Sales Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Sales interview, here are 20 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 20

Why are you interested in sales?

This question may seem simple, but sometimes these 'easy' ones can trip you up. Spend some time developing your 'why' so you can give a meaningful, truthful answer to this question. Share what motivates you and why you think sales is a good fit for you.

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20 Sales Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Why are you interested in sales?

  • 2. Tell me what kind of manager gets the best work product from you.

  • 3. How often do you meet your sales goals?

  • 4. Are you comfortable making cold calls? Tell me about your exposure to making cold calls.

  • 5. Tell me how we can best motivate you.

  • 6. Share your biggest sales success.

  • 7. How do you best learn? What is the best way to train you?

  • 8. Tell me about a time you faced rejection. How did you handle it?

  • 9. What do you consider an ideal sales job for you? *

  • 10. Would you cold call for a year if it meant you had a steady client list afterwards?

  • 11. If you could change one thing about your current role, what would it be and why?

  • 12. Tell me how you developed your largest existing account.

  • 13. What goals have you set for yourself this year?

  • 14. Describe a situation when you negotiated terms with a tough customer.

  • 15. Walk me through your sales experience.

  • 16. How would your current coworkers describe you?

  • 17. What are some of the challenges you see facing this industry?

  • 18. Describe a time your company did not deliver on its product or service, and how you responded.

  • 19. What is the most important trait a sales professional should possess?

  • 20. Tell me about a time you strayed from your company's standard protocol. How did it turn out?