When you are considering how to answer the question of what motivates you at work, you can also discuss the skills you have developed through personal and professional achievements, and how these will tie into the job for which you have applied.
When a potential employer asks this question, he or she is usually not asking about your ultimate career aspirations and goals, so steer clear of talking about where you want to go next.
Some types of jobs will have deadline-based work, so think about whether this motivates you or if you struggle under pressure.
If you do succeed well with deadlines, talk about specific examples from your past professional experiences where you set or received deadlines and felt motivated by meeting the timeline.
One of the main questions that interviewers ask during a job interview is, "what motivates you at work?
" This question typically is meant to help the potential employer understand you more as a person, giving insight on what you value and enjoy doing, how you would fit into a team-based work environment, and what bothers you.
I know from personal experience that in order to achieve the trust, honesty, and success that State University values, new people are needed to create a respectful environment for these values.
I feel that my background as an American Sikh will provide an innovative perspective in the university’s search for knowledge while helping it to develop a basis for future success.
I have only scratched the surface in this ever evolving field but know that the technological potential is limitless.
Likewise, I feel that my time at State University would make my potential similarly limitless.