By Zuria Baudoin,. Interview Tips. Published at Monday, October 28th, 2019 - 09:38:02 AM.
Many companies open vacancies for experienced managers. They want the seasoned ones that do not make the companies train the newly hired managers.
If you are the prospective manager that is attending a job interview, here are 5 top questions and answers you should understand for the position of manager.
Question #1. What is the process of your decision-making?
Employers are eager to trust how you will make the best decisions for them. While they might possess internal processes to help with this, there are still times when you will be on your own.
Start with an outline of the process. You are likely to begin with a general statement. The statement could be like 'I would gather all available information, analyze the possible options, and prioritize the outcomes based on the project as well as company goals & objectives.' Next, continue with a more specific example of a decision-making situation you have navigated.
Question #2. Describe the process of delegating tasks you do to your team.
Asking the process of deleting tasks to your team will be the more popular questions of an interview for a prospective manager. It is because a task is one of the regular tasks you would usually do. Managers that delegate tasks well are more productive and so are the teams.
Question #3. Do you have a certain way to handle the project with over budget?
Budgeting is something stressful. Such a question as this is due to two main reasons: to find out the way you handle stress and to get to know the budgeting skills you have. The recruiter will want to see how you prioritize your tasks & which soft-skills you might use to reign in the cost overrun and make the rest of the projects run efficiently.
Provide them an example from your experience in the answer. Never provide any example that the budget of the project went over and you could not resolve it. Instead, come up with an example which shows you can predict issues & realign any project of yours to stay right on track with your budget. If you do not possess an example which works, explain honestly the way you would overcome a budget issue.
Question #4. How to keep the team motivated?
Asking for the way to keep the team motivated is one of the interview questions ask most for a prospective manager. The interviewer will seek the following in your answer:
a. The description of the communication style you bring.
b. Examples of more specific things you can do to empower your team
c. A description of how you can take time to understand your employees
Question $5. Tell me how you will manage your team.
This question is also an important interview question for a prospective manager. A broader scope of the answer, rather than a specific one, is the best one. For instance, you could explain that the management style you would take is dynamic. It is because of your adaption to the project at your hand and the company goals while staying true to certain main principles involving intellectual honesty, respect, and professionalism.
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