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I see that you have recently worked for one of our direct competitors. Do you have a non-compete agreement in place?
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In competitive markets such as the automobile industry you may sometimes be asked to sign a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement. Be honest and open with the interviewer about any existing restrictions you may have when it comes to working for a competing organization.

If you have a non-compete agreement: "I did sign a non-compete with my current company; however, it just asks that I do not purposefully poach any of my clients from the past 3 years. I am not restricted when it comes to accepting offers of employment from competing dealerships."
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1.
I see that you have recently worked for one of our direct competitors. Do you have a non-compete agreement in place?
In competitive markets such as the automobile industry you may sometimes be asked to sign a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement. Be honest and open with the interviewer about any existing restrictions you may have when it comes to working for a competing organization.

If you have a non-compete agreement: "I did sign a non-compete with my current company; however, it just asks that I do not purposefully poach any of my clients from the past 3 years. I am not restricted when it comes to accepting offers of employment from competing dealerships."
's Answer #1
"I did sign a non-compete with my current company; however, it just asks that I do not purposefully poach any of my clients from the past 3 years. I am not restricted when it comes to accepting offers of employment from competing dealerships."
's Answer #2
"If you do not have a non-compete agreement: "I am happy to say that I do not have any restrictions to my employment."
2.
At BMW Group we have many competitors. Why do you want to work for us?
Researching the company before your interview is a very important task. After you have conducted your research, why do you want to work for BMW Group as opposed to their competitors? Be positive and talk to the interviewer about the great attributes of BMW Group that make you want to work specifically for them.

's Answer #1
"I want to work for BMW Group because you have a reputation of putting your customers first, building a pristine product, and being fair to your employees. Your industry reputation is impressive and I would be proud to work here."
's Answer #2
"I have a couple of friends who work for BMW Group and they only have great things to say about working here. I'd be thrilled to join your team."
Anonymous Answer
"I want to work with the BMW group because BMW cars are part of my family, starting with my grandfather's generation. I want to be a part of this fantastic group. I also heard about BMW's reputation in customer service, which is significant, and I would be thrilled to give the best customer service."
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You have a nice connection to BMW, which the interviewer should appreciate. If you drive this brand, speak about your own experience as well.
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3.
Walk me through your automobile industry experience.
The interviewer will likely already have your resume in front of them which means they are not looking for a dull play-by-play on your work history. They are asking you to bring your resume to life for them! This means talking about your key successes. Take a few minutes to highlight each position briefly. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a little bit.

's Answer #1
"I started my career in the automobile industry in 2009 with Company XYZ. In that role I was the top employee for 9 months running. I was offered a promotion and moved to Chicago where i stayed for 4 years. After being offered a regional sales manager role with Company ABC. In total I have 6 years of automobile industry experience with great results and successes."
's Answer #2
"I am a recent graduate from Cambridge University. There, I took many classes on business, sales, and marketing. While attending University, I worked part time for my uncle's auto dealership. I wasn't in a sales function but did act as a sales support to the existing sales team. I look forward to expanding my knowledge in the automotive industry, and working for BMW Group."
4.
The automobile industry is competitive. Are you comfortable working in a competitive environment?
Often times, positions within the automotive industry are sales and numbers driven. Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable and capable to work within a highly competitive environment.

's Answer #1
"I am certainly accustomed to working in a competitive environment. My previous positions include keeping track of daily, weekly, and monthly sales metrics. I am absolutely able to thrive in a competitive environment."
's Answer #2
"I have always been a competitive individual. From playing team sports my entire life, to working in commissioned retail environments. I am definitely comfortable with some friendly competition!"
5.
We are moving quickly into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?
Good news! If they are asking for you availability in the next few days, you likely made it to the next round. Try to be as flexible as possible with your availability.

