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Territory Sales Manager Mock Interview

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Question 1 of 22

Tell me about your post-secondary education and how you feel it prepared you for this position.

How to Answer

Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the educational requirements for this role.



Answer this question by mentioning your degrees and certifications that you have, by putting emphasis on those that are relevant to the position you applied for. Should you hold one or several of the preferred educational

qualifications listed on the job posting, tell the interviewer you directly meet the educational qualifications, making you a great candidate for this role - and this is an opportunity for the interviewer to see you did your due diligence before the interview. Alternatively, simply tell the interviewer why you believe your education has prepared you for this role.



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List of 22 Territory Sales Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how you feel it prepared you for this position.

      How to Answer

      Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the educational requirements for this role.



      Answer this question by mentioning your degrees and certifications that you have, by putting emphasis on those that are relevant to the position you applied for. Should you hold one or several of the preferred educational

      qualifications listed on the job posting, tell the interviewer you directly meet the educational qualifications, making you a great candidate for this role - and this is an opportunity for the interviewer to see you did your due diligence before the interview. Alternatively, simply tell the interviewer why you believe your education has prepared you for this role.



      1st Answer Example

      "I read on your job posting that one of your preferred educational qualifications is a bachelor's degree. As you can see on my resume, I hold a Bachelor's degree in (X) from (X university), granted in (X year). I also have a Sales Certificate, which I am positive will be highly beneficial in this role as I have developed my sales skills as a result of the techniques learned in my studies."

  • 2.

    Tell me about your organizational and time management skills.

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your organizational and time management skills in a work environment by providing an example of your capabilities.



      1st Answer Example

      "I believe excellent organizational skills are essential to successfully perform in a work environment. For example, I use a strategic approach by anticipating, and keeping track of, all upcoming calls, meetings, and deadlines. I will use lists to keep track of upcoming duties and a calendar to keep track of upcoming events. I also keep a record of all documentation and update on a regular basis to ensure the most up-to-date information is easily accessible, enabling me to be prepared should unanticipated events occur."

  • 3.

    How would your current or former employer describe you?

      How to Answer

      Always review the job posting before an interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits the employer is seeking. Answer this question by mentioning some of the familiarity traits listed by providing an example in a professional setting.



      1st Answer Example

      "My former employer would say that I am a very hard worker, that I have excellent communication skills and that I am extremely customer-oriented."

  • 4.

    Give me an example of your ability to handle stressful situations and work under pressure.

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer what you do to handle situations calmly despite the high stress level by providing an example of your experience to support your position.



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  • 5.

    Where do you see yourself in 2 to 3 years from now?

      How to Answer

      Answer by telling the interviewer about your short-term goals, however by ensuring your goals are related to the position and company you applied for.



      Should your short-term goals significantly differ from the position or company, the interviewer may assume you will leave eventually the position if hired, for a better opportunity at another company, should one presents itself. As a result, you may be instantly disqualified.



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  • 6.

    What goals have you set for yourself this year?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your goals as a professional, related to the company you are applying for, and by ensuring to emphasize you wish to grow within the organization. The interviewer wants to ensure you will commit to the employer and will not leave should another opportunity present itself at another company.



      It is mandatory to review the company website and social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the company, industry and services offered.



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  • 7.

    What attracted you to this industry?

      How to Answer

      Ensure to do your due diligence before the interview by reviewing the job posting and company website/social media pages to familiarize yourself with the industry the company is in.



      Answer this question by mentioning you wish to work in the same industry the employer is in to demonstrate you have done your due diligence and wish to work for this employer specifically - and that you are not simply looking for just any job. Add the reasons why you wish to work in such industry.



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  • 8.

    What skills do you possess that will help you sell and close deals as a Territory Sales Manager?

      How to Answer

      Always review the job description before the interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits required from the successful incumbent.



      Answer this question by mentioning some skills from the job posting, if outlined, and provide an example of these skills in a professional capacity. Alternatively, provide your top skills, which you believe will highly benefit you in this role, and provide an example of these skills in a professional setting.



