"Employers want operations managers with the leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills to effectively manage daily operations, evaluate operational costs, and make personnel decisions. Be prepared to discuss your management style as well as your experience handling conflicts and motivating teams to meet deadlines. You should also be ready to answer operational questions such as how you would improve processes to cut costs. A bachelor's degree in management or a similar field of study is required, with a master's degree being ideal."
Not having any industry experience in Locum Tenens. I was asked my the Division Manager. " How will you train and coach your employees on where to find locum tenens phsyians when you don't have any experience in the industry."
I conclude this question to be described as the Kobayashi Maru (no-win scenario). It appears to me that they only hire and promote within. Asking that type of question made me feel that they don't have any actual training process for hiring a manager from the outside. A company who wants to hire someone from the out-side with out actually having to train or coach that person seemed to be their ideal candidate. I even asked them to validate that they have a training program for hiring managers from the out-side. Not single person of the 12 person panel answered my question.