Project Manager Interview Questions

A project manager is essential to plan, strategize, implement and execute any project to make it successful. You want to screen candidates based on their management, leadership, communication, and planning skills to ensure the diverse needs for the role get fulfilled. Prior experience in the field or the domain will be an added advantage. These questions will help you select the best candidate for your company.  

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities a project manager should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • What is supply chain management? 
  • How you do prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • What would you do to bring in sponsors for a bigger project? 
  • Tell us about a time when the deadlines for a project weren’t met. 
  • How you handle team conflicts? 
  • What would your response be towards an underperforming teammate? 
  • What is your leadership style? 
  • How do you ascertain that a project has gone off-track? 
  • Do you have any budget management experience? 
  • How do you deal with sponsors or shareholders? 
  • When do you seek the help of an outside team? 
  • Tell us about your experience with remote teams. 
  • Tell us about your most successful project to date. 
  • How would you schedule the shifts for your teammates? 
  • How comfortable are you with project management software? 
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job? 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want. 

 

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