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32 Sales Associate Questions and Answers by on February 19th, 2021

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

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Sales Associate Interview Questions

  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    How good are you with targets and deadlines?

  3. 3.

    Why should we hire you?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    What do you see as the key skills in closing?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    How do you typically like to engage a customer?

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    What does good customer service mean to you?

  15. 15.

    How do you adapt in a constantly changing environment?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    What attracts you to this Sales Associate position?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    How do you move forward from a string of rejections?

  20. 20.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  21. 21.

    Why have you chosen to work as a Sales Associate?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    Do you enjoy socializing with customers?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

    What do you enjoy most about the selling experience?

  27. 27.

    What is your greatest strength?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  31. 31.

    Do you have any experience selling the products we offer?

  32. 32.

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