This job is repetitive. What would motivate you to do it well every day?


Motivated retail workerIt is not easy to find motivation, if you do the same thing eight hours a day, week after week. That is one of the major reasons for high job-hopping rates in retail. Not many people can handle the job for a long time, let’s say for a few years.

On the other hand, a good employee is the one who takes care of their duties responsibly, even if the job is boring.

You should focus on preference to routine jobs. Not everyone likes challenges, some of us simply love routine, and you should try to show that attitude in your answer. Alternatively you can say that you do not consider the job to be routine. But if you go for that answer, you should elaborate on it, saying why you do not consider the job routine.

Sample answers

I do not like creative, or challenging jobs. Routine is what I am looking for. I like to know my job, to know what to do every day. I do not like surprises. I can learn to do my duties well, and enjoy doing them day after day, for a long time.

Good collective matters the most. After all, nearly every job is repetitive, at least to certain extend. If I enjoy my time in work, if I feel that all team members try hard, I will always be motivated, because I will  not want to let them down.

From my point of view, this job is not repetitive. There are new customers every day. There are new situations, new faces, new problems and challenges we face. It actually depends on the point of view. For me, it is not routine at all, and I won’t get bored.

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