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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate 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

Do you feel that you are always the highest performing employee, or do you have room for growth? This question could be a tricky one as nobody shows up 100% at all times. Answer to the best of your ability and back your reply by speaking about your work ethic and how you ensure your performance goes above and beyond expectations.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I would love to give myself a 10/10 for performance but truthfully - nobody is 100% 'on' all of the time. I will give myself a nine because I always do my best to be as eager and present as possible."

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"I value work ethic and the delivery of solid performance more than anything. For that reason, I would rate myself as a 10/10 when it comes to performance effort because I always do what I can to deliver."

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"I put a heavy focus on performance and exceeding expectations in the workplace, as well as in my personal life. Because I strive for a hearty performance on a daily basis, I will rate myself as a 10/10. My values are solid."

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"Performance and what I deliver will directly affect my clients, their projects, and their profitability. For that reason, I will rate my performance as a 9.5/10. There is always room for improvement, but I truly put my best foot forward at every turn."

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"I am a very hard worker but yet not a 10/10 because I cannot say that I have never let my work slide at times. I am human, a work in progress, and not perfect. With that said, I know the importance of delivering exceptional work."

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"I recently read the book 'One Second Ahead,' by Rasmus Hougaard. He suggests that we can enhance our performance at work through mindfulness. I agree with this concept which is why I strive for complete, and mindful, performance in all areas of my life."

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"I admire tenacity, I believe in giving my best at all times. As an educator, I teach this concept and work ethic every day. I rate myself as a 9/10 when it comes to performance since everyone has room for improvement."

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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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