Hiring a Sales Rep? 6 Interview Red Flags

There are several things that one should watch for when hiring a sales representative. In particular, vagueness on details, lack of knowledge about your company and inability to accept constructive criticism are big red flags. Also be mindful of whether the candidate will fit your company culture and lack of questions during an interview.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pay close attention to the candidate’s response when you ask what they know about your organization. If they can only give you a short run-down of details lifted straight from your website, it’s a major red flag.
  • If a candidate can’t accept constructive criticism and then apply it, you should think twice before bringing them on board.
  • By identifying salespeople who won’t cut it before you hire them, you’ll save money, time, and effort. A candidate might look good on paper, but if they exhibit any of these six signs, move on to the next one.

“”Hiring the wrong person for the job can be costly — and if they end up leaving or getting fired, it’ll take even more time to replace them than hiring the right person in the first place.””


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