Sales staffing is a perennial challenge for businesses. After the detail-oriented work of discovering a few good resumes, the interview process requires an entirely different skill-set, including cunning and foresight.
Remember, salespeople are good at selling themselves, and a stellar resume or a charming smile can disproportionately influence a hiring manager’s decision-making. A good hiring manager will see beyond a candidate’s resume to the subtle attributes that define a candidate’s worth to ensure the right experience, skills, and cultural fit.
On the other hand, sales professionals often have the most significant impact on the bottom line, so you want to make sure you make the right decision.
NewConfig is a sales staffing agency in Montgomery County, PA. In over a decade of sales staffing experience, we’ve witnessed interviews of all types: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
As you interview candidates for sales positions, watch out for the following five red flags.