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ManpowerGroup Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a ManpowerGroup job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?

How to Answer

Being able to swivel the focus of your project is a necessary skill for your success in most careers. Talk to the interviewer about a time when a significant change occurred on a project. Share how you handled the implementation of the new information and the results of your response.

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35 ManpowerGroup Interview Questions & Answers

  • Adaptability

    1. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?

      How to Answer

      Being able to swivel the focus of your project is a necessary skill for your success in most careers. Talk to the interviewer about a time when a significant change occurred on a project. Share how you handled the implementation of the new information and the results of your response.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I had a large project last month that was nearly complete when the client called to say that the dimensions provided were incorrect. Because of this, our team had to re-do the entire proposal. It took us an additional four days of work, but in the end, the client was delighted with our work, and it resulted in new opportunities with them."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I worked with a VP in the company, the CEO, and a member of the board to craft a strategic national roll-out plan that included which companies and pitches I would be responsible for and what they would handle. Two months later, after working on the strategy each week as a collaborative team, I was informed that we were pausing the project until further notice. The executives thought the company wasn't ready for such big clients yet, so instead, I had to scale the national roll-out back to be a local market strategy. After the initial sting and frustration of pulling out of the project, I used that same framework to plan local market roll-outs in several major cities effectively. It proved to be a good learning experience overall."

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  • Career Goals

    2. What is your long-range career objective?

      How to Answer

      Onboarding new employees is a time-consuming and costly endeavor, so the interviewer wants to ensure that this role will be a long-term fit for you. Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within this company on a long-term basis. Share what promotions you hope to eventually receive and discuss what you wish to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed by the company for many years to come.

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      1st Answer Example

      "While visiting your company website, I noticed that you have some leadership opportunities available in a variety of locations. I would love to work my way into a management or leadership role with your organization and would be willing to relocate to do so. I really like what your organization stands for, and I hope to see a current fit and future growth here."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "That is a great question! I see myself leading a small team of like-minded and passionate individuals who enjoy the work we are accomplishing here together. I also see myself working closely with a charity to give back to the community like I see many have done at ManpowerGroup."

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  • Career Goals

    3. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

      How to Answer

      A hiring manager will tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. Share what career direction you would take if you could do anything over and your reason why.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I certainly do not regret the direction I have taken my career; however, if I had to start over in a new direction completely, I would likely pursue my Degree in Education and become a teacher. Both of my parents were teachers, and they seemed to have a very fulfilling career. I enjoy coaching and leading others, so any tasks in my current career that are related to these skills are very welcome."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am delighted with the direction my career has taken. If I could change anything, I would perhaps have furthered my education to include a unique focus; however, I have no regrets!"

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  • Communication

    4. In this role with ManpowerGroup you will be required to make regular presentations to our clients. How comfortable are you with public speaking, and creating PowerPoint presentations?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know your public presentation skill level. If you know ahead of time that presentations will be a part of this position, feel free to bring a previously crafted PowerPoint presentation with you on a tablet or iPad. Otherwise, be prepared with some examples that include the number of people you have presented to, the range of topics, and the outcome.

      You can also make your answer clear by rating yourself from 1-10 on your PowerPoint and public speaking skills. If you have any formal training in public speaking, be sure to talk about that as well.

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  • Communication

    5. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can explain complex ideas without being condescending to your co-workers or talking over their heads. Give the interviewer an example of breaking down information to make it more easily digestible for the average person. This skill can come in handy when explaining Manpower Group's services and processes.

      Think of a presentation about a complex topic as a proposal to solve a challenging problem. The solution may seem obvious to you, but everyone else in the room is scratching heads trying to figure out what you're saying. You have skills when you can define key terms and phrases to make them more relevant to your audience. Not everyone can do this.

      Prepare an example that demonstrates your communication skills and your ability to convey complex information in easy-to-understand terms.

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  • Communication

    6. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

      How to Answer

      One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people you work with and for whom you care. It doesn't come easy, whether it is providing a less than positive work review or terminating someone. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this task in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

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  • Compatibility

    7. We have a very specific personality type that fits well with the strong corporate culture at ManpowerGroup. Describe your personality in 3 words.

      How to Answer

      ManpowerGroup wants to know if you are a good fit for the team. This question is a high-stress question if you are not prepared to discuss your personality and characteristics. Rather than freezing up during your interview or saying something you regret, take a few minutes to jot down some ideas before your meeting.

      Review ManpowerGroup website and see if you can source any recurring keywords in their job postings or 'About Us' section. Any recurring themes or keywords will give you a great idea of the type of personality and characteristics that ManpowerGroup is looking for. Identify the ones that align with your personality and be sure to mention them.

