"I am looking forward to using my experience as a sales associate to help increase product visibility and exceed sales quotas at Annies Homegrown. I am motivated by the challenge of meeting strict deadlines for client demands. When I was working for my previous company I prioritized listening to customer needs and making sure I was clear on client expectations. I was so meticulous about details, checking my numbers at the end of every week and ensuring my clients were fully stocked with all of the products they needed."
"Because this is a new industry for me, I am expecting that the biggest challenge will be in learning the industry lingo, behaviors, and intricate needs. I am excited to learn and have already started studying up on industry related topics."
Interviewers at Annies Homegrown want to hear that you understand the job description and are capable of navigating challenges at work. To build their confidence in your ability, talk about the challenges you expect based on your knowledge of the position and your past experience. Then offer up an example of how you have dealt with challenges in the past.
"I like to take time to prepare for the week by organizing my schedule every Monday morning. I make sure all of my meetings are marked on my calendar and set reminders about important deadlines. I understand that changes can interrupt my daily flow, and I am able to adapt and stay calm when those shifts occur throughout the week. I am efficient, getting my work done within 40 hours each week. I have also proven myself to be flexible to stay late when I need to finish a project or if one of my co-workers needs assistance."
"My typical work week is always non-typical! My days range from making client phone calls, site visits, and answering questions and concerns via email. Client management is the key to what I do."
Think about your typical day-to-day in your current or most recent role. Reflect on how your work ethic helped you to stay organized and tackle difficult projects. Connect your past experiences to what you expect to experience while working for Annies Homegrown.