Results orientation is a term used to describe "Knowing what results are important, and focusing resources to achieve them." Interviewers will ask competency questions to determine if candidates are results driven, aware of the importance of results, to find out what kind of results are important to a candidate and if the candidate understands how to achieve results.
Results orientation questions you may be asked include:
- Are you successful?
- Give me an example of a time you have been very successful.
- Why do you think people aren't successful?
- Give me an example of a time you were not successful. Why do you think this happened?
You need to make it clear that you understand how important results are, that you are a competitive and results driven person and that although you may not always have achieved the desired results in the past, you certainly did aim to do so and have learnt from your mistakes.