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Being self-motivated and taking initiative is vitally important when at work. Equally, however, it is not right to simply ignore instructions or advice and do what you feel is right.
How can you show you have it?
Desire and self-Motivation are difficult qualities to show. Expect to be asked questions about times when you have risen to a challenge, or taken control of a situation. Employers are looking for people who have taken charge of a situation and solved it in a creative or innovative way. You can also demonstrate self-motivation by emphasising the quality of your work and the impact it has had on your previous jobs.
How is self-motivation used in the world of work?
It is much easier to demonstrate self-motivation once you have actually landed the job, little things like:
- Getting to work ten minutes early is noticed.
- Making sure you ask your Manager questions and show a desire to do well.
- If you’re Manager / Director identifies any issues, go away, think about it and try to come up with a solution.
- And to stick with your goal.
Enthusiasm can go a long way.