Always go prepared. Do your homework, research the role, company and their competitors.
The key to a successful management interview is to focus on examples in your past that will support your answers. Specific examples (with names and places to add detail) add depth and meaning to your answers. Giving an answer based on philosophy alone will not suffice in a management interview. Keep these points in mind when preparing for a Management interview.
Focus on Leadership.
You are interviewing for a management position, so you must emphasise your leadership skills and provide examples to demonstrate that you are a strong leader. Focus on jobs where you held the most responsibility.
Understand the Company’s Needs
Every company is looking for something different. Research the company, talk to the Orion Account Executive and your Orion Candidate Recruiter, and analyse the job summary to identify the three key attributes the company needs from a candidate in this position.
Tailor Your Strengths.
Tailor your strengths to the needs you have identified. As a successful military leader, you possess many strengths; throughout the interview however, emphasise those that align with the needs of the company.
Provide Many Examples.
You must support your answers with specific examples. These examples will add depth to your answers and make an impact on the interviewer.
Energy and Enthusiasm.
Show the interviewer that you want the job. Would you hire someone who seemed disinterested? An interviewer won’t either. You must convince an interviewer that you are excited about the company and the job in order to land the position.
Ask Appropriate, Well Prepared Questions.
Questions equal interest to an interviewer. Ask well thought out questions about the corporate culture, training, employees, and goals, which demonstrate a genuine interest in the company. Good questions will help build rapport with the interviewer.
Close the Interview.
Don’t overlook the close. Make sure the interviewer knows you want the job by closing the interview.
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