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!