's Answer #1
"I can make myself available at any time, with some notice. The most ideal times for me to interview are between 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM Monday through Friday."
's Answer #2
"I am happy to make myself available at your earliest convenience. I am very interested in this role and will be flexible when it comes to interview times."
6.
What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
Companies want to know they are hiring loyal employees. Make sure that you illustrate in your answer that you would do the right thing and represent the company you are working for.

's Answer #1
"Unfortunately, dishonest employees are everywhere and I certainly would not consider myself a 'whistle-blower' in the workplace. If I found that a co-worker was stealing, or doing anything to harm the company, I would approach them directly to ask what was going on. There is a good chance of the situation being a simple misunderstanding. If it wasn't a misunderstanding and the co-worker was being outright defiant with their damaging actions then I would bring it, in a professional manner, to the appropriate parties."
's Answer #2
"Dishonesty is unacceptable, in my opinion. If I was made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company, I would notify my supervisor immediately."
7.
At BMW Group we seek to hire individuals who have a keen interest in the automobile industry. What interests you most about what we do?
Having a genuine interest in the automobile industry is going to be very important to the interviewer. A keen interest in this industry tells the hiring manager that you will most likely be engaged throughout your tenure.

's Answer #1
"I have always had a keen interest in the automobile industry because style and technology is always changing. It's an exciting industry to be in! I am really interested in learning more about the technology that you have in your latest SUV models."
's Answer #2
"The automobile industry is always changing, and what interests me most about this industry is that almost everyone takes note when a breakthrough is made. Even if you don't consider yourself a vehicle lover, you can't help but take note of new trends and exciting innovations."
8.
At BMW Group we like to hire those who see a future in the automobile industry. Where do you see this position taking you in the future?
Talk to the interviewer about the type of career growth that you would like to see with BMW Group. Why do you want a career in the auto industry, and how do you think this position will help you to get there?

's Answer #1
"I love sales and would be thrilled to have a lucrative career in sales with BMW Group. What excites me most about this opportunity is that there is room for advancement into a team leadership role. I would definitely like to work my way to a sales management position with BMW Group."
's Answer #2
"I would like to learn as much as possible about this industry and eventually be in charge of a team within the service department."
9.
At BMW Group we like to train our employees in their particular areas of interest. If you could have training in any specific area, which topic would you choose?
Many companies will offer training to their top performing employees. If you could take additional training in any related area, what would you choose? Talk to the interviewer about the topics that interest you.

's Answer #1
"If I could take training in any area with BMW Group I would first like to become a subject matter expert on your particular products and technology."
's Answer #2
"I would be thrilled to take additional training on negotiations and closing a sale. I'm happy to hear that you offer continued training for your employees!"
10.
What has been your biggest sale, to date?
The interviewer would like to know that you are capable of handling all purchases, big and small! Talk about your largest sale and how you were able to close that particular deal.

's Answer #1
"My largest sale, to date, was actually last week! I sold two top of the line models to one customer who paid in cash. It was the best sales day of my career so far."
's Answer #2
"The biggest sale that I have made to date was around $40,000. It was really exciting to close that deal and I can't wait to do it again!"
11.
At BMW Group we set daily, weekly, and monthly targets for all of our sales employees. Have you worked with very specific KPI's as of late?
Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable with strict sales targets. If you have worked in this type of environment before, talk about what you did to ensure that your KPI's were met. Discuss your ability to work under the pressure associated with sales expectations.

's Answer #1
"In my current position, we have many KPI's and other metrics that are measured and discussed in our weekly sales meetings. I am consistently a top performer in my company. I do thrive on the high expectations because the rewards are so high as well."
's Answer #2
"My current position is 100% commission driven, so I fully understand the importance of meeting KPI's. Currently, my targets are very specific and I exceed them on a regular basis."
12.
Tell me about your sales performance this year.
Numbers and percentages don't lie! This is the best time to brag about yourself and your achievements in your current / most recent position.