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  • 9.

    What are some of the challenges you see as a Territory Sales Manager?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to determine your boundaries. It is important to demonstrate you can manage anything that comes your way.



      Always review the job posting before the interview and keep it closeby at the time of the interview. Provide example of challenging duties on the job posting, and how easily you will be able to manage such duties. Provide example of the successful performance of these duties in a previous position, if you have any.



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  • 10.

    How do you handle rejection?

      How to Answer

      Answer this question by providing examples of your ability to handle rejection. Mention that you always remaining calm, collected and professional at all times. Lastly, provide an example of a situation reflecting your ability to handle a customer who had no interest in your products/services.



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  • 11.

    What are your long term career goals?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your career goals in ~7 to 10 years from now. Ensure to link your career goals to the company you are applying for to show the interviewer you can be a long-term asset for the company and that you are looking for stability.



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  • 12.

    Why do you want a career as a Territory Sales Manager?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer the reasons why becoming a Territory Sales Manager is or was the logical step in your career by emphasizing some of your strengths that will benefit you in this particular role.



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  • 13.

    Tell me about your management skills.

      How to Answer

      Tthe interviewer wants to ensure you have good management skills and that you are comfortable with managerial duties.



      Answer this question by providing an example of your management skills in another position as for employers, past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior.



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  • 14.

    Tell me about your sales process, including the steps you take to begin a sales call.

      How to Answer

      Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the duties involved and the skills required from the successful incumbent. Answer by mentioning the steps you take as part of your sales process.



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  • 15.

    Would you work holidays and weekends?

      How to Answer

      Always ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the work schedule.



      Should an interviewer ask such a question, it is highly likely you will have to work such days. As such, the interviewer will expect you to have applied for the position after carefully reading it, in turn expecting you to be able to work as needed.



      Should these requirements be mentioned on the job posting and should you answer in the negative, you may be immediately disqualified. Not only would you not meet a crucial requirement for the role, this would also show you did not carefully read the job posting before applying and the interviewer may think you simply applied to get any job - and as such, you are not serious about working for this employer specifically and/or will not commit.



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  • 16.

    Tell me about yourself generally and your sales/business development experience specifically.

      How to Answer

      Provide an overview of your professional experience while putting emphasis on your sales/business development experience as per the advertised position, proving you indeed have the qualifications required for this position.



      Review the job description before your interview and answer this question by selecting some of the main duties on the posting and telling the interviewer you have performed these duties in the past, when and how.



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  • 17.

    What do you know about our organization and products/services we offer?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your knowledge of the company you applied for. It is imperative to always conduct your due diligence before an interview by reviewing the job description, company website and social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company and work involved.



      It is also important to show the interviewer you did not apply to the advertised position simply because you are looking for just any job, but that you wish to work for this company specifically.



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  • 18.

    Tell me about one of the greatest achievements in your career.

      How to Answer

      Answer by providing an example of, e.g., the most successful project you have worked on. Do your best to provide an example related to the position you are applying for, i.e., involving some of the duties you will have to perform in this new role. The best predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar setting.



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  • 19.

    Why are you the perfect candidate for us, and should we hire you, how will you contribute to our company?

      How to Answer

      Answer by emphasizing your greatest strengths against the advertised position. What do you pride yourself on the most? Which strengths will be, in your opinion, most beneficial to this role? Which will contribute to the company's success? Which strengths make you indispensable?



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  • 20.

    What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer what your greatest weakness is, however by ensuring that this weakness can be a strength in this position.



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  • 21.

    What is/are your greatest strength(s)?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer your greatest strengths which you believe will help you be successful in this role.



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  • 22.

    What major challenges and/or problems did you face in your career?

      How to Answer

      Answer this question by providing an example of your ability to overcome challenges and to remain able to perform your duties professionally and successfully. Preferably provide examples in your last position. Alternatively, provide a challenge in any professional or volunteer capacity, or in a university setting.



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