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Sales Interview Questions: What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

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Here are sample answers for positions in sales for the interview question "What are your strengths and weaknesses?"

Sample Answers

  • I would say that my greatest strength is my ability to follow through. In sales, I have found that I am most successful when I pay attention to every piece of the sales cycle, from the first contact, to the thank you at the completion of the sale. My greatest weakness is my tendency to over think a situation. I sometimes take too much time to strategize on a sale, and find in the end that my initial plan was the one that was the best.
     
  • My greatest strength is my organizational ability. I like to plan out the sales cycle to the letter, and follow it through. My greatest weakness is related to my greatest strength, because I would say that when my plan needs to change, I can be a little bit inflexible.
     
  • My greatest strength is my ability to think on my feet. I am very flexible in my approach to my sales, and am able to work with many different kinds of customers at once. My weakness is that sometimes I don't plan things out as well as I should, and end up reacting to things as they come up.

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