An interviewer asked me this...

@chiyosan (30213)
Philippines
March 23, 2011 6:22am CST
Do you consider yourself successful? If you were asked of this question... what would you answer? Me, i told her that i think i am successful, i started out as a simple call center agent but after struggling, persistence, patience and firm work ethics.. i have achieved more than i thought i could... and that is why i think i consider myself successful. what about you??? what can you say?
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16 responses
@flookie (31)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
A tough question to answer, but you gave a good response. Each of us can say that we are successful in our own ways. Like when you say finish a simple task, you are successful in that term.
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@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@CmesaMTG (21)
• United States
23 Mar 11
If asked this question during an interview I would have to say that yes I am successful. I started as a High school dropout and then went on to graduate with a Bachelors in IT with a 4.0 GPA Summa Cumm Laude. Now I am the Network Administrator where I work. I can definitely say without any hesitation that Yes I am Successful.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!
• India
28 Feb 13
This question is basically asked to judge your self esteem. I have been a part of lot of interview workshops, preparing and planning content. The main motive behind this question is to judge how you see yourself, do you take pride in your achievements, no matter how small they are, do you feel confident enough to state your achievements and feel worthy of them.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I guess that is so. I understand that these company does find their own set of questions. ha ha :D I know I am able to go through a lot though, but sure i am able to respond to any questions during interview/s such as this one
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
7 Apr 11
Trusting God will suffice for one to receive His help and protection and hence achieve true success; he must first belong with God's people. Indeed, no success can be greater than what God reserves for His chosen people, even if they cannot have fame, fortune or power in this world.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@garson (884)
• United States
4 Apr 11
You did the best you can. I am curious what age do you think the interviewer was. I personally don't like and would not like the question to be asked at me. Literally, it is too broad, but lots of interview questions are designed that way to probe certain responses. If I had the courage, I would ask "Why are you asking that way?" "How old do you think I am?" "Do you see years of experience on my face?" LOL. I think proper responses in this unrealistic situation is to bring in your experience at best. I would say "I have hired 300 people...... I managed to bring millions of dollars to X,Y and Z. I am fluent in ....." Of course if you have tons of experience that you can put in your resume, it would be easier to respond to that. Also, age and years of work experience really help. But, not very many of us have those when we sit and be thrown a question like that. In that case, you can bring your academic experience, your hobby, and your personal experience if you care to share.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@p3ks626 (6547)
• Philippines
29 Mar 11
I would definitely say yes! Sometimes I think its a trick question cause I think some interviewers would ask this question to know the personality of the person he or she is interviewing. Success doesnt mean the achievements you had in your life, something it has something to do with your attitude that makes you a successful person.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
My answer is "i am successful because i was able to face my fear which is having an interview like this,most of the time i am nervous and words are running out that i could hardly construct my phrase correctly,but this time,i am sure i sounded more confident am i right?" this is what exactly i respond when i hit this question by an interviewer. luckily i got the job...to think that it's my first job interview(whew...so nervous that time...really i stammer,but keep my confidence)
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@youless (104226)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Mar 11
I think you answered the interviewer quite well. I think people all want to hire the people who have self-confidence. So no matter what, you shall show your confident attitude. If I were you, I would also said I was successful and I would keep on making efforts to be better. I love China
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@acey76 (1276)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
Well yes I am successful, cause I'm still fighting for the challenges that our everyday lives is giving us .
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@besthope44 (12135)
• India
24 Mar 11
Thats right! And you answered right way. Always say yes I consider myself successful, because I always work for my goals and never give up my goals, I consider that is base for succeeding. And the reason today I am here in this interview is also one of the success, am nearing my goals, so i consider am successful and will definitely reach my heights.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Great to see you in the discussion! I hope to see you around, thanks for your response and see you around the site, have a nice day! =)
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
24 Mar 11
B. C. Forbes said: [i]The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. [/i] To me, any person who tries his/her best is a success.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@nikramos (698)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
at 25, i cant say im really successful. i guess im still working my way on it. i have a lot of weaknesses i still need to work on but my enthusiasm and my perseverance would surely compensate for it. i have a lot to learn from my every day mistakes.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
• United States
24 Mar 11
That is a perfect way to answer that question. It is truthful and positive sounding. If you didn't feel that you were successful yet you could always say how you are working towards goals. THats what im doing.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!
23 Mar 11
that's a very, very tough question. but of course, applying for a job is like selling yourself to the company. at my point of view, i would say I believe i am successful in some ways, but i'd also point out some areas that i think i'm not successful yet. i'm still young and at my age, i have not yet achieved what successful people already had. everyday is a chance for learning and growth, that i am willing to be criticized just for the sake of learning. But at the end, i will emphasize my success as a person and as a child of God.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
• United States
23 Mar 11
Sounds like you gave them a really good answer, I think I would have drawn a blank at first and probably would have needed some time to really think about it. I guess my response would be, I believe that I have been successful in life. I am still here living everyday and working to pay for my expenses. I have accomplished many of my goals and in turn have set many others to accomplish. I measure success in my ability to fulfill my word. I like your response a lot better than my own but that's probably what I would have said. Thanks for posting!
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@EdnaReyes (2625)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
I think I am successful cause through pains and tears my marriage is still intact, I have a family,solid and united. I am successful cause I am still doing works with brings happiness for me. No much material gain but enough to live modest and with pride.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!