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Are You in Touch With Your Inner M?


"M" is for Motivation.

What motivates you to do a good job?

Is it a sense of achievement?

Recognition for a job well done?

Helping people?

Desire for responsibility?

Solving problems?

Making more money?

You should give some thought to what motivates you to do your job better and allows you to feel a real sense of job satisfaction. Motivation is one of those thought-provoking questions that some interviewers may ask you while you're interviewing for a job. Be prepared to answer the question:

What motivates you?

Prepare for this challenging question in advance so you won't ramble if asked. Having a motivated employee may be one of the qualities an interviewer wants to see during the interview, so think about the times you really felt enthusiastic and/or energized at work. What made you feel that way?

That's your motivation.

About The Author

Copyright 2004

Donna Monday
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