Job Interview Questions 7

Job Interview Questions – part 7 Motivation

Here are some Job Interview Practice questions each followed by Key vocabulary.

Job Interview Questions and Useful Vocabulary


What is your ultimate professional goal?
What short-term (micro-goals) do you set yourself on a daily basis?
Can you give me examples of experience on the job that you felt were satisfying?

Do you know how to set SMART goals? This acronym stands for:

These micro-goals are short-term objectives which you can apply on a daily basis. They enable you to meet other tougher goals in the medium to long-term. These are stepping stones: the idea is to start with short-term goals to then move to long-term goals.

These goals can target:
– productivity
– efficiency
– education
– personal development

Examples of short-term goals:
– improve performance
– change jobs
– obtain a degree
– earn a certificate
– network
– improve your communication skills

Examples of long-term career goals:
– get promoted
– earn a management position
– change careers
– start your own business
– feel happier at work

the object of your ambition (or effort)
desired results, an aim
to play a large part in success
to improve communication skills: to collaborate effectively (i.e. How? to attend workshops, to spend more time proof-reading emails before sending them etc.)
to enhance leadership ability: how to attain leadership qualities? (i.e. drive, motivation, take-charge attitude, initiative…)
to learn new technology used in one’s field: reflect an awareness of emerging technologies and demonstrate willingness to get onboard
to learn about the new office communication tool
to receive upward feedback from team members: gaining your team’s perspective
to provide insight
to understand how your behaviours and practices impact those around you
to demonstrate skills
to enhance skills
to gain new experiences
to strengthen one’s confidence as a leader
to strive for accomplishments
to attend and complete training courses
to set medium-term goals
to gain an overall perspective of each department’s daily practices
to have guidelines in place
to build a team culture of open feedback
a performance review

Your Checklist: Don’t forget to carry on working on the following points:

  • Write your CV
  • Write your Cover Letter
  • Personalise your Letter of Application
  • Prepare for the interview (Job Interview Questions)
  • Learn Key Vocabulary
  • Prepare your LinkedIn profile
  • Make sure your Social Media accounts’ privacy settings are set appropriately


Have any doubts or questions? Please post them below! We always look forward to hearing from you!

Job Interview Tips Part 7 Motivation

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