Management trainee interviews tend to focus on the applicant's ability to lead groups, delegate tasks, and perform other management duties. Because many candidates are recent college graduates with limited work experience, most behavioral questions can be answered with examples from work, school, or personal experience.
Below are a number of questions typical of a management trainee interview.
Management Trainee Interview Questions
Describe a time when you were involved in a group project and there was a dispute among group members. How did you handle the dispute? What would you have done differently?
Tell me about a time when you had to motivate an associate. What did you do? If you were not successful, what would you have done differently?
Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
Give an example of a time when you sacrificed for a job (or for school).
Describe your ideal manager.
Describe your ideal employee.
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your manager or team leader. How did you handle the situation?
Tell me about a time when you had to delegate a task to an associate.
Describe a time when you had to teach a skill to a fellow associate. How successful were you?
Tell me about a time when you identified a problem (at work, in a class, etc.), and suggested or designed a solution.