Management Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 25 interview questions focused on your managerial experience.

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How do you evaluate success among your team members?

There are many ways that you, as a manager, can measure the success of your employees. Of course, you understand that it's important to track the performance of your team members. Tracking certain metrics can help you understand where to give praise, what areas to provide additional training, and which team members you may need to put on an individual performance plan. You will want to remain aware of the level of success that each team member is experiencing. One under-performing 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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25 Management Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you evaluate success among your team members?

  • 2. What has made you ready for the responsibility of managing others?

  • 3. What characteristics contribute to your success as a leader?

  • 4. What personality traits do you look for in people you are hiring?

  • 5. What would you do if an employee was not meeting their goals?

  • 6. How do you effectively delegate tasks to your employees?

  • 7. What type of goals do you like to set for yourself and your team?

  • 8. When have you made a mistake delegating tasks to your team members?

  • 9. How do you successfully motivate your team?

  • 10. As a manager, how have you built successful teams in the past?

  • 11. Have you ever had to fire an employee? What were the reasons for their termination?

  • 12. What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?

  • 13. What do your team members think of you as a team leader?

  • 14. Tell me about a time when you were effective at managing multiple projects at once.

  • 15. Tell me about a critical decision you have made that greatly affected your team's performance.

  • 16. Tell me about a situation in which you had to lead a team member who did not like you.

  • 17. What do you believe is the biggest challenge you will face in this management position?

  • 18. What do you think our company's biggest challenge is? How will you help with this need as our manager?

  • 19. What type of employees do you find difficult to manage?

  • 20. As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?

  • 21. Tell me about a situation in which your team began to unravel. How did you overcome the challenge and lead your team?

  • 22. How many people did you supervise at your last position?

  • 23. As a manager, who has been your greatest influence?

  • 24. Tell me about one of your worst supervisors you have had. What character flaws did they possess that made them a poor leader?

  • 25. Why do you believe you will have success at this position?