Interview Hacks 1: Breaking Down A Project
How should you answer, “Can you tell me about a project you led and your approach to managing the team?”
When answering this question, it is essential to provide a specific example of a project you have led and to describe your approach to managing the team.
Let’s break it down:
✔ I’d like you to please provide an overview of the project, including the goals, scope, and deliverables.
✔ Then, please describe your role in the project, including your responsibilities and how you contributed to its success.
✔ Next, could you discuss your approach to managing the team?
This could include how you motivated and engaged team members, communicated with them, and handled any challenges that arose.
✔ Could you highlight any techniques or tools you used to manage the team and any successes you achieved?
✔ Finally, talk about the outcome of the project and any key takeaways you learned from the experience that would be useful in future projects.
Here’s an example:
“One project I led was the development of a new mobile app for a retail company. My team was responsible for designing, developing, and testing the app. My approach to managing the team was focused on clear communication, setting clear goals and expectations, and fostering a culture of collaboration. I held regular team meetings to ensure everyone was on the same page and encouraged team members to share their ideas and suggestions. I also ensured that everyone had the necessary resources and support to do their jobs effectively.
Through this approach, we were able to deliver the app on time and within budget, and it received positive feedback from users. I learned the importance of effective communication and collaboration in managing a team.”