Sales manager interview questions and answers

  1. 1.      1. If you are hired what is the starting salary you would expect?


Be careful when answering this question. This is a trick question. Be sure not to answer either a high salary not a low one. Say the answer depending on the current economic situation. You must match the salary that your interviewer might have in mind.


  1. 2.      What is your best strength in being a sales manager?

Before answering this question, just think of what you good at. Just do not say everything you knew. Relevant answer to this question will favour you a lot. It does not always mean that, if you are an all-rounder you would be selected.

  1. 3.      What do you like the best about being a sales manager?

Think what made to take this job. You may like the nature of job and having a passion towards it. Describe the force that made you take this job as your career option and your faith in it. Also, ensure that you do not say much more than needed. Just a brief is enough.

  1. 4.       Where do you see yourself after five years?

This is obviously a tricky one. An interviewer likes a person with high goals that sounds mature and real. Just do not go too dreamy about this. Match this with your qualification and tell a reasonable answer.

  1. 5.      What problems you experienced in your previous jobs?

This is also a trick one. Be sure and certain about what you going to answer to the interviewer. The interviewer expects an answer in such a way that you will help to solve the current problems in their company. Just do not list all those you have experienced. Mention only the important ones and how you solved it.

  1. 6.      What is the best strategy of marketing according to you?

While there are lot of answers to this question, you could answer about Team work, since its essential with a sales team manager to coordinate with your employees in a suitable manner and in creating an comfortable environment.

  1. 7.      How do you arrange your daily work of sales and management?

When answering this, be sure to give an answer, which is logical and possible in day-to-day life. Just don’t go too much about orderliness.

  1. 8.      What are your goals in term of professional development?

This is one of the question with which you could convenience your interviewer.  Be sure to highlight only major and important goals that you have in your mind. Also, ensure to say why you took that as you goal. Do not over emphasis on your goals.

  1. 9.      What is the most difficult thing about being a sales manager?

Prompt answer to this question increases confidence towards you. You could say Execution and management or you could say about motivating your employees. This is an easy question and you could get through this with a good answer.

  1. 10.  How do you handle rejections?

When this question is asked, make sure to give best answer. For this question, you could answer like “I would rectify my defects which led to rejection” or you could talk about you previous rejection and how you handled it. This Isa easy question and be sure to answer in such a way that it will give good impression about you to your interviewer.

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