Giving Answers From Models or Templates

Don’t give run-of-the-mill answers that’ll put you in the same category as other forgettable interviewees. When asked about your greatest strength, and then answering “being a team player,” doesn’t separate you from the rest of the team players they’ve interviewed. Instead, cite your actual experiences, skills, and training.

Talking About Generalities

When asked to describe how you performed as a sales manager, talk about specifics. Cite the market studies you’ve conducted, name companies you’ve worked for, the exact strategies you used, and other tangibles. Employers want to see that you’re for real.

Expecting the Employer to Call You

Follow up. This shows that you’re interested. Thank them for the interview. Be polite when you make the call. When sending a thank-you note, take time to proofread it.

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