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Are you pleased with your performance in your most recent position?

1 of 10 Performance-Based 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

The interviewer would like an honest reply regarding your performance in your most recent position. The way in which you reply can be a bit tricky if you were terminated, or if you were laid off. Be confident in your reply and, even if there were areas for improvement, focus your answer on what you know you did best.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am pleased with my performance in my most recent role. Although I was laid off in the end, I know for sure that I was the top performer in my office with the most positive client reviews and the highest referral rate."

Admin
Answer example

"I like to perform my job well so that I can ensure a good reference, should my employment status ever change unexpectedly. It's important to deliver great work and perform above expectations. Yes, I am pleased with my performance, especially in the area of customer service and juggling multiple deadlines at a time."

Manager
Answer example

"As a manager, I have expectations on my performance, as well as the performance of my team. It is important to me that I lead by example. I am pleased with my performance in the workplace primarily in the areas of leadership and process."

Marketing
Answer example

"Absolutely! I am very pleased with my work performance. I bring a great sense of passion to marketing and would say that my greatest strengths are in content writing, and research."

Retail
Answer example

"My performance in my most recent role is something that I am proud to discuss. I received a great amount of positive feedback and customer reviews and did a great job encouraging the team during our busiest times. Also, I was very willing to pick up extra shifts and stay late, as needed."

Sales
Answer example

"As a sales professional, I am pleased with the efforts that I put into my current position. The better I perform, the more I earn because it is a highly commissioned role. This commission is a great motivator for me but not the only one. I also want to perform well so that I represent my employer in the best possible way, and so that my clients are always happy with the product they are receiving."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am very pleased with my performance, at all times. I take my job seriously. As an educator, I realize there are so many children relying on me. I love to see the impact that my dedication makes on my students, and I enjoy being reliable for those around me."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018
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