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What to Ask Salespeople in a Job Interview
Blog / For Sales Pros / Jul 28, 2015 / Posted by Alyson Stone / 4790

What to Ask Salespeople in a Job Interview

Editor’s Note: As part of our ongoing Sales Innovators Interview series, we are very pleased to include video interviews of eminent sales leaders by Andy Paul. Andy is a sales acceleration expert and sales strategist, and is the author of the best-selling sales books, Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers to Make Fast, Favorable Decisions and Zero Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales.

Andy has conducted video interviews with well-known sales experts and influencers — practical (and actionable!) talks that he has offered to share with our readers. Ten-minute snippets will appear on our blog over the next weeks and months. whetting your appetite for the full interviews with guests like Anthony Iannarino, Jill Konrath, Jeb Blount, Dave Brock, Kyle Porter, Mark Hunter, Mark Roberge, Steve Richard, Mike Schultz, and Jeffrey Gitomer.

For the first one on the Pipeliner CRM Blog, and as a hint at an initiative we will be announcing in collaboration with Lori Richardson (Score More Sales) and Women SalesPros, here is part of Andy’s conversation with Jill Konrath about the questions to ask a prospective sales hire.

See Andy’s full interview with Jill

I think the topic of hiring “the new salesperson” is very interesting. What do you, as a potential employer, need to do differently to find the right people in today’s evolving sales career? And what does the salesperson looking for the best fit need to do?

We think the answers to both these questions are a mix of education, knowledge about how to use social sites like LinkedIn, emphasis on other sales roles (like SDRs and assistant roles), and awareness of and competency with the CRM solution (hopefully Pipeliner CRM!) that drives sales success in our digital culture.

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