MockQuestions MockQuestions
Upgrade

What excites you?

1 of 20 Personal 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 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 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.
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

More Interview Questions

Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Telephone
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Tough
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more topics