Managing Director Interview Questions

"When hiring a managing director, a company will look for someone with the industry knowledge, leadership skills, worth ethic, and ambition to grow the business through implementing new company policies and working closely with its board of directors. In an interview for this position, you will likely be tested on your knowledge of the markets the company operates in, PR skills, and communication and leadership skills."

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Managing Director was asked...September 4, 2014

There were not any interview questions I would consider difficult. They will ask you how much business and clients you can bring in right away, so you need to be honest here. They will also ask you if you can bring any of your friends over.

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Just tell them that you have contact in many companies, but you cannot guarantee and future business. When it comes to recruiting for them, I just told them that my close friends always watch how I do and how much I'm satisfied with the new position, before they consider jumping ship. Less

What are your strategies for closing a deal with a client?

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Focus on the value proposition and make a good business case for our services as compared to other options. Less

Charles Schwab

"Is there anything that would come up in your background check, such as payments being made to the government with a balance that's over $10,000?"

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Since it’s a regulated company you have to have a stable financial past. No credit issues, bankruptcies, bounced checks... Less

They also do a credit check as part of the hiring process.

To be honest, this is a confusing question. What exactly were they trying to get out of you? Whether you had to be fined for something in the past? Less

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Goldman Sachs

How would I tackle a specific situation in a certain department?

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I would learn as much as I could about the situation in the department then use the knowlage I had gained to solve the problem Less

I will go to the department and will talk to the staff to get to know about the situation. If i can solve the situation i will solve it right there. Less

The challenge with the question is that were supposedly looking for an outsider to come in and take a fresh look at things, so many of the terms and steps were unfamiliar to me. It was a bit like the interview team wasn't on the same page about the role. I answered it in more of a generic fashion. Less

what is your vision for the company?

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I would love to start a series career in one of the best companies

it is important to have a clear vision for the company?

how you are beneficial for our company?

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my skills and past experience enhance my leadership quality, so i m sure that i will give you the best results as u need Less


What role do I see myself play in the financial inclusion space

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I see myself contributing to the livelihood change of the mass market

I see myself to contibuting to the farmer financial problem


Interviewers will try and understand your approach to leadership and interpersonal style to ensure cultural fit. They frequently go to "tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not think was effective and how you handled that situation" or something similar.

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Be as specific as possible and provide examples.


The business case in the project manager interview is the thoughest part

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make sure to respond in a structured manner, organize yourself, be firm when you speak, make eye contact with the project manager Less

Do you remember the case question?

LAPA Fundraising

What plan did I have in mind if I had the job. No one had ever asked me that before.

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I knew it was coming, so I presented a one page plan that I had made beforehand and they loved it. Less

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