Salesperson Interview Questions

  • What do you expect a typical day on this job to be like?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your “printing product knowledge?”
  • On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your knowledge of selling strategy and technique?
  • How much money will you need to make from Day 1 on this job?
  • How much money do you want to make in your first full year? By your third year?
  • What would you say your greatest strengths are as a person?
  • What would you say your greatest strengths are as a salesperson?
  • What are your weaknesses as a person?
  • What do you think my next question is going to be?
  • What is the single biggest reason behind your desire to make a change right now?
  • If I called your last employer right now, what would he/she say about you?
  • If I called a few of the people you’ve worked with over the years, what would they say about you?
  • How are you going to go about finding new customers?
  • What do you think will be the most important thing(s) you’ll have to convince people of in order to turn them into customers?
  • Do you have any thoughts on how to meet those challenges?
  • How do you plan to go about learning what you need to know in order to do this job?
  • How do you plan to make yourself part of our team?
  • What is it going to take to motivate you to get out there and work hard at this every day?
  • OK, we’re at the point where you have to try to close the sale. Why should I hire you?
  • If you were me right now, would you be most worried about in terms of making an investment in you?
  • What question(s) haven’t I asked that I should be asking?

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