Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Business Development Manager job interview questions designed specifically for the Business Development career.
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why should we hire you as a Business Development Manager?

Describe your results with generating new contacts and potential clients.

What do you know about securing bid opportunities related to construction and renovations of hotels and high-end retail stores?

In your view, what is the most important aspect in the development of a strategy to recruit and secure new business? Why?

What do you find most challenging when facilitating meetings with clients and negotiating contracts. Why?

Tell me about a meeting in which you supported someone else’s ideas. What did the person say, and how did you support him/her?

Of which proposal assignment or achievement are you proudest?

What was the toughest academic decision you made? How did you arrive at that decision? What alternatives did you consider?

Tell me about a time when your enthusiasm dropped after an especially long workday. When did it drop? What did you do?

What are your standards of success in your job? What have you done to meet these standards as a Business Development Manager? Give a recent example.

What is your experience as a Business Development Manager ? Tell me about some specific things you did.

Tell me a bit more about your background with maintaining strong working relationships with corporate clients.

How do you ensure success when you retaining and growing the existing client base?

What qualities do you think make a great Business Development Manager?

How important is recognition to you?

At some point in the career of all employees, they wonder whether their job is the right one for them. When have you felt that way? Why? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions


  • Describe some situations in which you wished you'd acted differently with someone at work or school. What happened?
  • Describe a time when your supervisor talked to you, either formally or informally, about a safety or security problem.
  • Walk me through a negotiation of which you are particularly proud.

Daily Interview Tip

If asked about your weakness, be impressive and confident, it shows that you are prepared for the question, have done serious self-reflection. When deciding between two equally strong candidates, an employer will almost certainly pick the one who appears the strongest socially. As soon after the interview as you can, find a quiet place and write down as many of the questions that you were asked as you can remember. Rank how you answered them on a scale of one to ten.