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January 22, 2012 4:19 PM Subscribe
I just landed a phone interview for potentially my first managerial job after five years of being a systems analyst. What questions do I need to be ready for in the phone interview and the face-to-face interview?
posted by Tehhund to Work & Money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been a systems analyst with a few project manager responsibilities for about five years in three different companies. I have led project teams before, but I have never had direct reports.
Now I have a job interview to be a team lead for a small team of systems analyst at a new employer. I have interviewed successfully for several positions in the past five years, so I feel confident that I can answer the usual new job and the usual systems analyst questions. But since this would be my first managerial job, I am wondering what questions I might get about management, leading a team, and having direct reports in particular. My only preparation for being a manager has been my project management experience, observing my team leads and managers, and listening to the Manager Tools podcast. What questions should I be ready for and what else should I do to prep for these interviews?
(If I actually get the job I will be perusing the AskMe archives of manager advice to find out how to be the best possible manager. But this question is entirely focused on how to get the job, not how to act if I get the job.)