The War Room
Advice
Post

Tried an interview question on a whim

hey savages,

I used some of your suggestions for the first interview for an opportunity, and I did very well

just had my second interview -- ended up getting called early and put on the spot, but I was comfortable having the chat right away

I did well, had a great conversation with my interviewer, and got moved to the next round

there's a particular question I asked that I think helped me nail this interview:

"If you have a little more time, I was wondering if you'd do me a favor. One of my marketing clients actually needs a solution like what you're offering. Could you sell your product to me?"

I learned a TON about the product, the role, etc from that question, and also was able to build rapport with my interview

just wanted to put it out there as a suggestion

in the interview, ask them to sell you -- it's a great way to level the playing field and learn stuff about the product that might not be available on their website
๐ŸŽฏ Career Development
๐Ÿ” Discovery
๐Ÿ—ฃ Interviewing
18
Pachacuti
Politicker
5
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
i always ask for their elevator speech so this is a good variation of it.
jefe
Arsonist
4
Head of Sales
First of all, congrats on another great interview.

Secondly, I really like this.ย 
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
1
Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Hell yeah man. One I like to ask to is, 'why should a prospective rep want to work here in your eyes?' have them sell you

TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
nice job getting on to the next step! and that is a solid idea to have them give you the pitch.ย 

nice work!!
AnchorPoint
Politicker
1
Business Coach
People often forget that the interview is a two way street... good job.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
1
Sr Sales Executive
Great tactic.ย  That does sound like a super way to learn about their solution, and get a sense of the company as well.ย 
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
I really like this, not only does it give you insight into what they do, but it builds good rapport since everyone likes talking about themselves and their company.

Nice strategy!
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
0
Dialing for Initiative
I'm going to keep this in my back pocket for when I'm in the market again. thanks for sharing
CatMom
Politicker
0
Account Executive
Love this so much! Great job getting to the next round!
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
0
Sales Rep
What do you do if they ask for the lead?
5
What is the strangest question you have been asked in an interview?
Question
8
18
What is the weirdest question someone asked you during an interview?
Question
31
12
Intriguing Interview Question
Discussion
20