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What type of manager brings out the best in you?

10 Answer Examples | Learn how to answer this question from professional recruiters

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.

What type of manager brings out the best in you?
Admin

"I work best with managers who are highly communicative and approachable. I don't enjoy working in hierarchy based environment as I find it does not offer room for new ideas and creative thinking. How would you describe your management style?"

Administrator Assistant

"Do you know what type of management style helps you be most productive? Some managers like to keep a close eye on you, always hanging over your shoulder. Others like to let you do your thing, giving you the opportunity to come to them. Do you know what you need from a manager? Think about the last project you accomplished or challenge you overcame at work. How did your manager help you? Did they provide moral support by encouraging you or did they hold your hand every step of the way. Sometimes when you start a new job, you need a little extra support to help you learn the job and the tasks required. Once you get going, are you able to work independently? Can you self-manage? Demonstrate your awareness of what you need from a manager by explaining how past managers have supported you and what you learned from those experiences. "

Basic

"I have worked with a wide range of personalities and management styles with great success. If I could express a preference, I feel that I am best with a manager who allows me autonomy while still investing time in me through mentorship and training. Can you describe the management style here?"

Financial Analyst

"I have worked with a wide range of personalities and management styles with great success. If I could express a preference, I feel that I am best with a manager who allows me autonomy while still investing time in me through mentor-ship and training. Can you describe the management style here?"

Floral Designer

"Do you know what type of management style helps you be most productive? Some managers like to keep a close eye on you, always hanging over your shoulder. Others like to let you do your thing, giving you the opportunity to come to them. Do you know what you need from a manager? Think about the last project you accomplished or challenge you overcame at work. How did your manager help you? Did they provide moral support by encouraging you or did they hold your hand every step of the way. Sometimes when you start a new job, you need a little extra support to help you learn the job and the tasks required. Once you get going, are you able to work independently? Can you self-manage? Demonstrate your awareness of what you need from a manager by explaining how past managers have supported you and what you learned from those experiences. "

Loss Prevention

"Do you know what type of management style helps you be most productive? Some managers like to keep a close eye on you, always hanging over your shoulder. Others like to let you do your thing, giving you the opportunity to come to them. Do you know what you need from a manager? Think about the last project you accomplished or challenge you overcame at work. How did your manager help you? Did they provide moral support by encouraging you or did they hold your hand every step of the way. Sometimes when you start a new job, you need a little extra support to help you learn the job and the tasks required. Once you get going, are you able to work independently? Can you self-manage? Demonstrate your awareness of what you need from a manager by explaining how past managers have supported you and what you learned from those experiences. "

Manager

"I prefer managers who give me an assignment and let me run with it. I don't like to be micro-managed, no do I enjoy having to micromanage my team. I much prefer collaborative environments where trust is present."

Retail

"I like a manager that is interested in nurturing their employees. I don't need hand-holding, but I like when my manager takes an interest in me and encourages my drive for growth and development. My manager could encourage me by offering to be a resource, connecting me with other resources, and the like."

Sales

"I have had a lot of different types of managers, but I have found the most success when I am given some latitude to make the job, sales pitch, and process my own. I value coaching and mentorship and am accountable to the manager, my goals, and the organization's sales targets as well. With freedom, I find I can be the most successful. That said, I'm quite adaptable and can make any situation work for me."

Teacher

"I thrive most in a collaborative, team-focused environment. I work well in a team environment when all of the Spanish teachers are working together to build great content, lessons, and means of getting through to our students. When the department head is supportive of our goals, helps us think of things we haven't considered, and push us to continue to do better, I feel I grow as a teacher."

