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Power words you can use:
Attentive, Direct, Committed, Conscientious, Dynamic, Hard Worker, Persistent, Methodical, Motivated, Objective,
Tenacious, Sociable, Reliable, Resourceful, Respectful, Creative, Confident, Trustworthy
14) What motivates you?
This is a great interview question and a question that every potential job seeker should ask themselves while preparing for
the interview. The right answer is providing a mixture of what motivates you as a person and what motivates you about
the job you are applying for. Remember to be specific and tailor your answer to the job you are applying for.
Question: Do you mention money or not?
Typically saying that money or benefits motivates you is not the response a hiring manager is looking for. But as per always,
the rules change depending on what industry you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a sales role that
offers high commission, being motivated to succeed and earn greater commission is definitely a motivation. Rather than
just saying money motivates me (which is not advised), tell the interviewer that you are motivated to sell and succeed
and enjoy working in an environment where the more you put in, the more you can gain in return.
15) Tell me about your salary expectations
It goes without saying that everyone wants to make as much money as possible. The best way to answer this question
is by researching the market value of the job you are applying for. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to salary
expectations because if you are looking for a role that pays 60,000 but the role will only pay 40,000, it wont be long before
you begin to lose interest in the role and start searching all over again for a new job. Show the hiring manager that you
have thoroughly researched the role and have an understanding of how much the role pays. Many people try to avoid
giving the interviewer a straight answer when answering this question as not to “rock the boat”.
The worst answer is a “desperate answer”.
Example Question: What are your salary expectations for this job?
Example Answer: “I’m easy – whatever you guys are wi...
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