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Interview Preparation

So, if you've been seeing some of my other posts, I'm in the job market. Tomorrow I have a second interview with the cofounder of a small company. It's for an AE job, but the reason I'm so excited is because there is immense potential for growth within the company and industry and the ability to have a hand in the company's sales direction.

I'm planning to do a deep dive on the company's portfolio, their social media presence, and what I can gleam about the competition to have actual talking points in the interview outside of my own experience.

I know the normal interview advice - speak to your strength, don't BS what you don't know, and don't trash previous employers or experiences (even if they deserve it).

Any other advice that you felt has led to success with interviews? Any questions you like to ask a prospective company you want to work for?

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    • Profile picture of Alex Khaliq
      @alexkhaliq
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      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Hi @gssells, great question. It sounds like you’ll be well prepared for your interview, good luck! One of my favorite questions to ask is something along the lines of:

      “Theoretically if you were to hire me, what would be the first project/assignment I would be tasked with?”

      I find this question to be great because it gives you a better idea of their onboarding and training process, what will be expected of you, and perhaps most importantly, it causes the interviewer(s) to imagine you working there already – not a bad way to finish an interview with them picturing you on already their side.

      • Profile picture of Macky Bradley
        @mackybradley
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        1 month, 2 weeks ago

        Great question @alexkhaliq I like the question as well as the positioning.
        Thank you for the post of this response.

        Cheers!

        Macky

    • Profile picture of Colin Campbell
      @colin-campbell
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      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Good luck today, @gssells! You got this.

      If it’s not too late to be helpful, @amyvolasatp did a pretty great AMA on Tuesday that made a great thread.

      All kinds of good stuff in here: https://www.saleshacker.com/community/users/amyvolasatp/activity/5281/#post_comment_form

      • Profile picture of Macky Bradley
        @mackybradley
        ( 3.9k POINTS )
        1 month, 2 weeks ago

        I love this community and your responses @colin-campbell
        You are always very timely and spot on and you bring the ammunition with the resources.
        Thank you!

        Macky

    • Profile picture of Macky Bradley
      @mackybradley
      ( 3.9k POINTS )
      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Hi @gssells Gus!

      I think if you do this, you have a solid plan. Do your best and be honest. You got this.
      I am in the job market also (team= furlough) so I hope you get this position and if you could share feedback on your process.
      Best Wishes!

      Macky

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