At Navistar 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.
"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."
"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."
At Navistar 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 Navistar. Why do you want a career in the auto industry, and how do you think this position will help you to get there?
"I love sales and would be thrilled to have a lucrative career in sales with Navistar. 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 Navistar."
"I would like to learn as much as possible about this industry and eventually be in charge of a team within the service department."
At Navistar 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.
"If I could take training in any area with Navistar I would first like to become a subject matter expert on your particular products and technology."
"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!"
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."
"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."
"If you do not have a non-compete agreement: "I am happy to say that I do not have any restrictions to my employment."
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.
"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."
"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!"
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