One of the many types of job interviews you could face in your job hunt is a sales pitch.
It may be in a group setting or in front of one or two interviewers and you may or may not have any notice of what you will sell.
Here are 5 tips on how to approach sales pitch interviews:
While it might be an interview where you are handed something random on the day for you to pitch, prepare a standard script for what a sales pitch might look like
You might not be able to research how to sell a specific item, but you can learn some key buzzwords or phrases that really help with pitching
If you are overly nervous during your pitch, the interviewer will worry you will come across as such on the job. While this might put more pressure on you, just remember this isn’t a real sell. Remember these interviewers have gone through the same before and as long as you are confident, this will come through clearly, and serve you well.
If you can build on past experience in sales or customer service, do that! Interviewers will love you bringing in your own ideas.
Knowing the company and what they sell could come across in your pitch. If you know they sell cars, and you’ve been told to pitch a pen, get some figures in there to show you can pitch on features as well as price.
Interviews are nerve-wracking, no matter what kind they are. Sales pitch interviews can feel more so, as you feel you are being judged on performance and your natural ability to do something. But really give your personality a chance to shine through here, and you can sell yourself to the interviewers.