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Sales HQ's Top 5 Sales Interview Tips

by Nick West


You usually aren’t hired solely from your resume, so what do you do to optimise your chances in the interview?  

 

We have put together our top 5 interview tips to help your face to face interview as painless as possible! The video below will help to set you apart from your competition – other candidates.

 
Tip 1: Put yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes and what they’re looking for. What experience do you have that might be suitable for that role?

 

Tip 2: Be confident not arrogant.  Use tonality don’t sound flat – practice this if you don’t feel confident.

 

Tip 3: Make sure you know your story back to front. 

  • Why are you leaving? 
  • What are you looking for? 
  • What are your best achievements? 

Hiring managers want to hear this stuff, it looks good.

 

Tip 4: Do your research. Make sure you understand the company and the role.  You might be asked a question and the last thing you want is to be caught out.

 

Tip 5: Don’t ask generic questions.  Put some thought into what you want to ask the hiring manager.  

  • What does the most successful person do in the business to get there?  
  • What are you looking for as a hiring manager?  
  • What is it like to work for this company? 

 

Tip 6: Ask for next steps and feedback. You may gain some valuable information when going forward for that next interview.