Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How do you motivate your team?” or “Describe how you motivate employees.”
Before we start, why do recruiters ask this question? Being a motivator is one of the most important traits a manager can have. Motivated employees are productive employees. You can have a team of experienced and knowledgeable people, but if their motivation is low it affects their productivity and work quality.
√ Do adjust your answer to the company culture, workplace and people you’ll manage
√ Do convince the recruiters that you understand the importance of motivation
√ Do show your positivity and excitement to engage with their people (don’t over-exaggerate)
X Don’t start off by saying: “A company should hire motivated people in the first place“. There is certainly a grain of truth in that sentence, but they seek a candidate with a hands-on mentality. What are you going to do to motivate their existing team, increase morale and productivity?