To develop a strong, genuine self-awareness, think through these several questions:
1) What excites you about a project you are working on/have worked on recently? Why?
2) When have you felt proud about a grade/project/accomplishment and why?
3) What does “success” look like to you and why?
Self-reflection on what motivates you will pay off in job happiness and interview success. Here are some “motivator" examples:
-Recognition of my/team’s accomplishments
-Successful project completion/delivery
-Meeting/exceeding goals: sales; organizational; team; etc.
-Using my research/sales/project/analytical/financial/organizational/management/etc. skills
-Saving money/making money for the company *If money is your prime motivator, be sure to tie it to Team/Company goals/success
-Creative problem solving
-Delivering excellent client/customer service
-Building a business/project
So- - what motivates you and why?
Having trouble putting it into words? Feel free to email me and we can brainstorm together.