The Hot Seat

Be Prepared For Whatever A Job Interview Throws At You.

By Joe Karras, President of GolFutures

There are literally hundreds of questions the golf professional may be asked at a job interview. It is always a good idea to learn as much as you can about the facility and the people who will be interviewing you. Knowledge will bring about greater confidence, and this will shine through. Prepare for an interview as you would prepare for the U.S. Open Preparation will be your key to a successful recovery from any interviewing traps you may encounter. Listed below are questions that you may find yourself faced with during your next interview. Some will be ambiguous, others unfair. You should be prepared to answer any question, but above all else, remember that how you answer is more important than your actual response. Appearing self-confident and sincere makes all the difference.

Tell me about yourself;

Are you married?

Are you in good heath?

What are your goals?

How do you get along with people? How would you handle an irate customer?

How much money are you currently making? Is money the most important aspect of a job?

Describe your character;

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?

How many hours a week you think a golf professional should work?

How do you feel about your present job/employer?

Why are you interested in this position?

Who or what has had the greatest influence on your career?

How do you solve conflicts?

What are your greatest strengths? Your greatest weaknesses?

Describe your leadership style.

What was the greatest challenge you faced in a particular leadership role?

What idea or program have you created or implemented that was successful?

What challenges are you looking for in a position?

What are your two greatest career accomplishments?

What characteristics are most important in a good golf professional?

Why are you the best person for this position?

Describe your relationship with your past three supervisors?

What aspects do you like and dislike about being a golf professional?

What is your philosophy for managing successful tournaments?

What management methods do you intend on implementing to help our facility meet its financial objectives?

We want to increase membership by 20 percent next year. What three promotional methods would you establish to help us meet this goal?

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