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Sales Truths: Challenging Questions Get Qualified Employees

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WHY IT IS TRUE: Prospective employees have heard all of the questions in previous interviews and come armed to give well-rehearsed, prepared answers.

PLAN OF ACTION: Questions such as: If you were offered this job, what makes you think you would be successful in it?… What skills or expertise do you feel you are still missing?… What would your critics say about you?… How do you motivate yourself to complete a task you don’t love?… Who inspires you and why? Ask these questions and watch their body language. Some will break eye contact, perhaps a shift in their seat, maybe fold their arms over their chest etc. Sales pros are comfortable, and answer questions with passionate convictions. Ask challenging questions, and you will get great people. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Sales Truths: Challenging Questions Get Qualified Employees

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WHY IT IS TRUE: Prospective employees have heard all of the questions in previous interviews and come armed to give well-rehearsed, prepared answers.

PLAN OF ACTION: Questions such as: If you were offered this job, what makes you think you would be successful in it?… What skills or expertise do you feel you are still missing?… What would your critics say about you?… How do you motivate yourself to complete a task you don’t love?… Who inspires you and why? Ask these questions and watch their body language. Some will break eye contact, perhaps a shift in their seat, maybe fold their arms over their chest etc. Sales pros are comfortable, and answer questions with passionate convictions. Ask challenging questions, and you will get great people. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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