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Sales Job Interview – What Questions Should You Ask the Employer?

sales job interview questionsGot a sales job interview in your future?  You need to know what really sets you apart from your competition.

Besides a great resume, good grooming, punctuality, and good answers to interview questions, what separates you from your competition is the questions you ask.

Asking the right questions will show that you:

  1. have the confidence to ask the questions
  2. have thought about this job and how you'd be successful
  3. think strategically

Quick story

Once I had an entry-level sales candidate call me right before her phone interview. She said, “Hey, do you mind if I ask you a couple questions? I want you to tell me, without  worrying about hurting my feelings, what are my weaknesses and what do you perceive are my strengths?”

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Phone Interview Tips – #35: The One Question You Should Ask

Phone Interview Tips Series


Table of Contents


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 1 -- Check Your Voicemail Greeting

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 2 -- The Best Time to Set Up Your Call

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 3 -- Where’s the Best Place for a Phone Interview?

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 4 -- How To Keep Your Focus

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 5 -- How to Build Your Confidence


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 6 -- How to Project Enthusiasm

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 7 -- Use Cheat Sheets

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 8 -- Research the Interviewer

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 9 -- Research the Company

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 10 -- Prepare Answers to Common Phone Interview Questions


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 11 -- Practice Your Phone Interview

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 12 -- How to Hit Your Phone Interview Goals

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 13 -- The Best Phone for Your Phone Interview

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 14 -- Your Phone Interview Voice

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 15 -- How to Give the Interviewer What They’re Looking For


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 16 -- How to Project the Right Image Over the Phone

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 17 -- Help Them Qualify You for the Face-to-Face Interview

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 18 -- Speak the Right Body Language

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 19 -- Secret Tricks to Phone Interview Success

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 20 -- Ask Questions


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 21 -- How to Listen Well

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 22 -- Don’t Talk Too Much

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 23 -- Watch Your Language

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 24 -- Phone Interview Etiquette

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 25 -- Getting the Face-to-Face Interview


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 26 -- How and When to Follow Up

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 27 -- Biggest Phone Interview Mistakes

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 28 -- Small Phone Interview Mistakes That Cause Big Problems

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 29 -- Things You Should Never Say

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 30 -- Make a Phone Interview Checklist


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 31 -- Relax, Be Calm, and Make a Good Impression

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 32 -- Good Telephone Communication Tips

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 33 -- Typical Phone Interview Questions

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 34 -- Thank You Notes

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 35 -- The One Question You Should Ask

  6. Phone Interview - Tip 36 -- How to Keep Them From Screening You Out

  7. Phone Interview - Tip 37 -- How to Prepare for a Phone Interview


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Do you know the most important question you should ask in phone interviews?  Hopefully, you already know that it’s important that you should ask questions in your telephone interview.  But you might not know that one question in particular can ensure a good interview or even turn the tide of a bad interview.
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Phone Interview Tips – #20: Ask Questions

Phone Interview Tips Series


Table of Contents


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 1 -- Check Your Voicemail Greeting

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 2 -- The Best Time to Set Up Your Call

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 3 -- Where’s the Best Place for a Phone Interview?

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 4 -- How To Keep Your Focus

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 5 -- How to Build Your Confidence


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 6 -- How to Project Enthusiasm

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 7 -- Use Cheat Sheets

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 8 -- Research the Interviewer

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 9 -- Research the Company

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 10 -- Prepare Answers to Common Phone Interview Questions


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 11 -- Practice Your Phone Interview

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 12 -- How to Hit Your Phone Interview Goals

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 13 -- The Best Phone for Your Phone Interview

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 14 -- Your Phone Interview Voice

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 15 -- How to Give the Interviewer What They’re Looking For


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 16 -- How to Project the Right Image Over the Phone

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 17 -- Help Them Qualify You for the Face-to-Face Interview

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 18 -- Speak the Right Body Language

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 19 -- Secret Tricks to Phone Interview Success

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 20 -- Ask Questions


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 21 -- How to Listen Well

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 22 -- Don’t Talk Too Much

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 23 -- Watch Your Language

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 24 -- Phone Interview Etiquette

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 25 -- Getting the Face-to-Face Interview


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 26 -- How and When to Follow Up

