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6 Interview Tips from a Best Buy Manager

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Applying for a job can be a nerve-wracking experience, but if you go to the interview with the right preparation and the right mindset, you can find the interview to be a positive experience and even land the job. If you have an interest in technology and electronics, you may consider a career in one of the largest company that sales gadgets and appliances. Below you will find some interview tips from the perspective of a electronics company manager that will help you to prepare for this step of your career.

  1. Practice

One of the greatest interview tip is to practice ahead of time. Think of any questions that may be difficult and prepare your response. You can also get a trusted friend to help to make a role-play the interview. Ask your friend to come up with a few surprise questions so that you are ready to think on quickly if the interviewer asks something you do not expect. The more you practice ahead of time, the more comfortable you will be during the actual interview. Click here to find out more interview questions you can expect during an interview for the biggest electronics retail in the market. You will also find a list of best possible repliesfor these questions.

  1. Company and Product Knowledge

One thing any company is looking for is employees who have an interest in and knowledge of their company. While an electronics retailer will certainly train you regarding their products so that you will be able to present them properly to the eventual buyer, the interviewer will be impressed if you already know a lot about technology and electronics. If you can make it obvious that you will not need as much training as other people interviewing for the job, the interviewer may see you as an asset as the company can get you on the floor sooner with less training time.

  1. Positivity

As you are going for a job in sales, one of the biggest qualities your interviewer is looking for is positivity. The company wants to see if you can remain calm in the face of adversity, because you will likely have to deal with difficult customers. The interviewer may ask you “negative” questions, like what are your biggest faults. Try to turn the answer into something positive, rather than actually stating a fault that could cost you the job.

The interviewer may also think to ask questions about how you would deal with a difficult customer, such as someone who is not pleased with a product that he or she bought. Your interviewer is trying to see how you can manage to handle this situation and if you will remain positive without losing your temper.

  1. Sales Strategies

As the main focus of the company is the selling of electronics, another great interview tip is to brush up on your sales strategies. Your interviewer will likely want to know about any previous sales experience, so be prepared to talk about it. Highlight your best sales methods and how you will manage to fulfil the needs of a hard-to-thank-customer. The interviewer may also give some situations to consider, such as selling a cell phone to an elderly person versus a teenager.

  1. Ask Questions

One of the best ways to show interest in the company is to ask questions. Do some research on the company and develop a list of questions you can ask your interviewer. Try to think about positive questions; avoid asking about anything negative news you may read. The most relevant questions to asks are the ones about the company or your specific job. This step serves a dual purpose of showing your interest in the job and your interest in the company.

  1. Follow Up

It is essential to ask for a feedback after the interview even if it didn’t work so well. Your follow up can be in the form of a short email or phone call. You want to thank the interviewer for the opportunity and see if he or she has any additional questions for you. This makes sure the interviewer knows that you are highly interested in the job and may set you apart from others who do not follow up.

With the right preparation, acing an interview for the biggest electronics retail company will be very easy. Remember to use these interview tips and you will be sure to “wow” the interviewer and get the job. Do your research, provide the best answers, ask the most important questions during the interview, prove that you have sales strategies (if that is the case), stay positive and with practice you will definitely get the position you want.

 
This post is part 21 of 21 in the series Interview Preparation

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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