Hiring, onboarding, and training is a costly, laborious process, so the interviewer wants to know that they'll be able to meet your needs for training within the parameters they have already set up as a company. There's no real 'right' answer here. Share how you prefer to learn and make it clear that you are adaptable and are willing to put in the hard work to be successful.
Some methods of training include:
- Field training
- Sales theories and simulations
- Book and resource-based training
- One-on-one training
- Group training
- Classroom-based training
- A third party, or external training
- Script training
- Mentor-based training
"I best learn through a combination of reading material and video resources, with opportunities to apply what I have learned, in real time. I have had opportunities in the past where my training included role plays and scripts, which was very helpful. Could you share with me more about your training process here?"
"In school, I best learn from books and resource-based training. I am a strong researcher, and when left on my own to study a subject or a new concept, I can independently map out my thoughts and retain the new information. With that said, I also greatly value the opportunity to jump into a situation and learn by doing."
"I have attended many external sales training through my sales career and have also received one-on-one mentorship opportunities with those more experienced than me, with proven career successes. When exposed to field training and mentorship opportunities, my understanding of the situation or subject soars."