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 27 -- Biggest Phone Interview Mistakes

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 28 -- Small Phone Interview Mistakes That Cause Big Problems

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 29 -- Things You Should Never Say

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 30 -- Make a Phone Interview Checklist


  1. Phone Interview - Tip 31 -- Relax, Be Calm, and Make a Good Impression

  2. Phone Interview - Tip 32 -- Good Telephone Communication Tips

  3. Phone Interview - Tip 33 -- Typical Phone Interview Questions

  4. Phone Interview - Tip 34 -- Thank You Notes

  5. Phone Interview - Tip 35 -- The One Question You Should Ask

  6. Phone Interview - Tip 36 -- How to Keep Them From Screening You Out

  7. Phone Interview - Tip 37 -- How to Prepare for a Phone Interview


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In every interview, whether it’s a phone interview or a face-to-face interview, it is absolutely, critically important to ask questions.  Why?

(1) It makes you seem more engaged and interested in the job.  No hiring manager wants to hire someone who isn’t going to be excited about working there.

(2) It makes you seem more intelligent—if you ask good questions.  Don’t ask questions you could easily find the answers to on Google.

(3) It gives you a strategic advantage.  Ask good questions, and you can easily find out what the interviewer really cares about.

So what should you do?  What questions should you ask? 

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Questions to Ask On an Interview That Help You Stand Out

Always ask questions in your job interview

 

Stand Out - CopyYou might be thinking: “I have to ask questions? I thought I was supposed to ANSWER questions at an interview.” You do have to ask questions if you want the job.  But which questions?

While there are many questions you want to ask, there are two questions you must ask at every interview, every single time:

  • “What are you looking for?” or “What does your ideal employee look like?” is the first question you must ask, and you want to ask it as early in the interview as you can manage. The answer to this question will help you orient your presentation of skills, abilities and experience towards their specific needs. That’s how you can be super-effective with your time.  Rather than talk about your technical abilities to a hiring manager who is looking for a ‘people person’ you will be able to rank your social, customer service skills slightly above your technical skills and have a better interview.
  • The second ‘must ask’ question comes at the end of your interview. Before you leave, you must find out if the hiring manager sees any reason they would not hire you. Or, to put a more positive spin on the question, you will ask something like: “Can you see me as being successful in this role?” This question is asking, or closing, for the job. The answer you get will allow you to address any shortcomings or concerns the interviewer has about your abilities to do the job.  Very often, it’s something simple that’s easy to clear up.  It’s hard to ask, but it’s important.

Besides the two ‘must ask’ questions here is a list of other questions that will help you stand out and improve your chance of getting the job offer:

  • Ask about the future of the company; this shows your long-term interest in working for them and gives you clues about your own future
  • Ask why the position is open
  • Ask how they determine if an employee is ‘successful’
  • Ask what a typical day looks like for a person in this position
  • Ask what are the biggest challenges this position presents
  • Ask what characterizes a successful employee so you can explain how you embody those characteristics

All-in-all the questions you ask in an interview are just as important as the answers you give. (But whatever you do, never ask about money.)  It’s necessary to remember that having both the right questions and the right answers will help you stand out from the rest and get you the right job.

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How to Answer Interview Questions – Q71

Job Interview Question

What questions do you have for us?

How To Answer Interview Questions Series

Table of Contents

  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q1 -- Are you overqualified for this job?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q2 -- Are you willing to relocate?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q3 -- Describe a time when your work was criticized and how you handled it.

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q4 -- Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it.

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q5 -- Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q6 -- Describe your work style.

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q7 -- Describe yourself to me in one word.

