Interview Questions: Sales Ability
Can you sell in this (region/territory)?
Describe an example of how you persuaded a reluctant customer.
Describe your most successful sale.
How would you sell a product that is slow or non-mover?
If you were selling a product and you had a customer who was complaining about bad service, what would you do?
What do you like most about sales/
What sales pitches do you find most effective with customers?
What difficult challenges have you solved?
What have been your biggest accomplishments?
What is the most stimulating thing you are looking for in a job?
What is the most important accomplishment in your life?
Interview Question: Creativity
Are you an innovator?
Are you creative?
Did you implement any new procedures in any of the positions you’ve held
Do you consider yourself creative?
How would you get subordinates who didn’t like each other to work together?
What are some innovations you’re particularly proud of?
What are some of the most creative things you have done?
What is the most creative thing you did on your last bob?
What new products are we working on now?
What was your most creative idea?
Would you prefer routine or creative work? Why?
Interview Question: Goals
Describe an unusual goal that you have?
Describe your most significant goal?
Did you have an impact on your company’s goals
Did you have goals that you were unable to (accomplish/complete/carry out)?
Questions: Knowledge of Company
Describe our product/services.
Describe our company for me.
Was there anything your company could have done to be more successful?
What about your present employer (do/did) you like best?
Questions: Personal Relations
Describe the most difficult boss or co-worker you have ever worked with, and tell me how you coped with the situation.
Describe your best friend and what he or she does for a living. In what ways are you similar or different from your best friend?
How did you get along with your co-workers?
How do you deal with interpersonal conflict?
How do you deal with people at different levels?
How do you deal with rejection?
In the past, how have you dealt with co-workers who have disagreed with you?
Tell me about a conflict with a co-worker, and how you resolved it.
Tell me about the time when someone has lost his/her temper at you in a business environment.
18. Tell me about your last situation with an unhappy customer? What did you do?
What do you do when you know that you are right and others don’t agree with you?
What do you do when you’re having a problem with a co-worker?
What is the toughest situation you’ve faced?
What type of people finds it hard to get along with you?
What types of people seem to rub you the wrong way?
What would you do if some team members weren’t doing their share of the work?
Can you work under pressure?
Did you ever have a customer get mad at something that wasn’t your fault?
Do you have experience working under strict time limits?
Does your present job have a lot of pressure?
Have you any experience working to meet deadlines?
What has been the most difficult decision you’ve had to make in the last 3 years?
Interview Questions : Behavior
A fellow employee told you what his/her salary is and wants to know yours. How would you react and what would you do? (Situational)
Describe a conflict with an employee and how you handled it.
Describe a complex problem you solved.
Describe a work situation in which you were not proud of your performance. What did you learn from this mistake?
Are you experienced in making presentations?
Can you describe a typical day at your (last Current) job?
Describe a mistake you made. What have you learned from that mistake?
Describe your current job for me.
Describe your experience working with difficult people.
What kind of projects using leadership skills have you done?
Interview Questions: Interests
Are you interested in sports?
Are you really interested in this job, or are you thinking more about getting out of your present job?
Describe the perfect job.
Describe your ideal job based on the industry right now.
Interview Questions: Leadership
Are you a better leader or follow?
Can you lead a group of (___) employees to complete a task? If so, give an example or explain
Describe how you would discipline a subordinate for tardiness.
Describe the toughest (manager/subordinate) you have ever had.
Describe you approach to management or supervision.
Can you work alone?
Do you like to work alone or with others?
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
Ability to Persuade
How do you influence someone to agree with your ideas?
How do you persuade people to your point to view?
Questions: Benefit to Company
Do you feel the contributions you made to your last employer were of great benefit?
How can you contribute to our organization?
How much business will you attract to our company in the next months/year?
How would we benefit if we hired you?
Have you successful dealt with difficult people?
How do you think others view the results of your work?
What was the most successful team project you worked on? What were your duties?