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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."