5 years ago
December 13, 2018

5 Sales Interview Questions Your Recruiter Will Love

Asking sales interview questions is not only the job of the interviewer or recruiter. Whether you are interviewing with a recruiter, hiring manager or taking part in a job interview,…

Rhys Metler

Asking sales interview questions is not only the job of the interviewer or recruiter. Whether you are interviewing with a recruiter, hiring manager or taking part in a job interview, you’ll be expected to have a few questions of your own.

As the interview winds down, you are bound to be asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is your opportunity to not only learn more but to show you did your homework and you are a top candidate for the position.

Therefore, it’s important to have a few strong questions prepared. Whether you genuinely want answers to the questions, or you are doing it to prove you are prepared and a top candidate, here are some sales interview questions your recruiter will love:

1. Tell me about the company culture

For many within the industry, sales are only about the money. So, when you ask questions about the company culture, you show recruiters you are measuring whether the company culture would be an ideal fit.

2. What is the feedback/ performance review process like?

Asking this question shows recruiters you are open-minded and willing to learn. It shows you are coachable and interested in taking steps to improve your performance once you are in the job.

3. What sales tools do you use?

Showing an interest in the tools and systems available shows you are adaptive, up to date with current trends, and it shows you are open to trying new tools. It communicates you are innovative and not afraid of change.

4. How is success measured?

We all know sales quotas will play a role in how you define success, but it’s not the only way. Asking this question shows you understand there is more to sales than just meeting quotas. Plus, it will provide you with information about how they assess performance and what they are looking for in their sales team.

5. Do you have any hesitations about my fit for the role you would like me to discuss?

This is a great question to close with. It can provide you with some insight as to where you stand in the process and if there is interest in moving forward. It also gives you a second chance to clarify anything the recruiter may have deemed a potential issue.


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Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.