How To Answer “How Desperate Are You To Get This Job?” At An Interview

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When the interviewer throw this question at you, you should be ready to catch it. Don’t think it is not important to answer. It is important.

This is not the time to mess around, go straight to the point. Tell the interviewer what he or she needs to hear, not what you want the interviewer to hear.

The interviewer wants to know:

  1. Why you want the job?
  2. Whether you are ready to get going
  3. What attracts you to the job?
  4. Whether you are in for the wrong reasons
  5. Why they should hire you?
  6. If you have the right qualifications to do the job?
  7. If you will be a good fit for the job?

In your response, as I said before, don’t mess around when answering this question. Here are some things to think about when vomiting your answers to the question:

With REAL examples, tell the interviewer:

  1. What you like about the company and the job.
  2. Show the interviewer how your past experiences have prepared you for the job
  3. That you understand what it takes to get the job done.

Make sure you do more research about motivation to support this notes. For now, this is a good start.

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How To Answer Questions About Motivation

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Motivation is unique. It is personal. Some people are motivated by money; others are motivated by things such as interesting work, supportive environment, competitive environment, recognition, training and development opportunities, and the reputation of the organization.

Whatever it is that motivates you, embrace it.

When the interviewer ask questions about motivation, the interviewer wants to know:

  1. Why you want to work with them
  2. The reason or reasons why you choose their organization
  3. What you know about them
  4. Whether or not you are the right fit for the company and the job
  5. Whether or not you are really ready to work for them
  6. Whether you understand the job you are applying for
  7. Why you are interested in the position for which you are applying
  8. If you can handle the responsibilities associated with the job
  9. If you have the right qualifications for the job
  10. If the job matches your personality
  11. If you are coming for the money, not for the company
  12. What gets you going? What gets you up in the morning?

This is not a complete list. If you want to ACE motivation questions, study everything you know about motivation. You can do it!

Here Is How To Answer Job Interview Questions About Motivation

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What gets you going is different from what gets the other person going. This is a very common job interview question. The interviewer wants to know whether or not you are a good match.

When the interviewer ask you a question about motivation, they are trying to know what motivates you. They want to know if you will come to work the next day, or calling sick everyday.

The interviewer wants to know, “Why you are interested in joining them?” They want to make sure that they are hiring the right person for the job.

When you are talking about what motivates you, don’t forget to include some of the following factors that motivate people:

Motivation is personal. It is unique.

Talk about why you like to work for their company. Tell the interviewer why the position is a good match, and why you would enjoy it.

Additional motivating factors are:

  1. Knowing that the job you do makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
  2. If you like competition, tell the interviewer that you like to work in a competitive environment. You shouldn’t talk about it if the company doesn’t support competition.
  3. Recognition.
  4. A supportive and positive environment.
  5. Money. Money is important, but it should be the last thing to talk about. If you begin your discussion with money issues, you have lost the job.
  6. Personal and professional development opportunities. If you are the type that wants to learn more, talk about it.

Since motivation is personal, you know best what gets you going.

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8 Best Questions About “Position” You Should Ask The Interviewer At The End Of The Interview

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You are almost there! This is your time to ask your own questions about the position for which you are applying. Interviewers are happy when job applicants have questions to ask at the end of the interview. It shows that they are interested in their business. It shows that they are ready to be part of the organization. The question is, “Do you have the right questions to ask?”

If you have the right questions to ask, they should cover the following areas:

  1. The position for which you are applying
  2. The interviewer or interviewers
  3. The company’s management style
  4. The corporate culture
  5. Their competitors

In this article, I will write about the questions you should have ready to ask the interviewer at the end of the interview. Let’s get started:

  1. Why is this position open? It is important to ask this question because you want to know why the position is open. If the interviewer is honest with you, this question will reveal the following: 1) why the position is open 2) how long it has been open. It prepares you for what is to come. While the interviewer is explaining to you, don’t interrupt. Pay intent attention to him or her for clues of what he or she is not revealing to you. The more you listen, the better for you.
  2. How long has this position been open? This question will reveal to you whether or not it is a position that no one wants to occupy. If the interviewer is hesitant, press for clarification. Don’t be scared to ask for clarification. If you know how long the position has been open, it gives you an opportunity to re-evaluate your decision whether or not to take the job. Because if the position has been vacant for a long period of time, it means something is not right with the department, the company, or the manager. So, do your real investigation.
  3. How many people have you recruited for this position in the last 2 years? Sometimes it takes up to a year before an employee is even thinking of leaving his or her position. But if in the last six months, more than two people have left the position, as I said earlier, there is something fishy here. Check before you take the position. You don’t want to get stuck in a dead-end job. You want to grow, right?
  4. How would you describe your ideal employee? Pay attention to what the interviewer has to say. It is better you know whether or not you are the right person for the job. This question is about fitness. It is about personality. For example, if you are a Type A person, and the interviewer is looking for a Type B person, it will not work. Even if you are hired, you will not enjoy the job.
  5. Is this a new position? If it is a new position, press the interviewer about the position. How is it related to other positions in the organization. Is there an employee in the house who will help you when you run into trouble? You should ask yourself if you want an existing position with a solid foundation, or a new position without a solid foundation. Be true to yourself. If you are a risk taker, then it pays to take the new position, and explore the potential.
  6. What am I going to be working on, on the first day? The answer or answers to this question will reveal to you if you need to check what is in your job description. It also helps you prepare for the job by assessing your strengths and weaknesses.
  7. When was the last employee promoted? You want to know whether or not you have the chance of making it to the next level in your career. You don’t want to get stuck in a job where you cannot grow. If you like to be in one position for a long time, then it is fine. On the contrary, if you care so much about professional growth and development, you need a place where you can grow.
  8. What are your expectations of the person hired for this position? The answer or answers to this question will reveal to you what precisely the interviewer is looking for. Here are top skills that employers are looking for: communication skills, leadership skills, analytical skills, decision making skills, time management skills, and emotional intelligence skills.

Make sure you ask great questions at the end of the interview. It shows that you are ready to be part of the organization. Great questions reveal more questions, not great answers.

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