How to answer the

"What motivates you?"

interview question



Alternative ways of asking this question

  • What makes you get up in the morning and go to work?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

The interviewer is trying to figure out what makes you tick, and what drives your ambition. They may be looking to see if you are just desperate for a job and to be able to pay your bills. In this case, they may be trying to see whether or not you will leave if another company offers you more money.

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