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Question 1 of 20
Do you have any near impossible goals set for yourself? Tell me about one of them.
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Question 2 of 20
What brings you here today?
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This question is a fundamental yet very challenging interview question to navigate. Your natural instinct is to think 'Well, you called me here for an interview!"

Digging deeper into the real question - the interviewer wants to hear about the excitement that you have for this job, and the opportunity to be interviewing with their company.

Hiring authorities often receive hundreds of applications per job posting, so it's a huge compliment to your skills that you were chosen for an interview! Now it is time for you to reciprocate and discuss why you are thankful for being here today.

Give a brief overview of why you are looking for a new opportunity, and why this role caught your eye. Show a full understanding of the responsibilities of this role by matching their skills request with the skills you offer.

Answer Example
" Digging deeper into the real question - the interviewer wants to hear about the excitement that you have for this job, and the opportunity to be interviewing with their company. Hiring authorities often receive hundreds of applications per job posting, so it's a huge compliment to your skills that you were chosen for an interview! Now it is time for you to reciprocate and discuss why you are thankful for being here today. Give a brief overview of why you are looking for a new opportunity, and why this role caught your eye. Show a full understanding of the responsibilities of this role by matching their skills request with the skills you offer. For example: "
Admin Example
"I am here today because I have a great interest in what your organization in achieving in the oil and energy space. I have a new diploma in oil and gas office administration and would love nothing more than to start my career in this industry with your esteemed organization."
Manager Example
"I am here because I know that my skills are an excellent match for your needs. When I initially read your job description, I saw a strong correlation between your needs and what I can offer. For example, I have experience in cross-departmental team management and am a six sigma black belt."
Marketing Example
"My blend of expertise in social media marketing and content writing is what brought me here today. I want to take these skills and blow away your expectations when it comes to this content marketing position. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to be here today. I have had an eye on your agency for some time now and was thrilled to be alerted to this opening."
Retail Example
"I have followed your brand for many years now and loved that you are a trailblazer in fashion. Working here would be a dream job for me, and I am very thankful for the consideration you are giving me today. I want to forge a long-term career with your brand."
Sales Example
"My love for sales, as well as my experience in your specific industry, is what has brought me here today. Your organization has an excellent reputation with clients and great ratings online which caught my attention as well. I want to work with you on building your new territory and training new sales teams. I know I can bring this territory to be the most profitable in the state."
Teacher Example
"I am a passionate educator and have a penchant for the arts. The fact that you are a private school with an arts focus is incredibly exciting to me. I appreciate the opportunity to be here with you today and look forward to highlighting how I will excel in this role."
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Question 3 of 20
What in your life pushes you forward?
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The interviewer would like to know more about the factors that motivate you. What pushes you forward in life will be more of a personal response, but you should bring your reply back to how this affects your motivation at work as well. This concept is called your 'Top Human Need.' As motivational speaker Tony Robbins puts it, what is the invisible force that shapes your thoughts, behavior, and actions?

Here are some factors that may push you forward in life:

- Your children, spouse, or family
- Your desire for knowledge, learning, and growth
- A desire to be wealthy and prosperous
- The need for variety, excitement, or surprise
- A genuine connection with others
- Knowing that you are contributing to the betterment of others

