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29 Good Leader Questions And Answers

1⟩ As a leader what can you do for this company?

First of all, be sure to have researched the company prior to the interview, so you are familiar with the company's mission. Respond by giving examples why your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience will make you an asset for the employer.

Take a few moments to compare your goals with objectives of the company and the position, as well as mentioning what you have accomplished in your other jobs. Be positive and reiterate your interest in the company, as well as the job.

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2⟩ Do you know about leadership responsibilities?

The best way to respond is to describe your responsibilities in detail and to connect them to the job you are interviewing for.

It's also important to be honest. Don't embellish your job, because you don't know who the hiring manager will be checking with when they check your references.

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3⟩ Why should we hire you on a leadership post?

The best way to respond is to give concrete examples of why your skills and accomplishments make you the best candidate for the job. Take a few moments to compare the job description with your abilities, as well as mentioning what you have accomplished in your other positions. Be positive and reiterate your interest in the company and the position. Here's how to prepare your response.

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4⟩ Tell me what was least rewarding?

Interview questions about what was most rewarding and least rewarding can be tricky. You want to make sure that the things you say are least rewarding aren't responsibilities that are going to be a major part of the job you are interviewing for.

When interviewing, always be cognizant of the job you are interviewing for and tailor your response accordingly. Try to accentuate the positive, regardless of what question you have been asked, because you don't want to be construed as someone who is negative about work, in general.

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5⟩ Tell me what was the biggest accomplishment in this position?

The best way to respond is to give an example of something you accomplished that is directly related to the job you are interviewing for. Review your resume and review the job posting. Find the best match and use that to show how what you accomplished will be beneficial to the company you are interviewing with.

When you're asked about your accomplishments, give a specific example of what you did in your last position.

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6⟩ How you contribute with the company?

The best way to answer questions about your contributions to the company is to give examples of what you have accomplished in the past, and to relate them to what you can achieve in the future.

Describe specific examples of how effective you have been in your other positions, change you have implemented, and goals you have achieved. Talk about the depth and breadth of related experience that you have.

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7⟩ For what reasons you left your job?

☛ I found myself bored with the work and looking for more challenges. I am an excellent employee and I didn't want my unhappiness to have any impact on the job I was doing for my employer.

☛ There isn't room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge.

☛ I'm looking for a bigger challenge and to grow my career and I couldn't job hunt part time while working. It didn't seem ethical to use my former employer's time.

☛ I was laid-off from my last position when our department was eliminated due to corporate restructuring.

☛ I'm relocating to this area due to family circumstances and left my previous position in order to make the move.

☛ I've decided that is not the direction I want to go in my career and my current employer has no opportunities in the direction I'd like to head.

☛ After several years in my last position, I'm looking for an company where I can contribute and grow in a team-oriented environment.

☛ I am interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to use my technical skills and experience in a different capacity than I have in the past.

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8⟩ What is most important for you A good product or good service?

☛ Both are extremely important. A good product is essential, but without the customer service to back it up, there is no reason for someone to buy it here as opposed to somewhere else or on line.

☛ Fast, friendly service can make a bargain product that much more attractive to customers.

☛ A superior product will speak for itself, and friendly, efficient customer service is what will set us apart from the competition.

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9⟩ Tell me about your starting and final levels of compensation?

Make sure that what you tell the interviewer matches what you listed on your job application. Refresh your memory prior to the interview by reviewing your salary history, so, you can speak in detail and accurately. Don't exaggerate or inflate your earnings. Many employers will check references and confirm your salary history prior to making a job offer. A discrepancy between what you reported and what the employer says could knock you out of contention for the job.

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10⟩ How did you handle challenges while I think leadership is filled with challenges?

☛ During a difficult financial period, I was able to satisfactorily negotiate repayment schedules with multiple vendors.

☛ When the software development of our new product stalled, I coordinated the team which managed to get the schedule back on track. We were able to successfully troubleshoot the issues and solve the problems, within a very short period of time.

☛ A long-term client was about to take their business to a competitor. I met with the customer and was able to change how we handled the account on a day-to-day basis, in order to keep the business.

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11⟩ What do people most often criticize about you David?

There's no on-going criticism. I'm open to personal and professional growth and welcome the opportunity to improve.

One of the things that I am sometimes criticized for is being too much of a perfectionist. I tend to expect very high standards of work from myself.

I had a supervisor many years ago tell me that I was too critical of other people's work. I took that to heart, and made sure from that point forward that my analysis and suggestions are always supportive and helpful rather than critical.

From the time I was a child, I always had a hard time making presentations, in any group situation. A few years ago I took several courses in public speaking, and last year I received an award for a presentation I gave at the company's yearly executive board meeting.

If humor is appropriate, this is a good time to use it. Example: I have a teenage daughter - few things I do are okay on her radar screen.

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12⟩ What are the most difficult decisions to make as A leader?

Keep your answers positive ("Even though it was difficult when Jane Doe quit without notice, we were able to rearrange the department workload to cover the position until a replacement was hired.") and be specific. Itemize what you did and how you did it.

The best way to prepare for questions where you will need to recall events and actions is to refresh your memory and consider some special situations you have dealt with or projects you have worked on. You can use them to help frame responses. Prepare stories that illustrate times when you have successfully solved a difficult situation.

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13⟩ What motivates you as a leader?

I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams and implemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time delivery of software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing the projects ahead of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.

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14⟩ Tell me about your greatest weakness as a leader?

Discuss skills that you have improved upon during your previous job, so you are showing the interviewer that you can make improvements when necessary. You can sketch for employers your initial level of functioning, discuss the steps you have taken to improve this area, and then reference your current, improved level of skill.

If you use this strategy be sure not to mention anything that you improved upon that is related to the job for which you are interviewing. You don't want your qualifications for the job to be questioned.

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15⟩ How do you handle as A leader if the boss is wrong?

If I were a new hire on a job, I would probably not question a supervisor because I might think I didn't know enough. Except on the new job I'm going to. The director has admitted that she's new on the job and there are a lot of things that a secretary does that she doesn't know how to do, so she will be depending on me to know how to keep the office running.

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16⟩ What was it like working for your senior?

The reason it's asked it to find out how you got along with your boss. Be careful how your answer. Interviewers don't like to hear too much (or much at all) about bad bosses because it could be someone from their company that you're talking about next time around.

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17⟩ Who was your best boss in your career?

My best boss was a manager who enabled me to take on more responsibility as I progressed in my job. I've had other bosses with a more hands off management style, but I appreciated the interaction with the first manager I mentioned.

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18⟩ What you prefer to Work independently or on a team?

I am equally comfortable working as a member of a team and independently. In researching the LMN company, your mission statement and the job description, I could see similarities to my previous position where there were some assignments that required a great deal of independent work and research and others where the team effort was most effective. As I said, I'm comfortable with both.

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19⟩ Tell me what you looking for in your next job?

I'm looking for a position where I can have the opportunity to successfully use my skills. I want to be able to provide a company with the best possible work.

I am looking for the opportunity to use the skills that I have developed during my years in marketing to engage your sales force and increase productivity and international sales.

I am excited by the opportunity to learn about your company's innovations, and utilize the experience I have in technology to help streamline your products for even more successful implementation.

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20⟩ Do you have any leadership experience?

The best way to respond is to describe your responsibilities in detail and to connect them to the job you are interviewing for. Tie your responsibilities in with those listed in the job description for the new position.

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