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How to nail an interview for a building manager position

How to nail an interview for a building manager position

Interviews are always daunting, no matter how far you get into your career – building management roles included. It can be a chance for significant change in your life and that can be nerve-racking. Not to mention it puts you in the spotlight for an extended period of time. However, the biggest key to overcoming any concern is to thoroughly prepare. We’ve put together a few commonly asked questions and some tips on how best to answer them.

What do you know about our company?

This question is a fairly obvious one but crucial to get right. Taking the time to research the company you’re applying for and bringing a few interesting facts that aren’t just from their about page, will go a long way in showing your interest for the role. 

Tip: If you find out the company routinely hosts seminars, talk about how you value continual education and how this aligns with the business. 

How do you stay on top of building management trends?

Knowing how to stay ahead of the game in building management is a must, so when this question pops up it’s a great opportunity to discuss the importance of independent research and dedication to your craft. This shows that this is more than just a job to you – it’s a part of who you are.

Tip: Have a list of resources you’re willing to discuss in your interview. This could range from blogs to conferences to even podcasts. 

How do you integrate technology into your work?

We are at a point where technology and building management go hand-in-hand, so it’s wise to take the time to think about how to best explain how you use it in your workflow. If you’re feeling a little behind the latest tech advances, you can trial MYBOS and give facility management software a go. 

Tip: Get specific about how technology affects certain areas of your work. Talk about software in relation to preventative maintenance, contractors, or budgeting.

Do you have any questions for me?

Asking questions at the end of the interview is a must. Coming up with a small selection of thoughtful questions that spark discussion will help to keep you as frontrunner for the role and really solidify your interest in becoming a team member. 

Tip: Come up with questions that are open ended and avoid yes or no questions. This will help to create rapport with your interviewer. 

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