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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your performance in your most recent position?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

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."

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 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: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018
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