Motivation – Interview Questions

Interview Question: Describe a project you were involved in that really excited you? How long did that feeling last?

Answer Guide: The candidate should reveal a dedication and passion towards their work.

Interview Question: Tell me about a time when you willingly volunteered for a task. Also, why were you so interested in this specific task?

Answer Guide: Applicant should express that they take the initiative when it comes to additional work and they are always interested in increasing their knowledge and contacts. Applicant should have plenty of energy to do more.

Interview Question: Tell me about a hurdle which got in the way of achieving an ambitious goal. How did you go about overcoming it?

Answer Guide: Job seeker should show that they are a hard worker and that they try to achieve ambitious goals; they should not surrender easily.

Interview Question: Tell me about a goal you achieved which at some points seems hopeless? Why did you keep going on?

Answer Guide: If candidate has done this, it shows great energy and commitment. Candidate should also show that they can work hard, but are not obsessive about their work.

Interview Question: Describe a work related goal that you have set for yourself.

Answer Guide: Applicant should appear to self-motivate by setting ambitious goals and targets.

Interview Question: Can you tell me at least three things that you have done in the past year to improve yourself, both business-wise and competency wise?

Answer Guide: Applicant’s answer should show an interest in learning new things, they should be self-motivated, and want to be as qualified as possible.

Interview Question: Tell me about a time when you and your whole team were demoralized for some reason. What do you do to raise spirits?

Answer Guide: Job seeker should express him/herself as a team player. They should be self-motivated and group motivated. They should not give up easily and have the ability toempathize with other colleagues.

Interview Question: Would you regard yourself as a self-starter? Can you give me a recent example where you displayed this quality?

Answer Guide: Answers should prove that applicant can self-motivate by setting ambitious goals, working hard, and keeping up with current trends. They should clearly demonstrate this quality with appropriate examples.

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