Answer Example
"I am pushed forward in life by my desire to provide for my children, my spouse, and my elderly parents. I want nothing more than for them to be comfortable and have all their heart desires. This force drives me to perform my best in the workplace to that I can be considered for promotions, thus, earning a better life for my family."
Admin Example
"Kindness is the driving force in my life. I strive to be kind, genuine, empathetic and create true connections with my family, friends, co-workers, and the customers that I interact with on a daily basis. If everyone were a bit kinder, this world would be a much better place, don't you agree?"
Manager Example
"I crave a genuine connection with others, both in my personal life and in the workplace. The force that drives me is the need to create these connections. I will achieve this by opening up genuine conversations with everyone I meet. This particular goal gives me what I need but has the added benefit of powerful employee performance and retention. My team knows that I care about their well-being and success, so they stay loyal to me and my vision."
Marketing Example
"I am a creative person who needs variety, change, innovation, and new challenges. Ultimately, I am driven by this need to chase the next idea, try the latest trends in marketing, read the most ground-breaking books, and the like. A workplace of diversity and new challenges is a dream for me and would be the force I need to remain motivated."
Retail Example
"I have always had an innate need to help others. This need is likely why I have chosen a career in customer service. When I have spent part of my day helping someone, making their life a little bit simpler, or making them feel better about themselves, I feel incredible. The need to help others is most definitely my driving force in both work and my personal life."
Sales Example
"I have a true desire for prosperity and wealth which is what drives me to be the best performer at work, and in life in general. I am a true sales person who loves to win, gain the next sale, and see my commissions grow. I don't mean this is a greedy or selfish way - I just know that I desire the finer things in life and am not afraid to work very hard to achieve the life of luxury that I have set my sights on."
Teacher Example
"My desire to knowledge and growth is my biggest driving force in my career and personal life. I crave to learn new things and love to perform research. To remain stagnant in my knowledge would be such a shame."
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Question 4 of 20
What are you hoping to get out of this job, in terms of being able to advance your career?
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The interviewer wants to know that this position is not a placeholder until you find the "real" job that you want. A successful placement is one where both the employer and employee know that they are gaining real value through this new partnership. Discuss how this role will benefit your career and how onboarding you will help the interviewing company.

Answer Example
"real"
Admin Example
"As you know, I am a recent business administration graduate. I am looking to start my career in an organization that will have the patience to train and mentor me. I do not wish to jump from position to position; instead, find a long-term fit with mentors who can help me to grow as an administrative assisant. Over time I would like to earn my way into your human resources department."
Manager Example
"I have led teams of up to 100 people; however, most of them were not direct reports. For my career to grow, I need a company who can confidently pass me a larger team. My management style is very hands-on and mentor based. I assure you that, if hired, I could quickly assist with your pain points such as employee turnover and convoluted training processes."
Marketing Example
"I have been a freelance content marketer for many years now and, while it has been very lucrative for me, my biggest wish is to join an agency like yours where I can enjoy more collaborative work with larger clients and more significant projects. I am ready to dedicate my expertise to an organization with a strong reputation for delivering amazing results."
Retail Example
"I am looking for a role in retail sales with will allow me to work closely with clients in a consultative selling environment. In my current role the company wants to see general upselling which I am not comfortable with, knowing that sales method does not necessarily speak to my customers' needs. Your organization offers a sales method that is much more intuitive, and I would feel so great applying my stellar sales skills here. I see that you have some management opportunities available across the country. I would be more than willing to train for one of those roles and relocate as needed."
Sales Example
"I have a great deal of experience in B2C selling and have set my sights on moving to a greater challenge, which is - in my mind, B2B sales. I have enjoyed a lucrative career selling direct to consumer; however, I feel that I have loftier goals that include selling to large corporations. In exchange, I can promise you that I will take every opportunity to develop myself and become the best territory sales representative you could imagine. I have already prepared a 90-day success plan, should I be the chosen candidate. I am ready to go!"
Teacher Example
"I am an experienced teacher in the public school sector, and with your organization, I would like to make the career-changing move into the private school sector. This move is important to me because this is the school where I wish for my children to attend and it would be life-changing if we could marry the two ideas. If this were possible, I would be a fixture in your school and the surrounding community for years to come."
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Question 5 of 20
What do you do very poorly? Your example can be from work or your personal life.
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Question 6 of 20
What was something about your last job that you dreaded doing?
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Question 7 of 20
How capable do you think others around you are?
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Question 8 of 20
What was your greatest accomplishment in your most recent position?
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Question 9 of 20
What was the latest piece of industry related news you've read?
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Question 10 of 20
Does this job on your resume really relate to this position? Tell me why you believe it does?
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 06/01/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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Question 11 of 20
What fascinates you about this industry?
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If you never worked another day in your life, what would you be doing?
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Tell me about your last manager. What did they do to motivate you?
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Question 14 of 20
What distracts you in the workplace?
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If a coworker had to make a pitch to me about your personality, what would they say?
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Question 16 of 20
When has a customer or client annoyed you? What happened?
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When was your last work evaluation? What were the positive and negative comments you received?
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How do you respond to unsolicited feedback?
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Question 19 of 20
What are some trends you see happening in our industry?
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Question 20 of 20
Do you enjoy motivating others around you?
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