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What is your personal mission statement?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you have a personal motto or mantra. Not everyone has a mission statement or personal mantra just off the cuff. In business, especially when entering leadership, this is an important question to ponder. Do you have a quote that inspires you or a saying that you grew up with that resonates with you?

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"My mantra is that 'people who shine from within do not need the spotlight.' I feel that it is incredibly necessary to be a humble leader and I take this mission statement very seriously. I want my team to be in the spotlight rather than being the kind of leader that takes the credit for good work."

Admin
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"My mission is to give my best 100% of the time. It's important to me that I have a great reputation in this industry through hard work and a positive attitude."

Manager
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"I heard a funny mantra the other day, 'I want to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.' As cute as it is, it is true. I want to be kind-hearted to my employees, understanding, and reliable."

Marketing
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"My mission is always to be a woman in business that others can look up to. It is important to me that I create a legacy of integrity."

Retail
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"My mission statement is to love myself first, stick up for others, and make the world a better place than it was when I arrived here. I am big on mindfulness, and this mental shift in me has made me a better person."

Sales
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"I live to serve others. That is my mission. I want my customers to be aware that I care about the success of their business and will do what it takes to ensure they are lucrative. Are these qualities that you are looking for in your next hire?"

Teacher
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"My mission statement is to remain humble and remember that there are always lessons for me to learn, even as an educator. With this mentality, I open myself up to learning lessons from my students rather than just being there to teach them."

Residency
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"My personal mantra is that 'people who shine from within do not need the spotlight.' I feel that it is incredibly important to be a humble caretaker and I take this mission statement very seriously. I want my team to be in the spotlight rather than being the kind of physician that takes credit for all of the good work."

Dental Laboratory Technician
Answer example

"My mantra is that 'people who shine from within do not need the spotlight.' I feel that it is incredibly necessary to be a humble leader and I take this mission statement very seriously. I want my team to be in the spotlight rather than being the kind of leader that takes credit for good work."

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: 08/21/2018

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