"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."
What was the follow up like? I wrote thank you note to the interviewer right away. I received a reply to say the interview notes had been passed on. May 01.
Today May 14 a call to tell me GM decided to hire someone else.