Chapter 8Competency #3— Personal Motivation

Since enthusiasm is linked to goal attainment and increased performance, the ability to do the job takes a backseat to motivation and the eagerness to succeed. Interviewers understand that zeal is the first step toward ingenuity, which in turn contributes to an environment where ideas flourish and positive energy is contagious. Therefore, as an applicant looking for employment, you need to display enthusiasm for your work and welcome competency-based questions that allow you to give evidence of that enthusiasm.

From the employers’ point of view, people who drag their feet are a demoralizing presence in an office and that kind of attitude can spread like wildfire through a business. Interviewers are ...

Get 201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.