Branch Manager Interview Preparation Guide
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Branch Manager related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with job experience as Branch Manager. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

55 Branch Manager Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell Us How Do You Delegate Tasks?

You should answer this question with specific examples of methods you use to delegate tasks, “For each staff member I create a sheet of detailed, relevant tasks and estimated deadlines. I then meet with each staff member individually to ensure they also agree to the deadlines and answer any questions they have. I also schedule regular work in progress meetings to check in on their status.”
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2 :: Why should the we hire you as Branch Manager?

This is the part where you link your skills, experience, education and your personality to the job itself. This is why you need to be utterly familiar with the job description as well as the company culture. Remember though, it’s best to back them up with actual examples of say, how you are a good team player.

It is possible that you may not have as much skills, experience or qualifications as the other candidates. What then, will set you apart from the rest? Energy and passion might. People are attracted to someone who is charismatic, who show immense amount of energy when they talk, and who love what it is that they do. As you explain your compatibility with the job and company, be sure to portray yourself as that motivated, confident and energetic person, ever-ready to commit to the cause of the company.
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3 :: Explain common manager competencies?

The management job interview will focus on questions that look for evidence of management competencies. You will be asked to provide specific examples of when you have demonstrated the required competency. Reflect on your past experiences, select appropriate examples and plan your response using the following structure:

☛ Describe the specific situation or task you were involved in
☛ Detail the action and steps you took in the situation
☛ Outline the results and outcome of your actions

Go through these manager interview questions that explore the essential competencies for a management position. Use the answer guidelines to help you prepare your own excellent interview answers.
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4 :: Tell me an example of a time you were able to identify and resolve a small problem that had the potential to become a big problem?

In your interview answer demonstrate your ability to detect problems, to gather the relevant information to identify the underlying issues and to identify cause and effect relationships. The focus is on your ability to get the right information to identify the key issues.
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5 :: Tell me are you comfortable reprimanding employees for negative behaviors? If so, can you provide your approach to discipline?

Yes, I am comfortable reprimanding employees if they engage in behaviors that have a negative impact on the company. It can be awkward, but it is necessary if someone refuses to perform the job properly since his or her performance is a reflection of your managerial aptitude. I believe a minor infraction warrants a warning. An intermediate infraction warrants a write-up. If an employee fails to improve or commits a serious infraction, termination or suspension may be considered. I have never had to discharge an employee on those grounds, but I have had to issue warnings and write ups.
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6 :: What do you dislike as Branch Manager?

I kind of feel like it’s the same thing every day. I wish that I could get out more maybe and sell the bank instead of being behind the teller line.
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8 :: As you know our field is always changing. As such, what have you done with regards to personal development when it comes to a BRANCH MANAGER POSITION in the last 12 months?

That is a really great question. While I haven’t had the opportunity to develop within this particular role per se, I have actually become very involved in my local foodbank this year. This has taught me a great deal about community, teamwork, and taking initiative.
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9 :: What are your salary expectations as Branch Manager?

Many consider this question to be a loaded gun – dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced. Often times, an interviewee will start talking salary before they’ve had an opportunity to illustrate their skill set and value making any sort of leverage valueless. Here, knowledge is power, as salary often comes down to negotiation. Do some research into your industry to establish base rates of pay based on seniority and demand but keep in mind – your employer is hiring you for what they believe you are worth, and how much benefit they feel you will provide.
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10 :: Please Explain How Would You Describe Your Management Style?

One of the most common management job interview questions is going to be about your specific management style. There are various ways to answer this question. You may be tempted to share a specific management style, but the best answer to this question is, “I choose to adapt my management techniques based on the present situation, as work environments are constantly dynamic and often need to be handled in unique, novel ways.”
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