Job candidates should ask interview questions with confidence, thoughtfulness and curiosity. Hiring managers and senior level executives -- including sales directors -- want interviewees to ask compelling questions that show they are interested in the position, and which suggest how they will fit into a company's grand scheme, notes Mashable.
Candidates should confidently ask sales directors about the company's strengths and weakness, how they measure up to the competition or what is so compelling about the company to the director himself, notes Mashable. Asking these direct questions provokes the director to think about his answers and commands respect for the interviewee, as he appears to be sincerely interested in the position.
Most interviewers will ask job candidates if they have any questions; therefore, it is imperative that interviewees come prepared with intelligent inquiries. When candidates primarily ask about compensation and paid holidays during an interview, it can be viewed as largely self-serving. These questions do not highlight to an employer what a candidate brings to the table.
An interview is all about how the job candidate can help the employer succeed. Remembering this fact can help interviewees make an educated decision during their job search and leave a hiring sales director impressed by the level of preparedness with which a candidate came to an interview.