Questions to Expect

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You should answer questions in a clear, positive manner. Avoid short yes or no answers. Make sure you use depth and thought in your responses.

"TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF"

This is not an open door to tell your life story. Hit on general topics, i.e. your professional background, hobbies, etc...

"WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS"

Be prepared to give specific examples of your strengths. An example would be, "I am highly motivated, detail oriented."

"WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES"

Don't say "I do not have any that I can think of." An example would be, "I am not a good speller, so I keep a dictionary handy" or "I sometimes am impatient, so I might find myself working excessively to pick up the slack of others."

"WHAT KIND OF MANAGER ARE YOU / HOW WILL YOU MANAGE YOUR PEOPLE?"

Be prepared to describe your style of restaurant management. Are you a hands on manager? Are you a delegater? Give examples of when your type of management style was successful.

"WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR CURRENT POSITION?"

The way you answer this question is important because you do not want to seem negative towards your current employer. A good response would be, "I am always looking to better myself. I heard positive things about your company from John Watson, so I wanted to explore my options."

"WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE IN FIVE YEARS?"

This question has two sides: 1) How ambitious are you? Do you want to be constantly growing in your career? 2) How loyal are you? Are you planning on staying with a company for that long? A good response would be: I want to be more skilled than I am now. I would be actively working towards promotions in my company.

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