What motivates you as an individual is directly related to your goal-orientation and ambition levels.
December 16, 2000 The last couple of years have been a long bumpy ride for me, as they have for everyone my age.
No matter what, everyone has experienced many of the same "teenage" circumstances as I have and has dealt with them in their own way.
Maybe it’s the feeling you get from leading a team successfully?
Look back on everything you’ve done both job and career wise so far.
Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes and is limited only by your imagination.
Motivation is driven by personality, skills, expectations, drive, ambition, gender, age, needs, wants, desires…the list goes on and on…which is why being asked what motivates you can seem almost like an impossible question to answer….Maybe it’s seeing how much others enjoy seeing what you’ve done?Maybe it’s the feeling you get from helping others or leading them through something and teaching them new skills?Because this question requires serious self-examination, it’s a question you should be asking yourself long before the interviewer does.While many basic interview questions can be answered off the top of your head, the question “What motivates you” is one that covers more than just your career history or salary requirements.During the past years of my high school career I have participated and received awards in the following: Cheerleading (eight years), twice as captain, '97 -'98 Varsity Letter in Cheerleading, '98 AIM scholar, Who's Who Among American Cheerleaders, and '98 Academic Excellence Award while participating in Virginia High School League Interscholastic Activities. I currently belong to the Hiking and Outdoor Club, Ski Club, Pep Club, and Environmental Awareness Club.In addition, this year I participate in a program called Read With A Friend.You’re going to have to look at the whole big picture and realize in some ways this question is actually two questions in one: “What motivates you in life…and what motivates you at work?” Another way to ask this question is “What are you passionate about?Do they get a sick thrill each time they see a potential hire break out in a cold sweat as they fumble for the right words? Hiring managers want to know what you like doing and why you like doing it. They’re looking for answers that show them examples of characteristics you possess that will help them decide if you’re going to be a great employee.To sum it up even more, they’re trying to figure out exactly how you view and approach success and what drives you.