Have a sales interview coming up? We all know how important it is to make a great first impression. But, if you want to leave a lasting impression, it’s vital…
Have a sales interview coming up? We all know how important it is to make a great first impression. But, if you want to leave a lasting impression, it’s vital for you to leave your sales job interview with class.
The goal of any sales interview is to sell yourself to the sales recruiter. You need to look your best and be at your best. It’s important to be adequately prepared for the questions you will be asked. You need to know as much as possible about the company. You need to understand how you would be a great fit for the organization, and most importantly, you need to be able to express all of this during the interview.
However, there are a number of factors that can help you leave a lasting impression and walk out of your sales interview with class:
Remember, you are assessing your fit and desire to work for the company as much as they are assessing you as a candidate. Asking questions about the company and your “fit” for the role shows you have a genuine interest and can expand the conversation.
Always follow up about next steps. It shows professionalism, and it can give you some insight into how many more candidates they are interviewing, their timeline, and when decisions are to be made.
Before you leave, it’s important to communicate that you are interested in the role. Sometimes, it can be difficult for companies to read a candidate’s level of interest. Also, if you don’t express interest, it could be misinterpreted as lack of interest. Summarize why you think you are a great fit, and ask the interviewer if they have any additional questions.
Always express your appreciation for the interview opportunity. This is also a great time to ask for the interviewer’s business card/contact information if you don’t already have it. Finally, make sure you are pleasant with anyone else you encounter at the company as you exit.
Nailing your sales interview will give you a better chance of getting the job. Here are some additional tips from our sales recruiters that can help you with the job search process.
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Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ 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 two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.