How to Assess Motivation

A common mistake: Hiring people who have the skills, but are not motivated to do the work required .

To assess motivation, ask the Candidate to describe her favorite work experience ever. Dig deep. Find out what gave her the most personal satisfaction.

Then look for a pattern of this motivation in earlier and subsequent assignments. If it's comparable to what you need done, you've probably found a person motivated to handle your job.

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