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What type of manager brings out the best in you?
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All managers would get the same from me. Hard work.
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The ones that know my work ethic, give him that job you won’t have to worry.
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He always says me that you are a respectful person and responsible person.
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Punctuality respecting every one helping nature.
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A friendly one and one that helps me learn.
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The manager who is responsible of the result.
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The one who understands the people/ employers concerns.
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Who knows the difference between boss and leader.
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The manager that checks in regularly and is able to lead by example.
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A manager that trust me to be able to do my job. One who allows me to ask questions and bounce ideas off of them. Ne who encourages and keep us updated to changes. One who likes to find the strengths of his/her employees so as to better serve customer and company.
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Compassionate. Someone who can guide us in a firm but gentle manner. Compassionate.
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The kind ones. The ones who are not pressuring me on doing something. The ones who bring out the best in me.
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One that provides measurable parameters and clear guidance.
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I am a hardworking woman I can able to work with less supervision.
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Positive people that are uplifting and inspiring. Must have a can do attitude. Those that lead by example.
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Cool headed and one who manages things properly.
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Supportive, who trust me and provide clear guidelines.
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A manager who outlines clearly what is expected of me and allows me to utilize my skills and creativity to get the work done. I also welcome constructive criticism which allows me to improve the quality of my work.
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I work well with everyone I do is I mast I get the job done.
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I have an excellent backround in retail sales, customer service and computer applications. I enjoy working with people and would love helping them find their hidden treasures among the amazing deals that Nordroms offers.
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With expirence from working at a boutique I know that its important to always be kind and patient with the customer. Because everyone who walks in the door my be your next purchaser.
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My ability to multi task, strong customer service skills, results oriented, success driven.
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I am outgoing, I love interacting with people and I am competitive with myself which could translate well into a commissions sales posssion.
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I love to talk to people, I love to see what kinds of.
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Personal experience trying to find clothing for my own less then ideal body-type.
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I am great at providing customer service. I like to listen to the customer to get a feel for what they are looking for and help them find what they need within the criteria they have set.
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I possess great customer service skills. I love making sure customers have a great experience while shopping by assisting them with any questions, offering suggestions and keeping the sales floor neat. I love learning about the merchandise that I am selling so I can have the product knowledge to answer any questions they may have.
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I'm extremely hardworking and motivated. I'm very outgoing and manage tasks well. I do my best to stay up with currents trends and love to help customers.
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I will bring my skills as a leader and my constant drive while On the floor to not catering to customers .. But to exceeded my daily and monthly goals.
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Excellent communication skills, I am really good at remembering faces to build clients, organized, very well focus on a goal, friendly, and stylish.
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I have the ability to create a loyal client base, and drive sales/ add onto a sale with customers. I have the ability to read a situation critically and quickly to save a sale or upsell the product. I do believe product knowledge sells because customers love to hear how much you know, which closes the deal on a sale.
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As I mentioned I adapt to surroundings very easily and a team player, I think I will be an asset to the company in these matters. Also I do come up creative ideas and have an eye for fashion which fascinate customers and will make my department look attractive due to which I will have lot of walk-ins.
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I have background in retail sales at a small boutique, so I recognize and value the importance in customer service. I am a communication major and have background in business.
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Optimistic, forward-thinking and problem solver.
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I know a lot about how to talk to customers and be around them. I know that many customers should always be reassured and I must hold my composure when things go wrong.
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I have to ask questions that are not yes and no questions and just have a ton of product knowledge that will make the customer comfortable with their decision.
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Willingness to learn, customer-oriented, excellent time management, can communicate with diverse personalities, very reliable, maintain a high quality level of work, different selling techniques.
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I enjoy working with people, I love giving and being asked for my opinion in fashion and trends. I am friendly and I speak two languages (can understand others).
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Ability relate to customers. Personal able hard working,
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My dad is a salesman. I grew up knowing sales. I knit and design my own patterns so I know fashionn.
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My language skills, since I can speak cantonese, mandarin, entry level of japanese, and we have lots of tourists are from asia, so I can confident on communicating with them.
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I have a great amount of patience when it comes to doing makeup and helping customers. I can also work efficiently when under pressure and when in a time constraint. The knowledge I have about makeup is not as advanced as I would like it to be but I crave the knowledge that is necessary for me to be successful. I want to help our customers and provide them with accurate information. I am a fast learner and can retain new information easily so with that being said I think I would make a great cosmetic artist for Nordstrom.
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I like meeting new people. I have an easy time interacting with people. I have exxensive experience workign with preschoolers, kids, parents, teenagers, seniors.
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I have had so much experience with sales along with working previously at nordstrom. I have the customer service skills and selling skills that will help me over come.
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Outgoing, freindly, great listener, good anticipation skills.
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I know some things about coffee from working at starbucks for 7 months, also I like to make mpoeple happy and suggest things they might like once getting to know them.
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I am a fashion designer and stylist for this reason I would be a great sales associate. People want to feel confident in their clothes and I can style them in a way that makes them feel like this.
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I like people and people like me. I am funny and have a good time no matter what I am doing. I bring positive energy with me.
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I believe my customer service abilities along side my attention to detail would make my a great sales associate at Nordstrom.
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I have done retail before in the past occasionally while volunteering at MOSI. Also I have good communicating skills.

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