Business Executive Development Interview Preparation Guide
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Business Executive Development Frequently Asked Questions in various Business Development Executive job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

45 Business Development Executive Questions and Answers:

1 :: What do you think makes a good salesperson?

A good sales person needs to be friendly and professional, to be a good listener and an excellent speaker. Above all they must be confident and extremely knowledgeable about the products they are selling.

Give an example of a time when you had to sell an unpopular idea to someone

If you have an example from work experience this is ideal, however, do not be concerned if you do not. You could give an example from your private life, such as persuading a friend or family member to get involved with something they were not really interested in. Good sales skills are transferable to life.
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2 :: What's your ideal working environment?

Say that you enjoy working in a team environment. Describe the environment in such a way as it sounds similar to the work environment you believe the company has adopted.
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3 :: Do you know about Numbers/Spreadsheet?

There are x # of ways you can structure a deal from a financial standpoint - do your BD person have the required mindset and skills to frame up x different revenue, operational or strategic scenarios?
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4 :: What attracted you to this role?

To answer this you need to show a good understanding of the company and say that you are keen to be part of a dynamic team to help the company grow and develop. The aim of business development is to develop growth opportunities, so you must show a keen interest in working with their products and services.
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5 :: How would you get to understand and cater for a prospect's specific needs?

Say that you listen to their needs and then propose a solution that will meet a majority of their needs. If there are any gaps in the product offering, explain that workarounds can be developed to ensure that business runs smoothly.
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6 :: Why do you want this job Business Development Executive?

Again, companies want to hire people who are passionate about the job, so you should have a great answer about why you want the position. (And if you don't? You probably should apply elsewhere.)
First, identify a couple of key factors that make the role a great fit for you (e.g., "I love customer support because I love the constant human interaction and the satisfaction that comes from helping someone solve a problem"), then share why you love the company (e.g., "I've always been passionate about education, and I think you guys are doing great things, so I want to be a part of it").
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7 :: What do you enjoy most/least about teamwork?

Teamwork is central to most roles today; few people work in isolation. Answer that you like seeing how a group of people with a wide skill set can work together to achieve results not possible by any individual.

For the least enjoyable part about teamwork, try to keep it positive by saying that you sometimes prefer to concentrate on more complex problems in a quiet environment so there are times when the team environment can be a little distracting.
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8 :: What motivates you in your work?

Hitting targets and achieving goals is your main motivation. Say that you are motivated by the desire to do a great job and to help improve business.
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9 :: How do you go about selling unpopular ideas to people?

Say that you focus on the positive aspects of the idea and explain why it will eventually benefit everybody. Ideas may be unpopular but their outcomes are often welcomed once people understand better what is being proposed.
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10 :: Do you enjoy working to targets?

Absolutely! Say that you are very much motivated when working in a target orientated role and enjoy being the first to hit targets.
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