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Sales Interview Guide for Graduates. Part I

Posted by: Ian Piper
22/02/2016

HOW AND WHAT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW 

We understand that the interview process can be a new experience for Graduates looking to establish a career and as such can sometimes be a daunting and stressful process.
The Certus Graduate Recruitment team are experts in managing Graduates through the process of obtaining their first sales role.
The following article is the first one of a series that every week will give you guidance on how and what to prepare for your interviews so that there are no surprises on the day!

PART I - INTERVIEW BASICS

If you want to give yourself the best chance possible it is important that you prepare yourself thoroughly.
Firstly, you will need to provide some good evidence that you have given a career in Sales some deep consideration. This could involve speaking to friends in business and sales related roles, researching on the web, reading web based information and by studying each company’s website thoroughly.
You should familiarize yourself with the following interview tips.

Understand the sector of the company to which you are applying. It is important that you have a basic understanding of what the company does and how they do it.

Learn about the company. Learn as much as you can about each company, including their successes to date and what they stand for. During your interview you need to be able to explain exactly why you want to work for the company.

Present a professional image. As representatives of the company it is expected that employees take pride in their appearance and this is a trait that should be visible from the very first interview.

Arrive on time. Every Company takes punctuality very seriously, so give yourself ample time to find the office you have been invited to visit (Companies usually have a map in the contact us section on the website).

Follow us next week for more tips and advices on what questions to consider before your interview!

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