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General Manager Interview Questions

"Employers hiring general managers are looking for decisive leaders with previous management experience to oversee a department or division in the company. In an interview, be ready to discuss your ability to lead lower-level managers and implement improvements within the business. General managers may join the company directly through management, so interviewers will want candidates who are capable of forming strong relationships with established employees."

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"What would you do if you had a poor performer associate that did not meet his/her sales goals? What would you do if they continued?"

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They want to hear the word accountability as in write-ups. That if the associate continued to not meet their sales goals that had you done your job correctly you would have submitted enough corrective actions so as to justify termination of said employee.

What are your plans to turn around the sales in this location?

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How do you feel about manageing a team of experienced jewelry sales people with more years of experience in the business?

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are you a key team player

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Why do you want to work for this company?

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Listen to David talk the company up.

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We essentially went through every position on my resume, covering the details of what happened at each. This covered both the accomplishments, as well as the reasons for leaving for each position.

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They asked the normal, previous experience, details of the job, if you have experience laying people off, etc.

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If an employee made an honest mistake and your largest customer wanted him fired, would you?

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Tell me about a time when you made a risky decision and the outcome was not what you expected.

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