If you are responsible for rating your skills, chances are, you will lean more on the modest side versus overselling yourself. On a scale of 1-10, discuss how skilled are you in managing a business, or others. Avoid giving yourself a 10, and nobody is perfect, and you do not want to come across as overly confident or someone who has no room for feedback and improvement. Alternately, avoid giving yourself too little credit. You do not want to appear incapable when it comes to managing others. Best case is to remain in the 7.5-9.5 range while staying honest and accurate. Use an example of your excellent management skills in action.
"I would rate my management skills as a 9/10. Sometimes I am not as swift with delegation as I could be but I am a very approachable leader who encourages questions from my team, which they seem to appreciate. I recently had an employee tell me that I was the best manager they have ever had. That felt great to hear."
"Despite my being new to a career in management, I would rate myself as a 7.5. I have done a deep dive into many management books as of late, to hone my skills and abilities further when it comes to managing a team. I strive to be an eager learner who will pass that knowledge on to my team."
"I realize that I should not rate myself as a 10/10 because I do not believe anyone is a perfect manager. I would describe myself as an advanced leader when you combine my ten years' experience as an active leader. I have taken many leadership and communication workshops over the years and have generated incredible results in the way of employee retention, for my current employer."
"I would rate myself 8/10, the reason being that I've had the opportunity to learn from functional managers. Not only that, but I have also taken leadership classes in college."
This is a great start. Consider adding what areas you are actively working to improve.
"I would rate my management skills as 8/10. I studied leadership courses in college, and have had the opportunity to be mentored by excellent managers. There is always room for improvement, so I study current leadership and management trends and stay open to feedback and learning."
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"I will choose a 7.5, and the reason for that is that there will always be something new to learn and an opportunity for me to be a better manager. I am skilled at rallying my team behind a common goal and have learned to rely on my intuition regarding the strengths of each individual on my team. These skills make me very good at what I do!"
You do an excellent job supporting your management skills while also showing that you recognize room for improvement.
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