A job interview is your opportunity to impress the employer. Applying for a sales job, you’ll naturally want to communicate your top sales moments. You want to highlight your best…
A job interview is your opportunity to impress the employer. Applying for a sales job, you’ll naturally want to communicate your top sales moments. You want to highlight your best sales skills to give a prospective employer a glimpse into the future if they hire you for the job.
But which sales skills will impress an employer? Let’s be honest, most of the people you are up against for the job will have a very similar skillset to yourself. Your resumes will likely have some similarities. So, it’s essential for you to highlight the sales skills that make you unique.
Here is a list of some of the top sales skills to highlight on your next job interview:
Sure, communications skills are desired by all organizations, but it is a vital skill that can have a monumental impact on your sales abilities. If you can highlight your ability to be a strong oral and written communicator, you will get noticed. Sales happen over the phone, in person, and online today. You need to be able to communicate in a variety of ways to effectively service your customers in the manner of their choice.
Sales is increasingly migrating to the digital space. You communicate with and prospect for customers online. You use email, social media, online chat, and video conferencing as part of the sales process. Sales reps who can seamlessly move from one to the other and understand how to best leverage this technology with sales CRM software will be in high demand.
Sales is a business. The more business knowledge you possess, the more you will be able to understand your customers and help them achieve their objectives. Sales is no longer just about selling products and services. It is about being a business resource and consulting with customers prior to, during, and after a sale is closed.
Top salespeople are leaders. They are team players, and they have no problem taking on a leadership role with customers or with others internally. You will impress employers if you can show you have taken the initiative, supported others, and acted as a driving force for your previous employers.
Claire has 4+ years of experience in sales and recruitment. As a Director of Client Services, her main objective is to connect great people to great companies by building strong relationships with both top clients and candidates in the sales industry. She specializes in sales roles of all seniority levels for both enterprise and start-up clients North American wide. When Claire isn't networking with top talent, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends & family.