Sales Job Interview
It is important for a job applicant to remember that no two job interviews will ever be exactly the same. This is because every position is different so the skills that an interviewer will look for in a particular interview will vary from interview to interview. However, it is important to note that the specific skills that an interviewer within a particular industry will look for will typically be very similar to the skills that other interviewers within the same industry prize. As a result, a job applicant may be able to get a better idea of the skills that he or she must emphasize by examining the skills that other employers within the same industry are interested in. One industry in which this tactic works very well is the sales industry because a sales job interview is typically designed to look for a very specific set of skills.
In order to demonstrate these skills, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, it is important to try to remember that confidence is everything. This means that you should try to make it appear as if you are confident even if you aren't. Confidence is an essential part of any interview, but it is especially important in a sales job interview because a nervous sales representative is probably not going to last very long in the sales industry.
Secondly, it's important to try to find out as much about the company, its products, and its customers as you can before the interview. Researching your potential employer is always an important part of the interview preparation process, but it is even more important for a sales interview. This is because the interviewer wants you to show him or her that you have the research skills that you need to "know your customer" and the best way to show these skills is to tell the interviewer what you know about the company. Finally, it is important to remember that a sales job interview is an opportunity for you to try to "sell" your skills to a potential employer. This is important because an interviewer is attempting to assess your sales skills so the interviewer will typically give you an opportunity to "pitch" your skills at different points throughout the interview. As a result, it is usually a good idea to come up with some stories, examples, and/or sales pitches that you can use to emphasize the skills that you possess.
Last Updated: 05/23/2014