's Answer #1
"So far this year, I am 113% to target with 3 more months to go. I have been the top sales performer in our dealership for the past 5 months. I attribute this to my great follow up habits as well as my strong cold calling skills."
's Answer #2
"My supervisor is very happy with my performance so far this year. I fully expect to exceed my targets this quarter."
13.
Many positions in our company are fully commissioned. Are you confident enough in your sales abilities to work on 100% commission?
Talking about salary and compensation expectations can be uncomfortable but it is a very necessary conversation between yourself and the hiring manager. Have you recently worked in a commission driven type of role? How are you currently compensated? Be open and communicative when it comes to your needs and compensation desires.

's Answer #1
"I have worked on 100% commission in my last two sales positions; however, that is not my preference for the first few months as I become comfortable in a new position. Currently I am on a compensation guarantee of $4K/month or full commission, whichever is greater. What are you offering in this particular role?"
's Answer #2
"I have worked in a 100% commission role for many years. I am comfortable enough with my sales abilities and customer base to take on another commission driven role."
14.
In your opinion, what sets our product apart from our competitors?
All you need to know is one major point that sets BMW Group apart from their competitors. Perhaps it's their product pricing, their technology, their overall reputation, or longevity in the industry. Choose one factor that impresses you the most and briefly discuss this with the interviewer.

's Answer #1
"I have researched BMW Group a great deal and feel that the one thing that sets your product apart from others is the fact that you have the most incredible manufacturer's guarantee on the market. Buyers want security when they make such a large purchase and BMW Group offers just that."
's Answer #2
"I believe that what sets your product apart from others is that it is already fairly priced, without having to add the gimmicks of steep discounts, family pricing, and blowout sales; for example. Your brand is trusted and you know how to show the value of your product through more than just the price tag."
15.
At BMW Group we put a lot of pride in our customer service. How do you go above and beyond for your clientele?
Assure the interviewer that you take customer service seriously. Use an example of a time when you have gone over and above the general expectations in order to make a customer happy. Be sure to acknowledge the customer service efforts that BMW Group puts forward.

's Answer #1
"I go above and beyond with my customers by committing to my follow up calls with them. I have a very strong sense of organization and I always follow up when I say that I will. My customers appreciate my sense of responsibility and respect for their time."
's Answer #2
"I always have a smile on my face! Another way that I go above and beyond for my customers is by never saying 'no'. I will say 'let me check into that for you' or 'let me see what I can do' or 'I will certainly try to find that answer for you'. It's amazing how a positive spin on all communication can improve a customers' level of satisfaction."
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Interview Questions
  1. I see that you have recently worked for one of our direct competitors. Do you have a non-compete agreement in place?
  2. At BMW Group we have many competitors. Why do you want to work for us?
  3. Walk me through your automobile industry experience.
  4. The automobile industry is competitive. Are you comfortable working in a competitive environment?
  5. We are moving quickly into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?
  6. What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
  7. At BMW Group we seek to hire individuals who have a keen interest in the automobile industry. What interests you most about what we do?
  8. At BMW Group we like to hire those who see a future in the automobile industry. Where do you see this position taking you in the future?
  9. At BMW Group we like to train our employees in their particular areas of interest. If you could have training in any specific area, which topic would you choose?
  10. What has been your biggest sale, to date?
  11. At BMW Group we set daily, weekly, and monthly targets for all of our sales employees. Have you worked with very specific KPI's as of late?
  12. Tell me about your sales performance this year.
  13. Many positions in our company are fully commissioned. Are you confident enough in your sales abilities to work on 100% commission?
  14. In your opinion, what sets our product apart from our competitors?
  15. At BMW Group we put a lot of pride in our customer service. How do you go above and beyond for your clientele?
  16. Are you experienced in warm and cold calling?
  17. Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
  18. How do you motivate others on your team?
  19. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employment. What were you doing during those gaps?
  20. How would you prefer to be compensated?
  21. How competitive are you?
  22. How do you organize your day?
  23. Why do you believe you will have success at this position with BMW Group?
  24. How can we motivate you on the job?
  25. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
  26. Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
  27. Would you consider yourself a creative person?
  28. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
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