Are you interested in taking the next step in your career? Gartner Recruiting Manager, Hanna Orselet, shares her five tips for interview success below.
My name is Hanna Orselet and I am a Recruiting Manager at Gartner. If you answered yes to the question above, here are five tips that will help you succeed in your sales interview:
- Be yourself
Gartner is a people business. When our recruiters contact candidates, we want to get to know you and hear about the value you’d bring to the team. We leverage this insight to align you with a team and manager to set you up for success.
- Get to know Gartner
Take time to look into Gartner and the work we do. I admit, I was confused when I first started interviewing. After leading interviews over the years, the candidates who stand out are those who took the time to investigate and build out a surface-level understanding of the company.
- Why Gartner?
Be prepared to discuss what you are looking for in a new role, and why Gartner is an exciting opportunity for you. Showing your passion and being clear in what drives you in the workplace helps recruiters picture you as a member of our team. Plus, we want to hire people who are as excited about Gartner as we are!
- Bring examples
For a successful interview, bring examples of your sales experience and relationships you’ve built with key decision makers. Our products and sales are unique, but we are confident that our world-class training can prepare you for success. We want to understand how you approach the sales process, challenges you’ve faced and your ability to build relationships.
- Ask questions
Don’t be afraid to ask your recruiter questions during the interview. Remember: An interview should be informative for both the recruiter and you as the candidate. Also, seek people in your network who are currently or previously employed at Gartner. We want you to have a full understanding of the company, culture and the role to ensure it’s the right fit for you.