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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What does greatness, and success, mean to you?

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    What does greatness, and success, mean to you?

      How to Answer

      This question is a discovery-based inquiry, genuinely focused on how you think versus what you do. Go with your initial instinct when it comes to how you define success and greatness. There is no right or wrong answer, here.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "To me, greatness and success means achieving the goals that you set for yourself. I know the sense of accomplishment when I can make that work, and it makes me feel like I am on top of the world."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "To me, greatness is being genuine and kind to others. Success is the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a job well done."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "To me, success comes when you accomplish a goal, and that needs to be something specific that you have your eyes set on. I often encourage my team to set specific goals for themselves. Second, greatness ties into that because without believing that you are great, you will not likely succeed and meet your goals!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "To me, greatness is having an excellent reputation and being someone of integrity. Success comes when you achieve your goals."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I feel a sense of greatness and success when I have a specific goal in mind, create a detailed plan, and achieve that plan. What feels greater than that?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "Greatness, to me, means achieving something big. Going over and above the usual goals and hitting a major milestone. Success ties into that, more as a feeling of accomplishment."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I teach my students that greatness and feelings of success come from setting lofty goals, and working hard to achieve them."

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I feel a sense of greatness and success when I achieved the goal, I had a detailed plan."

      Lauren's Answer

      I personalized your response a bit more. See below.

      "I believe Greatness and Success can be felt and created when detailed plans are created and implemented. I am a goal-driven person, so functioning at the highest level takes a great deal of planning and meticulous execution."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Greatness and success are correlated with each other. Success can't be achieved without greatness. I think a willingness to help is greatness, and it is important to have success."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very good! Your answer is thoughtful and well expressed.

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