Manager Interview Questions

During an interview for a manager position, employers may ask questions that test your communication, leadership and team-building skills. Expect to answer questions that demonstrate your ability to motivate and direct staff members. As you answer questions, emphasise your ability to work well with others, delegate work and handle challenging situations.

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Top Manager Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top manager interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: How do you measure success in the workplace?

How to answer: This question allows the interviewer to understand how you set goals, lead employees and evaluate success. Focus on the success of your work team in how you identify, plan for and measure success on the job. If you have managerial experience, include examples of past success.

Question No. 2: How would you handle dismissing an employee?

How to answer: This question tests your ability to handle a difficult managerial task professionally. Your answer should include the steps you would take prior to the dismissal, including documentation and cooperation with human resources. If you have previous experience in this matter, describe the methods you used and what, if anything, you would change.

Question No. 3: How do you deal with conflict between employees?

How to answer: This question allows interviewers to test your ability to handle stress in the workplace, improve staff communication, deal with conflict and build a cohesive team. Describe the methods you would use to resolve staff issues and include any examples of conflict resolution from your work history. Your answer should demonstrate your maturity and accountability as a manager.

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