The Dreaded Interview Questions

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Ready to enter the world of professional sales? According to Monster.com, you may face a significant number of questions that will prove challenging. For recent college graduates, many questions seem unfair – how can you answer questions about your previous experience if you don’t have any?

Fortunately, many recruiters are framing their questions to better gauge recent graduates. Some questions could be:

  • If you are hired, what would you do in the first 90 days?
  • How would you establish yourself among your peers?
  • Tell me about a time you failed, or struggled to achieve something?

Of┬ácourse, these questions should be answered very carefully. What would you do in the first 90 days? Learn more about your products or services, your colleagues, the company’s go-to-market strategy? Great answers.

How would you establish yourself? Get on a team, build rapport with your colleagues, volunteer for a committee? All ways to put yourself out there and get noticed.

Lastly, tell me about a failure or struggle. This one presents the greatest challenge to most people. While you don’t want to look like a failure, it’s important to understand that everyone fails, or at least struggles. So, find a story that illustrates a struggle – were you turned down for a part in a play, did you miss the chance to be part of a team? The answer on how you managed to get beyond these failures is what the interviewer is looking for. ┬áSo, don’t be afraid!