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What excites you?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know the types of situations that excite and motivate you on the job. Every hiring manager wants to know how to keep you best motivated and excited on the job. Talk to the interviewer about what excites you and keeps you happy at work.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have a healthy competitive edge, even if its a personal competition. For me, I am excited and motivated by winning; whether that be winning over a new client, exceeding my KPI's or being recognized for a job well done. I am also motivated and energized by great teamwork."

Admin
Answer example

"This may sound nerdy; but, organization and a tidy work environment motivate me on the job. I like to feel in control of my workspace. When organized, I feel more accomplished, and my days run smoother."

Manager
Answer example

"I am excited when I know that my leadership style has influenced someone to grow in their career. When I first started my career I had an excellent mentor who helped me to get where I am today. To give that experience in return, to my direct reports, is incredibly motivating."

Marketing
Answer example

"Lots of things excite me! On the job, I would have to say that collaboration with a variety of creative minded people is what keeps me on my toes. I love the inspiring ideas that come from my co-workers. This inspiration forces me to push myself creatively."

Retail
Answer example

"I am excited about opportunities to grow myself professionally. My current employer allows me to attend corporate meetings, even though I am only a key holder, because I soak in the information, and have shown my ability to implement what I learn quickly. Being groomed for future management opportunities, by being considered for extended learning, is very motivating for me."

Sales
Answer example

"I am excited by the thrill of the chase, and also by incentives. If there is a sales contest, I am going to pull out all stops to win it. If a client casually mentions the potential for a big sale, I am on top of it every minute until I win the contract. I find motivation by knowing I am the best of the best."

Teacher
Answer example

"I get excited when it comes to opportunities for helping others. When I know that I was able to make a difference, at the end of the day, I feel satisfied and motivated. This motivation is a huge reason why I wanted to become an educator in the first place."

Statistician
Answer example

"I have a healthy competitive edge, even if its a personal competition. For me, I am excited and motivated by winning; whether that be winning over a new client, exceeding my KPI's or being recognized for a job well done. I am also motivated and energized through great teamwork."

Written by:

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.
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: 01/09/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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