Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending
for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that
you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say
something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can’t wait to get to work.
What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to
get you to object. Minor objections will label you as a whiner.
What is more important to you - the money or the work?
Money is always important. But the work is the most important. There is no better
What Motivates You?
There isn’t a right or wrong answer to interview questions about what motivates you. The interviewer is trying to understand the key to your being successful in the job lie is interviewing for and wants to make sure it's a good fit. Consider, in advance of interviewing, what actually does motivate you and come up with some specific examples to share during the interview.
Your response will vary based on your background and experiences. But you will want to share your enthusiasm and what you like / liked best about your job.
Here are some examples…
I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams and implemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time delivery of
software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing the projects ahead
of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.
I've always been motivated by the desire to do a good job at whatever position I'm in. I
want to excel and to be successful in my job both for my own personal satisfaction and for my employer.
I have always wanted to ensure that my company's clients get the best customer service I can provide. I've always felt that it's important both to me personally and for the company and the clients, to provide a positive customer experience.
I have spent my career in sales, typically in commission-based positions and compensation has always been a strong factor in motivating me to be the top salesperson at my prior employers.