Hiring is an organization’s chance to get better. They want to improve their sales team, surround their team with new viewpoints, perspectives, and inject new energy to the team. Sales…
Hiring is an organization’s chance to get better. They want to improve their sales team, surround their team with new viewpoints, perspectives, and inject new energy to the team.
Sales recruiters and managers are looking for candidates who are innovative, have a fresh way of looking at and solving problems. So, it’s no surprise they will ask about how you think outside of the box and solve common problems in unique ways. It’s a question you can expect to be asked, so you should have a strong example prepared.
Interviewers ask this question because they want to learn about your past experiences, see how you react to the question at the moment, get an idea of how you tell a story, and see your sales skills in action. They also ask the question to learn more about how you think critically and to see your creative and innovative side. They want to better understand your approach to solving problems.
Common questions they ask include:
Thinking outside the box is about being innovative and creative. Therefore, based on how the interviewer asks the question, the type of job, and other details, choose the skills you want to highlight – critical thinking, initiative, persistence, innovation.
Use these steps to formulate your answer:
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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.