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Manager Interview Questions

Interview Questions for Management Positions


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When you are being interviewed for a management position, the interviewer will want to know about your experience, your management style, what you have accomplished in the past, and what your expectations are for the future.

Review these common manager interview questions and sample answers, so you are prepared to interview for a management position.

Manager Interview Questions

  • What were your responsibilities at your current (or last) positions? - Best Answers
  • What was most / least rewarding? - Best Answers
  • What was your biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? - Best Answers
  • What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them? - Best Answers
  • What were your starting and final levels of compensation? - Best Answers
  • Why are you leaving (did you leave) your job? - Best Answers
  • What applicable attributes / experience do you have? - Best Answers
  • What can you do for this company? - Best Answers
  • How do you evaluate success? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest weakness? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest strength? - Best Answers
  • What do you expect from a manager? - Best Answers
  • What was it like working for your manager? - Best Answers
  • Who was your best manager and who was the worst? - Best Answers
  • Describe how you managed a problem employee. - Best Answers
  • If you knew a manager is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it? - Best Answers
  • How do you handle stress and pressure? - Best Answers
  • What motivates you? - Best Answers
  • What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make? - Best Answers
  • What do people most often criticize about you? - Best Answers
  • If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say? Best Answers
  • Do you prefer to work independently or on a team? - Best Answers
  • Why should we hire you? - Best Answers
  • What can you contribute to this company? - Best Answers
  • Why are you the best person for the job? - Best Answers
  • What are your salary expectations? - Best Answers
  • What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you? - Best Answers
  • What are your goals for the next five years / ten years? - Best Answers
  • How do you plan to achieve those goals? - Best Answers
  • Tell me about yourself. - Best Answers

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