Recently, ResumeDoctor.com surveyed over 2,000 recruiters and hiring managers
worldwide in order to find out what questions are most frequently asked during
job interviews. Participants came from a variety of industries, including information
technology, marketing and sales, finance, and healthcare.
# 14 – What motivates you? How do you motivate others?
Motivation is a good indicator of one's personality. Tim Miller
of HR Dimensions in Indianapolis, Indiana discussed the significance
of this concept, "This question can often really show a candidate's
true colors. Naturally a good candidate will offer
something like, 'challenge, teamwork, a leadership role, and accountability.' Some
pitfalls that candidates can get into are responses such
as money, and any other type of response that might show a
bit of selfishness, or any response demonstrating they would
be content by doing the same thing forever. I'm looking
for self-motivated people wanting further challenges."
Recruiter Tip: Strategies to motivating others are not just
limited to those in management positions. Make sure you demonstrate
the desire to motivate your peers and team members as well.
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