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Executive Interview Questions
In an Executive interview, employers will ask questions that will help them determine what type of leader you are and how well you communicate with others. Expect to answer questions about your management skills and provide examples of how you deal with and work through conflict resolution.
Top Executive Interview Questions & How To Answer
Here are three top executive interview questions and how to answer them:
Question #1: What's one of the first things you'll do if given this position?
How to answer: This question is an opportunity to show how much you know about the company and your understanding of the position. In your answer, provide some insight into the existing company process, and then provide a precise plan for the future that highlights your skills.
Question #2: What can you tell me about yourself that will benefit you in this position that's not on your resume?
How to answer: Since you probably tailored your resume and cover letter to fit the job you are interviewing for, this question gives you an opportunity to highlight additional skills and experience. Talk about an experience you've had either at work or outside of work that will help you in the new position.
Question #3: What do you find most satisfying about being a leader?
How to answer: The interviewer wants to learn more about you as a person with this question. You should answer by explaining how being a leader is rewarding because you can help others in their career paths what you gain from helping them succeed.
Tell me about a time where something you planned did not turn out as you expected.2 Answers
Can I balance a high stressed work environment and role being that I was a single mother.2 Answers
A potential, very potentially profitable, client calls you up, saying they're interested in your product. They need to speak to your CEO ASAP. If this isn't possible, you know for a fact this deal is off the table. The CEO is in an important meeting, but in an absolute emergency, is available. What do you do? (NOTE: I danced around giving a firm answer as best as I could, but the interviewers forced me to give an answer...my advice is, regardless of what your answer to tough questions may be if interviewing w/ Epic, just give one. You'll be forced to one anyways, delaying it makes you look weak and indecisive.)2 Answers
Key word here... potential. Not until this is a solid client, with a lot known...would I ever interrupt my CEO. Btw.... I find the line ‘you know this deal is off the table’ bologna with a ‘potential’ Less
I said I'd interrupt the CEO's meeting. I also didn't get an offer. Read into that what you will. Less
What strengths do you bring to the division?2 Answers
I am hard working, dedicated and very computer literate.
I am a self starter, motivated to help others or to accomplish my own work duties. I have worked in a office atmosphere, interacted with clients and assisted physicians with schedules and personal commitments. Loyal and trustworthy to my employer. Less
What is the most important part of the sales cycle to you? Qualification, Presentation, Negotiation or Close?2 Answers
Name a difficult work related situation and how you overcame it.1 Answers
I was asked to create a spreadsheet to track nursing hours/patients that would allow the nursing staff to simply input nursing hour numbers and it would calculate specific ratios to assist with scheduling. This was difficult because of complex formulas need to evaluate specific criteria of nursing hours. I developed this sheet based on my knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This sheet remains in use even today. Less
One thing they asked me was: Did you think you could successfully market and sale the service to the target market , within which the company operates ?1 Answers
Based on my previous work experience and confidence in my ability to accomplish the task that lie ahead, I simply answered "Of Course." Less
How much experience do you have in dealing/interacting with people of color, minorities, and/or various cultures?1 Answers
I, myself, am of mixed race; I was raised in Las Vegas; my primary and secondary schools were inner-city public schools. Unlike the Midwest, Caucasians were often the minority there. Throughout my childhood and early adulthood, I was exposed to a melting pot of people from all walks of life, and I learned to understand, accept and respect people who were different from myself. I also worked for a short period of time at the airport during the summer as a supervisor for a company that specialized in wheelchair and electric cart services. Almost all of my employees were minorities - immigrants from Ethiopia and Liberia, Hispanic, and Filipino. I earned the respect of my employees, and they worked very hard for me. All of our customers were elderly, physically disabled, visually impaired, or needed assistance navigating the airport due to language barriers. I set an example for my employees by treating all customers with respect and compassion for their individual needs. Less
how do you think you would handle internal problems within the team?1 Answers
I would call in a meeting to find out exactly what is going wrong. If it is only a small team, I would make it a point to talk to them one by one and get their feedback. There is nothing like talking to someone face to face to see and hear what one has to say. Less