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  • Creative Thinking

    8. At ManpowerGroup we seek to hire those who can read between the lines in order to uncover our client's potential needs. Give me an example of how you have successfully done this.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you understand the nuances that come with this job. When you work for ManpowerGroup, you must be able to think independently and out of the box at all times. This type of thinking will increase client happiness, sales results and will help to expand your portfolio. It will also help prevent issues from occurring in the future. Give one real-life example of how you helped a client by reading further into their potential needs.

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  • Customer Service

    9. At ManpowerGroup we do everything to ensure that our clients are satisfied. What is your client service philosophy?

      How to Answer

      Because ManpowerGroup puts so much effort into its customer service reputation, the interviewer must be confident that your client service values align with theirs. Be sure to research the ManpowerGroup website and note any keywords they use when it comes to their clientele. Match your language with theirs.

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  • Customer Service

    10. Tell me about your customer service experience.

      How to Answer

      To some degree, many jobs require some level of customer service, whether you are providing a service to a client or within your organization. The interviewer at ManpowerGroup wants to know how well you offer customer service. Companies like ManpowerGroup build their reputation and business from the customer service their employees provide.

      Show the interviewer that you know what it takes to offer stellar customer service to everyone you work with. In your response, you can also provide an example of a time when you received praise for your customer service skills.

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  • Customer Service

    11. How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know how well you value your client and customer relationships. Share how you nurture them to ensure that they are happy and continue to come back. Also, talk to the interviewer about your strategy for building strong customer and client relationships.

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  • Discovery

    12. How do you balance life and work?

      How to Answer

      It is essential to keep a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout. Talk to the interviewer about how you can maintain that appropriate balance for yourself.

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  • Discovery

    13. Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

      How to Answer

      A genuinely creative-minded person will have outside activities aside from what's happening in the workplace. Tell the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you express your creativity.

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  • Education

    14. Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.

      How to Answer

      Once you are in your career, it certainly doesn't mean that you need to stop learning. The interviewer wants to know that you are still actively pursuing career development activities such as courses. There are many job-related courses available. Talk to the interviewer about the last time you took advantage of these available courses.

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  • Experience

    15. Tell me about your most significant work experience that relates to this position.

      How to Answer

      This question is an excellent example of why it is crucial for you to review the job description in detail before your interview. Think about a time where you held a similar position to this one. In your response to the interviewer, share any similarities between this role and the job that you previously had.

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  • Knowledge

    16. Are you currently interviewing with any of our competitors? Why do you want to work for ManpowerGroup over any of our competitors?

      How to Answer

      Every interviewer wants to know that you are specifically interested in their company. You can show your keen interest by discussing how ManpowerGroup stands out to you ahead of its competitors. You can mention things like their company culture, charitable contributions, services provided, or other attributes that appeal to you over their competition. If you are asked whether you are interviewing with their competitors or not, you should answer in a direct but diplomatic way.

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  • Knowledge

    17. We have many strong competitors. What makes ManpowerGroup stand out, and how could we improve?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that not only do you have an understanding of ManpowerGroup, but also their competition. It is essential that you research ManpowerGroup before your interview and be sure to learn about their business landscape. Find out who their competitors are and what their customers are saying online. Check out some favorite review sites to get an idea of what the public says about ManpowerGroup vs. their local competitors. Keep your answer positive and complimentary.

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  • Knowledge

    18. What do you know about our clients at ManpowerGroup and the types of services we offer?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you have put some effort into getting to know their business and the types of clients that ManpowerGroup services. You can find this information online by combing through the company website or doing a Google search. Discuss with the interviewer what you discovered during that research. It is okay to ask the interviewer more about the services and clientele at ManpowerGroup as well.

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  • Leadership

    19. When do you feel your leadership skills are most effective?

      How to Answer

      When you have a great relationship with the individuals you lead, your leadership skills will be the most effective.

      Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team.

      For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.

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  • Management

    20. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to see that you are self-aware and understand the type of manager or employer that brings out the best in you. Some individuals prefer a close working relationship with a lot of accountability, while others prefer space and autonomy. If you are unsure of the management style of the interviewing company, try to leave your answer as open as possible. You can certainly ask the interviewer to describe their management style.

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  • Management

    21. How do you evaluate success among your team members?

      How to Answer

      When you are leading a team, it is imperative to be aware of the level of success that each team member is experiencing. One underperforming team player can drag down the entire group. Talk to the interviewer about how you can stay aware of each team members' success.

