Talk about a successful sales experience


bank tellers shaking handsWe sell our thoughts and ideas all day long. Talking to our partners, colleagues, friends, and children, we try to sell them something–an idea to go out, to watch our channel on TV, to do this, or to don’t do that. . . .  Professional selling is yet another level, but if one succeeds to sell his own ideas to their friends, they will typically succeed in selling banking products as well.


Prepare for this question in advance

Try and remember your past working experience, the situations when you demonstrated your sales skills. If you don’t find any relevant working experience, you can use sales experience from your personal life. Let’s look at sample answers.

I literally excelled in my previous customer assistance job at Boots. Approaching the customers, I tried to give my honest opinion on their choices of clothes, and I complimented them for their choices, and recommended additional items they could purchase that matched their choices. It worked well, we’ve been selling a lot. But it was just a part time job I had in a college, and now I look for something stable.

I have never worked in sales. However, I had to use my sales skills when my children were deciding about the field of their studies. They both considered teaching, and I tried to sell them my idea of studying business and management–field I wanted to study myself, but never had. I explained them all the benefits and finally I convinced them. (You should choose similar experience from your own life, the one when you succeeded to sell an idea to someone)

What to say at the end?

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