Job Interview Questions - Part 2

The job interview in essence consist of a conversation, allowing the employer to get to know you and for you to see what they are like. Whilst interviews can be nerve wracking experiences, it should be remembered that the interviewer is only human and it is possible that they are nervous also.

The job interviews are your chance to back up in person everything that the employer has read about you in your CV, Curriculum Vitae, resume, cover letter or job application.

These same keywords you used in your resume, CV or cover letter will be the foundation for your job interview. You must be able to talk about them in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.

The primary part of the job interview are interviewer questions.

In advance of the interview prepare yourself by checking job interview tips, carry out research into what the company do and think of some questions you want to ask.

Do not volunteer information that the interviewer doesn't ask for and maintain eye contact while talking with someone

Management Questions

11. What is your management style?

If you've never thought about this, it's high time you did. For example familiarize yourself with "Management by Coaching and Development (MBCD)" when Managers see themselves primarily as employee trainers. "Open door" is a good one.

12. Are you a good manager? Give an example. Why do you feel you have top managerial potential?

Keep your answers, achievement and task oriented. Emphasize management skills - planning, organizing, controlling, interpersonal, etc.
Describe relevant personal traits.

13. What did you look for when you hired people in the past?

Skills, initiative, adaptability.

14. Did you ever fire anyone? If so, what where the reasons and how did you handle it?

You have had experience with this and it worked out well.
Describe how you spoke to the person and explained precisely but tactfully where they were under-achieving.

15. What do you see as being the most difficult task in being a manager?

Getting things planned and done on time within the budget.
Do not imply that these are insurmountable difficulties.

16. What is your biggest weakness as a manager?

Be honest and end on a positive note.
Industry trend questions.

17. How would you evaluate your present firm?

An excellent company which afforded me many fine experiences. Quantifying your experience and accomplishments.

18. Why are you leaving your present job?

No longer provides a suitable challenge, time to move on, I wish to move into … (the area this company specializes in)
Give a "group" answer if possible, e.g. our department was consolidated or eliminated.

19. How do you feel about leaving all your benefits?

You feel the challenge and satisfaction this new role will bring outweigh benefits lost.

20. Describe what you feel to be the perfect working environment.

Where people are treated as fairly as possible.
Don't mention "naked Fridays".

Continue to Job Interview Questions Part 3

Other Job Interview Questions Info

Hopefully you received an invitation to a job interview. So, now you need:

Follow up your job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position

We strongly believe that if you followed all steps in finding jobs to this step, you will pass job interview and get job you wanted. Now you need to know How to Keep Your Job!

In addition, on job search, cover letter, CV & resume, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your job interview questions!