By | Lily Zhang | www.themuse.com
If you’re interviewing for a position that requires supervising others, any sensible hiring manager will ask you, “What’s your management style?”
And for some reason, this question always seems a little awkward to answer. How can you respond in a way that shows you can be an effective leader who’s right for the team while not sounding too grandiose (and at the same time not being too humble)?
While there are plenty of ways to make an impression that strikes that balance, here’s one way that I think works particularly well when it comes to discussing your management style.
1. Define “Good Management”
The secret to getting this question right is setting the parameters for how good management should be judged. To do this, you want to explain what you believe makes a strong manager, so that the scope of all the things a boss could possible be is narrowed down a bit. This ensures that you and the interviewer are on the same page on how to evaluate the story you’re about to share.