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q8 -- Do you prefer working in a team or alone?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q9 -- Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q10 -- Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q11 -- Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q12 -- Have you ever had difficulty working with a supervisor/manager?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q13 -- How can you apply your specific skills to help the organization achieve sustainable growth and generate revenues?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q14 -- How to Answer Interview Questions - Q2 -- How did you deal with the situation the last time your boss chastised you or strongly or disagreed with a statement, a plan or a decision you made?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q15 -- How do I know that you still have the “fire in the belly” to do this job?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q16 -- How do you deal with difficult customers?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q17 -- How do you deal with stressful situations?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q18 -- How do you evaluate success?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q19 -- How do you handle stress and pressure?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q20 -- How do you rate yourself as a professional?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q21 -- How does this position fit in with the career path you envision for yourself?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q22 -- How have you responded to a colleague who is putting you down at work?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q23 -- How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q24 -- How long would you plan to stay with us?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q25 -- How much did / do you make?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q26 -- How was your working relationship with your previous supervisor?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q27 -- How would you feel about working for someone who knows less than you?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q28 -- How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q29 -- I noticed that you are applying for a position that is not as senior as you past positions. Why would you consider a job that is, in effect, a demotion for you?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q30 -- If we hire you, what will we know about you a year down the road?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q31 -- If you could be any animal which one would you be and why?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q32 -- If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do differently?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q33 -- If you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q34 -- If you were a tree, what kind of a tree would you be?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q35 -- Is there anything I haven’t told you about the company that you would like to know?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q36 -- Situational Response Question:  An airplane landed in the parking lot. What would you do?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q37 -- Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss about a way that something should be done. How did you handle that?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q38 -- Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult situation with a co-worker.

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q39 -- Tell me about a time when you failed.

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q40 -- Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q41 -- Tell me about yourself.

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q42 -- Tell me your life story (more of your personal history).

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q43 -- Tell us about a failed project.

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q44 -- Tell us about a time that you went against corporate directives. Why? How did it turn out?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q45 -- There's no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q46 -- We are looking for someone with experience…or, You don’t have enough experience—why should we hire you?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q47 -- What are some of your greatest and/or proudest accomplishments?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q48 -- What are your advantages and DISADVANTAGES?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q49 -- What are your hobbies?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q50 -- What are your least favorite things to do in your role as a XXXX?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q51 -- What are your pet peeves?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q52 -- What are your salary expectations?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q53 -- What are your workplace values?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q54 -- What did you earn at your last job?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q55 -- What did you like or dislike about your previous jobs? 

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q56 -- What do people most often criticize about you?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q57 -- What do you consider your most significant accomplishment?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q58 -- What do you expect from a supervisor?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q59 -- What do you know about this company?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q60 -- What do you wish you’d done better?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q61 -- What excites you and scares you about this position?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q62 -- What have you been doing since you got laid off?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q63 -- What have you learned from your mistakes?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q64 -- What is good customer service?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q65 -- What is your greatest weakness?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q66 -- What is your ideal job?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q67 -- What is your least favorite managerial task?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q68 -- What kind of money would you be interested in making?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q69 -- What makes you unique? 

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q70 -- What motivates you?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q71 -- What questions do you have for us?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q72 -- What salary are you looking for?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q73 -- What type of work environment do you prefer?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q74 -- What was the last book you read?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q75 -- What was your least favorite part of your last job?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q76 -- What was your most difficult work experience and how did you deal with it?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q77 -- What were the major challenges of your last job and how did you handle them?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q78 -- What were your responsibilities in your last job?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q79 -- What will you contribute to this job?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q80 -- What will you do if you don’t get this position?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q81 -- What would you do first at this job?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q82 -- What would your friends tell me about you?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q83 -- What would your line manager say was the area you needed most development in?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q84 -- What you can do to make this company better?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q85 -- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q86 -- Who was your best boss and who was your worst?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q87 -- Why are you looking to leave your current job?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q88 -- Why did you freelance for so long?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q89 -- Why did you leave your last position?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q90 -- Why did you take a job that seems to be outside of your career path?


  1. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q91 -- Why do you believe you are the best fit for this position?

  2. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q92 -- Why do you have a big gap in your employment history?

  3. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q93 -- Why do you think you can manage a team without any prior managerial experience?

  4. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q94 -- Why do you want to join this company?

  5. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q95 -- Why do you want to switch from an academic field to business/industry?

  6. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q96 -- Why do you want to work for someone else after owning your own business / freelancing?

  7. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q97 -- Why have you been out of work for so long?

  8. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q98 -- Why have you changed jobs so frequently over the past X years?

  9. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q99 -- Why haven't you been promoted?

  10. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q100 -- Why should we give you the job over the other candidates?  (Why should I hire you instead of someone else?)

  11. How to Answer Interview Questions - Q101 -- Why would you accept a lesser salary than what you made before?  (Won’t you jump ship when a better offer comes along?)


