8. How would you characterize your management philosophy?
1.”I am a very driven person. I believe everyone should be dedicated to the company and achieving results necessary for success.”
2.”People are our most important asset. I try to focus on the needs of the employees. The loyalty that results takes care of everything else.”
3.”I like to balance my focus between bottom line results and the employees. I find attention to employee needs important in building loyalty. I also keep a keen eye on the bottom line and careful measurement of productivity.”
9. What are your strengths?
1.”I am good at giving constructive criticism to my coworkers. This honesty is something I’m very proud of and have found essential to having open working relationships.”
2.”I consider myself to be very consistent. I have proven myself to be someone who can be counted upon to do what is expected.”
3.”I would have to chose between two skills. I am very proud of my determination and ability to get things done. At the same time, I am very proud of my analytical abilities and problem solving skills. These skills combine to give me a unique ability to solve problems and then implement the solutions.”
10. What do subordinates think of you?
1.”They perceive me as a leader. The people who have worked for me learned great deal under my direction and accomplished in many cases more than they thought possible.”
2.”My employees would tell you they got direction when they needed and the room to work when it was appropriate. I believe a measure of a good manager is how much he is able to get done through others.”
3.”They perceive me as someone who cared abou t them personally and had high expectations. I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping others do their best. My former employees would highlight three of my priorities which are to build loyalty and a team environment, obtain results and develop people.”
11. Why haven’t you taken a job yet?
1.”I’ve talked to a number of people, but it is very difficult to find an organization that is the right fit.”
2.”I’ve come across a few attractive opportunities but, so far, I haven’t found a position that pays what I feel I am worth.”
3.”I have done some careful planning because this decision is very important to me. I have been offered positions but, to date, I have not been able to find a position that meets my criteria and this is important because the match must be good for me and the company. The position we are discussing today appears to be a good fit.”