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Interview Round 2 - HELP NEEDED

Hi WR,


For those of you that caught a post of mine a few weeks ago, I applied for my first Sales Leadership role 4 weeks ago. I didn't end up getting the role and I started paternity leave a few days later. With that said, I received one piece of feedback that stood out and I'm hoping you all may be able to help me with.


That feedback was "you were the only one who didn't come with some sort of visual or slides prepared". Mind you, I was very prepared for the interview, but i was also having a baby the next day. While I was a little frustrated, I took the advice as is.


It's been a long time since I've gone through an interview process outside of the last round and they always move quick. I'm assuming that the new interviews will be in 2 or 3 days from today.


Does anyone have examples of "visuals" they used to get a sales leadership role? I would love some examples.


As always, thanks a ton! Send me all the good vibes!

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Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Firstly, congrats on the new baby! The best feeling in the world.ย 

in terms of visuals, it probably depends on what they ask for in each scenario.ย 

Iโ€™ve had about 4-5 different scenarios in these situations and Iโ€™ve had friends have different ones again.ย 

Normally, itโ€™s team structure, targeting, sales process, hiring approach, industry SWOT analysis etc.ย 

do you have a specific process in mind? Happy to help out if so
Mikey
Opinionated
+2
Senior Regional Director
Isnโ€™t it!? This is super helpful.ย 

last time they asked me about leadership style, examples of previous leadership/mentoring, and what Iโ€™d expect the sales culture to be.ย 

This is helpful!
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
First and foremost congrats on the sex! And the baby.ย 

highly recommend a why me slide and things you could help with that the team currently struggles with and what made you successful. Current state vs future state.
Mikey
Opinionated
+2
Senior Regional Director
LOVE THIS. Iโ€™m already getting ideas!
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Glad to be of service. I have 2 young ones as well. 3 years old and 6 months. Love them to pieces but there are days I know why some animals eat their youngย 
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SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Go with a back pocket pitch deck, its a sales role. You gotta sell yourself. I landed my current role with a โ€œwhy meโ€ deck. InB4: wHy DiDnT yOu AsK wHeN yOu CaN sTaRt?
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
More on topic. My deck was 6 slides. My sales success My mgmt style Where I align with current vision/mission with an example of each point What metrics I would like to measure What i can do to improve current situation Visuals just garbo obscure and unique images of work place/clients. You prepped for questions it seems, but didnt prep yourself for the leadership aspect. Go that extra mile.
Mikey
Opinionated
+2
Senior Regional Director
Thank you! This is great.ย 
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