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Sales Associate

33 Interview Questions & Answers

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How do you handle stressful situations?
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What do you see as the key skills in closing?
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Why have you chosen sales as a career path?
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Do you enjoy socializing with customers?
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What do you know about the products and or services we offer our customers?
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How do you move forward from a string of rejections?
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Have you ever walked up to a stranger and started a conversation, tell me about that experience.
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What do you think are the most important skills in succeeding in sales?
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What attracts you to this position?
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What do you enjoy most about the selling experience?
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As a sales professional, what do you see as your primary and secondary roles within a company?
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What do you like about being a sales associate?
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Why should we hire you?
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Do you have any prior experience in the field of sales and customer service?
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How good are you with targets and deadlines?
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Are you familiar with cataloging, inventorying, stocking of merchandise, and other sales-related responsibilities?
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Do you have any experience selling the products we offer?
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What do you think are the most important characteristics of a great sales associate?
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Do you work well on a team? How would you define teamwork?
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Are you able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays?
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How would you handle a situation where your co-worker was being rude to customers?
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What does good customer service mean to you?
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You are scheduled to leave at 6 pm and your replacement doesn't show up. What would you do?
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How do you adapt in a constantly changing environment?
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Describe a time when a customer wasn't happy. What did you do to fix it?
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Do you work well on a team? How would you define teamwork?
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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What is your greatest strength?
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Describe a situation where you negotiated terms with a tough customer.
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What are some of the challenges you see that are facing this industry?
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In your current position, how much time would you say you spend directly with prospects and customers throughout the sales day and what specifically do you do with them?
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How do you typically like to engage a customer?
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