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Top 25 Security Manager Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 2 of 25
What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?
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To prepare for this question, start by listing your strengths. You can narrow them down by thinking about how they help you as a security manager. Think of situations where your strengths help you shine, such as troubleshooting an access control system, or training a new employee. You could give an example of how your problem solving ability has helped you to navigate a variety of issues, listing some of the different software, tools and databases you have worked with. You could also share how you are great at dealing with conflict if it arises, referencing a situation where you used your communication and listening skills to dodge a potential blowout with a staff member. Using examples helps the interviewer get a better picture of your strengths in action.
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"My greatest strength is my ability to lead a team and to be a positive influence on them. Every team that I've lead has enjoyed a significant increase in productivity and efficiency. Whether I was a cadet sergeant in military academy, a project leader in college, or a security supervisor, my team members were more loyal, saw more successes, and learned more, all because I know how to serve and lead. This means that, if I'm hired as a security manager, you're going to enjoy improved performance from the security team."
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Question 3 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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This is yet another example of the type of career question you can anticipate. As you think about your career plans, where would you like to be in the next five years? How will this position help you get there? Are you planning to complete a degree or continue in your training? Do you want to start your own business? Consider responding with this:

"I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
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"I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
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"It's good to have a plan in place, but it's also good to remain flexible. I'm working towards becoming a security director. To get there, I'm going to have to prove that I can handle more and more responsibility. I see this job as an opportunity to do that because [XYZ reasons]. My goal is to excel at this position."
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Question 4 of 25
What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a Security Manager? How did you handle it?
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How do you handle conflict? As a security manager, you will need to be able to stay calm and collected in the face of any safety issue. You may also need to intervene with conflicts between members of your team. For technical issues, you will need to know how to troubleshoot. If you are asked this question in an interview, you may want to offer a couple of scenarios. You can share how you followed emergency response procedures to mitigate an intrusion alarm. You could also discuss how you mediated a conflict between two coworkers and helped them resolve the issue.
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Question 5 of 25
Are you okay with a background check?
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Before the interview, find out more about their requirements. If you know you will need to get a background check, get a copy of yours before they run it. You need to know if there are any infractions, major or minor, so that you can share them when they ask you about it. The worst thing that can happen is if you tell them everything is sparkling clean and then something shows up. They want to be able to trust you, and they may be okay if something minor shows up, as long as you can explain it and don't try to hide it. Do as much research as you can to find out their specific requirements and make sure you are able to meet those standards before the interview. Your response to this question should be, "A background check is no problem..." even if you do have something on your record. If you did community service or got something expunged, let them know. Share what you learned from any experiences that may show up on your record.
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"A background check is no problem..."
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"Of course. I have a clean record, as you can expect from someone pursuing a career in security management."
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Question 6 of 25
Are you a team player? What do you enjoy most about working with a team?
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Question 7 of 25
How do you keep focused during your shifts?
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Question 8 of 25
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late to work?
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Question 9 of 25
Tell me about your experience.
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Question 10 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 11 of 25
What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
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Question 12 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 13 of 25
What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
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Question 14 of 25
Are you a detail oriented person?
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Question 15 of 25
Tell me about your management experience.
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Question 16 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your leadership experience.
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Question 18 of 25
Why did you choose to become a Security Manager?
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Question 19 of 25
Why do you want to work for our company?
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Question 20 of 25
Why is security important to you?
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Question 21 of 25
How have you responded to serious situations in the past?
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Question 22 of 25
How does this position fit into your career plans?
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Question 23 of 25
What security systems do you have the most experience with?
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Question 24 of 25
What experience do you have in security?
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Question 25 of 25
What do you enjoy most about your job?
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About Security Manager

December 18th, 2014

Security managers are often asked to supervise a facility in order to protect the employees, the valuables, and other goods from being harmed. Mockquestions.com has prepared Security Manager interview questions for your interview. Good luck.

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