Interview: GM (<750k)Small

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Tell me about your fiscal management experience: budgeting, reporting, cutting costs, and building and maintaining reserves.

Tell me about a time you used financial data to support a successful project.

What have you done in previous positions that made a significant difference for which you believe you'll be remembered?


Describe the anatomy of a sale. (If this is not understood): In other words, what makes sales happen?

What plan of action would you devise with salespeople to help achieve our expected sales goals within the next year?

What tactics you do feel are the most effective to help underperforming salespeople to achieve their goals?


What do you see as your main strengths?

What do you see as your main weaknesses and how do you compensate for them?

What personal growth do you hope to achieve by working with our company?


Describe a time you pitched in to help a team member finish a project even though it "wasn't your job." What was the result?

Describe your mechanical ability, particularly as it might relate to your success in our position.

Do you change your own oil in your car / or make your own repairs at home?


What is your own philosophy of management?

What 5 key qualities do you think a good manager for our company needs to have? Do you fall short on any of these?

What is the most significant contribution you have made to team cohesiveness?


Describe the workload at your current/past position. How do/did you feel about it? What would you change about it, if you could?

How do you keep your team from feeling overwhelmed when various projects in process are equally important?

It's 4:30pm on Friday. I give you an assignment that needs to be finished by 8:00 Monday morning. What do you do?


Describe a scenario from your past experience you feel would illustrate your leadership style.

Discuss 2 past experiences: 1 where you made a poor choice in delegation, what you learned; 1 where you effectively delegated.

What have you done in previous positions that made a significant difference for which you believe you'll be remembered?


Describe a situation you wish you'd handled differently based on outcome. What would you change when faced with similar?

You’re making a critical decision for your store; all alternatives will likely be unpopular. What input do you get b/f deciding?

Tell me about a work "nightmare" you were involved in. How did you approach the situation, and what was the outcome?


Does candidate speak Spanish (see application)? If so, rank ability from 10 to 0.

(After Interview) Based on your interaction with the candidate, rate their ability to give clear, concise responses.

(After Interview) Based on your conversation with the applicant thus far, rate listening ability.