hard to gain a leadership position. Being a manager gives me the sense that my work and actions genuinely matter to other people. If my work ethic and attitude can positively influence someone else, that is the most satisfying moment for me."

Marketing
Answer example

"As a marketing professional, I gain the most satisfaction from exercising the creative side of my brain. I have a high amount of energy and ideas so when my days are filled with brainstorming, and spontaneity, that satisfies me very much."

Retail
Answer example

"I enjoy helping people, so seeing, or hearing from, a satisfied customer is what drives me."

Sales
Answer example

"I am competitive by nature, so my satisfaction comes from the chase and the win. I love a friendly negotiation, to chase a deal, and to uncover a potential new client."

Teacher
Answer example

"As a teacher, I gain the most satisfaction from knowing my students are gaining a solid foundation for their future. I care about the success of my students, and when one of them pulls up their grades or shows a genuine passion for a particular topic, it makes me so happy."

Written by:

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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