Why should we hire you?
As a solution provider I realize I must achieve at least one, if not all, of the following for you:
- Make or save your business money
- Generate new business
- Resurrect and retain existing clients or customers
- Expand and build relationships
Beyond these things, the short answer to why you should hire me is that I am aware of how relevant I need to be to solve your current and future problems and needs. When I make a commitment to an organization it means I’ve made a commitment to bring my passion, my energy, my creativity, and my determination to achieve your/our objectives. If you have a product or service that you believe in, and can make me believe in it, then I make it my personal goal to see my employment as something more than just a job.
To this I will add my belief that the infusion of new blood into an organization/team can have remarkable results. If you are a small, growing organization, I fully understand the need to be flexible, independent, resourceful, nimble, etc. (One head fits many hats.) If you are a mature company I understand how to streamline processes and achieve objectives without bucking the system or waking the sleeping giant.
Would you be interested in a career in sales?
I am to sales what Michael Jordan was to baseball. I understand the game; can play fairly well, but in the end I will not shine. It’s best to play me to my natural aptitudes in business development, marketing, communications, and problem-solving.
Are you a high-energy, well organized, self-starter, strategic thinker, rainmaker, BD rock star, multi-tasker, with high initiative, exemplary leadership skills, flexible, careful attention to detail, willing to travel, who has excellent verbal and written communications skills, and is motivated to work well with others in a fast-paced environment?
Wow, excellent question. Every job description I read lately requires some variation of these qualities from candidates. I promise I will not let you down here. I’ll even get my job done while maintaining most of the above. Joking aside, I understand what it takes to work in the modern environment and that employers are seeking self-sufficient employees who need little hand holding yet won’t be a disruption to their culture.
What are some of your weaknesses?
- Salesforce, Salesforce, Salesforce. Must learn more about Salesforce!
- I currently speak only English, I would like to learn more Mandarin and Spanish
- I would like to improve my quantitative skills
- I am actively improving my Excel skills via online training
Top five strengths?
- I am the person you put in front of the client, I understand the client’s needs and excel at matching those needs with our solutions
- I’ve never been afraid of difficult challenges or failure
- If there are 100 people in the room, I will introduce myself to all of them
- I am a writer and a reader and appreciate the power of strong visual messaging as marketing and communications tools
- I make the best whoopie pies on the planet and excel at parallel parking (I do have a sense of humor)