Aug 24, 2018 - 01:41 AM
Avoid answering with trite responses such as "the pleasure of a job well done" or "I’m motivated by my strong work ethic." Instead of trying to give the perfect boilerplate answer, make it personal. Show that you know your own strengths and weaknesses by discussing work environments that you thrive in.
If you do well when given structured deadlines, say so. If you work better in microtasks, say so. Make it clear that you don’t need motivation to do a good job because you’re already committed to excellence, and instead discuss what you know of your own working patterns and how you can be most productive and effective. Make certain not to denigrate other working patterns, however. Show off your flexibility and say that you’re able to adapt in almost any environment, but still impress with clear knowledge of your strengths.