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

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Some people deal with a variety of tasks on a daily basis, and their schedule changes every day. The changes help them to enjoy their job, to stay motivated and productive. But not everyone needs (or likes) new challenges every day.

Daily job of a receptionist is repetitive (just like many other jobs), especially when you work in a big hotel or company. I suggest you to focus on your preference to routine jobs once you answer this question.

Alternatively you can say that the job is not boring, when one has the right attitude. New guest come and go, problems appear from time to time. And when you strive to improve on your work every day, routine is out of question! Let’s have a look at some answers.


Sample answers

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To be honest, I prefer routine jobs. Once I learn to do things, I do my job well and have good feeling from doing it every day.

Everything depends on the relationships. If I enjoy the time with my colleagues, if I feel like a member of a hard-working team, it makes me happy and motivated in work. Whether the job is routine is irrelevant to me. 

From my point of view, this job is not repetitive. I know that receptionists do the same things again and again. But there are problems we need to solve, and new guests and visitors we talk to. This job is fun to do, not a repetitive one. Some tasks may repeat, but it doesn’t make the time in work boring. At least that’s how I feel about my job.


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