We have compiled a list of the most common questions that are asked during an FM interview, as well as how to answer them. We've also included what you should be prepared to ask at the end of the interview.
All of us have experienced that nervous energy in the
hours leading up to a job interview, Wondering what
they will ask, what is the appropriate answer for each
We have compiled a list of the most common
questions and answers, as well as what you should be
prepared to ask at the end of the interview.
#5 What motivates you?
Example: “I have always been
motivated by both the
challenge of finishing my
projects on time and by
managing my team towards
achieving our goals.”
OR “I want to be successful in
my job, for my own personal
satisfaction as well as for my
employer and our customers.”
#7 If you were hiring, what would you look for?
Example: List the attributes you told
the interviewer you hold. By doing this,
you make yourself the candidate you
would hire without explicitly saying
What not to do: Never say that you are
the best candidate for the job, as you
have no idea what qualifications the
other candidates hold.
#9 What are your strengths?
The interviewer is looking to determine if your strengths align with the company’s needs.
Example: “I have the ability to see a
situation from various perspectives
and I can get my work done even in
the face of difficult obstacles. I also
feel that my communication skills are
What not to say: Be sure to make
your answer one that stands out in the
interviewer’s mind and leads back to
why you are most qualified.
A Few Favorites Are:
“Do you have any concerns about me
fulfilling the responsibilities of this
“As the direct manager for this
position, what are the top priorities
you would like to see accomplished?”
“Why did you decide to come to
Please do not ask:
How many vacation days the
Tell the interviewing manager
that all your questions are
If you made it to the interview, you have passed
the first test—you built a quality resume that
showcased your talents on paper.
The recruiter is now giving you a chance to prove
you have what it takes to support the organization
on its mission.
With careful planning, and making every word count
- you will find yourself with a new job!