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  • Performance Based

    22. We have a healthy yet competitive culture at ManpowerGroup. How do you track your personal successes and metrics? How often do you look at your KPI's?

      How to Answer

      When working in the professional services industry, your results matter! No matter your job function, you should always be prepared to discuss your career-related successes. Talk to the interviewer about your recent achievements and show ManpowerGroup why they should hire you!

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  • Performance Based

    23. Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.

      How to Answer

      Like other companies, it is essential for you to meet and exceed work-related deadlines at Manpower Group. Assure the interviewer that you can remain focused on a project and accomplish your goals ahead of schedule.

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  • Performance Based

    24. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is looking for your honest thoughts on how you feel about your interview performance. Be truthful and transparent, even if you think that the interview could have gone better. If you feel that your performance in the interview is going well, feel free to express that as well.

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  • Performance Based

    25. How do you manage your time?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know more about the types of tools you use to stay on task and meet deadlines. Discuss how you prioritize when everything demands your attention at once. Think about the ways you manage your projects and daily tasks.

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  • Problem Solving

    26. What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can think outside the box or even ask for help when you are stuck on a complicated problem.

      Maybe you look to a mentor or boss for advice. Perhaps you have handbooks, manuals, and systems you turn to for help. Offer some relevant examples based on your industry. If you work in the medical field, you may turn to textbooks, online research, colleagues, or even patient's history to find the right solution. If you work in customer service, you may ask the customer what they need to find the best solution.

      Show the interviewer that you are knowledgeable and equipped to handle these types of scenarios.

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  • Problem Solving

    27. This position with ManpowerGroup requires strong research skills. What is the first resource you turn to when you need to research a person, business, or topic?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you can source information when and where you need it. In this industry, and with ManpowerGroup, you must be in the know and on top of your client's needs at all times. Talk about where you first go for information when you need it the most.

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  • Salary

    28. How would you prefer to be compensated?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if you are looking for a compensation structure based primarily on salary, commission, or a blend of both. Discuss with the hiring manager your compensation preferences.

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  • Scenario Based

    29. What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

      How to Answer

      Think back to when you were racing others to achieve the best sales, working towards a promotion, eagerly trying to win a new contract or other situations that pushed you to rise above your peers.

      Be sure to tell the interviewer that you rose to the challenge and were excited to see what you could achieve! Tell the interviewer about how you kept yourself calm while pushing yourself to be the best. It is a definite plus if you have cheered on your competitors and helped them along the way. Finally, be sure to mention your successful outcome.

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  • Scenario Based

    30. What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if you are an independent thinker and how you react when faced with questions you might not be knowledgeable on. Explain that you would take the time to try and figure out the answer, but you are not afraid to ask questions if you need to.

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  • Teamwork

    31. How do you build trust and rapport with your clients?

      How to Answer

      The ability to build and maintain client relationships is important. This is what separates successful companies like ManpowerGroup from those that struggle. The interviewer wants to know if you have what it takes to build strong client relationships. In your response, you can mention relationship-building activities such as: asking questions to better understand their needs, setting clear expectations, learning their industry language, being available, and providing as much information as needed to seal the deal.

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  • Teamwork

    32. This position requires a competitive yet collaborative individual. How do you plan to make an impact in your first 90 days with ManpowerGroup while setting a strong groundwork of trust with your new team members?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to hear more about your plan of action to be accepted for the position with ManpowerGroup. Think about the skills gap you could fill or any internal struggle that ManpowerGroup is trying to resolve by hiring someone like you. You can also mention any positive attributes you bring to the team that has been beneficial in previous roles.

      Discuss how you know you will make a fast impact and address how you will ensure acceptance by your new team members.

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  • Teamwork

    33. How do you motivate others on your team?

      How to Answer

      You don't have to be a manager or a team leader to motivate others. Offering a listening ear or providing words of encouragement can make a world of difference to your coworkers. Sometimes, just being a positive influence and showing up consistently can also make a difference. The interviewer wants to hear how you motivate others.

      If you have worked in a leadership role, think of ways you helped set clear goals or helped individuals cultivate a new skill. Reflect on your experience and share how you have helped encourage others to keep up the good work!

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  • Teamwork

    34. Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know what workplace setting allows you to be the happiest and most productive. Talk to the interviewer about your preference when it comes to teamwork or working individually. Be sure to avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular scenario (IE: I only like to work by myself).

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  • Trust

    35. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

      How to Answer

      Companies will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could be to protect their trade secrets or to ensure that you do not bring clients over on the occasion that you leave their company. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements.

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