First of all, experienced recruiters and/or interview panelists understand very well that interview questions and responses are always governed by the role function and their seniority level. An interview for a role as a Manager will always focus mainly on your Know-How in the field and your Leadership Skills. Notwithstanding this, expect questions regarding your background, communication skills and conflict resolution skills, amongst other things.
So How do you prepare?
Simply, the key to interviewing well for a Manager job is to focus on using examples from your past experiences that will support your answers. Try to be more specific by mentioning figures, dates, places & names if you can. Giving an answer based on rhetoric or philosophy will not be enough to convince the interviewers that you are well experienced on the topic.
The best way to make these interviewing tips work for you is by practicing them whenever you can, when interviewing for a manager or even a supervisory job.
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