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    you have what it takes to earn a management

    “Why do you think that you have what it takes to earn a management position in our company?”

    I quoted this interview question from a book. Does "it takes" mean something you have?

    Also, I think the sentence is rather long, Can I rephrase it into "What makes you think you can earn a management position in our company?" Does it have the same meaning?

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    Re: you have what it takes to earn a management

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    “Why do you think that you have what it takes to earn a management position in our company?”

    I quoted this interview question from a book. Does "it takes" mean something you have?

    Also, I think the sentence is rather long, Can I rephrase it into "What makes you think you can earn a management position in our company?" Does it have the same meaning?
    "what it takes" means "the essential abilities for the job".
    A paraphrase is "Tell us why you think you have the necessary skills and ability to be given a management position in our company".
    Your sentence is alright, as long as you understand that they want to know about your skills and abilities and qualifications.
    For example a valid response to your question would be "Because my father owns the company!". But that is not a valid response to the original question.

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