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To be accepted for training with the Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) Program, you must pass a BET Panel Interview.

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Preparation Suggestions

For the interview you should:

  • Arrive on time, at least 10 to 15 minutes before the actual time of the interview.
  • Bring enough copies of your resume, list of references and work samples for all interviewers and ensure they are in an accessible format.
  • Be well rested, enthusiastic and positive.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your qualifications and demonstrate your knowledge of BET Program rules and policy.
  • You may be asked if you have any questions for your interviewers. Some good questions to ask are:

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Sample Interview Questions

Be prepared to provide detailed answers, including examples, in response to interview questions. Questions to prepare for may include:

  • What are your short- and long-term career goals? Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?
  • What skills, experience, education or strengths make you a good fit for BET and the position of BET facility manager? Explain and give examples.
  • What is the most significant responsibility you have had in your career, and what did it teach you?
  • What were your three greatest accomplishments in your last job?
  • What's the biggest mistake that you've made on the job? What did you learn from the mistake?
  • What is one example of a situation where you identified a problem and came up with a creative solution?
  • What is one example of your ability to work independently?
  • What do you look for in the employees you supervise? What would your ideal team of employees be like?
  • How would you motivate your employees and help them work together as a team?
  • How do you handle conflict? For example, how would you handle an employee who does not get along with his or her co-workers? How would you handle an unsatisfied customer?
  • Why do you want this opportunity?
  • What difficulties and challenges do you foresee in making the move to an independent business operator? How will you overcome them?
  • How confident are you that you can successfully perform the duties of BET manager? Why?

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