General Manager (GM) Interview Preparation Guide
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General Manager (GM) Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in General Manager. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

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1 :: What is your greatest weakness as General Manager?

An impressive and confident response shows that the candidate has prepared for the question, has done serious self-reflection and can admit responsibility and accept constructive criticism. Sincerely give an honest answer (but don't say too much), be confident in the fact that this weakness does not make you any less of a great candidate, and show that you are working on this weakness and tell me how
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2 :: Tell me about your managerial style?

I just let them go on as long as they can. A good interviewee will have a 60-second commercial that clearly demonstrates why they are the best person for the job.
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3 :: Tell me a joke that wouldn't offend anyone?

This breaks the ice, shows the ability to think on their feet and if they can enjoy working together. Whatever joke is told, it almost always leads to a story.
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4 :: Do you have any previous managerial experience?

When you are hiring someone to such a high post it is always better to hire an individual who has some experience in the field. If the candidate has previous experience then he or she is less likely to have problems coping or dealing with pressure. However if there is someone who has no experience in being a general manger before, yet has all the credentials, skills and qualifications required to become an excellent general manager then you should not shy away from taking the risk if you think that he would be able to do complete justice to the position. Being a part of the corporate world often requires you to take risks; sometimes these risks might not pay off, but remember often they do.
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5 :: Why do you want to work here as General Manager?

It helps me instantly find out if the applicant has done any research on the company and if they will take as much pride in their job as I do.
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6 :: If you had to give a title to your life story up to this point, what would it be and why?

This question gets people thinking and helps me see how someone reacts when caught off guard. The titles can be truly insightful, revealing struggles and challenges that they have faced and overcome.
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7 :: Do you get along well with others?

When hiring a general manager for your company or business you want to make sure that you are hiring someone with not just a great deal of social skills but also a person who gets along well with others. You need to ask this question to know if the person has the required outgoing personality to be a good general manger. In addition to meeting new clients and buyers he or she must also get along well with co workers, seniors and people at the lower ranks..
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8 :: Do you have any doubts or queries in mind in relation to the job?

This is a mandatory question that is asked in practically all interviews to inquire if the candidate has to ask you any questions, once the process of you interviewing him or her is complete. Applying for any new job can be both new and confusing, so do take the time out to answer any questions that the candidate might be having in relation to salary, duties, responsibilities or any other aspect of the job.
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9 :: Tell me what you would like me to know about you?

With this question alone, I am able to discern what is most important to the candidate, what their hobbies and interests are, their communication skills, their sense (or lack of) humor, their presentation comfort level, their educational background, their grasp of what the position entails, and their work style.
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10 :: Tell me about a time that conflict occurred in one of your work groups and what did you do about it?

I find that how employees deal with conflict tells me a lot about them and how successful they will be.
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