How have you prepared yourself for this kind of position?
What have you been doing to keep up to date in your field?
How would you rate your level of expertise in [insert major function to be performed] compared with others in similar positions? Why do you rate yourself that way?
In which areas do you feel you need to upgrade your knowledge? Why do you feel that way?
What improvements did you introduce in your last position?
How good is your knowledge of [insert essential knowledge area]. Please briefly summarize that for me.
Tell me about the 2 or 3 biggest problems you have encountered in your work, and how you handled them.
What would you say are your 3 major strengths? How will these strengths help you in this position?
What would you say are your principal weaknesses or shortcomings? How might these interfere with your success in this position? How might you overcome them?
What was the most creative or original contribution you made to your last organization?
Could you describe a few situations in which your work was criticized? How did you handle that?
What skills or abilities do you possess which have not yet been used in your career?
How skillful are you at [insert a major function to be performed]? Describe a situation where you needed that skill.
How skillful are you at [insert a major function to be performed]? Where have you used that skill in the past?
How many people were in the largest group that you have supervised? What kinds of positions were involved?
What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do as a manager? How did you approach that?
As a manager, what do you look for when you are selecting people for your team?
Describe a situation where you had to deal with a poor performer. How did you handle that?
Tell me about your approach to motivating employees.
If you had a general morale problem among your subordinates, what would you do about it?
How would you