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2. How does your present team see you?

Prepare for this one by thinking about yourself from other people’s perspectives. Make sure you use examples to show, firstly, that you do know how people see you and, secondly, that you learn from their feedback.

Your prospective line manager may well use this sort of question to satisfy himself that you will fit into the team context he has planned for you.

Start with a positive point that you believe is a key strength in your ability to get the best out of people. It’s wise too to make this point using an unusual answer that doesn’t seem to come straight out of the management books. Maybe, ‘Two members of the team have given me some interesting feedback. They thanked me for being very supportive of ...

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