Interview questions are of two types – ones that aim to discover what your professional knowledge is, and those that strive to figure out how you are as a person. Both have to be answered correctly if you want to ace an interview. Interview processes are seldom easy to ace. They are designed to be difficult. And it is up to you to make sure that you win the interviewer’s heart.
When you sit at this side of the interview table, you have to make sure that you are well-prepared for the questions that will be thrown at you. The keyword here is preparation. Once you have researched the company for which you will eventually be working, and gone through the job description thoroughly, you can have a look at the following set of interview questions and answers:
What makes you believe that you are a good sales manager?
My past achievements speak for my stance of being a good sales manager. The fact that I can strategize sales and marketing activities in a profound way, and make sure that they are implemented for benefit is perhaps my best skill as a sales manager.
As far as the telecom industry is concerned, what do you know about it as far as sales are concerned?
As a telecom sales manager, I have been especially trained to determine what clients’ specific telecommunication requirements are, and how to fulfill them effectively. Preparing the most adapted offer to meet the needs of clients, and ensuring that appropriate aftersales services are provided are my niches.
What is that one trait in your personality that you feel is responsible for bringing you to a managerial position?
I believe that it is my will to bring out the best in my team and through my team has brought me here. I have always concentrated heavily on providing my colleagues with support and direction, earning me the title of a supervisor so early in my career.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), where do you place your technical knowledge as a telecom sales manager?
I believe that I am at a 7 at this point. Technology keeps changing rapidly and I believe that I still have a lot to learn.
Tell us of a time when you managed to meet a goal or an objective successfully?
There have been many instances of successfully meeting goals in my career. Recently, I was able to lead my team through a very challenging project, helping them exceed their sales goals.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I am striving hard to climb the career ladder so that I can be trained and experienced enough to work as a telecom sales director in a few years.