Interview tips: What is self-motivation?

What is self-motivationInterview tips: What is self-motivation?

In this series, discover great tips to enhance your selection strategy.

When someone attacks projects and tasks with energy, they will be: 

  • Passionate about work activities.
  • Goes above and beyond what’s expected.

Points to consider: 

  • You can’t teach someone self‐motivation. You either have it or you don’t.
  • The hiring challenge is to establish if the ‘enthusiastic self-starter’ you are interviewing really is self-motivated.
  • Often it doesn’t take long for a highly motivated person to out-perform their peers only months into a job.
  • The problem in interviews is all candidates can appear self-motivated.


We offer a fantastic workshop called Effective Interviews and Selection, a ‘must-do’, for anyone involved in the recruitment process. Find out more here . The next public workshop is on 19th November 2013 in central London.

To find out more about the McQuaig Psychometric System visit or call 0203 111 9292.


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