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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."