Trainee Manager Interview Preparation Guide
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Trainee Manager related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with professional career as Trainee Manager. These list of interview questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

51 Trainee Manager Questions and Answers:

1 :: Why do you want this job as Trainee Manager?

Employers don’t want to hire people who are looking for any job they can get. They want employees who are enthusiastic and passionate about this particular job and want to stay with the company for a long time.

In your answer, emphasize specific aspects of the job description, such as how you enjoy leading a particular type of project, or have experience with a certain product or industry mentioned in it.

2 :: Tell us what would you do if one of your team members were underperforming?

This question assesses your ability to manage people. How do you react when people fail to meet their targets? It may help to break it into smaller questions. You could start by asking yourself why your team member might be missing their targets. Is it because their training was inadequate, is it because they’re struggling with the workload, or is it simply because they’re demotivated? How would you find out? What would you do once you’d got to the root of the problem and why?

3 :: Tell us of customer service, employee satisfaction and branch sales, which is the most important?

I believe that none of these is more important than the other. As a branch manager trainee, I aim to become familiar with the dynamics of the branch, but I aim to manage in a way that promotes all of these elements in a self-sustaining manner. Without satisfied employees, customers will not receive great service, and without great service, sales will not be satisfactory. I don’t think these objectives are mutually exclusive, so I value them all equally and aim to maintain a well-balanced environment in the branch. I consider this the most sustainable approach to management.

4 :: Tell us what are the three things that you would like to change about yourself?

This is a disguised question that asks you about your weaknesses. State your weaknesses in such a way that they will not hamper your chances of being selected. Also, do not forget to mention how you would improve on them.

5 :: Explain me have you held any leadership position?

This question must be in the interview. It seeks to find out how you deal with people or whatever leadership skills you may possess. It also wants to know if you are sharp and can make decisions,” he says adding that, “Leadership positions may include those held in high schools such as a prefect or in campus as a leader of an association in college.

6 :: Can you explain me how would your co-workers describe you?

Manager interview questions like this are generally asked to discover additional hidden qualities about yourself that you might not otherwise have mentioned.

“My co-workers will tell you that I am a team player and a colleague they can count on to pull his weight whether it’s a normal day or we’re in a crunch.”

7 :: Explain me what information do you need before making a decision?

Before I make any kind of important decision, I first consider all the surrounding facts, possible outcomes and the desired goal. I won’t hesitate to seek an outside opinion and I generally do, but I am the one who makes the ultimate decision.

Once I have all of the information and have weighed the risks of each possible outcome, I will make my decision.

8 :: Tell us what strategies do you use to motivate a team?

My main strategies are based around recognising colleagues’ achievements, giving consistent feedback, and providing context for their work – but the ones I utilise most depends on the employee. For example, those who are most goal orientated tend to respond best to understanding the impact of their work, and colleagues that are under-performing are best motivated when given set areas to work on and improve.

9 :: Can you tell us are you happy with your career-to-date?

This question is really about your self-esteem, confidence and career aspirations. The answer must be 'yes', followed by a brief explanation as to what it is about your career so far that's made you happy. If you have hit a career plateau, or you feel you are moving too slowly, then you must qualify your answer.

10 :: Explain me why have you applied for this particular job?

The employer is looking for evidence that the job suits you, fits in with your general aptitudes, coincides with your long-term goals and involves doing things you enjoy. Make sure you have a good understanding of the role and the organisation, and describe the attributes of the organisation that interest you most.