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What has made you ready for this responsibility?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know that you feel ready for the responsibility that comes with being a manager. Discuss with the interviewer all of the things you have done to prepare you for this particular opportunity.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have spent the past eight months reading leadership books and have taken two leadership workshops in that time frame. I have never felt more ready to take on the responsibility of leading a team."

Admin
Answer example

"I have trained numerous administrative assistance in my ten-year career and have also begun to train another executive assistant. I deliver perfect work and train others to do the same."

Manager
Answer example

"I have worked in manufacturing environments with a diverse range of people, motivated in different ways. I believe this uniquely equips me to excel in the production manager role and I look forward to proving myself right in your eyes at every opportunity."

Marketing
Answer example

"I have eight years of experience in supervisory and assistant management responsibilities in an agency environment. I have led large teams through complex projects and am ready to take the next step in my career."

Retail
Answer example

"I have worked in retail since high school, totaling nine years of experience in the industry. Specifically, I have been an associate, a shift supervisor, and a team leads in another, smaller department. I know that your shoe department is the second largest department in the store. Shoe sales are where I have done the bulk of my time in retail, so I believe that by combining my experience as an associate in shoes and my management time in sportswear, I will lead a very successful department."

Sales
Answer example

"I believe I'm very well prepared for this leadership opportunity as I've managed teams of varying sizes, from a one-person direct report to teams of operational assistants to a sales pod of five. I have experience with many personalities and skill levels."

Teacher
Answer example

"I have been able to successfully manage a classroom of fifteen students which has prepared me for the responsibility of a larger classroom. I have researched many techniques from leading educators and am confident in my ability to command attention in such a large classroom environment as this."

Academic Library Director
Answer example

"I have spent the past 8 months reading leadership books and have taken 2 leadership workshops in that time frame. I have never felt more ready to take on the responsibility of leading a team."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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