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By the end of the job interview, when they ask if you have any questions for them, you probably feel like you’re toast.  You’re just done, and you want to go home.  That’s the way most people feel, so the most common response to this question is, “I don’t have any questions, I think you’ve covered everything.”

That’s bad, bad, bad.  It’s one of the things you should never say in a job interview.  It makes you look uninterested in the job.

The best questions to ask are those that make it clear you’ve been listening to what their main problems and concerns are.  Clarify, elaborate, or dig deeper.  There are lots of good questions to ask.

You can ask about the timeline:  “How soon do you want to have someone in the role?”  That shows you are motivated to get started quickly.

You can ask about the last person who was in this role.  If the person who had the position before was promoted, ask, “Is that a traditional track for this job?”  If the person who was in the role before wasn’t meeting expectations, ask, “Can you tell me how they weren’t meeting expectations so I could understand?”

If you’re speaking with your direct future boss, ask about the biggest challenges of the job and can he see you meeting those challenges?

If you’re speaking with the Human Resources Manager, ask about the company, the growth of the department, where it fits in relation to the rest of the company, and so on.

If you’re speaking with upper management, ask questions that demonstrate your understanding of the industry as a whole and this company’s place in it and its plans for the future.

This is not the time to ask about anything that would benefit you, like salary, vacations, or perks.  At this point, they’re like your customer.  It’s all about them right now, not you.  Remember that the job interview is a sales process and you have to keep selling, or keep showing them all the different reasons why you’d be a good fit for them until they say, “yes, we want to hire you.”

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You don’t have to keep asking an endless round of more and more questions.  Just ask a few more questions that show your interest, enthusiasm, and concern for their problem (which is the job that isn’t getting done until they put someone in that role).

Continue the conversation and ask questions to find out more details that will help you move in the direction of uncovering more of their motivations, needs, and wants you can so you can better position yourself as the candidate they want.

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The 5 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Ask questions of your own in the job interview

job interview questions to askHere’s a tip that you should always keep in mind:  Never leave all the question asking up to the interviewer. You always want to ask questions during your job interview. There are three reasons for this:

  • It helps you uncover information you can’t get anywhere else…who’s a better source than the person hiring for the job?
  • It helps you have a more relaxed and productive conversation. The key word here is ‘conversation’. Asking questions will make it feel less like you’re in an interrogation.
  • It shows that you researched the company when you ask informed, thoughtful questions.

But don’t just randomly ask any question. You’ll have a better shot at the job if you know what questions to ask an interviewer.  (It' s another part of interview prep.)  Avoid questions that show your ignorance about the company, or questions that ask for basic information that you could have Googled.

Here’s a look at the top 5 questions to ask your interviewer.

  1. What does your ideal candidate look like? This should be asked near the beginning of the interview, and will give you a strong idea of specifically what type of person the interviewer is looking to hire. It allows you to find out specific desired skills that might not be in the description (who knows who wrote the description or when they wrote it?). Once you know what the manager really cares about hearing, you’ll be able to talk up those related skills you have.
  2. Is there any reason why you wouldn’t offer me this job? This is a hard question to ask and takes a lot of nerve to do. But it’s the only way you’re going to find out if there’s any doubt about hiring you. And it will provide you with the only chance to directly address those doubts and clear them up. Job seekers who ask this question increase their chances of getting hired by 30 percent.
  3. How does this position fit in with the company’s long-term plans? This question opens the door to possible discussion of business strategy, and can give you another chance to sell yourself by showing how your strategies will help the company in the long term.
  4. What are this position’s biggest challenges? Every job has a downside. This question gives you a chance to learn about the downsides without looking like you lack confidence. You can also use the downsides to your benefit by showing how you’ll use your skills to handle the challenges.
  5. Here’s what I see myself doing in the first 3 months on the job.  I’d like to go through it with you quickly and get your input.  OK, that’s not really a question.  But it is something you have to initiate, because most hiring managers won’t ask to see your 30-60-90-day plan.  But once you get that discussion started, the quality of your conversation skyrockets, and they can start to really see you in the job.  They see your knowledge of the job and their company (even if it isn’t completely perfect—that’s OK), they see your strategic- and critical-thinking skills, and they see that you are a go-getter who WILL be successful.  It’s very powerful to have that on your side in the interview.

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