Sales Associate Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Sales Associate interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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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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List of 32 Sales Associate Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    You are scheduled to leave at 6 pm and your replacement doesn't show up. What would you do?

  2. 2.

    Are you able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays?

  3. 3.

    Are you familiar with cataloging, inventorying, stocking of merchandise, and other sales-related responsibilities?

  4. 4.

    What is your greatest strength?

  5. 5.

    How do you typically like to engage a customer?

  6. 6.

    As a Sales Associate, what do you see as your top goals within a company?

  7. 7.

    Describe a time when a customer wasn't happy. What did you do to fix it?

  8. 8.

    What does good customer service mean to you?

  9. 9.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  10. 10.

    How good are you with targets and deadlines?

  11. 11.

    Do you have any prior experience in the field of sales and customer service?

  12. 12.

    How would you handle a situation where your co-worker was being rude to customers?

  13. 13.

    How do you adapt in a constantly changing environment?

  14. 14.

    Do you work well on a team? How would you define teamwork?

  15. 15.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  16. 16.

    How do you move forward from a string of rejections?

  17. 17.

    What do you enjoy most about the selling experience?

  18. 18.

    What do you enjoy most about working as a Sales Associate?

  19. 19.

    Name one challenge you see our industry facing this year. How will this challenge impact you as a Sales Associate?

  20. 20.

    Do you have any experience selling the products we offer?

  21. 21.

    What do you think are the most important skills in succeeding in sales?

  22. 22.

    What do you see as the key skills in closing?

  23. 23.

    In your current position, how much time do you spend each day communicating directly with prospects?

  24. 24.

    What do you know about the products and or services we offer our customers?

  25. 25.

    What attracts you to this Sales Associate position?

  26. 26.

    Have you ever walked up to a stranger and started a conversation? If so, tell me about the experience and your overall approach.

  27. 27.

    Describe a situation where you negotiated terms with a tough customer.

  28. 28.

    Do you enjoy socializing with customers?

  29. 29.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  30. 30.

    What do you think are the most important characteristics of a great Sales Associate?

  31. 31.

    Why have you chosen to work as a Sales Associate?

  32. 32.

    Why should we hire you?